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A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
November 29, 2022
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Join us for the Foundation Holiday Party this Thursday Dec. 1st - Only a few tickets remaining!


Tickets are $45/person or $80/couple.  Tickets include wine & beer tasting, buffet dinner and silent auction.


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 KeyBank


Online auction is now OPEN - click here to  bid on items!


For questions, contact Patti at


 Thanks to  our generous sponsors:

Empire Warehouse ~ JFW Corporation ~ Michelin Tires


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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

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
“Stand Against Impaired Driving” Campaign Materials Now Available
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
During the month of December, FMCSA is reminding employers of CDL drivers about their requirements to register in the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and to query CDL drivers they employ or are considering hiring.
Help us spread the word.

FMCSA has created campaign materials our partners can use to make sure your clients, members, colleagues, or other stakeholders are aware of their Clearinghouse requirements. Materials include web graphics, social media posts, and newsletter articles.

Download the campaign materials and share them throughout the month of December and all year long.

ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers and Drivers to Participate in Predatory Towing Survey


Washington, DC – The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a call for motor carriers and drivers to participate in a new ATRI data collection on the impact of predatory towing in the trucking industry.
Predatory towing is any incident in which a tow truck operator egregiously overcharges, illegally seizes, damages by use of improper equipment, or withholds release of a truck and/or cargo. Recognizing its persistent negative impact on the industry, ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) identified the need to better understand this problem as a top research priority earlier this year.

The short survey asks fleets to share which types of predatory towing they deal with most frequently, what fees or delays they consider predatory, and in which states they have encountered predatory tows. It also seeks participants for a second round of more detailed data collection that will allow ATRI to quantify the frequency and operational impact of each type of predatory event. All data collected will be kept completely confidential.

“We all know that predatory towing is an issue, yet until now there has been no robust analysis on how, when, and where it happens or the impact of legislation designed to regulate these predatory practices,” said Shawn R. Brown, Cargo Transporters Vice President of Safety. “By participating in ATRI’s data-driven research, carriers will be helping to answer these questions and outline solutions.”

Motor carriers and drivers are encouraged to complete the survey by clicking here.
Upcoming Events for CMCA:
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

Colorado Governor Polis Expands Definition of PHE for HFWA


As of November 11, 2022, Colorado’s latest public health emergency (PHE) declaration includes health needs related to not just COVID-19 but also the flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and similar respiratory illnesses. Under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), Colorado employers must provide employees with 80 hours of PHE leave. Until the most recent declaration, PHE leave was reserved for COVID-19-related reasons. Now PHE leave includes:

  • Needing to self-isolate due to either being diagnosed with or having symptoms of COVID-19, flu, RSV, or other similar respiratory illnesses covered under the public health emergency,
  • Quarantining or isolating due to exposure to such an illness,
  • Testing for COVID-19 or similar respiratory illnesses,
  • Vaccination and its side effects,
  • Inability to work due to a health condition that may increase susceptibility or risk of COVID-19, flu, RSV, or similar respiratory illnesses, and
  • Needing to care for a child or other family member in one of the first three categories above or whose school, childcare provider, or other care provider is unavailable, closed, or providing remote instruction due to the emergency.

The expansion does not give employees an extra 80 hours for any of these conditions, but employees can now ask for leave for more reasons than before. Under the HFWA rules, employers cannot require documentation to show that leave is for PHE-related needs. If an employee had previously used all their PHE leave, they do not get additional hours.  

PHE leave continues until four weeks after both the federal and state PHE declarations end. As of now, PHE leave will continue until February 2023, or longer if state or federal declarations are renewed.

Currently, employers are not required to provide PHE-related leave for monkeypox.


How to donate to 2,500+ nonprofits on Dec. 6 — Colorado Gives Day

If you’re looking for an easy way to give back this holiday season, you can donate to your favorite Colorado nonprofit on Colorado Gives Day.  The Colorado Motor Carriers Foundation is one of the many participating nonprofits.


The annual day of giving in the Centennial State lands on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022 beginning at 12 a.m.


The day is powered by – a year-round website featuring more than 2,500 nonprofits. The program encourages people to " give where you live" and allows people to choose nonprofits that appeal to their passions.


Donations to the Colorado Motor Carriers Foundation can be made on Colorado Gives Day or scheduled online in advance. 

Donate now!

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