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A Weekly Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
January 23, 2024
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In This Issue:
Save the Date for the 65th Annual Rendezvous
ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers and Owner-Operators to Participate in Detention Survey
Save the Date for Clay Shoot and Golf!
Ray Smith Scholarship Applications Open
2023 Safety Awards Nominations Open
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ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers and Owner-Operators to Participate in Detention Survey



Washington, D.C. – As part of a larger study on the impacts of truck driver detention on the industry, the American Transportation Research Institute today issued a call for motor carriers and owner-operators to participate in new ATRI data collection on the consequences of driver detention in 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 motor carriers and owner-operators to share details on their experience with driver detention and how it relates to their operations, as well as their strategies for mitigating detention. Later this year ATRI will release two additional surveys as a part of this research, one for company drivers and one for shippers/receivers. 


“Driver detention is everyone’s problem, and it isn’t going away,” said Stephen A. Truono, NFI Industries EVP & Chief Risk Officer. “While carriers have made efforts to address it in recent years, ATRI’s comprehensive detention research will shed light on the impact and scale of driver detention on both trucking and supply chains in general.”


Motor carriers and owner-operators are encouraged to complete the survey by clicking here.




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.



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!

2023-24 Safety Awards Nominations

Dear Safety Professional:


The Safety Management Council of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is pleased to provide Safety Award Nominations.


You will find nomination forms for:

Driver of the Month / Driver of the Year
Safety Professional of the Year
Fleet Safety Awards (View Fleet Safety Instructions)

Here are ideas and comments from the Safety Award Selection Committee Judges on this year’s applications.


We highly recommend each of our member companies to submit nominations!  This is a great opportunity to recognize your company, drivers, and safety professionals for their dedication to highway safety.  Please read the enclosed information carefully, as some changes have been made.  Awards will be presented at the Safety Awards Banquet to be held on April 12, 2023.

All forms need to be returned to the Colorado Motor Carriers Association by March 4, 2024 to be eligible.  If you have any questions about the Competition, please contact Kate Young at (303) 433-3375, extension 104 or



Amber Rodriguez
SMC Chair

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