Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
September 10, 2019

  National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Be wary of scams seeking payment for FMCSA biennial update filing

Courtesy CCJ
Trucking companies are being warned against scams that ask for money to file their DOT biennial update.  Read More...


**NOTE**  CMCA has been made aware of several phone calls, faxes and emails from companies like this.  If you receive something, please feel free to contact us and we can help verify the validity of these offers and companies.


Trucking Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2019 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue.


Now in its 15th year, ATRI’s annual analysis not only ranks the issues overall but also provides details on where critical topics are ranked differently by motor carriers and professional drivers.


“This survey gives everyone in trucking, from drivers to executives, a chance to weigh in on the industry’s most pressing issues and strategies for addressing each. By participating you are helping our industry speak with a collective voice on what is most important to us,” said ATA Chairman Barry Pottle, president of Pottle Transportation, LLC, Bangor, Maine.


The results of the 2019 survey will be released at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 5-9 in San Diego, California.


Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete by clicking here. The survey will remain open through September 20, 2019.


 September Training Classes - Register Early!

September 12, 2019 - Designated Employer Representative (8:30am-4:30pm)

September 17, 2019 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion in Grand Junction

October 24, 2019 - Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)

December 3, 2019 - Hours of Service-ELD Auditing Seminar (8am-Noon)

TSA HAZMAT Screening Location in Colorado Springs Closed

We have been notified that the HM Fingerprint location in CO Springs has been permanently closed.  We are looking into how to request another location, but for now, the three locations in CO are listed below.


Greenwood Village, CO
Location ID: 9590 

6888 S Clinton St
Ste 302
Greenwood Village, CO 80112-3984
Monday - Friday: 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM



Grand Junction, CO
Location ID: 9633
2801 Grand Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501-8008
Wednesday & Friday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday: 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM



Alamosa, CO
Location ID: 5643
6750 Cramer Rd
Alamosa, CO 81101-9731
Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM


You can confirm these locations by going to the TSA HAZMAT Endorsement page ( and click on "Find an Application Center."

New ATRI Study Quantifies Driver Detention Impacts 

- The American Transportation Research Institute today released the results of a new analysis on the safety and productivity impacts of truck driver detention at customer facilities. The analysis is based on over 1,900 truck driver and motor carrier surveys conducted in 2014 and 2018. 


ATRI’s analysis found that across the four-year period, detention frequency and length has increased, with negative impacts on driver productivity, regulatory compliance and compensation. Key findings include:


  • Drivers reported a 27.4 percent increase in delays of six or more hours.
  • Female drivers were 83.3 percent more likely than men to be delayed six or more hours.
  • There was a nearly 40 percent increase in drivers who reported that the majority of their pick-ups and deliveries were delayed over the past 12 months due to customer actions.
  • The average excessive detention fee per hour charged by fleets was $63.71, slightly less than the average per hour operating cost of $66.65 found in ATRI’s Operational Costs of Trucking.
  • The negative impact of detention on carrier revenue and driver compensation may be greater among smaller fleets (


“ATRI's new detention research definitely helps us understand the full financial impact associated with detaining drivers," said Edgar R. McGonigal, chief financial officer of Bestway Express, Inc. “From a safety and economic perspective, this research gives the trucking industry new insight into how both carriers and drivers should implement driver detention strategies.”


The report also documents recommended practices that drivers and carriers believe will improve efficiency and reduce detention at customer facilities.


A copy of this report is available from ATRI at

 Training Calendar - Click Here to Register!   

September 12, 2019 - Designated Employer Representative (8:30am-4:30pm)

September 17, 2019 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion in Grand Junction (8:30am-11:30am)

Events/Meetings Calendar - Click Here to RSVP! 

September 10,2019 -  Maintenance Council Meeting

September 10, 2019 - Allied Meeting

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