Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
July 7, 2020

Operation Safe Driver Week is July 12-18 With a Focus on Speeding

Greenbelt, Maryland (May 12, 2020) – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2020 Operation Safe Driver Week will go on as scheduled, July 12-18. During this week-long traffic enforcement safety initiative, law enforcement personnel throughout North America will be looking for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways. Identified drivers will be pulled over by law enforcement and may be issued a warning or citation.


According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, less traffic may be encouraging some drivers to ignore traffic safety laws, including speed limits. Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, many jurisdictions are seeing a severe spike in speeding.


FMCSA Grants Testing Discretion

FMCSA announced that it would grant “enforcement discretion” to motor carriers unable to meet the 50% random drug testing requirements in part 382. As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, FMCSA’s notice gives enforcement discretion when enforcing the random testing requirements.



  • Employers who are unable to meet the random drug and/or alcohol testing rates must maintain written documentation of the specific reasons for non-compliance. This includes, for example, “documentation of closures or restricted use of testing facilities or the unavailability of testing personnel.” Additionally, employers should “document actions taken to identify alternative testing sites or other testing resources.”;
  • Employers must continue to select drivers at the required rate of 50 percent of their average number of driver positions for controlled substances, and 10 percent for random alcohol testing during the calendar year 2020;
  • Employers who are unable to ensure that the dates for administering random controlled substances and alcohol tests are spread reasonably throughout the calendar year should document the specific reasons why they did not meet this requirement;
  • This Notice pertains to employers’ noncompliance, during calendar year 2020, with the random testing requirements described in the notice. The Agency may exercise enforcement discretion in connection with motor carrier investigations occurring in calendar year 2021. 


NOTE: FMCSA’s notice is not a suspension of the current random testing requirements, including the 50% testing rate. Employers who are capable of complying with the FMCSRs must continue to do so. The full notice can be found at FMCSA’s website.

Summary is Courtesy of American Trucking Associations

Changes in CO IFTA Program

Important Notice - Discontinue Mailing of Paper Forms


As part of our effort to manage public resources efficiently and effectively, beginning January 1, 2021, the Department will no longer mail pre-printed returns (form DR 0122) to IFTA carriers.


There is more information in the PDF Notice,

so click the link below to learn more:

View PDF of the Important Notice

2nd Quarter 2020 IFTA Tax Return Newsletter

There is more information in the PDF Newsletter, 

so click the link below to learn more:

View PDF of Newsletter


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


This includes:
N*E*W July 8, 2020 - ELD Compliance/Hours of Service (Operations/Drivers) 8am-Noon
N*E*W July 8, 2020 - ELD Compliance/Hours of Service (Administrative/Managers) 1pm-4:30pm
July 9, 2020 - Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)
July 22, 2020 - Disc Brake Seminar (9am-Noon)


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! 

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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.


Head's up! The 2020-21 Form 2290 season has officially begun! Forward this email to your drivers to let them know they need to file now!

  • When drivers select to pay by check, money order, they'll have until August 31, 2020 to make their payment.
  • As always, we'll transmit their 2290 to the IRS, and you'll receive their Schedule 1 as soon as it is accepted by the IRS! 

Filings start at $9.90 for a single truck.

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