Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
April 9, 2019

CMCA is looking for volunteers for this year’s Truck Driving Championship on 6/1.

Please contact Sarah at

NEW classes are now being offered in Greeley and Grand Junction...
check out our
calendar for dates and seminars coming soon!
TopTech Competition
April 27, 2019 at 8am
Hosted by Lincoln College of Technology-Denver Campus.  This competition is open to member and non-member technicians.  Entry fee is $50 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch.  Prizes include tool boxes, tool cart, cash and gift cards.


FMCSA encouraging drivers to register for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Courtesy CCJ Digital

The federal CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, which will be a database of truck drivers who have failed or refused a drug or alcohol test, takes effect in January 2020, the date when carriers will be required to begin uploading notices of failed driver drug tests and querying the data base when making driver hires.  Read More...


National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual event that brings attention to work zone safety. Large trucks and buses have limited maneuverability and large blind spots, which make driving in work zones more challenging for them. All road users can stay safe while traveling through these areas with these five tips from the Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership.

LAST CHANCE to register for April events - visit our  EVENTS PAGE!!

April 12th - Safety Awards Banquet

April 25th - Allied Networking (Members Only) 
April 27th - TopTech Competition
May 15th - Board of Directors Dinner
June 1st  - Truck Driving Championships
June 21st - Sporting Clay Shoot
July 15th - Allied Golf Tournament

Western Slope Meeting
April 18, 2019

8:00am Breakfast ~ 8:30am Meeting  
Location:  Wagner Equipment 
2322 I-70 Frontage Rd, Grand Junction, CO 

Truckers Against Trafficking

 Freedom Drivers Project (FDP)

"The Freedom Drivers Project mobile exhibit provides a glimpse into the realities of human trafficking, how trucking is driving change in that area, and simple action steps anyone can take to fight it."  

FDP Exhibit is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Click here for more info

Do you have new people working with you that you would like to have receive CMCA’s newsletters?  Please email Sarah all their contact information.


Emergency Preparedness Request-Jefferson County

Jefferson County is looking for companies that would be willing to have a pre-written agreement or volunteer to be a resource for Jefferson County in an emergency.

  • The Jefferson County Public Health Department would need access to at least 3 refrigerated box trucks (city type 16ft body) or vans for vaccination storage/transport as well as a 53’ trailer for vaccination storage.  
  • The Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management would need access to a minimum of 2 refrigerated box trucks (city type 16ft body) or vans for food transport.  

Storage would be at secure locations provided by the County.  Drivers could be provided by Jefferson County depending on circumstances.

Depending on the scale and type of the emergency, the request for these refrigerator trucks/vans will be by utilizing either the pre-written agreements or through a resource request from the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management.



Anjanette Hawkins, MPH

Emergency Response Planner

Office: 303.271.8398

Cell: 303.513.3508

24/7 ESF8: 303.239.7156

Fax: 303.271.8390

Habitat for Humanity – Trailer Needed


Habitat for Humanity is looking for a good used trailer, or donations to offset the purchase of a new trailer.  It will be used to haul construction materials and donated items.  Below are the specs requested.


Dual axle, steel-framed flatbed trailer with ramps.

Bumper pull

18’ bed length & 8’6” bed width

GVWR of 9990 lbs.

Payload capacity of 6,846 lbs.

Axle capacity of 5,200 lbs.


If anyone has a used trailer in great shape or would like to help Habitat with purchasing a new trailer, please contact Patti at or 303.433.3375, ext. 104.



Designating Provider Clinics for Your Employees

If one of your employees is injured on the job, who will they see for care? Has your organization designated several medical clinics that can treat your workers? If you haven’t, Pinnacol has assigned providers to serve your company so you are in compliance with state law.


Training Calendar - Click Here to Register!   

A complete list of  Training Classes and descriptions is available on our website!

April 11, 2019 - Annual Vehicle Inspection/Appendix G Seminar (8am-Noon)

April 16, 2019 - Designated Employer Representative Seminar (8:30am-4:30pm)

May 9, 2019 - DOT Safety & Compliance Essentials (8:00am-4:30pm)

May 11, 2019 - Brake Certification (9am-Noon)

May 16, 2019 - CMV Inspections-Grand Junction - (8:30am-12:30pm)

Events/Meetings Calendar - Click Here to RSVP!

April 12, 2019 - Safety Awards Banquet

April 18, 2019 - Western Slope Meeting

April 25, 2019 - Allied Networking Event

April 27, 2019 - TopTech Competition

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