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A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
September 6, 2022
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Convention Speakers Highlight Top 3 Trucking Concerns


Join us at the Annual CMCA Convention to get the latest forecasts and updates on the Top 3 Concerns in the industry: Politics, the Economy and Lawsuits! 

Registration is still open and we have overflow rooms available at the beautiful Beaver Creek Lodge.

Golf is almost sold out, so register now to guarantee your Tee Time!

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


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Welcome New Members:
Bank of America - Engelwood
Beacon Building Products - McKinney, TX
Big Foot Turf Farm - LaSalle
Chad Nicholas Trucking - Phoenix, AZ
Colorado Barricade - Denver
Comdata - Denver
DPF Alternatives - Wheat Ridge
Explicit Mobile Mechanic - Commerce City
Hyliion Holdings, Inc. - Westminster
Magnus Technologies - Austin, TX
PNC Bank - Denver
Secure Health Partners, LLC - Denver
Split Rail Fence Company - Littleton
TBK Bank - Mead
United Transportation Services - Aurora
West Freight Lines, LLC - Brighton

FMCSA Lowers 2023 UCR Fees for Carriers


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in a  Federal Register notice published Sept. 1 that it is lowering fees collected by states from motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies as part of the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan for the 2023 registration year and beyond. The new fees are effective immediately.

The new fees are an approximately 31% decrease for all fee brackets, which equates to a reduction between $18 and $17,688, depending on the number of vehicles owned or operated by the company.  

The entire article from CCJ Digital can be found HERE.

Courtesy ATA

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Begins Sunday!

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.

This year's National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 11-17, 2022. 

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.

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)
Driver Preparedness
Are your drivers prepared for a crash investigation?
Truck-car crashes happen every day. According to the American Trucking Association and FMCSA, in 80-85% of cases the passenger vehicle driver is at fault. But proving that is not always so simple. The driver behind the 5-ton-plus semi-truck is often an easy target to point blame. Ensuring professional drivers are properly prepared for a crash investigation is vital to managing a fleet’s risk and avoiding a difficult verdict or settlement.


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