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A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
July 14, 2020
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FMCSA: Drivers fearing for their safety can tap HOS exception

Courtesy FreightWaves

Drivers running into protests and other unexpected delays caused by civil unrest and who fear for their safety will not be considered in violation of hours-of-service regulations, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

In a July 9 tweet, the agency underscored an emergency exception – subsection 395.1 (b) within FMCSA regulations – that a driver can tap to complete a trip.


Food Bank Needs Transportation Help

There is one more Adams County food bank that could use transportation assistance.  If you are able to help, please email and she will pair you up with the right contacts.



Frequency: First 3 Mondays of each month

Time: approximately 8:30am

Locations: 2 locations for pick-up / both delivering to same location

Amount: approximately 10,000 pounds per week

Western Slope "Virtual" Chapter Meeting
July 30, 2020

"The Future of Tires"
presented by Brian Carter, Michelin

This meeting will be “VIRTUAL” using Zoom – No Charge, but Advance Registration is REQUIRED.

Click here to register in advance for this meeting.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Sponsored by:



Masks and heat stress: Know the signs to reduce employees’ risks

It has already been an unusually hot summer in Colorado, with temperatures soaring above usual highs. The blazing weather arrives as employers implement protocols to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing masks.

Many Colorado cities and counties now require people to put on masks when entering businesses, and Gov. Jared Polis signed a mask order mandating that workers in most industries wear face coverings.  Read More...


Trainings will take place with reduced class sizes, social distancing, and the proper precautions taking place, including sanitizing and limited contact.


This includes:
July 22, 2020 - Disc Brake Seminar (9am-Noon)
**August 11, 2020 - DataQ's and How to be Successful Seminar (8:30am-11am)
August 13, 2020 - Annual Vehicle Inspection/Appendix G Seminar (8am-Noon)
August 15, 2020 - Brake Certification Seminar 9am-Noon)
August 18, 2020 - Drug/Alcohol Policies & Procedures Seminar (8am-Noon)
August 18, 2020 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion Seminar (1pm-4pm)
August 20, 2020 - Hours of Service/ELD Auditting Seminar (8am-Noon)

** Last One This Year

Please contact if you have questions or click here to register for upcoming classes. We will limit class size, so registering early is highly recommended!

Visit our 
Website Calendar for an updated schedule! 

ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in Denver, CO

Join us for the annual ATA Management Conference & Exhibition on October 24-27, 2020 in Denver, CO.  Register Now and Pay Later.  Full Details – HERE.


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