Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
November 2, 2021

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. This is the only
area in Colorado in which chains must be carried during the specified season.
Save the Date:
December 8th
for the 2nd annual
Virtual Safety Conference
More Info Coming Soon!


CMCA Congratulates SmartWay Transport Partners who are recipients of a US EPA 2021 SmartWay Excellence Award


Award Recipients Are Top Environmental Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency


Many of our members were honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as true industry leaders in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. These companies represent the top performing, environmentally responsible SmartWay Partners that move more goods more miles with lower emissions and less energy. Excellence Award recipients were announced at a virtual press event hosted by the EPA with its SmartWay Partners, key stakeholders and media in attendance. The award recipients are listed below.  Read More...

Upcoming CVSC Webinars - FMCSA Clearinghouse, ELDT, and TPR


Please plan to join us Wednesday-Thursday, November 17-18 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (12:00 CT, 11:00 MT, 10:00 PT) each day for webinars from FMCSA representatives with updates on the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations, and the Training Provider Registry.


You can register for the webinars at this Registration Link. Registering will grant you access to both webinars, and you may choose to attend one or both. Once you register, you will receive the Zoom meeting link and also have the option to download a calendar appointment.


Wed., Nov. 17 - FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

  • Barbara Baker, Transportation Specialist, FMCSA Compliance Division
  • Gian (Gee) Marshall, Program Manager, FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Division

Thurs., Nov. 18 - FMCSA Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) Regulations and the Training Provider Registry

  • Joshua Jones, Transportation Specialist, FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Division

Affiliate Member Highlight – Pedigree Technologies


Pedigree Technologies providesM2M business solutions that connect and automate sensor-enabled assets for real-time visibility into operations, inventories and logistics.


Pedigree includes value-added services like IFTA reporting, diagnostic data and inspections  -built into a full portfolio of solutions including trailers, equipment and asset tracking, cameras, tire pressure monitoring and more all in one simple system.


Pedigree Technologies values it’s relationship with CMCA and offers CMCA members special pricing along with free face-to-face training and set-up.


Reach out for more information:  Thomas Russell – 970-286-1284 or


As always, feel free to contact Patti with any questions -

Activities & Training Calendar
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and events will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations.
November 4, 2021 - Safety Management Council Meeting (12:00pm-1:30pm)
November 9, 2021 - Allied Meeting (11:30am-1:00pm)
November 11, 2021 - Annual Vehicle Inspection/ Appendix G (8am-Noon)
November 17, 2021 - Board Meeting (8:30am-Noon)
December 8, 2021 - Virtual Safety Conference



The American Transportation Research Institute  – working with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other trucking industry stakeholders – is researching trucking safety technologies that are often described as “advanced driver assistance systems” (ADAS). The FMCSA-sponsored program, better known as Tech-Celerate Now, is documenting carrier and truck driver issues and opportunities that can speed up, or slow down, adoption of these technologies in trucks. The research team is now conducting the second survey of carriers and drivers to better understand how ADAS awareness and perspectives have changed since the program commenced.  Results of the survey will be released in early 2022. 


Carriers can take the survey by visiting HERE.


Wine /Beer Tasting / Silent Auction Fundraiser

Join the CMC Foundation Board on Tuesday, December 7th as we enjoy a special wine & beer tasting.  There will also be a Silent Auction with exceptional items on which to bid.  All proceeds go to the Foundation in support of our Scholarship Program, Image Campaigns and Safety Programs.  The event will be held at Brittany Hill at Wedgewood, 9350 Grant Street in Thornton from 5pm – 9pm.  Tickets are $40 each or $70 per couple. 


Enjoy wines and beers from across the state, along with heavy hors d’ oeuvres.  Current auction items include a Floyd Little Signed Football, artwork, model trucks, iPads, jewelry and more.   This is a perfect time to finish off your holiday shopping!


We are also soliciting for additional auction donations. If you have items to donate, please email


Upcoming Public Meetings on the New Colorado Medium/Heavy Duty Vehicle Study


The CMCA would like to inform you of the new Clean Truck Study release by the state of Colorado. The Study will guide the state on how they will shape and form policy and rules for the Medium and Heavy Vehicles classes on meeting Green House Gas reduction using Medium and Heavy-Duty Class vehicles and how you will purchase and power your fleets starting in 2030.


We encourage you to attended and give comment at 1 of the 3 public meeting or submit written comments to Clean Trucking Strategy -




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