Hot Sheet
A Weekly Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
February 28, 2023
CARRYING CHAINS ON I-70: CMV's  driving on I-70 between
mileposts 133 (Dotsero) and 259 (C-470) from Sept. 1–May 31 must carry sufficient
chains at all times to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law. 
Please remind your driver to carry and use chains in any weather conditions that call for them, and where required on Colorado's roads.
In This Issue:
Join us for Axe Throwing!
Harriet Tubman Award
Welcome to our Newest Staff Members
ATRI Launches New Survey to Understand Impacts of Marijuana Legalization
REMINDER: Safety Nominations Due Friday
TopTech Competition
Sign Up for the Sporting Clay Shoot
Take our 2023 Membership Survey
Follow Us on Facebook & Twitter for Updates...

The Allied Conference Invites You to this Year's Axe Throwing Networking Event


Thursday, April 20, 2023



Click here for more information and to RSVP!

Welcome to our Newest Staff Members!


We want to extend a very warm welcome to our new staff members here at CMCA. 


Jeannette Riggans has joined us as the Office Manager. Jeannette can be reached at or 303-433-3375 ext.1


Nick Kliebenstein has joined us to manage Membership/Afiiliated Programs. 

Nick can be reached at or 303-433-3375 ext. 5


We are very excited to have them on our team.

ATRI Launches New Survey to Understand

Impacts of Marijuana Legalization



Washington, D.C. – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched a survey seeking motor carrier input on the impact of marijuana legalization on the trucking industry’s workforce. This research was identified as a top priority in 2022 by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee and will expand on ATRI’s 2019 study on the impacts of marijuana legalization on roadway safety.


Motor carrier staff and executives familiar with driver recruitment, retention and drug testing practices and trends are asked to share their input through the online survey. This timely research will provide insight into the specific challenges motor carriers face as the use of recreational marijuana grows in the U.S. The findings should also provide insight into approaches the industry can take to address these challenges.


“States are moving quickly to legalize recreational marijuana use,” said Fred Fakkema, Vice President of Safety and Compliance at Zonar Systems and Chairman of the American Trucking Associations' Law Enforcement Advisory Board. “This rapid change directly impacts fleets and their workforce; ATRI’s research will help quantify those impacts.”


ATRI’s confidential survey is available online here and will remain open through March 17, 2023.


ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501c3 not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.

REMINDER: Safety Nominations Due Friday


A reminder that nomination forms for Driver of the Month, Safety Professional of the Year and Fleet Safety Programs are due Friday March 3rd.


You can access the nomination forms here.


We would love to have you attend to support Safety and all our companies.  If you are unable to attend, please consider becoming a sponsor.  


Registration form is available here.


Sposnsorship form is availble here.


Please note the Banquet has moved hotels this year to the Doubletree by Hilton on Quebec and Martin Luther King Blvd.


For questions contact

The Maintenance Council of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is proud to announce the 11th Annual Colorado TopTech Skills Competition.


This Competition is designed to test the skills of our local Technicians in multiple categories having to do with heavy duty maintenance. This competition will include a written test and several hands on work stations.


The Competition will be held on April 22, 2023, at the Lincoln College of Technology Denver Campus, located at 11194 E. 45th Ave. Denver, CO 80239. The Competition will begin at 7:00am.


The winners in the Professional and Student categories will win prizes.


Sponsorships available.


View more info and entry forms.

Thank you to the 2023 TopTech Sponsors:

Diversified Body and Paint


McCandless Truck Centers

MHC Kenworth

Pinnacol Assurance



Southern Tire Mart

Travel Centers of America

Western Towing and Recovery

CMCA would like your input. Please take our survey and tell us what you think! Complete the survey by 3/31 for a chance to win $25 to Starbucks. Thank you!
Upcoming Training & Events at CMCA:
Mar. 1 - New Member Orientation (9am-11am)
Mar. 2 - Safety Managment Council Meeting (Noon-1:30pm)
Mar. 8 - Drug/Alcohol Policies and Procedures (8am-Noon)
Mar. 8 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)
Mar. 9 - ZOOM DOT Files and Recordkeeping (8am-Noon)
Mar. 14 - Allied Meeting (11:30am-12:30pm)
Mar. 15 - Board of Directors Meeting (10am-Noon)
Mar. 23 - Annual Inspection Seminar (8am-Noon)
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