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A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
September 13, 2022
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Chain Law Carry Requirement Started  September 1st

As a reminder, the requirement to carry adequate chains on I-70 between Morrison and Dotsero began

September 1st.


CSP reports only 62% compliance during spot checks.


Please alert your drivers and maintenance personnel to put them on your mountain trucks.

Saturday's Convention Speakers Highlight Nuclear Verdicts and Staged Accidents


Join us at the Annual CMCA Convention to learn about Nuclear Verdicts and Staged Accidents.

LAST CHANCE - Golf is almost sold out and the deadline to register is this week.  Register now to guarantee your Tee Time!!!


Exhibit spaces are almost sold out as well, so register now to guarantee your spot!


Overflow hotel rooms must be booked by Friday, Sept. 16th - Book your group rate for CMCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE OVERFLOW ROOM BLOCK.

Sponsorships, Door Prizes and Auction Items are also available.  Contact with any questions.


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Support our Affiliated Partner...

Flood and Peterson has been the CMCA’s partner in managing our workplace safety program with Pinnacol Assurance for over 20 years.  This elite program is designed specifically for transportation-related companies to help identify and mitigate workplace safety issues through collaboration and educational processes with over 60 of Colorado’s top trucking companies.


For information on how to improve your workplace safety program AND save money through the CMCA Safety Group, contact Flood and Peterson.


Eric Zurbrigen – – 970-590-9175

Dani Beauvais – – 970-506-3267


Join us at our 25th Annual Symposium on October 14th, live and in person at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado!  Click here to register.

A Notice for Federal Drug Testing Collection Sites & CDL Employers Regarding FMCSA Regulated Employees


The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has regulations governing drug and alcohol testing for certain transportation industry employees. These regulations help ensure that the traveling American public can feel safe in their day to day journeys. Part of the effective execution of these regulations relies upon drug testing collection sites. For Federal drug testing programs to operate efficiently and effectively, collection sites play an integral role in making sure the right individuals are administered the right tests.


There are several modes under DOT that have regulations about how employees in their specific part of the transportation industry should be tested. 


Courtesy ATA

National Truck Driver Appreciation Is This Week - Sept. 11-17, 2022

Nearly every aspect of daily life is made possible because a truck driver delivered the goods and resources people need.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is an important time for America to pay respect and thank all the professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in undertaking one of our economy's most demanding and important jobs. These 3.6 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, but they also keep our highways safe.

Americans in all fifty states have taken extraordinary steps to show their appreciation for the important work that professional truck drivers have done as we navigate our way through the coronavirus pandemic. From children passing out lunches, to "I Heart Truck" signs across America's highways, the public has taken notice of the essential role truck drivers to play in their lives. 

This week is a way to show appreciation to the 3.6 million professional men and women who not only deliver our goods safely, securely, and on time, but also keep our highways safe.


NOTE:  Let us know what your company is doing to show your appreciation - photos welcome!!

Last Chance for In-Person Training to meet CMCA Safety Group Training Requirements


Wed, September 14, 2022

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM


Flood & Peterson, in partnership with Pinnacol Assurance, invites you to attend safety group training.

Both topics are eligible for Safety Group credits.

Topic discussions will be:

  • Unscrambling the Claims Puzzle- 60 Minutes
  • Optimize Productivity Management Based on Your Sleep Patterns- 30-40 Minutes

These classes are approved for CMCA Safety Group credits for policy renewal.


Flood and Peterson-Denver Office

2000 South Colorado Boulevard

Tower 1, 3rd Floor Conference Room

Denver, CO 80222


Last Classes Offered This Year...
Sept 15 - DOT Safety & Compliance Essentials (8am-4:30pm)
Oct 13 - DOT Files and Recordkeeping (8am-Noon)
Oct 15 - Brake Certification (9am-Noon)
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)
J. J. Keller Expands ELDT Trainer Certification Program to Help Drivers Earn Hazmat Endorsement

NEENAH, Wis. — (September 7, 2022) — Drivers wanting to obtain their initial hazardous materials endorsement are now subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements. To help companies and their trainers provide the instruction to meet these requirements, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. now offers a hazmat endorsement option for its J. J. Keller® Safe & Smart® ELDT Trainer Certification Program.

“Under the ELDT rule, attaining the hazmat endorsement requires a very specific curriculum that includes theory instruction followed by a theory assessment with the driver-trainee receiving a score of at least 80 percent,” said Dustin Kufahl, director of driver training at J. J. Keller. “We prepare trainers to deliver this training by making sure they understand every aspect of the content, and then work hands-on with them using the exact types of vehicles their drivers will be operating in.”


J. J. Keller’s ELDT Trainer Certification Program—Hazmat Endorsement certifies a company’s trainers to train entry-level drivers who want to earn their hazmat endorsement. This allows drivers to operate a vehicle carrying hazardous materials that require placards or to transport any quantity of a material listed as a select agent or toxin in 42 CFR Part 73. Training topics covered include hazardous materials requirements, loading and unloading hazardous materials, emergency response procedures, safety permits, route planning and more.


This new addition to J. J. Keller® Safe & Smart® Driver Training is one of many recent training additions, including ELDT trainer certification—passenger endorsement, yard jockey, defensive driving and forklift, in addition to their CDL and non-CDL driver training and trainer certification programs.

For more information about J. J. Keller® Safe & Smart® Driver Training, call 833-982-1236.


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