Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
February 23, 2021

REMINDER: OSHA Reports Due March 2nd


For those companies who are required to report and submit records to OSHA, that deadline to upload reports is March 2nd.


As a reminder, if you have 20-250 employees in “covered” industries OR you have over 250 employees you must submit logs.  If you do not know if you need to submit, check your NAIC code here:


For more information, visit the OSHA website.

Trucking Bankruptcies Surged in 2020 as Pandemic Hits Small Carriers


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The COVID-19 pandemic forced more than 3,000 trucking companies out of business in 2020 — a significant leap from about 1,000 the year prior — as the early months of the global health crisis proved too difficult for some in the industry to withstand.  Read More...


I-225 Travel Advisory


The Colorado Department of Transportation will close southbound Interstate 225 at Tamarac St/DTC Blvd (Exit 2-A) from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 to 5 a.m. on Thursday, February 25. The closure is necessary so crews can remove the temporary barrier and restripe the roadway. Once reopened on Feb. 25, the project will be done and no more restrictions will be in place at this location. Detour signage will be in place to safely direct motorists to alternate routes.  Learn More.

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


Feb 25 - What to do at the Scene of an Accident (8am-Noon).

This Seminar Covers:  How to respond to the accident, how to help drivers through the requirements of statements, testing, and so forth.  Applicable for Safety Managers, and other personnel making decisions regarding safety policies in their company.


Arnold Wheat of Accident Reconstruction Services teaches this course and brings over 35 years of experience in the field of traffic accident investigation and reconstruction with a background in law enforcement.


This class is limited in availability and is only being taught once this year. Sign up now!
Coming Next Month:
Mar 2 - Drug/Alcohol Policies & Procedures (8am-Noon)
Mar 2 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)

CARB Regulation for large entities that operate CA


CARB’s online electronic reporting system, which includes a reporting guide, a downloadable spreadsheet and data upload capabilities, is now available. Reporting is mandatory for any entity that operates a facility in California and meets any of the following criteria:

• Had more than $50 million in revenues in 2019 from all related subsidiaries, subdivisions, or branches, and has at least one vehicle; or

• Owns 50 or more vehicles; or

• Dispatches 50 or more vehicles into or throughout California.


The reporting requirements were adopted as part of CARB’s Advanced Clean Trucks regulation which is undergoing administrative review and has yet to be finalized. Reporting is voluntary until the regulation is finalized and becomes effective. However, given the April 1, 2021 deadline, affected entities should prepare now for this data collection and submittal should the regulation be finalized prior to this deadline.


For more information on the requirements click HERE.


Freight Sector Partnership Survey


In an effort to help address the shortage of truck drivers that has been an on-going problem for many years, a Freight Sector Industry Partnership has been formed which includes freight industry leaders, employers, training providers, non-profit agencies and other supporting partners to develop a centralized program unlike any before to educate, promote and recruit talent. On behalf of the Freight Industry Sector Partnership, please take a few minutes to answer this survey. The information from the survey will help us understand underlying problems, issues, and challenges facing the industry and work needed to affect change. Please complete the survey by February 23rd Click Here to Start Survey.


Scholarship Applications Available

The 2021-2022 Ray Smith Scholarship applications are now available.  Eligible recipients include High School graduating seniors to returning College and Technical School students.  Scholarships valued at up to $2,500 will be awarded in May.

Annually, the Ray Smith Scholarship program helps fund continuing education / training for worthy students furthering their academic or technical training.  The Scholarship Program is funded through generous donations from CMCA members, memorial gifts and other fundraising activities.  For more information on the program, visit our website.

Download an ACADEMIC scholarship application

Download a VOCATIONAL scholarship application


Completed applications MUST be received in full by 4:00pm on April 30, 2021

Diesel Climbs 7.5¢ to $2.876 a Gallon


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Diesel rose 7.5 cents to $2.876 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released Feb. 16.  Read More...

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