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Transportation Department receives perfect rating on bus inspections yet again

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

For the 16th consecutive year, the Clay Community School Corporation Transportation Department received a perfect inspection rating.

"Everybody worked hard," CCSC Transportation Director Frank Misner said. "They always do. We were 74-for-74."

Members of the Indiana State Police Department conducted the inspections for two days this week.

Misner told The Brazil Times bus garage associates have a checklist they go over for each bus prior to the inspection. The corporation checklist was created from an ISP manual.

ISP Trooper Chuck Tharp had initially set aside three days for inspection, but troopers checked out Wednesday morning after 74 inspections.

Six ISP representatives inspected 59 buses Tuesday and concluded with the final 15 Wednesday morning.

In December 2009, the state eliminated 42 inspectors from the ISP Motor Carrier Division. According to Tharp, the extra day was added as a precautionary measure.

"Motor carriers are still helping," Tharp said, "but none were at this location."

Tharp said having 16 straight years of perfect inspection ratings indicates a team effort.

"You can tell when they work hard at it and take pride in it," Tharp said. "I would say the very low number of problems is indicative of how hard they work."

Tharp said there were seven new buses in the inspection line this year.

"Almost all (corporations) have new (buses) eventually," he said. "And all buses will eventually pass. But (CCSC) wreaks of a good family environment."

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That's a wonderful accomplishment! Now if we could only get a bus garage that would pass inspection. :) Anyway, good job to all who made these perfect scores possible!

-- Posted by brazilian on Thu, Jul 22, 2010, at 8:30 AM

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