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November 15, 2022
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TSA announces HME and TWIC fee reductions


The Transportation Security Administration is reducing fees on its Hazardous Materials Endorsement and Transportation Worker Identification Credential programs. TSA says it reviewed fee revenues and found them to exceed the total cost to administer the programs, obligating the agency to adjust the fee structure.

TSA announced the following changes:

  • The fee for online TWIC renewals will drop to $117.25. 
  • The fee for an eligible reduced-fee TWIC enrollment will drop from $105.25 to $93. Certain individuals with active HMEs are eligible for reduced-fee TWIC enrollment. 
  • The fee for an eligible reduced-fee HME enrollment will drop from $67 to $41. Certain individuals with active TWICs are eligible for reduced-fee HME enrollment. 

The announced changes DO NOT impact the following fees:

  • The fee for in-person TWIC enrollments will remain the same at $125.25.
  • The fee for in-person TWIC renewals will remain the same at $125.25.
  • The fee for in-person HME enrollments will remain the same at $86.50.
  • The fee for in-person HME renewals will remain the same at $86.50.

ATA has been working closely with TSA and Congress to harmonize and streamline TWIC and HME credentialing, and we see these fee reductions as an important first step to improving this process. However, we strongly believe more must be done to alleviate the bureaucratic and financial burden placed on drivers by these programs. That's why we continue to advocate for the TSA Security Threat Assessment Application Modernization Act, working with our champions in Congress to advance this piece of legislation.

Employer Compliance Requirements for 2023


Dear Members,


The Family Leave Act will officially begin on January 1, 2023.  It provides for up to 12 weeks of partial wage replacement to take care of family members.  It will be jointly funded by a payroll tax on all employees with an employee match for employers of 10 or more.  While funding of the program begins in January, 2023, benefit payments would not start until 2024.  Employers who currently have a family leave program may opt out of the state program if the benefits match or exceed those required by the state.


We encourage all of you to join us and learn more about this new program and how you may comply with this new legal requirement.


Please RSVP at the number below letting us know if you can join us.  Thank you.


2023 Colorado Employer Compliance Seminar

When: November 18, 2022
Time: 8.00am to 10.00am
Where: 4060 Elati St.  Denver, Colorado
RSVP: National Benefits 720-488-9892

What will be covered? Sessions will be conducted by industry specialists and include information on the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance program (FAMLI), and More. Breakfast will be included. Call & register with Mary Beth or Cheri at National Benefits (720)-488-9892

What is the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program?  Colorado House Bill (18-1001) will officially begin January 1, 2023.  FAMLI allows eligible CO employees up to 12 weeks of partial wage-replacement benefits annually to take care of their family, a designated person or themselves.  It is funded by a payroll tax on all employees and with an employer match on companies with 10 or more employees.  Funding begins in January 2023 and benefits will be paid for eligible claims starting in January 2024.


What if an employer doesn’t comply? Employers in Colorado will want to stay on top of their Colorado employer requirements, as penalties for non-compliance can add up quickly. Please join us for the Colorado Employer Compliance Seminar on November 18, 2022 to learn more about the upcoming changes.  It will be time well spent. 

National Benefits Consultants
Phone: 720-488-9892

Your One Stop Shop For:
Auto / Home / Life / Workers Comp / Group Benefits
Medicare / Travel Insurance / Dental / Vision

Join us for the Foundation Holiday Party


The Foundation Board invites you to join them at their Holiday Party on Thursday, December 1st.

As in the past, we will hold a Silent Auction to benefit the Foundation’s scholarship, safety and image programs.  New this year is an “Ugly Sweater Contest”! 

Tickets are $45/person or $80/couple.  Tickets include wine & beer tasting, buffet dinner and silent auction.  Entry into the Ugly Sweater Contest is an additional $20.


We will once again be auctioning off wonderful items – headlining the auction is a Hockey Stick signed by Avalanche’s own Miko Rantanen, donated by KeyBankOnline auction opens Friday, November 25th!


We are still building our auction and need additional items so if you would like to donate something please reach out to Patti at


Thanks to Michelin Tires for their generous sponsorship!!


View/Print Registration Form


The Colorado  Motor Carriers Foundation is a 501c3, non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible up to the limit of IRS codes.

The snow is flying in Colorado – Be prepared!

Chain up Training


Live hands-on demonstration with Colorado’s traction experts McGee Company. Join us in learning about the Colorado CMV Chain law and the various approved traction products. Handouts will be provided on Colorado Chain Law.


Register today for the FREE training.

All training will take place at a Travel Centers of America - see below for times and locations

1:00pm – 2:00pm and 2:30pm – 3:30pm each day

  • Friday, December 2, 2022 - 12151 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
  • Friday, December 9, 2022 - 5101 Quebec Street, Commerce City, CO 80022
  • Friday, December 16, 2022 - 2200 Ninth Street, Limon, CO 80828

This is free training for all drivers and companies, just let us know how many will be attending and which time and location.  For questions or to sign up contact


Early Giving Began November 1st!! 


The countdown to Colorado Gives Day has begun! Your support of the Colorado Motor Carriers Foundation starting now counts toward our Dec 6 goal, and the $1.6 million Colorado Gives Day Incentive Fund!   All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund, so the more we raise, the more we get!


Every dollar helps to fund scholarships and other safety programs.  The Foundation's 2022 scholarship recipients ranged from High School graduating seniors to returning College and Technical School students. In total, 10 scholarships totaling $20,000 were awarded.


We can only do it with your help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation so we can continue serving the transportation industry!


Upcoming Events for CMCA:
Nov 16 - Board of Directors ZOOM Meeting (10-11am)
Nov 17 - Western Slope Meeting via ZOOM
Nov 24&25 - Office Closed for Thanksgiving
Dec 6 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)
Dec 14 - Hours of Service Compliance Seminar (8am-Noon)
Dec 26-30 - Office Closed for the Holidays
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