Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
October 25, 2022
In This Issue:
10 Tips for a successful OSHA inspection
Reminder to Chain Up!
Save-the-Date for Next Year's Events
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10 Tips for a successful OSHA inspection


The thought of an OSHA inspection can keep business owners and risk managers up at night. Could you be on their list of workplaces to visit? Will OSHA give you notice they’re planning an inspection? Are you ready to talk about how you mitigate your site’s top hazards?


Pinnacol hosted an OSHA inspection webinar featuring Meredith Post, Compliance Safety and Health Officer at the Denver OSHA office. Here's what you need to know so you can rest easy knowing you’re prepared if OSHA visits your workplace.


Read more here.

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COVID-19 Waivers are no longer in effect as of October 15, 2022.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.
Reminder to Chain Up!
Looks like this weekend weather is giving us a sneak peek of what's in store for us this #winter. Just a reminder: Colorado State Patrol, are looking for Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) to carry chains when driving on #I70 in the mountains as required by state law.
jo@cmca.comAll CMVs will be required to obey specific signage directing them into a checkpoint on October 26, 2022 - 8am 4pm.
jo@cmca.comPenalty for CMV non-compliance with winter driving restrictions: Up to a $500 fine plus a $79 surcharge or, if you are stuck and blocking any traveled portion of the roadway the fine is $1,000 plus a $157 surcharge.
Upcoming Events for CMCA:
Nov 3 - Safety Managment Council Meeting (12pm-1:30pm)
Nov 8 - Allied Meeting (11:30am-12:30pm)
Nov 10 - Annual DOT Inspection Seminar (8am-Noon)
Nov 16 - Board of Directors ZOOM Meeting (10-11am)
Dec 6 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)
Dec 14 - Hours of Service Compliance Seminar (8am-Noon)
Save the Date for Important Events in 2023!
April 14th - Safety Awards Banquet
April 22nd - TopTech Competition
June 3rd - Truck Driving Championships
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