Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
December 28, 2021
Happy New Year!
The CMCA Office will be CLOSED
Dec. 31st - Jan 3rd
for the holidays!


ANNUAL QUERIES: Are you up-to-date?

Employers of CDL drivers must conduct a query in the Clearinghouse at least once per year for each CDL driver they employ (for more details on employer requirements, see 49 CFR 382.701). A limited query satisfies the annual query requirement. The annual query is tracked on a rolling 12-month basis, which means that if you conducted your last annual queries in December 2020, it is time to conduct your next round of queries.


Log in to the Clearinghouse and visit your Query History page (under My Dashboard > Queries) to see if your annual queries are due. For instructions on conducting annual queries, download the How to Conduct a Limited Query job aid.


What do employers need to do to satisfy the annual query requirement?
Employers must obtain a general consent from CDL drivers they employ before conducting limited queries in the Clearinghouse to view these drivers’ information (you can download a sample limited query consent form). Employers may obtain a multi-year general consent from the driver for limited queries; if an employer obtained such a consent in 2020, the employer does not need to obtain the driver’s consent again in 2021.


Employers can log in to the Clearinghouse and conduct annual queries today.


What if an employer conducted a pre-employment query within the past 12 months?
The pre-employment query satisfies the annual query requirement for that driver. Employers are not required to query the driver until one year after that pre-employment query. To learn more about queries and consent requests, download the Queries and Consent Requests Factsheet.


What is a query plan?

Before an employer can conduct queries in the Clearinghouse, the employer must purchase a query plan. Download the How to Purchase a Query Plan job aid for full instructions.

2022 taxable wage base increases for CO Unemployment Insurance


As was expected, the State of Colorado has increased the taxable wage base for Unemployment Insurance.  The taxable wage base increases from $13,600 in 2021 to $17,000 for 2022. 


For more information and resources, visit the CO Dept. of Labor and Employment website.

2022 IFTA Renewal & Grace Period


The Department is processing the 2022 licenses. There is a two month grace period to display IFTA credentials. This means if your IFTA and IRP accounts are in good standing, you have until February 28, 2022 to obtain and display the 2022 credentials on your vehicle.


Review your IFTA account in Revenue Online to verify it is in good standing Verify all returns have been received and there are no outstanding balances. If your account is up to date by December 28th, the 2022 license will be issued automatically.


If you do not receive your IFTA credentials or a letter by February 1, 2022 and you intend to operate as an IFTA carrier in 2022, please contact the Department to check on the status of your account.
Upcoming 2022 Calendar:
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and meetings will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations. 
Just a friendly reminder to RSVP NOW!
Jan 6 - Safety Management Council Meeting (12:30-1:30pm)  Click here to register for this meeting.
Jan 11 - Allied Meeting (11:30am-12:30pm)
Jan 13 - Annual DOT Inspection (8am-Noon).  Are you looking for a ZOOM class in the New Year? Take this class virtually and register here. 
Jan 15 - Brake Certification (9am-Noon)
Feb 10 - DOT Safety & Compliance Essentials (8am-4:30pm)

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Plan Ahead!


Watch your emails and the CMCA website for the Safety Awards Nominations and Ray Smith Scholarship Applications coming in early January.


The Ray Smith Scholarship offers funding for both academic and technical training – all graduating seniors or current students are welcome to apply.


The Fleet Safety, Driver of the Month and Safety Professional of the Year applications will also be posted soon.  Nominate your company, drivers and safety personnel!


Save the Dates!

* Safety Awards Banquet – Friday, April 8, 2022 – Doubletree by Hilton
* TopTech Competition – Saturday, April 23, 2022 – Lincoln Tech
* Truck Driving Championships – Saturday, June 4, 2022 – Adams County Fairgrounds
* Annual Convention – September 29 – October 1, 2022 – Grand Hyatt Vail
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