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Professional Automotive Sales - Next Level Training - Building Value and More!
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 8:30am-4:00pm
GCADA - 9150 S. Hills Blvd. Broadview Hts. 44147
Members: $285/pp Non-Members: $500
Taking The Lead On Used Car Sales and Profitability
Wednesday, July 17, 2024 - 10am-12pm
ADS - 4836 Brecksville Rd. Richfield, OH 44286
Course has been postponed - new date TBD
Forklift Safety Training & Certification for Dealership Employees
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 9am-12pm
BMW Cleveland - 6135 Kruse Dr. Solon, OH 44139
SAFE: $0 GCADA Member: $50/pp Non-Member: $100/pp
HAZMAT Training, Testing & Certification
Tuesday, July 09, 2024 - 9am-12pm
GCADA - 9150 S. Hills Blvd. Broadview Hts. 44147
SAFE:$0 GCADA Member: $45/pp Non-Member:$90/pp
Service Department Legal Issues - Boardman
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10am-1pm
Holiday Inn Boardman
Members: $75/pp Non-Member: $150/pp


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HAZMAT Training, Testing & Certification
04/23/2014 1:00pm-4:00pm

Training, Testing & Certification for the Automotive Industry

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Training for the Automotive Industry is a program created by GCADA’s SAFE program to ensure automotive dealership employees have a clear and accurate understanding of HAZMAT shipping regulations. Automotive dealers are subject to regulatory requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials. Dealers can find themselves in violation due to the complexity of ever-changing regulations, varied levels of hazmat transportation regulations, the complexity and increasing number of hazardous materials in vehicles, and the recent increased level of regulatory hazmat inspections. The SAFE HAZMAT training program helps dealerships prevent violations and creates a healthier work environment for employees.

How HAZMAT Regulations Affect Dealerships:

Dealership employees responsible for the transportation and handling of hazardous materials are required by law to be trained, tested and certified. Some common materials found in dealerships and defined as “hazardous” include (but not limited to) airbags, paints, batteries and chemicals.

What Dealership Employees Will Learn:
  • Requirements for classifying hazardous materials
  • Hazardous materials class definitions
  • How to use the hazardous materials table
  • How to package, mark, label, and placard hazardous materials
  • Container requirements for shipping hazardous materials
  • Requirements for bills of lading and hazardous waste manifests
  • Proper procedures for shipping hazardous materials

Who Should Attend?

Dealership employees shipping, receiving or handling materials classified as “hazardous”. This includes employees preparing hazardous materials for transport.

HAZMAT Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What types of materials in my dealership are considered “hazardous”?

A. Some examples of hazardous materials commonly found at dealerships include (but are not limited to) airbags, paints, batteries, chemicals.

Q. How often do dealership employees need to be trained?

A. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) strictly regulates the transportation of hazardous materials. DOT regulations require training every 3 years.

Q. What happens if I am found to be in violation of DOT HAZMAT regulations?

A. DOT fines are assessed on a per violation basis for untrained employees shipping and receiving hazardous materials. Fines of up to $30,000 have been imposed for failure to comply with the training requirements.


  Wednesday, April 23, 2014


  GCADA Training Center
  10100 Brecksville Road
  Brecksville, Ohio 44141

  GCADA SAFE Members – $0/Person
  GCADA-Members  $35/Person
  Non-Members  $55/Person

  Online www.gcada.org
  Email kford@gcada.org
  Fax 440-746-1504
  Call 440-746-1500

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