Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
October 18, 2022
The CMCA office will be closed on Friday, October 21st for walk-ins from 12-4:30 PM.
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Colorado Diesel IFTA Tax Rate Increase


Due to the passage of Senate Bill 21-260, effective July 1, 2022, in addition to the fuel tax, the price of diesel and biodiesel fuel includes the 2¢ per gallon bridge and tunnel impact fee. This means the Colorado diesel and biodiesel tax rates on your 3Q2022 IFTA return is now 22.5¢. 20.5¢ is the fuel tax and 2¢ is the bridge and tunnel impact fee. The road usage fee will start at 2¢ per gallon on April 1, 2023 and applies to diesel, gasoline, gasohol, ethanol, methanol, E-85, M-85, A55, and biodiesel. Both fees will increase on July 1 annually, go to for future rates or a complete list of quarterly tax rates. You do not need to do anything; starting with the period ending 09/30/2022, these fees will be included in the tax rate.


Renewal Information:

The Department of Revenue issues 2023 IFTA licenses and decals starting in December 2022. If your IFTA and IRP accounts are in good standing and you do not receive your IFTA credentials in December, you have until February 28th, 2023 to obtain and display the 2023 decals on your vehicle. To prevent delays in receiving your 2023 license, verify that we have your correct mailing address.


  • You will receive a letter in early October to allow you to opt out of the 2023 IFTA license renewal. Sign and return this letter by October 31st or send us a message via Revenue Online to close your IFTA account effective December 31st, 2023.
  • If you receive your 2023 IFTA license and decals, but do not intend to use them, you must return the license and decals to the address above, for your account to be closed effective December 31st, 2022; otherwise you are required to file returns for 2023.
  • If you are normally required to send additional information (i.e. IFTA Lease Agreement Certificate, DR7511 with current registrations, county registrations, etc.), to assist us with your renewal, please submit via Revenue Online as an attachment. Be sure to indicate this backup is for the 2023 license.
  • The Department sends letters regarding IFTA renewals in December and January to carriers who have issues which must be resolved prior to issuing 2023 credentials. If you receive a letter, you must resolve the issue prior to the Department issuing 2023 credentials to you.
  • If you have not received your IFTA credentials or a letter by January 15, 2023, and you intend to operate as an IFTA carrier in 2023, please review your account online to check if you have been issued a letter and contact the Fuel Tax Unit for questions.

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 KeyBank! 


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


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.


FMCSA COVID-19 Waivers Expire


COVID-19 Waivers are no longer in effect as of October 15, 2022. The National Emergency Declaration was set to expire on the 15th, and FMCSA has not issued any extensions.

2022 Convention Survey Reminder!


On behalf of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, we would like to thank you for attending the 83rd Annual CMCA Convention in Vail, Colorado.


We strive to make the convention bigger and better every year - please take 2 minutes and Complete the 2022 Convention Survey by October 21st to be entered into a drawing for a Gift Card.

Upcoming Clean Truck Rule Public Listening Session


The Air Pollution Control Division invites you to two upcoming public listening sessions on Colorado's Clean Truck rules, which will be proposed to the Air Quality Control Commission by the end of 2022. Come learn more, ask questions, and share your thoughts!


Registration is required and language interpretation is available upon request.


This meeting will be offered via Zoom only.

Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m





To address climate change and improve Colorado’s air quality, the Air Pollution Control Division plans to propose the following rules to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission:


  • The Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule would require manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty on-road vehicles to sell an increasing percentage of zero-emission vehicles of their annual sales from model year 2027 and beyond. 
  • The Low NOx Truck rule would require heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers to make cleaner vehicles, improve how they test vehicle engines, and extend engine warranties. Nitrogen Oxides are a family of poisonous, highly reactive gases that are formed when fuel is burned at high temperatures from cars, trucks, buses, power plants and more. This rule would reduce NOx emissions per new vehicle sold by 90% below current standards starting in model year 2027 - providing significant public health benefits.


If adopted in calendar year 2023, these rules would take effect in calendar year 2026, and apply to new vehicles model year 2027 and later.


You can submit written comments here.

ATRI’s Latest Crash Predictor Model Corroborates Strong Role of Driver Behaviors to Future Truck Crashes


Atlanta, Georgia – The American Transportation Research Institute today released the 2022 update to its well-known Predicting Truck Crash Involvement research. ATRI’s Crash Predictor research, originally published in 2005 with updates in 2011 and 2018, designed and tested a predictive model that identified statistically significant relationships between truck driver safety behaviors and future crash probability. The new 2022 report uses the same statistical methods, and is based on more than 580,000 individual truck driver records.  Read More...
Last Classes Offered This Year - 2023 Schedule Coming Soon!
October 21st - the CMCA Office will be CLOSED for walk-ins from 12-4:30pm.
Nov 10 - Annual DOT Inspection Seminar (8am-Noon)
Dec 6 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)
Dec 14 - Hours of Service Compliance Seminar (8am-Noon)

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