6 - Horwood & McLaughlin Presentation, 012413

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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
• Lt. Steven Horwood
• Commander, State Support Section
• Telephone: 517-241-0545
• Email: [email protected]
• Sgt. Mike McLaughlin
• Supervisor, School Bus Inspection Unit
• Telephone: 517-241-0572
• Email: [email protected]
CVED School Bus Inspection information
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
(Anticipated) 12 full time school bus vehicle safety inspectors
17,000 school bus inspections annually
Lansing – Dale Womble (517-898-3297) [email protected]
Monroe – John Lazere (810-969-5069) [email protected]
Oak Park Metro – Andrew Sambrone (313-695-2630) [email protected]
Oak Park Metro – Joseph St. Peter (248-508-6883) [email protected]
Flint – James Eyman (989-450-2850) [email protected]
Lapeer – Nicholas Dana (810-969-5057) [email protected]
Wayland – Craig Jurkowski (810-969-5058) [email protected]
Rockford – Kevin Brown (Currently on Military Leave)
Paw Paw – William Young (810-969-5068) [email protected]
Gaylord – Steven Strouse (989-619-3763) [email protected]
Freeland/Bay City – Currently Vacant
Marquette – Currently Vacant
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
What do we see in the future for the School Bus Inspection Program?
 Increase School Bus Inspector staffing levels to 12 to improve service
statewide.
 Improved service-- to Upper Peninsula with the addition of a full time
inspector assigned to Marquette.
 Improved service-- to Metro and thumb area with the addition of a full
time inspector assigned to new post location in Freeland (Tri-City Post).
 Improved service-- to include inspector consistency when reporting
defects.
 Improved service as increased staffing level will accommodate more
flexible and timely scheduling of bus fleet inspection, and allow time for
driver and vehicle document review where applicable.
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
What is MSP doing to accomplish these goals?
• Fully automated, paperless inspection program
– Allow inspector to e-mail inspection records directly to transportation director.
– Allow fully searchable data to better determine types of defects and types of vehicles
these defects are associated with.
– Allow transportation directors electronic file to better manage fleet records.
– This will allow easier access to fleet data for parents and the public.
• Decrease paperwork, more time dedicated to inspection
– Result: more inspections in less time—freeing up mechanics!
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
• Improved service to the public as school bus inspectors will be using
laptop and tablet computers for school bus inspection functions.
Vehicles will be mobile offices with printers, scanners and have full
wireless connectivity allowing less office time and more inspection time.
• The Michigan State Police and the Michigan Association for Pupil
Transportation are working on a joint project to update the Decal
Application Policy (DAP). Input has been requested by stakeholders.
(DAP Survey can be found on MAPT website--www.mapt.org)
– We will have an updated DAP available by May 2013 so that every school bus
transportation provider is prepared for any changes that will be effective
September 1, 2013.
– Our goal is for school bus equipment requirements to be more consistent
with Federal Vehicle Safety Standards as well as National School Bus Safety
Standards. Some changes may take more time as Michigan has criteria that
is not policy, but law (Public Act 187). Any changes in law will take more
time to amend.
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
CONSISTENCY…
• As #1 complaint—has to be addressed!
– Process has to be FAIR
– Inspected as presented
– Process has to adhere to DAP requirements
• Will require a change in perception….
– 100% Pass Rating???—maybe not…..
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
STICKERS…
• GREEN STICKER = PASS – good to go!
• BLUE STICKER = RE-INSPECTION COMPLETE –
good to go!
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
TAGS…
YELLOW = YIKES!! Repair within 60 days
RED = Unsafe for Further Operation
with students
OMG!!!!!!!
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
???EVERYBODY GETS A TROPHY FOR PARTICIPATION???
WELL….
This May Help….
• Actual Reason For Tag Available To Public
– Will be able to determine severity of violation
• 100 Buses In Your Fleet…
– and 97 of them PASS inspection?
• 2 Buses In Your Fleet…
– and only 1 PASSES inspection?
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division
School Bus Inspection Unit
SUMMARY….
• New Processes = Increased Efficiency
• More Inspectors = Better Service
• Change Perception…
YOU ARE DOING A GOOD JOB!!

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