Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
December 18, 2018

Wishing you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year.

Reminder: the CMCA Office will be closed on Dec. 24th, 25th, 31st and Jan. 1st!

New Belgium Brewery Recognized for their Commitment to Emissions and Energy Reductions


Colorado Company Receives Prestigious Green Shipper Award

Photo: Christine Biegert, Fleet Manager

At the Colorado Motor Carriers Association’s annual convention in Beaver Creek, Colorado, in October of this year, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA) recognized New Belgium for their contributions and efforts toward reducing diesel emissions and energy utilization.  Both areas are identified by the federal and state government as important goals regarding reducing criteria emissions and greenhouse gases.  Read More...

Christmas Drive: Greeley trucker, veteran driving wreaths to Arlington for ceremony

Greeley (Colo.) Tribune, Dec. 13  

Nate McCarty’s sleigh this holiday season is a 74-foot long, 13-foot-tall semitrailer. But he’s delivering something more meaningful than toys.


McCarty, a 45-year-old Greeley resident and a Gulf War veteran, is part of a convoy transporting hundreds of thousands of handmade wreaths from Columbia Falls, Maine, where they are made, to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia as part of Wreaths Across America Day.


The national event takes place Saturday in cemeteries across the U.S., including Greeley, to honor fallen soldiers.  




Livestock/insect haulers relieved from ELD compliance ‘until further notice’

CCJ Digital, December 14

Drivers hauling livestock and insects can continue to run on paper logs — and without an electronic logging device — “until further notice,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Thursday in an update on its website.

FMCSA also noted on its website that livestock transporters do not need to carry documentation about this exemption.

The move by the agency seems intended to remove at least temporary uncertainty surrounding whether livestock haulers need to adopt an ELD or not.   Read more...

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Attention Truck Fleets: Hear the Latest on the SmartWay Designated Specification for Day Cabs!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
11:00 AM (PT)/ 1:00 PM (CT)/ 2:00 PM (ET)

EPA’s technology verification and designation programs give you the assurance that fuel-saving technologies for combination tractor-trailers deliver on their promise!

This webinar introduces fleets to the new SmartWay designation for day cab tractors, new SmartWay retread tire verification targets, and gives you trending information on EPA SmartWay technology verification and designation programs. We’ll explain what the new SmartWay-designated day cab and retread tire verification can mean to your operations. This webinar will help you understand how you can use all the EPA verified and designated technologies to improve fuel efficiency and increase your bottom line!

Sam Waltzer, SmartWay Technology Team Leader
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This webinar is for: truck fleets interested in the latest fuel efficient technologies.

Click here to register for the webinar

 High Speed Transit Survey

Development Research Partners has been retained by the Collaborative Effort and the I-70 Coalition to conduct a study to estimate the economic impacts of a high-speed transit system in the I-70 Mountain Corridor.  They have two surveys: one for Mountain Corridor residents and a separate survey for Metro Denver residents.
See inks below!    The survey will take just 5-8 minutes to complete and will close at the end of December. 

Please feel free to contact Patty Silverstein with Development Research Partners should you have any questions. Patty Silverstein, President & Chief Economist, Development Research Partners, 303-991-0073,

Thank you in advance for participating!

  Here are the links for the two surveys:




Training Calendar - Click Here to Register!   

NOTE:  The 2019 schedule is now available on our website. 

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

January 10, 2019 - Annual Vehicle Inspection/ Appendix G (8am-Noon)

January 22, 2019 - Designated Employer Representative (8:30am-4:30pm)

January 24, 2019 - Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)

Events/Meetings Calendar - Click Here to RSVP!

December 19, 2018 - Board Meeting (10am-Noon)

December 24-25, 2018 - CMCA Office CLOSED

December 31, 2018 - CMCA Office CLOSED

January 16, 2019 -  Professional Bull Riding & Dinner (4:30pm)

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