Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
April 19, 2022

FMCSA exemptions for Med Cards has ended


The FMCSA’s COVID-19 waiver for MEC expired on February 28, 2022.  The Colorado DMV has initiated cancellations of CDL privileges and automatic downgrade to a non-commercial license for drivers with an expired MEC. The cancellation process will begin April 15, 2022, and letters will be sent to affected drivers which will give them 20 days from the date of the letter to obtain and provide the department with a new MEC if they choose.


A review of department information indicates that the normal number of CDL cancellations for expired MEC that would have occurred throughout the pandemic and waiver period total approximately 27,000 drivers.  As a result, it is anticipated that a similar number of drivers will receive these notifications, with the 20 day window of time provided to submit a renewed MEC if desired.


Drivers may submit renewals online at, email to, or by fax at 303-205-5709.  They may also contact the CDL Unit by phone at 303-205-5922 option 3 for any questions.


Western Slope Meeting
Wed. April 27th

This meeting will be held IN-PERSON with the option to join virtual if unable to attend.


Location:  Sage Truck Driving Schools, 2800 Printers Way, Grand Junction


Topic:  Drive to Survive, Pat Hagge-Flood and Peterson

Plus CMCA Update, CDOT Update, Electric Vehicle Implementation & Regulatory Updates.



Ray Smith Scholarship Applications Now Available for Vocational and Academic Scholarships -  Deadline EXTENDED to May 31st!


Eligible recipients include High School graduating seniors to returning College and Technical School students.  Scholarships valued at up to $2,500 will be awarded in May.


Download an ACADEMIC scholarship application

Download a VOCATIONAL scholarship application


Completed applications MUST be received in full by 4:00pm on May 31, 2022.
Upcoming Training...
April 28 - OSHA and Trucking (9am-Noon).  This seminar covers:
• Your Rights
• Regulatory Changes/Requirements
• Pitfalls & Common Mistakes
• Protecting Your Business
• Long-term Consequences

To register, click here.  This is the ONLY time this class is being offered this year!!

May 6 - First Aid/CPR/AED Class (8:30am-Noon).  Cost is $150 per person.  Email to register.
May 9 - Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)  This is the ONLY time this class is being offered this year!!
May 11 - DataQ's Seminar (8:30am-11:00am).  This is the ONLY time this class is being offered this year!!
Upcoming Events:
Watch your Inbox on Thursdays for details on upcoming events.
April 21 - Allied Networking Event at Class Axe Throwing & Bar   REGISTER NOW
Class Axe Throwing & Bar, 3400 E. 52nd Ave, Denver CO  80216.  Cost $20 per person – Includes Axe Throwing, 2 drinks and food.
April 23 - TopTech Competition at Lincoln Tech
May 20 - Clay Shoot at Longmeadow Event Center
June 4 - Truck Driving Championships at Adams County Fairgrounds
July 11 - Summer Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Course


Know Before You Go

The eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street will close starting at 8 p.m., Friday, April 15 for approximately three months so crews can build the permanent ramp. Please use Colorado Boulevard as an alternate route and drive safely!

I-70 Auxiliary Lanes Summit County

Work will begin on the eastbound lanes of I-70 from Frisco to Silverthorne (MP 202 to MP 207) the first week of April as well as the interchange of I-70 and US 6 and CO 9. Work is expected to go through September of 2023, weather permitting.  Read More...




DATE: Wednesday: April 27, 2022
TIME:  3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

  • Project progress 
  • Roadwork update
  • Public information 

Virtual Meeting Link:   

Click here to join the meeting



Proposed Truck Routes in Castle Rock


The Town of Castle Rock invites local business owners to comment about the Town’s proposed designated truck route program.


The program will identify and mark designated routes for commercial truck drivers to follow when in our community. Trucks with destinations away from the truck routes will be able to deviate from the approved routes to complete deliveries.


Please visit for more information and provide feedback by May 2.

International Roadcheck Is May 17-19 With a Focus on Wheel Ends


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced this year’s International Roadcheck dates as May 17-19 with a focus on wheel ends.


International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh and inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites.


Each year, CVSA focuses on a specific aspect of a roadside inspection. This year, the focus will be on wheel ends.  Read More...

Nominate a Driver for CVSA's 2022 International Driver Excellence Award


Do you know an exceptional commercial truck or motorcoach driver? Nominate him or her for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) International Driver Excellence Award (IDEA).


CVSA is accepting nominations for its annual International Driver Excellence Award, an award that recognizes an extraordinary professional commercial motor vehicle driver and their commitment to public safety.  Read More...


The deadline for applications is Friday, May 20, 2022.


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