Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
May 3, 2022
Congrats to the CMCA Safety Management Council

The CMCA Safety Management Council was honored to receive the ATA Excellence in Safety Award last week in Orlando.  This award is the top Safety Award presented to State Trucking Associations.  Many thanks to all our SMC members for their hard work and commitment to safety!  


In addition to the Excellence in Safety Award, the CMCA Safety Council also received the Summa cum Laude award for our safety programs. (Photo below: Jon Petersen accepting the award)



The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Notice of Intent for rulemaking on speed limiters in commercial vehicles. 


In plain speak: the agency is announcing it will soon begin working on new rules governing speed in trucks.
This is just the beginning of a lengthy process. As of right now: 

  • There is no defined maximum speed setting, and
  • There is no proposed timeframe for implementing speed devices.

Think of this NOI as the start of a data-gathering exercise, in which FMCSA collects information from fleets on their use of speed limiters.   

What comes next: The NOI has a 30-day comment period, followed by an agency review. From there, FMCSA will need to formulate a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking -- a more detailed proposal outlining specific speed settings and a timeline for implementation. Another comment period would then follow. 

ATA and CMCA will remain heavily engaged through each step of this process, providing comments and holding regulators to a sensible, data-driven approach.



Driver Appreciation Events – Volunteers Needed


The Safety Management Council is hosting Driver Appreciation Events in conjunction with the 72 Hour Road Check.  We will be set up at various Ports of Entry to hand out lunches and water to drivers and inspectors.


If you, or anyone in your company would like to volunteer please reach out to patti@cmca.comWe need people on Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday May 18th.  If we get enough people, we could also host on Thursday, May 19th.
Upcoming Training...
May 6 - First Aid/CPR/AED Class (8:30am-Noon).  Cost is $150 per person.  Email to register.
May 9 - Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)  This is the ONLY time this class is being offered this year!!
May 11 - DataQ's Seminar (8:30am-11:00am).  This is the ONLY time this class is being offered this year!!
May 12 - Annual DOT Inspection (8am-Noon)
Jun 15 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)
Jun 23&24 - DOT Safety & Compliance Essentials via ZOOM (8am-Noon both days)
Upcoming Events:
Watch your Inbox on Thursdays for details on upcoming events.
May 20 - Clay Shoot at Longmeadow Event Center
June 4 - Truck Driving Championships at Adams County Fairgrounds
July 11 - Summer Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Course




Logistics and Transportation Virtual Job Fair
Wednesday, May 18. 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

Register for an industry career fair designed specifically for employers in the Logistics, Transportation & Freight field.

Talk with job seekers with the skills and experience that can bring your company to the next level.
For more information, please call
Rebecca at 720-523-6890 or email
Click here to register your business.

International Roadcheck Is May 17-19 With a Focus on Wheel Ends


The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced this year’s International Roadcheck dates as May 17-19 with a focus on wheel ends.


International Roadcheck is a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative. Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh and inspection stations, on roving patrols, and at temporary inspection sites.


Each year, CVSA focuses on a specific aspect of a roadside inspection. This year, the focus will be on wheel ends.  Read More...

The Colorado Clean Diesel Grant is now OPEN. 


This program helps businesses offset the cost of replacing certain diesel equipment. The Program is currently making grants for:

  • Electric and hybrid/plug-in transportation refrigeration units (TRUs)
  • Electric and hybrid-electric bucket trucks
  • Electric construction equipment, including material handlers, mini-excavators, and backhoes
  • Hybrid-electric snow groomers
  • Electric lawn mowers
  • Electric terminal tractors
  • Electric farm tractors
  • Associated electrical infrastructure
  • Idle-reduction technologies


Know Before You Go

I-70 to be resurfaced between Silverthorne and Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels
Motorists should anticipate additional road improvement projects in the area
SUMMIT COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work on May 2 along eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 from Silverthorne to the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels. Motorists should plan for additional construction in the surrounding area. Elam Construction of Grand Junction is the contractor for this project.
Work will take place along I-70 for 5 miles from approximately Mile Point 206, by Silverthorne, to approximately MP 212, west of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels. Work will include a 2” hot mix asphalt overlay, installing new guardrail, repairing the end transition rails and bridge rails and culvert installation. Bridge rail work is anticipated to last approximately two weeks.
CDOT representatives and agency partners deliver Glenwood Canyon update
STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation and agency partners met Tuesday to update media outlets on the progress of the Glenwood Canyon recovery efforts that are close to wrapping up this week. Photos of the event can be found here. 
“The recent Duck Pond fire just a few miles away in Eagle County brought yet another reminder that we live in a fragile ecosystem, and the transportation network can be just as fragile when disaster strikes,” said Shoshana Lew, CDOT Executive Director. “CDOT has made tremendous progress in the recovery efforts from the 2021 mudflows. This includes fixing Interstate 70 in record time, removing material from the Colorado River, rockfall mitigation and numerous other tasks to get I-70 operating safely for the traveling public. A total of 206,355 tons of material have been removed since a major material flow last July 29,” she said.   Read More...
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