Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
August 25, 2020
REMINDER:  Chain Law Carry Requirements Start Tuesday

As a reminder, the requirement to carry adequate chains on I-70 between Morrison and Dotsero begins next Tuesday, September 1st.
Please alert your drivers and maintenance folks to put them on your mountain trucks.

I-70 Reopens – Cautiously Optimistic


Below is a statement put out by CDOT on Monday. Please pay close attention to changing weather that can cause mud and rock slides that may again threaten the Interstate.


CDOT announces limited reopening of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon 

Travelers urged to be aware of weather forecast and potential for intermittent closures


STATEWIDE ― The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is announcing a limited reopening of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon this morning. CDOT asks that motorists prepare for reduced speeds, no stopping in the canyon and closures due to mudslides and other events. CDOT also urges travelers to stay focused on the road and avoid distracted driving. The I-70 closure began Monday, Aug. 10, when the Grizzly Creek Fire started burning along the interstate. The closure was located between Glenwood Springs (Mile Point 116) and Gypsum (MP 140). Wildfires in other parts of Colorado continue to affect Colorado Highways 14 and 139.


The Colorado Department of Transportation opened 1-70 in Glenwood Canyon on Monday morning. Travelers will encounter a lower speed limit and should anticipate more safety closures after rains or other weather. Motorists should also plan for not being able to stop at rest areas in the canyon, due to rockfall and other hazards.  Read More...


September 10, 2020 - Designated Employer Representative Seminar (8:30am-4:30pm)

 Please contact if you have questions or click here to register for upcoming classes. We will limit class size, so registering early is highly recommended!

Visit our 
Website Calendar for an updated schedule! 

Colorado's Clean Truck Strategy Public Meetings
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), and the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) will host a series of joint online public meetings to discuss Colorado's Clean Truck Strategy (more details available here:


Last month, the state signed a multi-state Memorandum of Understanding to work collaboratively to advance the market for electric trucks and buses. The agencies also announced a public process to work with industry and community stakeholders to develop a broad set of strategies to reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. With transportation now the largest source of air pollution in Colorado -- and with our economy increasingly reliant on freight, as exemplified during the COVID-19 crisis -- it is critical that the state develop a thoughtful and balanced approach that provides a pathway for emissions reductions from this key sector. This series of public meetings will provide input to this strategy.


Please save the dates for these public meetings and share with any other stakeholders that may be interested in this topic.


Public Meeting #1

August 27, 2020

12:30-2:30 PM MT

Online meeting details to be shared soon 

**this meeting will be virtual only**


Public Meeting #2

September 16, 2020

6:30-8:30 PM MT

Online meeting details to be shared soon 

**this meeting will be virtual only**


Public Meeting #3

October 1, 2020

2:00-4:00 PM MT

Online meeting details to be shared soon 

**this meeting will be virtual only**

Dates and times are subject to change, but we will try to keep these times! Additional public meetings may be added as necessary.  


Thank you in advance for your participation in this process!


New Expanded Location with Easier Truck Access


Bruckner Truck Sales, Inc., a Mack Trucks commercial dealer, is pleased to announce the October XX, 2020 opening of their newly completed facility. The building situated on 5 acres at 6145 Champlin Drive, Fountain, allows for easy truck traffic access from I-25. The 30,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art dealership offers greater service bay and expanded parts warehouse capacity. Bruckner’s will also have additional space for new and used truck and trailer inventory. This new facility replaces Bruckner’s previous location at 3160 Century St. that has been serving Colorado Springs customers since October of 2013.

Everything you need to prepare for an OSHA Investigation

Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigations monitor how businesses manage everyday risks for their workers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted risk management as a priority for many businesses. No matter what their industry, employers are evaluating workplace safety protocol and becoming more proactive about improving it.  Read More...


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