Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
September 14, 2021

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week


The 2021 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 12th -18th.   If you haven’t already done so, start making plans now to celebrate your drivers and employees.


Need some ideas?  Visit ATA’s site.


When you have your plans made, please share them with Patti so we can get the word out on how Colorado celebrates drivers!  Email her at with your plans, or if you have any questions.

Pinnacol Risk Management Symposium Registration - NOW OPEN


Pinnacol's 2021 Risk Management Symposium is now registering customers to attend our virtual conference. 


The virtual conference is scheduled for Thursday September 16, 2021.  


CMCA customers can receive up to 2 safety group training credits for attending more than 2 hours of the conference. 




Annual CMCA Convention Highlights
Thank you to everyone that attended this event - it was a huge success!!  Highlights will be posted on our website and Facebook this week. 
Congratulations to our Award Winners...
Distinguished Service Award - Victor Domenico, Domenico Transportation
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Friend of Trucking - Shoshana Lew, CDOT
Safety Group Training
September 22, 2021
at CMCA, 4060 Elati St., Denver
Trucking Ergonomics: Guidelines to Prevent Strain Injuries for Drivers
Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention (60 min.)
Both courses are approved for Pinnacol Safety Group Credits.
Sponsored by:
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and events will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations.
September 15 - NO Board Meeting
**September 21 - Drug/Alcohol Policies and Procedures (8am-Noon)

**Please register now for this class! There is not another Policies and Procedures Seminar until December!  We have low numbers for it (4) so without a few more registrations I will cancel it on Friday!!

September 21 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm) CANCELLED
September 23 - DOT Safety & Compliance Essentials (8am-4:30pm)
September 30 - Designated Employer Representative Seminar (8am-4:30pm)

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! This year join us &#EPASmartWay to #thankatrucker. Truck drivers are trained, highly skilled professionals who make it their mission to deliver your goods in a safe, efficient manner. #TruckDriverAppreciation

Know Before You Go...
  • TRAVEL ALERT | US 550 Red Mt. Pass
    Utility work, including helicopter operations, will require lengthy morning and afternoon closures of Red Mt. Pass. Work takes place weekdays, from Sept. 13 to 24 at #US550 #RedMountainPass between #Silverton and #Ouray. Details about the utility project can be found HERE. 
  • Central 70 Traffic Impacts: 
    • York Street will be closed from 47th to 48th avenues starting Sept. 13 through mid-November.
    • Steele Street above I-70 will be closed 8 p.m., Sept. 17 – 5 a.m., Sept. 20

  • US 160 to close for 5 nights.  Starting Monday, September 13th through Friday the 17th (5 nights), there will be a full closure of US 160 near Chimney Rock National Monument and Lake Capote (MP 127 to 127.4). The closure is scheduled from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., daily. Motorists are asked to use an alternate route during closure hours. A detour is not available.  Visit website for more details.
  • The emergency truck ramp on West Vail Pass located near Mile Point 182 will close Monday, Aug. 9, and remain closed for about three months while the ramp is reconstructed.  The next closest emergency ramp on Vail Pass is located at Mile Point 185.5.  This ramp reconstruction is being done as part of the I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes Project.

    Hot Brake Cooling Vail Pass:  The two locations we are pointing drivers to use are the MP 190 interchange ramps or the wide shoulder at MP 184 as a place where they can cool their brakes before proceeding WB.  We have construction signs along I-70 for drivers. Attached is a PDF with our plan for the brake cool down areas.  
    For more information about this project, click here or send an email to or call 970-688-8233.
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