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Category: Press Releases

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

 

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

 

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

 

CCAR announces website enhancements

Date posted: July 7, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT, Press Releases

Arlington Heights, IL — July 7, 2015 – CCAR, the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair — and ShipMate, Inc. — are pleased to announce significant enhancements on their website, https://shop.hazmatu.org. Subscribers can now sign up or renew their HazMatU memberships online, 24/7/365. CCAR provides tailored information and resources for OEM dealers, collision repair centers, schools and mechanical service centers. Airbag modules are classified as hazardous materials by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as by Transport Canada (TC). Eleven vehicle manufacturers are involved in the Takata airbag recall, affecting more than 30 million vehicles in North America. ShipMate,

 

CCAR congratulates SkillsUSA Automotive Service Technology winners

Date posted: June 29, 2015

Author: CCAR

Categories: Press Releases

CCAR was honored to once again be chosen to lead Judging stations for the SkillsUSA National competition, held last week in Louisville, KY. Here are the names and schools of the Automotive Service Technology Medalists, pictured above with (AST co-chair) Jill Saunders of Toyota Motor Sales; HIGH SCHOOL Jonathan Ball (Aberdeen, WA) — Gold Shawn Deel (Wilmington, DE) — Silver Alex Marneris (Orland Park, IL) — Bronze COLLEGE Thomas Hahn (Joliet, IL) — Gold Forrest Powers (Laconia, NH) — Silver Hunter Pauloski (LaCrosse, WI) — Bronze The SkillsUSA Championships is considered the largest single day of corporate volunteerism in America

 

CCAR addresses internal theft

Date posted: November 17, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: Press Releases

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) and its board of directors have uncovered an internal issue that has led to the arrest of a former staff member by Missouri authorities. Former CCAR official Daren Fristoe has been charged with theft, a Class B felony.  Fristoe joined CCAR in 2008, and served in several marketing and management posts.  He had served as executive director and he resigned in 2013. CCAR, which provides training in safety, pollution prevention and hazardous material handling for the automotive industry, was based in Lees Summit, Mo., prior to

 

ATMC honors CCAR (once again)

Date posted: November 10, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT, Press Releases

Last week was a special one for all of us here at CCAR and HazmatU; the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC) honored us with their National Excellence in Training Award for our line of HazmatU online training courses. This is the second consecutive year that the fine folks at ATMC have recognized CCAR with this annual award. WOW. The award was presented at the ATMC reception at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas on Wednesday, November 5th to coincide with the ongoing AAPEX and SEMA shows. Along with CCAR, some of the others who also received recognition included Bridgestone/Firestone,

 

CCAR and ShipMate launch new online GHS safety course

Date posted: June 10, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: OSHA, Press Releases

Arlington Heights, IL — June 10, 2014 – CCAR, the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair — and ShipMate, Inc. — are pleased to announce the launch of a new online safety course on their shipmate.autoehs.com website.     The new course — GHS Hazard Communication Standard — is tailored toward everyone in the automotive industry who handles chemicals (such as oil, coolant, paint, etc.). OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and published it in the Federal Register in March 2012. The course is

 

CCAR & ShipMate launch a vastly improved HazmatU website

Date posted: May 29, 2014

Author: CCAR

Categories: DOT, Press Releases

Arlington Heights, IL — May 29, 2014 – CCAR, the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair — and ShipMate, Inc. — are pleased to announce the launch of their new website, www.hazmatu.org. This intuitive new site is specifically designed to be easier to use and easier to access for all HazMatU training and resources. CCAR provides tailored information and resources for OEM dealers, collision repair centers, schools and mechanical service centers.  The new website communicates updated news, events and services to HazmatU customers in an easier, faster and more user-friendly layout. ShipMate, Inc. works with clients to help resolve their most demanding dangerous

 

CCAR announces growing user base and new online courses

Date posted: January 9, 2014

Author: CCAR

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