The Wentzville School District Transportation bus fleet was inspected by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on March 15, 16, and 17 and was found to have an approval rate of 98.9% for first-time presentations. For reference, the statewide average in 2020 was 89.1%.
Of the 186 buses presented for inspection, only two minor defects were identified. The repairs, re-inspections and approvals were all received while the MSHP inspection team was still on site.
The 98.9% first-time approval rate qualified the WSD Transportation Department fleet for the Missouri Highway Patrol ‘Certificate of Fleet Excellence Award’ and ‘Total Fleet Excellence’ decals to display on District buses.
“Every year the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducts a thorough inspection of our fleet to ensure that our buses meet the state safety standards,” said David Wilson, Director of Transportation. “Thanks to the commitment of Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Dan Duncan, District mechanics, drivers, and staff, the WSD Transportation Department can once again assure the community that our children are being transported on safe and well-maintained buses.”