Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
April 26, 2022

2022 TopTech Competition Winners


The Maintenance Council hosted the 9th Annual TopTech Competition Saturday, April 23,2022. Thank you,to all the sponsors, volunteers and station chairs.  Congratulations to the 2022 winners:


Professional Technicians

1st – Jonathan Cecil, Transwest

2nd – Lucas Grincevicius, Jeco

3rd – James Robinson, Jeco


Student Technicians

1st – Trenton Davis, Lincoln Tech

2nd - Blake Miller, Lincoln Tech

3rd – Daniel Gandarilla, Future Forward School/Jeco


View Highlights/Winners...



Western Slope Meeting
Wed. April 27th ~  8:30am-10am

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


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


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

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






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
Upcoming Training...
April 28 - OSHA and Trucking CANCELLED
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!!
May 12 - Annual DOT Inspection (8am-Noon)
Jun 15 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)
Jun 23&24 - DOT Safety & Compliance Essentials via ZOOM (8am-Noon both days)
Upcoming Events:
Watch your Inbox on Thursdays for details on upcoming events.
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


Driver Appreciation Events – Volunteers Needed


The Safety Management Council is hosting Driver Appreciation Events in conjunction with the 72 Hour Road Check.  We will be set up at various Ports of Entry to hand out lunches and water to drivers and inspectors.


If you, or anyone in your company would like to volunteer please reach out to patti@cmca.comWe need people on Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday May 18th.  If we get enough people, we could also host on Thursday, May 19th.

Know Before You Go

Work resumes on the I-70 Structure Replacement: West of Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels project
Crews to complete replacement of deficient structure in the second and final year of construction.
More information on these projects can be found on the project specific websites or by visiting for real-time impacts on CDOT projects across the state.
I-70 West Vail Pass Auxilliary Lanes Project
Recreation Path Improvements
This year’s activities include relocating a two-mile section of the Vail Recreation Trail and building two bridges to cross this trail over Black Gore Creek. This section of the trail needs to be moved farther from I-70 to allow for the widening of eastbound I-70 for the auxiliary lane and realigning curves. 

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.




25th Annual Colonel's Challenge Charity Golf Tournament


Monday, August 1, 2022

Support The Cause/Register Now

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...

Operation Safe Driver Week Is July 10-16 With Focus on Speeding

This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is scheduled for July 10-16. Law enforcement personnel in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be on roadways throughout that week issuing warnings and citations to commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, such as speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, improper lane change, drunk or drugged driving, etc.  Read More...

OSHA 10-Hour Training

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