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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 Inspection Map
The linked Map and District Contact Information for Annual Inspectors, Annual Inspector Hands on Testers, and Outside Inspection Sites 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. 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 Brian Vasina at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 January 1, 2017 and COLORADO MINIMUM STANDARDS GOVERNING SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES, 1 CCR 301-25 effective April 30,2015. The new testing materials we be distributed to all districts. Please discard all obsolete testing materials. If you are in need of the tests prior to receiving them from CDE, please contact Brian Vasina at Vasina_b@cde.state.co.us
Certified Bus/Chassis Manufacturers
Certified Retarders (Secondary Braking Systems)
Certified secondary Braking Systems (Updated 8/23/2016)
Rules Governing Authorized Service Vehicles on Public Streets, Highways, and Roadways 2 CCR 601-20
Alternative Fuels Grant and Rebate Information
ALT FUELS Colorado Grant Funding: Opens July 3
Find out how to get funding for your fleet here. Please contact us if you want help with an application. Deadline to apply is July 31.
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Alt Fuel Websites
- Environmental Protection Agency https://www.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-school-bus
Additional Informational Web links
- School Bus Technical Reference: http://www.nasdpts.org/Documents/PubSBMTC-TechRef.pdf
- FMVSS Standards: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/import/fmvss/index.html
- MINI GUIDE to the FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS and RELATED REGULATIONS: http://www.nasdpts.org/Documents/PubSBMTCMiniGuide04.pdf
- NHTSA (Recalls etc.): https://www.nhtsa.gov/
Live Technician Training Opportunities
Welding Class | Course 573
Register for one of two 8-hour courses on July 26 & 27
Register for one of two sessions:July 26 or 27, 2018
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bollman Technical Education Center REGISTER ONLINE HERE!
Adams 12 Five Star Schools
9451 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80229
Cost: $150 per person. These are two 8-hour classes (same class offered twice). Class size is limited to15 people maximum per class, and are open to all school employees to include facilities maintenance folks.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Welding class taught by Glenn Ashley, Adams 12 Five Star Schools Bollman Tech certified welding instructor. This course is for the beginner, intermediate and advanced welder covering welding safety, MIG, TIG, ARC, and gas welding with additional hands-on practice time. The course will also cover metal working to include Gas and plasma cutting techniques. Welding helmets and leathers will be available to borrow or the welder can bring their own. Registration fee includes instructor fee, welding consumables and lunch for one day.
Title: Your Complete School Bus Engine Study Guide
Date: July 26, 2018 Time: 1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. PST Cost: Free Register Now
Presenter: Cummins, Inc.
- Laura Chasse, North American Bus General Manager
- Robert Joson, North American Bus Customer
- SupportEric McCoy, Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
Tuning your school bus engine to certain specifications will help it run cleaner and more efficiently. Come learn from experts from Cummins Inc. as they recommend engine adjustments to make and share why you should make them.
During this free webinar, representatives from
With over 30 years of engine experience in school bus applications, it is safe to say that Cummins knows a thing or two about engine reliability. Cummins experts will discuss some of the technologies that factor into engine reliability and how you can improve reliability within your fleet.
When it comes to drivability, few things are as important as low-end torque. But it is important to understand the types of torque and how they affect performance for your specific application. This webinar will discuss what performance-related factors you should consider when spec’ing a school bus engine.
Lowering fuel economy and emissions are important to every school bus operation.
Online Technician Training Opportunities
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
Eaton: http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/CustomerSupport/Training/index.htm (Electrical & Hydraulics)
Extreme Brake: Extreme Cam Product Installation: http://extremebrake.com/product-installation-video/
Federal Mogul: http://www.fme-cat.com/ (Select Training Center Menu)
MEI: http://www.techairconnect.com/ password: connect
MGM Brakes: http://mgmbrakes.com/marketing-center/
Meritor: www.meritorbullpen.com (There is a long list of online classes available)
Prestolite: http://www.prestolite.com/pgs_training/training_0.php Technical Bulletins: http://www.prestolite.com/pgs_support/support_0.php
Randy’s Ring & Pinon: http://www.ringpinion.com/TechnicalHelp/TechHelp.aspx
Walker Exhaust: http://www.walkerexhaust.com/support
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)