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TCS Transportation Fleet Receives Superior State Inspection Scores

top photo - bus team at board being recognized; bottom half of photo, bus mechanic under hood of bus with colleague

August 26, 2022
Jason Gaston

- Trussville City Schools’ Transportation Department has received superior ratings on its annual School Bus Inspection Exit Report by the Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) Pupil Transportation Section.

Dale Posey, Coordinator of Transportation, made the announcement at the August 25, 2022, meeting of the Trussville Board of Education where he and his team were officially recognized.

The ALSDE inspection notes that analysis of Trussville City Schools’ bus fleet (73) revealed A) “Number of Buses with Major Deficiencies (0) and B) Number of Major Deficiencies total (0).

Posey says his team’s communicative culture, district support, and hard work culminate with the safe transport of thousands of TCS students each school day.

“Our success in state inspections comes from an open line of communication.  If we did not have the drivers and aides doing their part to care for the buses on the front line and also reporting any issues, then it would be an impossible feat to manage our fleet,” Posey said. 

Posey noted that his technicians also complete thorough monthly inspections on every bus. 

“Between the day-to-day functions of the drivers and the technicians, we maintain our fleet to the point that we receive a zero deficiency from the state.  Our monthly inspection process mimics the state’s yearly inspection process.  Our goal for our buses is to always be ‘state inspection ready,’” Posey said.

Bus drivers, bus aides, substitute bus drivers, substitute bus aides, technicians, and two administrative personnel comprise the TCS Transportation Department.