Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
December 30, 2019

FMCSA Raises Minimum Annual Percentage Rates for Drug Testing

Beginning January 1, 2020, the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing is 50 percent of the average number of driver positions. The minimum annual percentage rate for random alcohol testing will remain at 10 percent.


The FMCSA Administrator must increase the minimum annual random testing percentage rate when the data received under the reporting requirements for any calendar year indicate that the reported positive rate is equal to or greater than 1.0 percent. Based on the results of the 2018 FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Testing Survey, the positive rate for controlled substances random testing increased to 1.0 percent. Therefore, the Agency will increase the controlled substances minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing to 50 percent of the average number of driver positions.


Please make sure you contact your MROs and external testing companies to ensure they are pulling enough random tests to meet this new threshold.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Patti at

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Last Chance for Year End Case Pricing!

CMCA is extending our End of the Year Case sale through Friday, January 3rd.  Call Kate and order today!


Metal Strap Security Seals – 25% off a case of 1,000 seals

Carbonless Duplicate DVIR – 25% off a case of 100 books

Western Slope - January 9, 2020

FMCSA Drug/Alcohol Clearinghouse Workshop (8:30am-11:30am)
Speakers: Alan Rice, FMCSA and Kristina Hogan, KCG Drug Alcohol Solutions 

Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1:00-4:00pm)
Instructor: Kristina Hogan, KCG Drug Alcohol Solutions

View More Info/Register
(space is limited)

National Western Stock Show Professional Bull Riders Finals
Wednesday, January 15, 2020


Great Event to bring your customers or potential customers while adding a fun evening.

Sponsorships available - contact
Sponsored by the Allied Group of CMCA.

Click here to register-Tickets Selling Out!

Be on the Lookout! 
Watch your emails, the Hotsheet and our website in the next two weeks, as there will be a lot of information coming your way.


Some of the items to watch for: 

  • Ray Smith Scholarship Applications – these are for both college AND vocational / trade school
  • Safety Awards Nominations – enter your drivers, your fleet and your safety professionals into the annual CMCA Safety Awards Program
  • Legislative Updates including our Legislative Reception and meetings
  • 2020 Calendar of Events – includes meetings, training classes and all our special events

The Colorado Motor Carriers Association and

NATMI present

Fleet Safety Certification Courses

Motor Fleet Safety Basics – January 27–28, 2020

Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs – January 29-30, 2020 

Certification Exam – January 31, 2020

Denver, CO ~ View More Info

Watch your mailboxes for a letter with your CMCA Directory updates.  Please contact if you have questions or didn't receive one.

 Training Calendar - Click Here to Register! 

January 9, 2020 - Annual Vehicle Inspection/Appendix G (8am-Noon)

January 9, 2020 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion on Western Slope (1:00-4:00pm)

January 16, 2020 - Designated Employer Representative Seminar (8:30am-4:30pm)

January 23, 2020 - Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)

Events/Meetings Calendar - Click Here to RSVP! 

January 1, 2020 - CMCA Office CLOSED

January 2, 2020 - Safety Council CANCELLED (Noon-1:30pm)

January 9, 2020 - Drug/Alcohol Clearinghouse Workshop on Western Slope (8:30am-11:30am)

January 15, 2020 - Professional Bull Riders Finals and Dinner

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