Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
November 27, 2018

Safer Solutions Sought for Hazmat Drivers Traveling Colorado’s Treacherous Loveland Pass

Courtesy Transport Topics

With its 180-degree bends, 7% grades, dangerous drop-offs and strong wind gusts, the hazardous material truck drivers hauling heavy petroleum loads who make the 9.5-mile journey though Colorado’s Loveland Pass call the drive a “white-knuckle experience.”

Were it not for the flammable loads they carry, those same truckers would not have to divert off Interstate 70. Instead, they would be able to travel though the 1.7-mile Eisenhower Tunnel that cuts through the mountains, shaving as much as 90 minutes from taking the dangerous two-lane U.S. 6 that travels over the Continental Divide.

No wonder executives with the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association have for years been pressing members of the state Legislature and Colorado Department of Transportation to use the tunnel route for the up-to-200 tankers that each day are forced to take the dangerous road.  Read More...




Colorado Native Receives Prestigous Award from State Trucking Industry

Each year, the Colorado Motor Carriers Organization (CMCA) honors one of their members for their contributions to the betterment of our organization and the trucking industry. This award, CMCA’s Distinguished Service Award, is presented to someone in the organization who has a long history of service and achievement in support of CMCA and the trucking industry. It is the most prestigious award presented by our Association to one of their members.
Dan Coleman  (pictured on left) is a Colorado native who started driving a truck when he was nineteen years old. In 1972 he bought his first truck - a 1968 Mack Cabover - at the age of twenty-three and leased it on to Ruan Transport delivering petroleum products. In 1978 Ruan Transport ceased operations in Colorado. At that time, he hauled for different companies in the Denver area including some of the following: NW Transport, HVH, and CAST.  Read More...

Navajo Express Honored as a “Top Company for Women to Work for in Transportation”

Denver-Based Carrier Awarded at the 2018 Accelerate! Conference

The Women in Trucking Association (WIT), which promotes the accomplishments and minimizes the obstacles of women in the trucking industry, recently recognized the industry’s “Top Companies for Women to Work for in Transportation”. At WIT’s 2018 Accelerate! Conference, held in Dallas, Texas November 12-14, 2018, 50 companies were named to the list after nearly 150 entries and more than 7,000 votes.

Navajo Express, a nationwide carrier, was one of the recipients of this esteemed title. In attendance to receive the award was Navajo’s Heidi Jensen, Director of HR, and Olivia Young, Director of Marketing.  Read More...


Seven Days Until Colorado Gives Day!

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, we can look forward to a special day here in Colorado for giving back.  Colorado Gives Day is the opening day of the giving season.  On Tuesday, December 4th, you'll have the chance to join people all over the state to support a cause close to your heart.  Please give where you live and support the Colorado Motor Carriers Foundation!
  Donate Now to give where you live!

 Final Call to RSVP
Dan Coleman

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A complete list of Training Classes and descriptions is available on our website!

December 12, 2018 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (8am-Noon)

December 13, 2018 - DOT Files and Recordkeeping (8am-Noon)

January 16, 2019 - Professional Bull Riding & Dinner (4:30pm)

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November 27, 2018 - Allied Meeting (11:30am-1:00pm) 

December 19, 2018 - Board Meeting (10am-Noon)

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