Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
September 7, 2021
Monday, Sept. 13 - after Convention
Annual CMCA Convention
September 9-11, 2021
Steamboat Springs, CO
Don't Miss Our Keynote Speaker...
Karl Mecklenburg kicks off the 2021 Annual Convention!

Karl Mecklenburg

Karl Mecklenburg rose from a college walk-on and 12th round NFL draft pick to a career with the Denver Broncos that included 6 Pro-Bowl and 3 Super-Bowl appearances.


Mecklenburg’s presentations feature humor, story-telling style, and have impacted business organizations and inspired people to find their success by overcoming obstacles on the way to their dreams.
Any questions, contact
Convention Dress Code:  Business/Business Casual. 
Jeans & Boots on Friday night.

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. 




Unless otherwise noted, these classes and events will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations.
September 13, 2021 - Office Closed after Convention
September 14, 2021 - Allied Meeting (Virtual at 11:30am)
September 15 - NO Board Meeting
September 21 - Drug/Alcohol Policies and Procedures (8am-Noon)
September 21 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1pm-4pm)
September 23 - DOT Safety & Compliance Essentials (8am-4:30pm)
September 30 - Designated Employer Representative Seminar (8am-4:30pm)
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:
ATA Management Conference & Exhibition
October 23-26
Know Before You Go...
  • US 50 Little Blue Creek Canyon in MONTROSE & GUNNISON COUNTIES Regularly scheduled roadway closures begin Tuesday at 8:30 AM on September 7.  Visit project website for more info.

  • Central 70 Traffic Impacts: 
    • Quebec Street under I-70 will be closed overnight from 10 p.m., Sept. 11 – 8:30 a.m., Sept. 12.
    • 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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