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
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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.
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
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
- School Bus Technical Reference: http://www.nasdpts.org/Documents/PubSBMTC-TechRef.pdf
- FMVSS Standards: https://one.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
Bendix 2021 3-Day Air Brake Product School - November 30th 2021
The 2021 Bendix 3-Day Air Brake Product School focuses on FMVSS 121 airbrake systems. Contact Rob Draper for Information - email@example.com
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
MEI: http://www.techairconnect.com/ password: connect
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)