Hot Sheet
A Weekly Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
March 19, 2024
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In This Issue:
State retesting 183 truck drivers after driving school shut down for hundreds of violations
Join us for lunch with Jason Dennen
Register for the TopTech Competition
Register for the Safety Awards Banquet!
Bill seeks to reduce cost, redundancy from TWIC, hazmat certification
Save the Date for the CMCA Annual Convention!
Bill seeks to reduce cost, redundancy from TWIC, hazmat certification
Glue Up is Coming to CMCA!
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State retesting 183 truck drivers after driving school shut down for hundreds of violations

The State of Colorado has shut down a truck driver testing facility for hundreds of violations.
Now, the Colorado Department of Revenue is working to find all those commercial drivers who may or may not know how to drive a big truck on the roads next to the rest of us.For now, an empty parking lot in Lakewood is the safest place to make sure truck drivers actually know how to drive a truck.For weeks now, the state DMV has set up shop there, retesting more than 180 people who got their commercial driver’s license (CDL) from a place called Randy Lopez CDL Testing and Training. The state found so many violations, it shut the business down in December. Now it's trying to figure out whether the truck driving school gave licenses to people who should never have been on the road.
Documents obtained from the state Department of Revenue show the driving school scored tests incorrectly, gave applicants credit for parts of the test they didn’t take, and didn’t record speeding violations that happened during driving tests. Those are just a few of hundreds of problems recorded in state audits.  
"We need to end up ensuring that person has the proper skills and knows what they’re doing out there," said Greg Fulton, president of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association. "We have people out there that frankly were not meeting the standard for what’s essential in our industry." 
Member Luncheon with Jason Dennen
Sponsored by the Allied Conference
April 3, 2024 11:30am
CMCA Office
Lunch is free, and RSVP to
"During the landing of his third jump of the day, a huge gust of wind slammed Dennen through a cattle fence and into the side of an airplane hangar at 30 miles per hour. The impact broke several ribs and forced his heart from the left side of his body to the right. Dennen also ended up with 20 broken bones and injuries to several organs. He spent eight days in a coma." Join us and learn why he considers this near-fatal accident the best thing that has ever happened to him.
Register for the TopTech Competition Today!
The competition will be held April 20th, and click here for more information and registration. 

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Register now for the Safety Awards Banquet!
The Safety Management Council of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is pleased to host the 2024 Safety Awards Banquet. This is a great opportunity to recognize companies, drivers, and safety professionals for their dedication to highway safety. 
Come together on April 12th to celebrate the professionalism and safety of our truck drivers. 

Bill seeks to remove cost, redundancy from TWIC, hazmat certification

A bill making its way through the Senate Thursday with bi-partisan support would eliminate redundant fees and background checks for transportation workers.


The Transportation Security Screening Modernization Act, introduced by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), Jon Tester (D-Montana), Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska), and Angus King (I-Maine), was previously introduced in the House by Representatives Garret Graves (R-Louisiana), Adam Smith (D-Washington), Mark Green (R-Tennessee), Michael Guest (R-Mississippi), Salud Carbajal (D-California), and Dina Titus (D-Nevada).


"Subjecting essential supply chain workers to the same exact background check multiple times in order to receive different credentials from the same agency does nothing to enhance security,” said American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear. "This system only serves to pad government coffers by forcing truckers and other transportation workers to pay duplicative fees for a background check they’ve already cleared.  
Glue Up is Coming to CMCA!
CMCA is excited to announce that we are now using membership software-- Glue Up! You will be receiving more information by email, and starting this week, you can sign up for events on the Glue Up platform. Reach out to with any questions.
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