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Amazon pays $91K for violating DOT HazMat Regs; failure to train ee’s cited

Date posted: April 3, 2014

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Categories: DOT

  from businessinsider.com April 2, 2014   Amazon has paid a $91,000 civil penalty for improperly shipping a package with flammable liquid adhesive, the Federal Aviation Administration announced today. The liquid adhesive is a hazardous material under US DOT regulations. The tech giant’s employees “offered the shipment without the requisite shipping papers or emergency response information, and did not mark, label, or properly package the shipment,” according to the FAA. Amazon “failed to properly train its employees” for this kind of shipment, the release said. The shipment was on a FedEx flight from Whitestown, Ind. to Boulder, Colo., on September

 

AMRA Launches New Website with Dramatically Enhanced Member Resources

Date posted: March 24, 2014

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Categories: Uncategorized

  March 24, 2014 The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA), today announced the release of its new and dramatically improved www.amra.org web site. AMRA is a not for profit industry association dedicated to providing inspection and communication standards for the automotive repair industry.   AMRA’s Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) helps strengthen the relationship between the motorist and the automotive maintenance and repair service industry. “Our new website has been totally re-designed, providing a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout,” said Barry Soltz, AMRA President. Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website is designed using the

 

Steve Johnson takes 1st place at Gatornationals

Date posted: March 18, 2014

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  NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle racer Steve Johnson kicked off the 2014 season by taking first place in the Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL on Sunday, March 16th. Johnson, who began the day in the 7th seed, won all four (4) of his races — including a decisive final — to capture his first Goldman trophy and his first trip to the winners circle since Charlotte in 2008.   Johnson told CCAR that he was “really happy for his brand”, a sentiment that we most definitely echo.   Steve Johnson Racing has been in the racing business campaigning a professional team with

 

Electric car owners LOVE their rides

Date posted: February 28, 2014

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Categories: Uncategorized

February 28, 2014   from Green Car Reports;   2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott Imagine you’re a carmaker, and you found you could build a type of vehicle that customers all absolutely adored. Not just liked. Not just said, “Yeah, it’s fine, it does what I need”–but out-and-out loved, cherished, talked about incessantly, and recommended to everyone they met, all the time. Those cars exist today. They’re called electric cars.   Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf The customer satisfaction scores for plug-in electric cars are off the charts, and have

 

four Honda vehicles earn recognition on ACEEE’s list of “Greenest” and “Greener” vehicles of 2014

Date posted: February 12, 2014

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Categories: Uncategorized

  from http://www.honda.com/newsandviews/article.aspx?g=honda-automobiles&id=7600-en February 12, 2014   Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas, Insight and Odyssey earn top green scores 16th straight year that multiple Honda vehicles are named to top 12 list Four Honda vehicles have earned recognition from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for superior environmental performance, including three that ranked in the top ten among the ACEEE’s “greenest vehicles of 2013.” In the ACEEE’s annual “Green Book® Online” ranking of environmentally responsible vehicles, the Honda Civic Hybrid placed fifth overall and in the top three among gasoline-powered vehicles, while the Civic Natural Gas and the

 

Amazon facing potential $78K fine for alleged DOT hazmat violation

Date posted: February 10, 2014

Author: admin

Categories: DOT

from aircargoworld.com February 7, 2014 The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a US$78,000 (57,298 euro) civil penalty against Amazon Fulfillment Services of North Las Vegas, Nev., for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on Aug. 29, 2013, Amazon Fulfillment Services shipped a quart of high-gloss enamel paint on a FedEx Corp. aircraft from Lexington, Ky., to Corpus Christi, Texas, where workers discovered that leaking paint had soaked through the shipping box. Paint is considered to be a Hazard Class 3 Flammable Liquid. Investigators determined the shipment was not accompanied by shipping papers to

 

OSHA issues 22 citations to automotive supplier

Date posted: February 7, 2014

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Categories: OSHA, Safety, Uncategorized

  OSHA Regional News Release February 3, 2014   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc. of Thomson and staffing agency Sizemore Inc. for 22 safety and health violations. OSHA initiated its inspection in July 2013 in response to a complaint alleging hazards at the automotive manufacturing facility. Proposed penalties total $207,100. “HP Pelzer continues to put workers at risk of serious injury or death by failing to correct unguarded equipment and other serious hazards,” said Bill Fulcher, director of OSHA’s Atlanta-East Area Office. “Additionally, Sizemore must work proactively with

 

CCAR announces growing user base and new online courses

Date posted: January 9, 2014

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Categories: DOT, Press Releases

CCAR announces growing user base and new online courses   Arlington Heights, IL — January 9, 2014 – CCAR, the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair, is pleased to announce that 2013 ended with very strong interest in their suite of online HazmatU courses.     According to Charles Ayers, President of CCAR, “Interest in HazmatU subscriptions was extremely strong in October, good in November, and again very positive in December. Despite the challenges that came with relocating our offices to the Chicagoland area in late November, our dedicated staff delivered stellar results without missing a beat.”    “The increase in

 

CES 2014: Toyota shows off fuel cell car that can also power a home

Date posted: January 7, 2014

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Categories: Uncategorized

from the Los Angeles Times; January 6, 2014, 1:00 p.m. Toyota Motor Corp. released new details on its fuel cell car Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – including plans for an adapter allowing the car to power your home. The automaker chose the big tech gathering to display the four-seater, which looks like a futuristic Prius, to highlight its advanced engineering. A fully-fueled vehicle will be able to supply enough energy to power a house for a week in an emergency, Toyota said. Its engineers are working on an adapter that will connect the car into

 

Tougher Tests Mean Fewer 2014 Vehicles Get Top I.I.H.S. Safety Ratings

Date posted: December 19, 2013

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Categories: Uncategorized

from the New York Times; The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has again made it more difficult to earn its Top Safety Pick Plus and Top Safety Pick awards by tightening its criteria for the third time since the 2006 model year. The move is likely to dismay automakers because they will suddenly have far fewer vehicles they can promote as worthy of the institute’s plaudits. As a result of the changes, 22 vehicles earned the highest award of Top Safety Pick Plus and 17 earned the lesser Top Safety Pick award in this initial announcement of 2014 winners, compared