Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
February 02, 2021




Beware!  Identity Theft Happens to CompaniesToo!


CMCA is working with one of our local, long-time members who has been a victim of Identity Theft.  Someone has “cloned” their name and DOT number, forged insurance documents and operating authority documents.  The person(s) involved have managed to collect money for past loads, gain payment advances and to pickup loads without delivering them.


Our member now faces a challenge, not only to recover lost revenue, but to clear their company’s name and reputation, and try to salvage business contracts and broker relationships.


PLEASE make sure you are taking whatever steps you can to protect yourself and your company.  FMCSA has released some guidance (HERE) that may be helpful.

Coping with Stress During the Pandemic


Courtesy Truckload Carriers Association

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.  View Tips


2021 Training Schedule
The February classes and seminars will take place in-person pending any COVID changes in regulations.


Feb 3 - Disc Brake Certification (9am-Noon). This hands-on seminar covers how to adjust and manipulate disc brakes and disc brake systems. Includes video training. Applicable for Safety Managers, Mechanics and Drivers.
Feb. 11 - DOT Safety & Compliance Essentials (8am-4:30pm)
Feb 25 - What to do at the Scene of an Accident (8am-Noon).  This class is a limited capacity course that hasn’t been offered in two years. We only offer this seminar once this year, so please sign up quickly!”


Maintenance Council Meeting Notice

Tuesday February 9, 2021
11:30am-1:00pm via ZOOM


TOPIC: TRW Steering System Steering School
There is no charge to attend, but you must register in advance for this meeting.

Featured Affiliate Program – AutoSock


Many CMCA members know McGee Company as the supplier of Autosock, the popular easy to mount traction device approved across the USA as an alternative to tire chains.  Since 1951 McGee Company has been providing tire service supplies, truck service equipment, and installation of equipment throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.  McGee Company offers Rotary lifts for cars and trucks, Graco lubrication equipment, and Quincy air compressors.  If you are looking for one source to provide you equipment and installation to outfit your maintenance facility call McGee Company at 800-525-8888 or visit our website

CMCA Member Netradyne Offers Free Webinar

Courtesy Transport Topics
Netradyne sponsored a free webinar entitled “Navigating the Driver Shortage”, and is offering it out free to our members.  The air date was January 19th.   Register here for your on-demand access.
What to expect: The latest economic report from ATA estimates the driver shortage to be over 60,000. What role has the pandemic played? Older drivers chose to retire while potential drivers found licensing difficult with the closure of state motor vehicles offices. The launch of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse database also impacted the number of drivers on the road. A number of companies raised pay as a means to not only attract new, qualified drivers but also acknowledge how valuable their current drivers have been throughout the year. But, what more can be done to combat the shortage? Founder & CEO of DriverReach, Jeremy Reymer, joins TT's Dan Ronan for a conversation about the driver shortage, capacity constraints, and what fleets can do to help themselves.

2020-21 Safety Awards Nominations


The Safety Management Council of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is pleased to provide Safety Award Nominations.  This is a great opportunity to recognize your company, drivers, and safety professionals for their dedication to highway safety.  Awards will be presented at the Safety Awards Banquet to be held in 2021.


All forms need to be returned to the Colorado Motor Carriers Association by March 5, 2021 to be eligible.


View More Info/Download Forms

Courtesy Transport Topics

The nationwide average price of diesel fuel rose 2.2 cents to $2.738 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Feb. 1.


The price of trucking’s main fuel increased for the 13th consecutive week. Despite that, diesel still costs 21.8 cents a gallon less than it did a year ago.


The average price of a gallon of gasoline also increased, by 1.7 cents to $2.409 a gallon. Gasoline has nearly caught up with last year's price as it currently sits just 4.6 cents a gallon cheaper than a year ago. Read More...

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