Hot Sheet
A Weekly Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
March 7, 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:
Act Now to Ensure that Qualified and Safe Truckdrivers are on Our Highways
Registration Open for the Summer Golf Tournament
Broadway Corridor Study
Call for Speakers!
Join us for Axe Throwing!
ATRI Operational Costs Data Collection
US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon Construction Closures
Congratulations to Bruce Wagner
TopTech Competition
Sign Up for the Sporting Clay Shoot
Take our 2023 Membership Survey
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Act Now to Ensure that Qualified and Safe Truckdrivers are on Our Highways


We need your help NOW to ensure safe and professional truckdrivers on our highways.    


In the past week,  the Colorado House Judiciary Committee amended Senate Bill 28, concerning penalties involving the operation of a commercial vehicle.  The committee downgraded the penalty for failure to have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)  to a mere traffic infraction carrying a maximum fine of $100 with a $15 surcharge. This would make the penalty for failing to have a CDL, the same as a person driving a Toyota Prius without a license even though the truck weighs 20 times greater. It would also mean that Colorado would have the lowest penalty in the country for this offense.  


The action by the House Judiciary Committee acts to diminish the importance and value of being a professional truckdriver and places the public at risk.   It also provides a green light to bad actors and the companies that may hire them as they view this as a cost of doing business and are out on the highway the very next day without ever obtaining a CDL.  

Navigating a tractor-trailer that is over 70’ in length and weighing 80,000 pounds requires a great degree of expertise and is not something that everyone can do. Doing this job safely involves having the proper training, mindset, and skills. In Colorado, the importance of having a CDL may be greater than in almost any state in the country. 


We are asking for your assistance NOW in asking legislators to restore  SB 28 back to the form it was in the Senate with the greater penalty that is the standard across the country.


Click this link  to log in and send your message.


Registration Open for the Summer Golf Tournament 


The CMCA Summer Golf Tournament will be held July 10 at the Arrowhead Golf Course. 


Click here to access the registration and sponsorship form with more details. 

Connecting to the Future: Broadway Corridor Study

Broadway between I-25 and Highlands Ranch Parkway is a vibrant corridor where people live, work, learn, and play. This 11-mile stretch of Broadway provides local and regional connections through the City and County of Denver, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, the cities of Englewood, Littleton, and Centennial. The City of Littleton is partnering with these agencies to study the transportation and land use conditions along this section of Broadway.

The study will establish a cohesive vision for the corridor’s future and identify improvements that will celebrate and connect the unique identities of the surrounding communities, foster economic vibrancy, provide safe and comfortable spaces, and support regional mobility options for all.


Your Voice Matters!
Visit the City of Littleton’s self-guided online meeting to learn more. Your feedback will help shape the future of Broadway.

When:  Anytime between March 1 and March 29

Call for Speakers!

Do you have knowledge or a unique perspective on safety, operations, professional driver issues, or industry trends and best practices? Consider sharing it with the Safety Management Council!


The Safety Council meets monthly and this is a great opportunity you don't want to miss!  Presentations are 30-45 minutes in length and will be in-person at the CMCA offices. We welcome all topics that are educational and informative. No heavy sales pitches please.


If you are interested, email your topic / presentation idea and contact information.  We have openings for April 6, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2 and December 7.

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!

ATRI Operational Costs Data Collection



Please watch the promotional video above and contribute to ATRI's data collection.


Each participating fleet will receive a customized report comparing their fleet’s data to peer carriers of the same sector and size.  These customized reports were very popular last year and we’re hopeful that we’ll get the majority of last year’s participants submitting data this year.


The deadline for data submitted to ATRI is Friday, April 28, 2023.

US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon MP 123 - 127 Road Closure Schedule Announced for Spring Construction Start 

Announcement Issued: March 1, 2023 
Roadway construction and associated roadway closures with will begin on Monday, March 6, 2023, for the US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon Improvement Project. 

Beginning, Monday, March 6, 2023 traffic impacts and roadway closures will be in place throughout the Spring and Summer. This schedule is weather dependent and will stay the same throughout the upcoming construction season. 


Read more about the project here.

Congratulations to Bruce Wagner, owner of Wagner Equipment!
Congratulations on winning the 2023 Denver Business Journal's Who's Who in Agriculture award.

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. 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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