Hot Sheet
A Weekly Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
January 16, 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:
Save the Date for Clay Shoot and Golf!
Ray Smith Scholarship Applications Open
Charge Ahead Colorado Applications Open January 16th
ATRI Seeks Truck Driver Input on Challenges Encountered by Women Drivers
Know Before You Go
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Thank you to our 2024 Corporate Partners:

Join us as the Allied Conference hosts the annual Sporting Clay Shoot – bring your friends, co-workers and customers.  Sponsors provide breakfast, lunch and fun prizes; so this is a great opportunity to be recognized as a food and beverage or a station sponsor.  This is such a fun event that you don’t want to miss it. Registration coming soon!

The Allied Conference hosts a yearly golf tournament at some of Colorado’s most beautiful golf courses in the state. This is a friendly scramble-style tournament so bring your customers, friends and co-workers too. Registration coming soon!

Ray Smith Scholarship Applications Open 
This is a yearly scholarship program sponsored by the Colorado Motor Carriers Foundation. We encourage all of our member companies to spread the word about this valuable program throughout your driver, mechanic, and safety management teams. This scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors or college bound returning students who intend to enter a technical/diesel/mechanical school or an accredited college.
Download an ACADEMIC Application to apply!
Download a VOCATIONAL Application to apply!
Deadline to apply is May 3, 2024!


Charge Ahead Colorado Applications Open January 16!


The Charge Ahead Colorado grant program incentivizes the widespread distribution of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Colorado to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support the implementation of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan and Clean Truck Strategy.


The next Charge Ahead Colorado standard application round will open on January 16, 2024, and close on February 16 at 5:00 PM MT.


Please refer to the Charge Ahead Colorado Application Guide for in-depth program information, including details on eligibility, program processes, current incentives and more. Applicants are required to read the program Application Guide in full prior to submitting a grant application. Find more information on the Charge Ahead Colorado webpage linked above.


All Charge Ahead Colorado applications must be submitted through the online grant portal*


*Applicants must create an account in the portal to submit an application


Year-round, rolling applications for the program are available for qualifying entities (please see Application Guide) requesting funding for eligible smaller scale projects. The rolling application for Charge Ahead Colorado is currently open on an ongoing basis in the Charge Ahead Colorado grant portal. Project eligibility for the rolling application is outlined in the Application Guide.


Question and Answer Period

There will be a formal Q&A period for the Charge Ahead Colorado grant program from Tuesday, January 16, until Tuesday, January 23. Please submit questions through the Charge Ahead Colorado Q&A Form. We will post responses on the Charge Ahead Colorado webpage by January 26 at 5:00 PM MT.


The Colorado Energy Office looks forward to working with you to support clean transportation and to strengthen our state’s EV charging network!

ATRI Seeks Truck Driver Input on Challenges

Encountered by Women Drivers



Washington, D.C. –  The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched a new survey to identify what both women and men truck drivers believe to be the barriers to entry for women truck drivers. The research will also capture other challenges that truck drivers encounter while training, on the road, and at parking facilities.  The research will utilize responses from both women and men drivers to identify and contrast the unique challenges faced by women drivers.


This research was identified as a top priority by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee to address workforce shortages, safety concerns for women drivers, and identify steps the industry can take to increase the percentage of women drivers. 


The survey asks for driver perspectives and experiences:


  • when considering a career as a truck driver;
  • while obtaining their CDL;
  • regarding challenges encountered as a truck driver; and
  • for those who no longer drive a truck, why they left the industry.  


“Once again ATRI is providing truck drivers the opportunity to provide input on critical research that will ultimately make our workplace better. I strongly encourage my fellow drivers to take a few minutes to complete ATRI’s survey and make our collective voice heard,” said Rhonda Hartman, a truck driver for Old Dominion Freight Line and an America’s Road Team Captain.


Truck drivers can complete the confidential survey online here.  This survey will remain open until February 2, 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.

 Know Before You Go
I-70 Bridges over Ward Road
Downtown Estes Loop Project
US 285/CO 9 Intersection Improvements & Bridge Replacement
US 50 Little Blue Creek Improvements
I-25 Bridge Preventative Maintenance in Adams County
Upcoming Training & Events at CMCA:
Jan. 17- Board of Directors Meeting (10am-12pm)
In Person
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