Hot Sheet
A Weekly Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
May 9, 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:
Applications Open for LEAD ATA
Watch the Newest "Mountain Rules" Video
Transportation and Logistics job Fair
ATRI Announces Top Five Research Issues for 2023
Wreaths Across America Partnership Announced
Clay Shoot & Golf Tournament Registration Open
Nuclear Verdict Seminar with Doug Marcello, Esq.
Denver's Default Speed Limit Has Been Reduced
USDOT Approves of Oral Fluid in Drug Testing
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ATA Opens Applications for LEAD ATA, Trucking’s Premier Leadership Program

Washington – American Trucking Associations is proud to announce that applications are now open for the eleventh class of LEAD ATA, the industry's premier development program for emerging executives in trucking. “The track record of LEAD ATA graduates is remarkable. Many impressive alumni of the program have advanced to leadership positions within their companies and are making significant contributions to ATA and our industry,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. "We expect more of the same from the next LEAD ATA class and look forward to their contributions to this tremendous industry.” LEAD ATA, sponsored by DriverReach, is a one-year program that includes four mandatory meetings and three optional meetings. Participants also undergo leadership development training and have exclusive opportunities to network with key decision-makers in the trucking industry. By the end of the program, participants develop a vast network of industry peers and a comprehensive understanding of ATA and the industry it represents. View more information and the application here.

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Transportation and Logistics Job Fair 

May 12, 2023

10:00am – 12:00pm


Adams County Workforce and Business Center

11860 Pecos Street
Westminster, CO 80234


We are hosting an in-person Job Fair to connect you with job seekers who are interested in a career in the Transportation and Logistics Industry or have the qualified experience you are looking for in a candidate. There is no cost to attend. You will get a table and two chairs for the event to put your information on about your open positions.


Please sign up now to reserve your table.


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ATRI Announces Top Five Research Issues for 2023


The American Transportation Research Institute unveiled its top five research projects for 2023 at American Trucking Associations’ annual Mid-Year Management Session.

ATRI’s leadership says amid the ongoing issues related to truck parking, its board has approved a study specifically looking at the cost and impact of expanding truck parking facilities at public rest areas as its No. 1 focus.


Read the full Transport Topics article here.

 CMCA Announces Partnership with Wreaths Across America to form Virtual Convoy to Raise Awareness and Support for the Mission

DENVER, CO and COLUMBIA FALLS, ME — May 3, 2023 — CMCA is proud to announce its participation in a statewide  Virtual Convoy in partnership with national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA).


The Virtual Convoy kicks off this month across the country. The goal is simple, help raise awareness for WAA’s year-round mission to Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve, and Teach the next generation the value of freedom, while helping each raise funds to support for local programs important to the people of [state]. Through WAA’s Group Sponsorship Program, CMCA is registered as a $5 pay back Sponsorship Group supporting Arlington National Cemetery – where more than 400,000 servicemembers, representing every U.S. conflict and the state of Colorado, are laid to rest.


Read the full article here. 

Clay Shoot & Golf Registrations Open


Sign up now for our Clay Shoot and Golf Tournament. Last year we sold out both events, so register early to claim your spots!  Sponsorships are also available for both events.

Click here to register for Clay Shoot

Click here to register for Golf

Nuclear Verdict Seminar with Doug Marcello, Esq.

CMCA has scheduled a seminar with Doug Marcello on May 24th.  Doug is one of the top transportation attorneys and has helped companies across the country successfully ward off or mitigate large settlements and verdicts.


Join us to learn how you can prepare your company to minimize nuclear settlements and verdicts.  Doug will share practical (and mostly painless) steps to set your company up to lead with safety and avoid common pitfalls that can lead to outlandish court decisions.  No company is immune to these types of cases, and your company does not even need to be at-fault for these lawsuits to be filed.


This seminar will be held in-person and via ZOOM, to accommodate our members outside of the metro area.  Click here to register.

Denver’s default speed limit has been reduced

The City and County of Denver has reduced the default speed limit on local streets.The city said the default speed limit on local streets has been slowed from 25 mph to 20 mph, unless otherwise posted.The reduction applies to Denver's local streets, primarily the roads with no stripes that go through residential blocks, according to the city. Wherever speed limit signs are not posted, the default speed limit in Denver will be 20 mph, per city ordinance.

USDOT approves use of oral fluid in drug testing


The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued its final rule amending regulations to allow oral fluid testing in its industry drug testing program.

The rule is set to publish on the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 2, and includes additional methodology for drug testing that “will give employers a choice that will help combat employee cheating on urine drug tests and provide a less intrusive means of achieving the safety goals of the program,” according to the DOT.
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I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes Project
US 6 in Clifton Transportation Improvements 
US 287 Resurfacing and Roadway Improvements 
Construction Resumes on CO 13 Garco Rio Blanco Hill
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