Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
November 9, 2021

Slow Down on Westbound I-70 Between Eisenhower Tunnel and Silverthorne


Too many CMV drivers are speeding on I-70 westbound between the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels and Silverthorne. This has created unsafe conditions for nearby construction workers and motorists. Drivers should anticipate a construction work zone in addition to the usual 7% downhill grade. Operators should follow the posted 35 mph speed limit and watch for construction workers. Speeding fines double in work zones. Operators can learn more about how to safely drive on I-70 on the Mountain Corridor by watching this safety video. More information about the construction project can accessed using the project hotline or email (970-409-8903 and and on the project website.



Join the CMC Foundation at our “Perfect Pairings: Taste of Colorado and Silent Auction”!


The event will be held Tuesday, December 7th from 6pm – 9pm.  Click here for more information and to register.  We invite you to join us for dinner, wine/beer tastings and a Silent Auction.  All proceeds from the Auction and ticket sales go to support our Ray Smith Scholarship students, and the Foundation’s safety and image programs. 


Auction Highlight: Football autographed by former Denver Bronco Floyd Little.  Little played for the Broncos from 1967-75, acting as Team Captain all 9 years, including his rookie season.  Little was a charter member of the Broncos Ring of Fame, and was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2010.  This is your chance to own a piece of football history!


For those who can’t join us in person, the Silent Auction will be held on-line, beginning on Tuesday November 30th.  This is a perfect opportunity to finish (or start) your holiday shopping, and support a great cause.


Contact Patti at / 303-433-3375 ext. 104 with any questions.


FMCSA warns carriers on ELD data-services shutdown


Courtesy Freightwaves

Federal regulators are attempting to head off ELD violations by urging carriers to plan ahead for the shutdown of third-generation (3G) mobile technology by major cellular companies.


Wireless providers such as AT&T and T-Mobile are phasing out 3G to make space for 5G. ELDs that are only compatible with 3G will no longer be able to transmit data to the back office or roadside law enforcement — effectively rendering the ELDs obsolete and eventually landing them on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Revoked ELDs list.


“FMCSA strongly encourages motor carriers to take … actions as soon as possible to avoid compliance issues, as portions of carrier 3G networks will be unsupported in advance of the announced sunset dates,” the agency warned on Monday.  Read More...

Virtual Safety Conference-Dec. 8th


Join us on December 8th to learn from some of the best safety professionals in the country. This virtual safety symposium is focused on how to build your safety program, protect your company and attract/retain the best drivers.


Cost is only $40 for members.  Register HERE.


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
LAST CHANCE for Training This Year: 
Class prices are increasing in 2022. Sign up for classes through the end of the year before the price increases.
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and events will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations.
November 11, 2021 - Annual Vehicle Inspection/ Appendix G (8am-Noon)
December 8, 2021 - Disc Brake Certification (9am-Noon)
December 9, 2021 - Drug/Alcohol Policies & Procedures (8am-Noon)
December 9, 2021 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)
December 16, 2021- Hours of Service/ELD Compliance (8am-Noon)

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 -




Congress Clears $1 Trillion Infrastructure Package
Courtesy Transport Topics
A $1 trillion infrastructure package that includes billions of dollars for roads and bridges and creates a program that will bring younger drivers into the trucking industry was approved Nov. 5 during a late-night voting session in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Read More...
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