Buses pass inspection
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 9:30 pm
By JOHN BRANNON
T.L. Johnson of Somerville says it’s always good news to find school buses that are well maintained.
He found a bunch of them — 60, to be exact — at the Obion County School System maintenance facility and bus garage at Troy.
A state trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Johnson inspects school buses year-round in nine counties in West Tennessee. He and an assistant, Trooper R.L. Blade, inspected the Obion County School System’s fleet earlier this week.
“We inspected all of them,” Johnson said. “It looks like maintenance has been kept up on them, and that’s always good news.”
A former inspector of commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers, Johnson has been a school bus inspector seven years.
“We check everything — lights, brakes, springs. You name it, we check it,” he said. “This school system does a great job on maintenance of its buses. Drivers help by keeping the buses clean and informing the maintenance crew of any problems that come up.”
Published in The Messenger 8.13.10