Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
October 26, 2021
Save the Date:
December 8th
for the 2nd annual
Virtual Safety Conference
More Info Coming Soon!

UCR Registration Open – Beware of Scams


The 2021 UCR Registration year opened on 10/1/2021.  Fees remained the same as they were for 2020.


CMCA wants to remind all our motor carriers to use the official website to file their UCR – – they do NOT charge service fees or inflate the prices.  There are several valid 3rd party vendors that can help you file for a small fee.  However, please be wary of vendors you find on Google that charge huge transaction and service fees.  As always, call us if you have any questions.

Trucking Workforce Issues Top the List of Industry Concerns


Nashville, Tennessee – Today, the American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, released its 17th annual Top Industry Issues report, identifying a number of the industry’s key concerns including the driver shortage, driver retention, driver compensation, lawsuit abuse reform, truck parking and for the first time, the shortage of diesel technicians.


“The ATRI list of top industry issues provides a critical snapshot of the challenges impacting our industry at any given moment,” said ATA Chair Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking, “and this year is no exception as supply chain constraints dominate the nation’s headlines.   Read More...


The complete results of the annual survey were released as part of 2021 American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition. The full report can be found at ATRI’s website here.

Activities & Training Calendar
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and events will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations.
October 28, 2021 - DOT Files and Recordkeeping (8am-Noon)
November 2, 2021 - Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)
November 4, 2021 - Safety Management Council Meeting (12:00pm-1:30pm)
November 9, 2021 - Allied Meeting (11:30am-1:00pm)
November 11, 2021 - Annual Vehicle Inspection/ Appendix G (8am-Noon)
November 17, 2021 - Board Meeting (8:30am-Noon)
December 8, 2021 - Virtual Safety Conference

Western Slope "Virtual" Chapter Meeting
Thurs. October 28, 2021 ~ 


Topic:  Entry-Level Driver Training


Speaker:  Tom Wilcoxen, FMCSA, State Programs Specialist-Colorado Division


The compliance deadline for the new  Entry- Level Driver Training rule is February 7, 2022.


This meeting will be held via ZOOM.  There is No Charge, but Advance Registration is REQUIRED.


Click here to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Wine /Beer Tasting / Silent Auction Fundraiser

Join the CMC Foundation Board on Tuesday, December 7th as we enjoy a special wine & beer tasting.  There will also be a Silent Auction with exceptional items on which to bid.  All proceeds go to the Foundation in support of our Scholarship Program, Image Campaigns and Safety Programs.  The event will be held at Brittany Hill at Wedgewood, 9350 Grant Street in Thornton from 5pm – 9pm.  Tickets are $40 each or $70 per couple. 


Enjoy wines and beers from across the state, along with heavy hors d’ oeuvres.  Current auction items include a Floyd Little Signed Football, artwork, model trucks, iPads, jewelry and more.   This is a perfect time to finish off your holiday shopping!


We are also soliciting for additional auction donations. If you have items to donate, please email


I-70 MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR NEWS: Work on Frisco to Silverthorne repaving project resumes Monday with new daytime work hours


Westbound I-70 travelers advised to plan for additional weekday travel time near Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels

SUMMIT COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Transportation and prime contractor, United Companies, are resuming a repaving project on westbound Interstate 70 between Silverthorne and Frisco. New work hours begin Monday, October 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and will take place Monday - Thursday, weather permitting.  This schedule is expected to last through the end of November or early December. Westbound I-70 travelers should plan for an additional 30 minutes of travel time while passing through the area during work hours. Eastbound traffic will not be affected.


The project had been paused for approximately two weeks after a fatal overnight crash in the project limits on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The crash required an extended westbound I-70 closure and was caused by a tractor trailer traveling above the posted speed limit. The driver died in the crash and at least one construction worker was severely injured. The crash came after ongoing efforts to decrease incidents of speeding on the I-70 corridor west of the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels. Another nighttime crash and interstate closure occurred the night of Thursday, Oct. 21.


Stay Informed on I-70 Repaving Project   

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