Hot Sheet
A Weekly Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
April 2, 2024
Chain law on I-70 is now in effect! Carry chains or AutoSocks and use them when needed, on all highways.
In This Issue:
#Nothingwithout Trucking
Insider deal creates "monopoly": How Vail's exclusive delivery service sparked a lawsuit and controversy
Join us for lunch with Jason Dennen
The CMCA Office Building is For Sale
Register for the TopTech Competition
Register for the Safety Awards Banquet!
Determining the Effectiveness of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alerts
ATRI Issues Call for Truck Drivers to Participate in Detention Study
WIM Educates: Women Safety on the Road
Save the Date for the CMCA Annual Convention!
Know Before You Go
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Thank you to our 2024 Corporate Partners:
Insider deal creates "monopoly": How Vail's exclusive delivery service sparked a lawsuit and controversy 

It’s all about who you know.


In just over three years, Matthew Dietz leapt from bankruptcy into a million-dollar, multi-year contract the Town of Vail laid at his feet in a lucrative deal that could ultimately transform ski towns across Colorado.


As business partners, Dietz and hockey buddies William “David” Riddle and Andy Canzanello in 2022 were handed the town’s exclusive distribution service for its main village, the only one authorized to shuttle hundreds of early morning deliveries to the variety of restaurants and shops there.Previously omnipresent delivery trucks are restricted from those cobblestones and must off-load at underground facilities — and they are required to pay handsomely for the permits to do this — and leave the “last mile delivery,” as they call it, to the partners.It’s already grown to a $1.5 million yearly renewable contract for the company, 106West, that came without advertisements, without public bids, without competition and without pause despite a town ordinance requiring a public bidding process, The Denver Gazette has learned.
Member Luncheon with Jason Dennen
Sponsored by the Allied Conference
April 3, 2024 11:30am
CMCA Office
Lunch is free, and RSVP to
"During the landing of his third jump of the day, a huge gust of wind slammed Dennen through a cattle fence and into the side of an airplane hangar at 30 miles per hour. The impact broke several ribs and forced his heart from the left side of his body to the right. Dennen also ended up with 20 broken bones and injuries to several organs. He spent eight days in a coma." Join us and learn why he considers this near-fatal accident the best thing that has ever happened to him.
The CMCA Office Building is For Sale! 
Contact Matt Emmons for more information: 303-302-5124
Register for the TopTech Competition Today!
The competition will be held April 20th, and click here for more information and registration. 

Thank you to our sponsors:

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DG Coleman

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Lincoln Tech


McCandless Truck Centers

MHC Kenworth

Pinnacol Assurance





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Travel Centers of America 
Register now for the Safety Awards Banquet!
The Safety Management Council of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is pleased to host the 2024 Safety Awards Banquet. This is a great opportunity to recognize companies, drivers, and safety professionals for their dedication to highway safety. 
Come together on April 12th to celebrate the professionalism and safety of our truck drivers.
Determining the Effectiveness of Commercial Vehicle Safety Alerts
Help FHWA with this survey. The deadline to complete the survey is April 5, 2024.

ATRI Issues Call for Truck Drivers to Participate  in Detention Survey


Washington, D.C. – The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a call for truck drivers to provide data on their detention experiences at customer facilities. This latest data collection is part of a larger ATRI study examining the effects of detention on the trucking industry.


Driver detention – time spent waiting at shipper or receiver facilities outside of loading/unloading – is a longstanding issue in the trucking industry. Accordingly, ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) identified the need for new research to document the widespread negative consequences of driver detention for carriers, truck drivers, shippers, and the economy as a whole.


The short survey asks truck drivers to share details confidentially on their experience with driver detention and how it impacts their day-to-day life, professional livelihood and perceptions of the industry.


While at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, ATRI staff collected over 250 surveys from truck drivers in attendance. This online version now provides the opportunity for drivers nationwide to provide their input into this critical research.


“Drivers routinely rank detention/delay at customer facilities among their top industry concerns,” said ATRI President Rebecca Brewster. “This research will update our 2019 analysis on detention to see how and if things have changed post-pandemic.”


Truck drivers are encouraged to complete the survey by clicking here. The survey will remain open through April 26, 2024.


ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501c3 not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system. 
WIM Educates: Women Safety on the Road

Wednesday, May 29 | 2 PM EST

Register Now

Registration is Free | Open to the Public 



One of the common misconceptions we hear is that truck driving can be dangerous, especially for women. This webinar is designed to address the realities of life on the road and how women, and all professional drivers, can enhance their safety while traveling our nation’s roadways. In this session, you'll have the opportunity to hear firsthand from experienced female truck drivers and executives who navigate the challenges of the open road every day.


Our panel of women industry leaders will share invaluable insights and practical safety tips drawn from their own real-life experiences. They will cover a wide range of topics, including personal safety, handling challenging situations, and strategies for ensuring a secure and successful journey. 


This webinar is designed to equip women with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the road confidently and safely as truck drivers or as travelers. Whether you're a seasoned professional, new to the world of trucking, or thinking about taking the next steps to become a trucker, this session offers essential guidance to help you stay safe and empowered on the road. In addition, this webinar may benefit those office associates who work with drivers on a regular cadence.


Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from those with daily experience and gain the practical skills and knowledge necessary to enhance your road safety. 

 Know Before You Go
I-70 Bridges over Ward Road
I-270 Bridge Preventative Maintenance
I-25: Speer & 23rd Bridge & Interchange Project
US 85 and Weld County Road 44 Interchange
Eastbound I-70 Mount Vernon Emergency Escape Ramp Reconstruction
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