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Recalls

 

NHTSA Recall ID Number :

22T006

Synopsis :

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. (Continental Tire) is recalling certain TKC80, ContiGo!, K62, and LB Continental Motorcycle tires. Please refer to the recall report for specific tire information. Cracks longer than 3/16 inch may develop in the tread grooves. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars." Cracks in the tread can lead to tread separation, increasing the risk of a crash. Continental Tire will notify owners and replace the affected tires, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 6, 2022. Owners may contact Continental customer service at 1-888-799-2168.

NHTSA Recall ID Number :

21C005

Synopsis :

Clek, Inc. (Clek) is recalling certain Foonf, model numbers FO12 through FO19, and Fllo, model numbers FL15 through FL19, convertible child seats manufactured prior to May 21, 2021. A child may pick pieces of foam from the foam cushion located under the seat pad. Loose pieces of foam can present a choking hazard to a child, increasing the risk of injury. Clek will provide a molded plastic insert that prevents access to the foam, along with instructions on how to attach it to the child seat, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed in December 2021. Owners may contact Clek customer service at 1-866-656-2462.

Check for Recalls. Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). In seconds, you'll know if your vehicle is subject to a safety recall.

21T003 - Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

21T002 - Cooper Tire and Rubber Company

 

Consumer Advisory: Warning to Harbor Freight Jack Stand Users

Annual Inspection Guide - School Transportation Technician 

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) School Transportation Unit has promulgated this resource guide to assist public school districts as well as Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) with developing policies and procedures for the safe transportation of students. These guidelines provide manufacturer recommendations, industry standards and best practices which are consistent with the Colorado Minimum Standards Governing School Transportation Vehicles, 1 CCR 301-25 and the Colorado Rules for the Operation, Maintenance and Inspection of School Transportation Vehicles 1 CCR 301-26. This publication is intended to serve as a transportation provider resource toward compliance with legislation and regulations. Link to Guide.

Annual Inspector and Bus Dealer Map

The linked Map and Contact Information for Annual Inspectors, Annual Inspector Hands on Testers, Outside Inspection Sites and new and used Bus Dealers, has been designed to provide district transportation operations an easy way to obtain assistance near their location. The map will simplify the process of locating a district, person, or site needed for certification, annual inspection or other assistance that they may need pertaining to annual inspections or bus purchasing. To access the map select the hyperlink above.

Any input that districts may provide to improve the accuracy of this map would be greatly appreciated. Information can be sent to Megan Richardson at Richardson_M@cde.state.co.us 

Annual Inspector Qualification and Re-Certification Tests 

These updated tests are based on the COLORADO RULES FOR THE OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OF SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, 1 CCR 301-26 effective December 15, 2021 and COLORADO MINIMUM STANDARDS GOVERNING SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, 1 CCR 301-25 effective April 30,2015.  The current tests are 2020-Q (100 questions) for certification and 2020-R (50 questions) for recertification. 

Certified Bus/Chassis Manufacturers

Multi-Year List of Certified Models

Rules Governing Authorized Service Vehicles on Public Streets, Highways, and Roadways 2 CCR 601-20

Alternative Fuels Grant and Rebate Information

 

 

Alt Fuel Websites

Additional Informational Web links

Live Technician Training Opportunities

Thomas Training! https://thomasbuiltbuses.com/bus-news-and-events/events/thomas-built-institute/

Webinars

TBA

Online Technician Training Opportunities

MACS (Mobile Air Conditioning Society) offers training for the Heavy Duty Industry on their website.  If you are looking for the "MACS Section 609 Refrigerant Recycling and Recovery Certification Program" please see the link. https://www.macsw.org/web/MACS/Certification/Section_609_Certifcation.aspx?WebsiteKey=d89ff0bc-ce9d-41d9-a243-d885ad993b37 

Allison Transmission: http://www.allisontransmissionpublications.com/

Baldwin Filters: http://www.baldwinfilter.com/resourcestrainingonlinetraining.html (Right side of page, 5 topics online)

Bendix: www.brake-school.com Brake School with certificate online

KitMasters:www.kitmastersuniversity.com

MEI: http://www.techairconnect.com/ password: connect

Stemco: https://stemco-u.com/

Webb Wheel: http://www.webbwheel.com/aftermarket/training_toolbox.html (Take certification tests on-line and get free prizes (if you wish) along with your completion certificate)