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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 vasina_b@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 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

Multi-Year List of Certified Models

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

Clean Diesel Rebates  
2017 School Bus Rebate Application Period is now Open 

 

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

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

 

CDE Technician Training

CDE Hands-On Tester Certification/Recertification Class

WHO:  CDE Annual Inspectors

WHAT:  Hands-On Tester Certification/Recertification

WHEN:  January 17, 2018

WHERE: Boulder Valley Schools 6500 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80303

This class is being provided for current CDE annual inspectors that are interested in becoming certified as a CDE Hands-On Tester.

This class is also an opportunity for current CDE Hands-On Testers to fulfill the requirements to recertify if they were unable to perform the required two hands-on tests over the course of their prior certification.

Training Portable located in the rear of the transportation lot. Please park in the lot between the transportation facilities and the school to the east. There is access to the Portable at the back of the lot.

Start time: 9:00 AM. Depending on attendance class should finish at approximately 2:00 PM.  Lunch is on your own.

Please contact Brian Vasina at Vasina_b@cde.state.co.us for any clarification and your interest in the class so that we may get a head count.

 

 

 

 

Please check Our Drive Train Industries Website for Our Complimentary Class:

Air Foundation Brake/Brake Certification
in Denver, CO
Tuesday, December 12  - Class 9:00 am to 11:30 am


Agenda:

Review of Brake Related FMVSS 121 & FMCSR Regulations
Basic Brake Theory
Wheel End Components
Function & Proper Maintenance & Inspection Procedures
Brake Drums, Brake Shoes, Foundation Brake Components,
    Air Chambers, Slack Adjusters
Installation procedures for Meritor, Haldex & Gunite Automatic Slack Adjusters
Troubleshooting


Participant Materials:
MM4 – Cam Brake Maintenance Manual
MM99100 – Wheel End Maintenance Manual
TP1363 – Wheels On & Wheel Off  Brake Inspection Procedures
SP14137 – Brake Job Review Components
TP0879 – Push Rod Travel Measurement Procedures
TP10130, TP4786, TP4787 – Meritor ASA Templates
SP11137/Reduced Stopping Distance Brakes Requirements & FAQs
Brake Inspector Qualification/Certification File Copy
Brake Inspector Qualification/Certification Wallet Card

Meritor Certificate of Completion
2 1/2 Hour Class

 

Click the Register Button Below


 

 

 

 

Registration Information

 

 

 

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

Eaton: http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/CustomerSupport/Training/index.htm (Electrical & Hydraulics)

Federal Mogul: http://www.fme-cat.com/ (Select Training Center Menu)

Gates: http://gatesaftermarkettrainingcenter.com/

Hendrickson: http://www.hendrickson-intl.com/ProductInfo

KitMasters: http://www.kit-masters.com/instructions_viewer.php?id=2 (Videos on Gold Top Assembly – other videos available by PN)

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

Meritor: www.meritorbullpen.com (There is a long list of online classes available)

Monroe: http://www.monroe.com/en-US/support/Technical-Training

Parker: PTO Information: www.phtruck.com/PTO.html Hydraulic/Pumps & Motors Gear www.phtruck.com/GPD.html Vane & Piston www.phtruck.com/HPD/html Telescopic Cylinders www.phtruck.com/MCYL.html Hydraulics/Complete www.phtruck.com/index.html

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

SKF: http://www.skf.com/us/services/customer-training/e-learning/index.html

Spicer: http://spicerparts.com/videos

Stemco: http://stemco.com/training-support/university-videos/

Tectran: http://tectran.com/product_bulletins.asp

Truck-lite: http://www.truck-lite.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/GenericView?pageName=/productHelp/ProdTrain.jsp&storeId=10001&langId=-1

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)

For Information on Live Classes, contact Drive Train Industries: registration@dti-inc.com or call 800-525-6177

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