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Category: DOT

CCAR Provides Online Training for NIADA Members

Date posted: March 10, 2017

Author: charlieayers

Categories: DOT, OSHA, Press Releases

Palatine, Illinois — March 10, 2017 The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing best practice information and training resources to the automotive industry, has become the latest member of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) National Member Benefit program. CCAR, whose suite of auto industry training courses have been accessed by tens of thousands of users, has been recognized as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance Partner within the automotive industry since 2004. CCAR’s line of hazardous materials handling courses – known as HazmatU – was specifically created at the request of

 

HazmatU training referenced in Honda motorcycle air bag bulletin

Date posted: January 27, 2017

Author: charlieayers

Categories: DOT

Honda Safety Recall: GL1800-8A airbag order and return process (revised 1/18/17)  indicates;   “Special return procedures, documentation, and shipping record retention are required in order to ensure compliance with all applicable shipping regulations. All dealership personnel involved in the handling, packaging, or shipping of hazardous materials must be trained in hazmat procedures. Penalties for regulatory non-compliance are significant. For more information on HazMat regulations and certification training, go to: www.HazmatU.org The applicable training course is Surface Transportation of Automotive Hazardous Materials. If you anticipate shipping hazardous material by air, you must take the additional course; Multimodal Transportation of Automotive Dangerous Goods.” The bulletin concludes by saying “For

 

FCA takes action to get all U.S. and Canadian dealers Hazmat trained

Date posted: October 11, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

                                          FCA has committed to using the “HazmatU” online training program offered by the Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair (CCAR) for its network of dealers as part of their Hazardous Material handling program October 11, 2016 — Like many dealerships throughout the country, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been involved with recent efforts to recover and transport certain passenger safety devices under a national campaign. Moreover, the 2017 Pacifica plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) carries lithium batteries, which are considered

 

DOT issues $54K hazmat violation fine; lack of employee training cited

Date posted: August 24, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

August 24, 2016 from http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/08/gordon_food_service_facing_54k.html WYOMING, MI — Gordon Food Service is facing a $54,000 fine from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for allegedly violating hazardous materials regulations. The Wyoming-based food distributor tried to send a shipment of 30 four-ounce Fryer Boil-Out Foaming tablets for air transportation from Plant City, Fla., to Greensboro, N.C. without properly marking the package, according to the FAA. The tablets are made of corrosive sodium hydroxide, and the inner boxes displayed the words, “DANGER: May Cause Burns.” Workers at the UPS sort facility in Lakeland, Fla., discovered the shipment and reported it. The

 

$350K fine; lack of Hazmat training cited

Date posted: June 14, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

from Reuters.com on 6/13/16;   The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing a $350,000 civil fine against Amazon.com Inc for shipping a product that allegedly violated hazardous materials regulations and injured several UPS workers who handled the package. The penalty is the largest fine the FAA has proposed imposing on Amazon, which the agency said has had a series of at least 24 hazardous materials violations in recent years. The FAA alleged that on Oct. 15, 2014, Amazon sent a UPS package with a one-gallon container of “Amazing! LIQUID FIRE,” a corrosive drain cleaner for transportation

 

New Recurrent HazmatU Training Course!

Date posted: May 10, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT, Press Releases

May 10, 2016 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) and ShipMate, Inc. are pleased to share with our members a new recurrent HazmatU online training course. The new course — designed for those who are recertifying or repeating their online HazmatU training — is shorter in duration from the traditional course and allows for completion of the material (and final exam) in an hour or less. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) strictly regulates the transportation of hazardous materials. DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require you to receive both INITIAL (e.g., within 90 days) and RECURRENT (e.g., a

 

multiple staff positions required by DOT to take Hazmat training

Date posted: January 11, 2016

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

  We recently offered up a survey and asked; true or false, DOT only requires one person per dealer location to be trained in the proper handling of Hazardous Materials. Thank you to everyone who responded — the survey results were interesting and enlightening. The correct answer is FALSE. Like many dealerships throughout the country, your dealership may have been involved with recent efforts to recover and transport certain passenger safety devices under a national campaign. In order to prepare and offer shipping papers for these or other shipments in the future, you should be trained in accordance with the

 

Mechanical repair shops could get airbag recall work

Date posted: October 26, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

  the following was posted at automotivenews.com on October 26, 2015; Independent repair shops could soon step on what has always been a franchised dealer’s exclusive turf: recall repairs. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials last week said they see a possible role for nondealer service shops to help with the mammoth task of replacing the 23 million defective Takata airbag inflators spread across 19 million U.S. vehicles made by 12 manufacturers. Such a move would be unprecedented, as only franchised new-car dealers are currently authorized to perform recall repairs. It also would add another layer of complexity and risk

 

HazmatU Updates Announced

Date posted: August 19, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT, Press Releases

Aug. 18, 2015 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) and ShipMate, Inc. are pleased to share with our members news of numerous updates that have been completed within the suite of our online HazmatU training courses. Highlights include: New Proper Shipping Names including Safety Devices, electrically initiated and Safety Devices, pyrotechnic; Fuel Cell Cartridges; Fuel Cell Cartridges Packed with Equipment; Fuel Cell Cartridges Contained in Equipment; Lithium Metal Batteries; Lithium Ion Batteries Changes to Explosive Registration Number documentation requirements Enhanced Graphics Updated Quizzes and Certification Exam Courses can now be viewed on portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets) Downloadable

 

Employer facing $63K penalty; lack of Hazmat training cited

Date posted: July 9, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT

A Hayward, CA employer has been cited with $63K in fines relating to their handling of 12v lithium batteries. In a press release posted on 6/2/15, it was announced that CTC Battery has been cited for a single shipment of four (4) batteries that allegedly did not include required shipping papers and the package was not marked, labeled, or packaged according to Hazardous Materials Regulations. While any news relating to Hazardous Materials catches our eye here at CCAR, it was the following quote from the press release that really stood out for us; “The company also allegedly failed to provide