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Recalls

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 January 1, 2018 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

Bendix 2021 3-Day Air Brake Product School - November 30th 2021
Course Description
The 2021 Bendix 3-Day Air Brake Product School focuses on FMVSS 121 airbrake systems. Contact Rob Draper for Information - rdraper@lps.k12.co.us

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)