Our industry- leading preventive maintenance schedule goes above and beyond government requirements.
We are industry leaders when it comes to maintaining our buses, to ensure passenger safety. Every school day, our drivers do a multi-point inspection before and after each route to check for maintenance issues that need immediate attention. In addition, all buses are subject to comprehensive preventive maintenance inspections at least three times a year; that is above and beyond government requirements. All inspections include examining everything from addressing body damage to checking tires, brakes, engine performance and suspension.
Vehicles are maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and requirements. Our preventive maintenance program meets and exceeds Provincial and Federal inspection requirements. In addition, we follow our company’s preventive maintenance program:
- No bus leaves the lot to pick up students without the driver having first completed a multi-point, pre-trip inspection that documents any safety or maintenance issue—no matter how small—and clears the bus for travel. Critical issues are reported to our service center where crews are dispatched to make repairs.
- Many of our buses are equipped with technology that constantly monitors the vehicle's operating condition, sending real-time data back to our dispatchers who ensure that no critical issues put the safe operating condition of the bus at risk.
- Our drivers have the freedom to escalate any maintenance issue to a critical level—providing a check-and-balance to ensure that no bus takes to the road with an issue that could lead to a breakdown or that could inconvenience student passengers.
Each of our buses is scheduled for regular preventive maintenance inspections according to hours of operation, miles traveled, or days operated, depending on the type of operation and service being provided.