First Student Wichita Location Earns Perfect Score on Fleet Inspections
August 29, 2018 Education News(PRLEAP.COM) Wichita, Kans. – Demonstrating a commitment to ensuring school buses remain the safest way to transport students, the First Student location in Wichita has achieved a perfect score of 100 percent on its latest state inspections.
The Kansas Highway Patrol conducts inspections on school buses before the beginning of every school year. Troopers check all mechanical aspects and safety features to ensure school buses are operating safely in the state.
"We recognize the importance of making sure students have a safe and reliable way to get to and from school," said Senior Location Manager Kary Dixon, First Student Wichita. "Our maintenance standards are among the most stringent in the industry. Receiving a 100 percent on fleet inspections shows our dedication to maintaining vehicles to the highest safety standards."
First Student has two facilities in Wichita. Both locations earned perfect scores on state inspections this year. The company maintains and operates a fleet of more than 500 buses for Wichita Public Schools. Approximately 16,000 students in the district ride First Student buses every school day.
First Student buses follow a strict daily, monthly and annual vehicle maintenance program. In addition, every driver uses the latest technology to conduct a multi-point inspection at the beginning and end of each route to ensure buses are operating at top conditions.
About First Student, Inc.
As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes five million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry's strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. For more information, please visit firststudentinc.com.