Category: DOT

OEM recalls

August 22nd, 2018 by

  Are you or your team involved with any OEM recalls? Are you handling any hazardous materials (i.e. air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, batteries, etc.) as a result? Have you trained your team on Hazmat-handling best practices?  

Yes, it’s a Hazmat

August 20th, 2018 by

  Last week several news stories were released centering on seat belt pretensioner issues with Ford F-150’s.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into this further, and the result could lead to more than 1 million vehicles being recalled. Here’s a link to one such story; https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/ford-f-150-seat-belt-fires-spur-nhtsa-investigation/ Seat belt pretensioners are just one

Cooks Collision Reaches $1.5M Settlement Over Hazmat Handling

August 1st, 2018 by

  from https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article215837655.html   July 31, 2018 — A statewide auto body shop has agreed to pay $1,525,000 in penalties following an investigation started in Sacramento over improper disposal of hazardous materials. The settlement with Cooks Collision and 15 district attorney’s offices was announced on Monday. The automotive repair company was found to have improperly stored and

Mazda recalls 270K vehicles over Takata airbags

July 6th, 2018 by

from https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/06/mazda-recalls-270000-vehicles-over-takata-airbags.html   July 6, 2018 — Mazda is recalling nearly 270,000 vehicles with Takata airbags that have the potential to explode. Chemicals used to inflate the air bags can deteriorate in some conditions, causing them to deploy with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister that can result in flying shrapnel. The potentially deadly defect can

Waymo commits to a 100-fold increase in Pacifica PHEV’s

May 31st, 2018 by

from; http://www.autonews.com/article/20180531/RETAIL01/180539962/fca-waymo-chrysler-pacifica-hybrid-fleet?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter   May 31, 2018 — Google affiliate Waymo will purchase up to 62,000 additional Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans from FCA US starting later this year to begin a national expansion of the company’s public driverless ride-hailing fleet, the two companies said Thursday. In addition, Waymo and FCA said the two companies are beginning discussions

42% of recalled repairs haven’t been completed

May 14th, 2018 by

from; https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-14/u-s-regulators-slam-low-takata-air-bag-recall-rate-by-carmakers May 14, 2018 — U.S. auto safety regulators are raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration order issued in 2015 scheduling the unprecedented safety campaign set a target

Vastly Improved HazmatU Site Launched

March 26th, 2018 by

March 26, 2018 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, www.HazmatU.org. This new user-friendly site has been specifically designed to be mobile-device friendly, easier to use and easier to access for all of CCAR’s HazmatU best practice information and training. HazmatU is an e-learning

True Value facing $54K penalty; lack of Hazmat training cited

February 6th, 2018 by

from https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=22474&omniRss=press_releasesAoc&cid=102_P_R January 19, 2018 Contact: Kathleen Bergen Phone: 404-305-5100; Email: kathleen.bergen@faa.gov WASHINGTON – The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $54,000 civil penalty against True Value Company of Jonesboro, Ga., for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on May 10, 2017, True Value offered a four-liter metal

Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death

January 11th, 2018 by

from; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-takata/ford-urges-2900-pickup-owners-to-stop-driving-after-new-takata-death-idUSKBN1F02GN January 11, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it had confirmed a second death in an older pickup truck caused by a defective Takata airbag inflator and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts. The second largest U.S. automaker said it

Takata air bags recall expands to 3.3 million vehicles

January 8th, 2018 by

from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/takata-air-bags-recall-expands-to-3-3-million-vehicles/ Last Updated Jan 7, 2018 10:41 AM EST DETROIT — Japanese air bag maker Takata is recalling an additional 3.3 million faulty air bag inflators as it expands the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the phased recalls began in May 2016 stemming from previous