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Recalls

 

NHTSA Recall ID Number :

22C002

Synopsis :

Clek, Inc. (Clek) is recalling certain Olli booster seats, model number OL12U2 manufactured between January 20, 2020 and May 10, 2022, and Ozzi booster seats, model number OZ11U2, manufactured between March 1, 2020 and May 10, 2022. The installation diagram displaying the proper way to install the booster seat with a continuous-loop lap/shoulder belt is missing. As such, these child seats fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 213, "Child Restraint Systems." A missing installation label may result in an improperly installed child seat, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. Clek will mail owners a new label, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 25, 2022. Owners may contact Clek's customer service at 1-866-656-2462.

NHTSA Recall ID Number :

22T010

Synopsis :

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear) is recalling certain Kelly Armorsteel KDM I tires, size 11R22.5 with DOT date code 3419. The date code in the tire identification number (TIN) was incorrectly embossed on the tire, which may make it illegible. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, "New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars." An illegible date code on the tire may prevent drivers from determining the age of the tire, potentially resulting in prolonged usage, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the tires, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 15, 2022. Owners may contact Goodyear's customer service at 1-800-592-3267.

NHTSA Recall ID Number :

22T009

Synopsis :

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Goodyear) is recalling certain G159 tires, size 275/70R22.5 with DOT date codes 046 through 0403. The tread may separate from the tire. Tread separation can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the tires installed on recreational vehicles, free of charge, and provide a $60 voucher for the cost of professionally weighing a recreational vehicle. Goodyear will offer a $500 refund for tires not installed on a vehicle. The manufacturer has not yet provided a schedule for recall notification. Owners may contact Goodyear customer service at 1-800-592-3267.

 

 

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)