Category: DOT

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

January 11th, 2018 by

from; 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 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

Braille Battery facing $1.1M Hazmat Fine; Lack of Training Cited

December 11th, 2017 by

from The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $1.1 million civil penalty against a Sarasota battery maker for allegedly shipping lithium ion batteries in violation of hazardous materials regulations. The proposed fine against Braille Battery Inc. is the largest civil penalty the FAA has put forward for alleged violations of requirements for offering an air shipment

Shop Facing $23K Hazmat Fine

August 3rd, 2017 by

  “…the site manager couldn’t show that employees were aware of proper waste-handling and emergency procedures.” from Central Vermont Motorcycles, a local company that sells and services power sports equipment, agreed recently to pay a fine of about $23,000 to settle accusations of multiple violations involving hazardous waste in 2015. Powersports equipment includes snowmobiles and

With 54 Million to Go, This Airbag Recall Is Never Going To End

June 27th, 2017 by

Takata may have sought bankruptcy protection, but it has plenty of work to do Takata Corp.’s bankruptcy filing spells the end of a eight-decade-old auto-parts maker, but the company could limp on for years supplying parts for the approximately 54 million defective air bags that still need to be replaced in the U.S. alone. The

CCAR Provides Online Training for NIADA Members

March 10th, 2017 by

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

HazmatU training referenced in Honda motorcycle air bag bulletin

January 27th, 2017 by

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

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

August 24th, 2016 by

August 24, 2016 from 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,

$350K fine; lack of Hazmat training cited

June 14th, 2016 by

from on 6/13/16;   The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing a $350,000 civil fine against 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,