Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
December 14, 2021

Webinar: Elevate Your Fleet With RNG
Using Renewable Natural Gas at Altitude


December 15th, 2021 ~ 3PM MST | 2PM PT


Presented by the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, a Redmark partner


Join us on Wednesday, December 15th, from 3 PM - 4 PM MST to hear from industry experts about the incentives, infrastructure, and technologies available to help fleets use renewable natural gas. 

In this webinar, presented by the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, speakers from Cummins, CMCA, X3CNG, Waste Management, UPS, and more will address common concerns about RNG.

Topics will include fueling infrastructure, tax credits and incentives, engine technologies, and vehicle performance. Local fleet managers will share their own experience of using natural gas vehicles for all types of operations, including in Colorado's mountain terrain.


Clearinghouse Rule II – Employer Requirements Have Not Changed


On November 8, 2021, the second Clearinghouse final rule, Controlled Substances and Alcohol Testing: State Driver’s Licensing Agency Non-Issuance/Downgrade of Commercial Driver’s License; Correction, went into effect. While this rule addresses how States are required to use the information in the Clearinghouse, it does not change any of the requirements for employers to query Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit holders and report drug and alcohol program violations. All requirements established by the first Clearinghouse rule, remain in place. Download the brochures below to learn more about these requirements. 

Have you completed your annual queries?


In addition to conducting pre-employment queries, employers are required to query each CDL holder they employ at least once a year. The annual query is tracked on a rolling 12-month basis. This means if you conducted your last annual queries in December 2020, it is time to conduct your next round of annual queries. Log in to the Clearinghouse and visit your Query History page to see if your annual queries are due. For instructions on conducting annual queries, download the How to Conduct a Limited Query job aid.

Minimum Wage Increase in Denver


Denver’s citywide minimum wage will increase to $15.87/hr. on January 1, 2022. The wage increase from $14.77 will boost pay for tens of thousands of people who work in the City and County of Denver. The 2022 raise is the third of three “catch-up” steps occurring annually since 2020. 


The citywide minimum wage applies to all work performed within the boundaries of the City and County of Denver. Employers and workers can check the address where their work was performed in our regional address finder map at or  

Read the press release for more information.

Introducing CMCA’s New MarketPlace for Products and Services


CMCA now has a new, improved MarketPlace that is easy to access right on our website.  On the CMCA Marketplace you will find listings for all the CMCA members who offer products and services including, but not limited to, banking, insurance, trailer sales, drug & alcohol testing and more.   You can now browse the Marketplace as your one-stop shop for all products and services.


You will find companies listed in alphabetical order or select by category and the name of the company along with contact information and website to make your search that much easier. Find your next service or product with CMCA’s transportation professionals in the Marketplace.

LAST CLASS  This Year: 
Class prices are increasing in 2022.
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and events will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations.
December 16, 2021- Hours of Service/ELD Compliance (8am-Noon)
Are you looking for a ZOOM class in the New Year? Take the Annual DOT Inspection Seminar virtually and register here. 

TopTech Competition - Call For Entries

April 23, 2022

Lincoln College of Technology, Denver


We strongly urge you to encourage your Technicians to participate in the Colorado TopTech Skills Competition.  The TopTech Skills competition is open to ALL member and non-member Technicians.


Entry fee is $50 per contestant.

Sponsorships available.

Click here for more info.

I-70 Glenwood Canyon Emergency Project, week of Dec. 13-17th

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, Wednesday, Dec. 15 and Thursday, Dec. 16 safety critical rock scaling operations will continue to remove debris and repair damage to eight existing rockfall fences on the north slope in Glenwood Canyon.


While rocks are being scaled, traffic stops on I-70 will be required for westbound traffic only. Traffic holds for eastbound traffic will be intermittent for safety critical operations, but could expand if necessary. These holds are expected to last 20-30 minutes, depending on the work taking place, before traffic is released. The hours of operation will be 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and crews will be monitoring traffic impacts. This work is contingent on the weather forecast. Motorists should expect delays due to traffic volumes.


Motorists planning to travel on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon should pay attention to road conditions on and weather forecasts. Rest area and recreation path information is also available at I-70 safety closure information can be found on CDOT’s website by clicking here


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