Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
February 19, 2019
In This Issue:

Safety Award Nominations Due 2/28

Truck Parking Shortage

CDOT I-25 Survey

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

Foundation Fundraiser

Allied Networking Event

Truck Bottlenecks

Upcoming Classes/Events

*Note* March 7th - there will be a Roadeo Meeting following the SMC Meeting
Important Reminder:

Safety Awards Nominations – DUE FEBRUARY 28th

The Safety Management Council of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is pleased to provide Safety Awards Nominations. Mark Your Calendar – April 12, 2019 is the annual Safety Awards Banquet.  Click here for more info!
Foundation Fundraiser - March 5, 2019
Click here for printable flyer!


Survey for CDOT I-25 Central PEL


Below is a link to a survey being conducted for CDOT’s I-25 Central Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study.   We were asked to help spread the word regarding the survey.  For further information, see the attached flyer. 


Click here for I-25 Central PEL project survey.


Truck Parking Shortage Costs Drivers $4,600 a Year, Expert Says

Courtesy of Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — The difficulty of finding truck parking is pushing drivers out of the business and contributing to the industry’s persistent driver shortage, according to experts who spoke at the Natso annual convention, held here Feb. 10-13. 



Important Dates & Deadlines:

CMCA's upcoming events can now be found on our new events page!

Feb. 21st - Western Slope Meeting in Grand Junction Click here for more details!

Feb. 28th - deadline for Safety Award Nominations
March 5th - Foundation Fundraiser
March 7th - Roadeo Meeting
(following SMC meeting)

April 12th - Safety Banquet.

April 25th - Allied Networking Event
April 27th - TopTech Competition
April 30th - deadline for Ray Smith Scholarship applications


Come Connect With Us....

The CMCA Allied Conference is hosting a networking event on April 25th from 4:30-6:30pm at the Crafty Fox, 3901 Fox Street, Denver CO.  Cost is $10 per person.  Please RSVP by April 22nd.   
Register Now


ATRI Releases Annual List of Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks

The American Transportation Research Institute today released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America.

The 2019 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system.  The analysis, based on truck GPS data from nearly 1 million heavy duty trucks uses several customized software applications and analysis methods, along with terabytes of data from trucking operations, to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location. 

“Congestion is a persistent issue for our industry and our company specifically,” said Rich McArdle, president of UPS Freight. “For UPS, if all of our vehicles are delayed just five minutes a day, every day, it costs our company $114 million a year. In order to combat congestion, many companies must plan operational redundancies to meet their customer needs. Using data like ATRI’s bottleneck report can help both companies and elected officials to make more informed decisions.” 

For the first time since 2014, the intersection of I-95 and SR 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey is back on top as the Number One freight bottleneck in the country.  The rest of the Top 10 includes:

2.   Atlanta: I-285 at I-85 (North)
3.   Atlanta: I-75 at I-285 (North)
4.   Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57
5.   Houston: I-45 at I-69/US 59
6.   Cincinnati: I-71 at I-75
7.   Chicago: I-290 at I-90/I-94 
8.   Nashville: I-24/I-40 at I-440 (East)
9.   Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (West)
10. Los Angeles: I-710 at I-105

ATRI’s analysis found that year-over-year truck speeds across the top 10 locations dropped by an average of nearly 9 percent as congestion worsened along the nation’s busiest freight roadways. 

For access to the full report, including detailed information on each of the 100 top congested locations, please visit ATRI’s website by clicking here.


Training Calendar - Click Here to Register!   

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

February 21, 2019 - DOT Files and Recordkeeping (8am-Noon)

February 26, 2019 - Drug & Alcohol Policies and Procedures (8am-Noon)

February 26, 2019 - Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)

Events/Meetings Calendar - Click Here to RSVP!

February 20, 2019 - Board Meeting (10am-Noon)

February 21, 2019 - Western Slope Meeting (8:30am-11am)

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