BUS INSPECTION & EVALUATION SERVICES
TRC provides excellent inspection services at all US and Canada manufacturers along with some European manufacturers. TRC conducts in-plant inspections on new and fleet inspections of in-service buses. We have inspected over 25,000 new buses. Inspections are provided on all classes of buses and paratransit vehicles, including over-the-road buses. TRC is the leading company performing in-plant engineering inspections on hybrid electric buses.
We take pride in our evaluation services and strive to provide our clients with accurate, detailed, and easy to understand information on the status of their buses.
BUY AMERICA AUDITS
TRC performs both Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Audits for our clients. The FTA requires that recipients of federal funds for new bus purchases must conduct Pre-Award Buy America Audits and Post-Delivery Buy America Audits in accordance with 49 CFR Part 663. Clients should be aware that the timing of Buy-America audits is important in relation to FTA contract milestones.
STRUCTURAL FAILURE ANALYSIS
TRC conducts evaluations of structural failures in buses. Our evaluations look for the primary and secondary causes of structural failures, investigate the extent of damage incurred, and design remedial repairs including modifications of structures to prevent future damage.
BUS DESIGN REVIEWS
TRC assists clients who wish to introduce new bus products into the North American market, either a complete bus, or bus components. We provide advice on meeting FMVSS requirements, understanding the American market, conducting test trials, meeting Buy America requirements and ADA compliance.
ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION / EXPERT WITNESS
TRC provides bus accident investigation services and related expert witness testimony. Services include post-accident physical examination of buses, evaluation of failed components, accident reconstruction, and determination of causes. TRC also provides expert witness testimony in court cases.
BUS FIRE SAFETY MANAGEMENT
TRC Engineering Services LLC can help minimize the exposure of hazards and unsafe conditions in your vehicles to the public, personnel, and your property.
To lower the risk of bus fires, we use MAP 21 regulations to establish a Safety Management System, consisting of Safety Policies,
Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion.
Our industry experts specialize in knowledge of:
Fire Hazard Analysis and Risk Evaluation
Fire Safety Training
Steps We Take to Prevent Bus Fires/Exposure to Hazards:
Risk Management: We evaluate potential risks within your vehicles, such as aging or discovering any mechanical damage
Hazard Identification: We identify any existing hazards within your vehicles such as geometric clutter, ventilation issues/penetration
Awareness Training: We prevent accidents by training the personnel to be able to indicate the first signs of a fire and keep passengers safe
Certification Classes: We offer classes to educate more about Fire Risks and Causes, Preventative Measures, and Inspection Procedures