Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
July 5, 2022

Annual CMCA Convention
September 29th ~ October 1st
Grand Hyatt Vail ~ Vail, CO


Registration Opens Tomorrow - Watch Your Inbox For Details.

Supreme Court Denies Review of AB5


California’s AB5 law severely restricting the use of independent contractors will soon be enforced against the trucking industry after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the California Trucking Association’s appeal.

In an end-of-term orders list released June 30, the Supreme Court denied review of the 9th Circuit’s reversal of the injunction against enforcement of California’s AB 5 against the trucking industry. As a result, an injunction that has been in place for roughly two years will be lifted quickly and complying with AB5 will be a reality for trucking companies in California, according to the transportation attorneys at Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary. (Courtesy of Heavy Duty Trucking).

In many ways, the make-up of trucking companies in California may need to change, as most companies will be unable to meet the restrictions of the ABC test necessary in order to hire owner-operators.  This could lead to increased cases of misclassification and subject companies to penalties and fines retroactive to 2020.


What that means for Colorado companies who send owner operators into California is not yet known, nor is there any current legal guidance.


For more information, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the California Trucking Association’s site HERE.


CMCA will keep you up-to-date as we hear more concrete news on how this may affect our members. 

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CMCA will not overwhelm our followers with posts, but will use this as a tool to get time sensitive information out as quickly as possible.

Annual Golf Tournament - July 11th

Arrowhead Golf Course



Contact to be on a wait list.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


THANK YOU to our Sponsors - your support is appreciated.  View List HERE!


**NOTE** The CMCA Office will be closed on Monday July 11th!
Upcoming Training...
Jul 16 - Disc Brake Certification (9am-Noon)
Aug 10 - Annual DOT Inspection Seminar (8am-Noon)
Aug 22-26: NATMI Safety Certification Course (8am-5pm)

Participate in Xcel Energy’s Electric Vehicle Refuse Fleets Pilot


Join us to learn about how to participate in our Electric Vehicle Refuse Fleets pilot. We will be hosting informational webinars, please join us:

  • Wednesday, July 6, at 1 p.m.  MT




We are seeking refuse fleet operators, located within Xcel Energy service territory, who are interested in electrifying their fleet operations. Refuse fleet operators may be eligible to participate in the program and receive comprehensive fleet electrification services at low or no cost including:


  • No-cost lease of an electric refuse vehicle for up to one year
  • Low or no cost charging equipment and infrastructure
  • Temporary charging solutions available upon request
  • Free fleet electrification advisory services


Learn more about the program’s goals and the benefits that electric refuse vehicles can bring to your community.




If you have any questions, please email



Don't Throw Your $$$ Away

Become Cost Containment Certified


The Premium Cost Containment Program will provide you with a road map to reduce frequency and severity of workers’ comp claims.


Certified employers are eligible for WC discounted rates.
This session will cover:
• What is the Cost Containment Program?
• Description of the certification process
• The six primary program elements
• Application process
• Maintaining your certification

Thursday, July 7th  ~  Noon-1:45pm


Lunch will be served



Flood and Peterson

2000 S Colorado Blvd, Tower 1

3rd Floor Conference Room

Denver, CO 80222


Presenter: Pat Hagge, Flood and Peterson-Sr. Risk Control Advisor


Click here to Register Now
Westbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane Tolling Start

Starting on July 7, CDOT will begin collecting tolls on the westbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane. This lane runs adjacent to the general purpose lanes from the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to Empire. Similar to the eastbound lane that opened in 2015, this 12-mile-long managed lane features traffic management systems to improve mobility and provide westbound drivers with a reliable, time-saving option during peak travel periods. The lane is open on weekends and holidays only. Look for the overhead electronic signs that indicate whether or not the lane is open. Using the lane when it’s closed is illegal and drivers are subject to ticketing and fines.


The lane testing period is set to end in early July 2022, at which point tolling will begin. Tolls will range from $7 to $30 with an ExpressToll pass. The rate will depend on the time of day and current traffic congestion. Overhead signs will indicate current toll prices and tolls will be collected through ExpressToll accounts or License Plate Toll. Learn more and sign up for your ExpressToll account at

  RMRSR Returns!


The Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous has returned after a 2 year hiatus.  This years event will be held July 13th-15th in Park City, Utah.


Join the CMCA Safety Council members for a great Safety event.


Registration information can be found HERE.

Business to Business event

August 18thTop Golf Thornton


You're invited to take part in this fun and resourceful event.


Trucking Companies Click HERE


Allied Companies Click HERE


Brake Safety Week Is Aug. 21-27

Greenbelt, Maryland (June 7, 2022) – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced Aug. 21-27 as the dates for this year’s Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is an annual commercial motor vehicle brake-safety inspection, enforcement and education initiative conducted by law enforcement jurisdictions in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. During Brake Safety Week, inspectors will conduct their usual North American Standard Level I and V Inspections and capture and report brake-related data to CVSA. The results will be released in the fall.



Support Colorado Trucking!

The CMC Foundation is providing a preview of its new image graphic on T-shirts.  This is a great opportunity for you to recognize your employees, vendors and others and help spread the word.  Order early to lock-in availability and price.


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