Hot Sheet
A Weekly Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
January 9, 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:
High stakes lawsuit pits the town of Vail against hundreds of trucking companies
CVSA's Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative is Jan. 8-12
National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Charge Ahead Colorado Applications Open January 16th
ATRI Seeks Truck Driver Input on Challenges Encountered by Women Drivers
CFOs in Motion Event
OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping Overview
Know Before You Go
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High stakes lawsuit pits the town of Vail against hundreds of trucking companies
The Town of Vail is under fire over an ordinance aimed at ridding its Vail Village and Lionshead neighborhoods of all delivery trucks.
CVSA's Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative is Jan. 8-12 
Watch the video below and help the cause by submitting this survey here.
National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Chris Moreno | Truckers Against Trafficking

The United States government has designated January as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month to promote a dedicated effort to bring light to the global crisis of human
trafficking, which affects millions of people worldwide and brings in a profit of over $150 billion to traffickers. Every day along our country’s highways, people – including our nation’s
children – are forced to sell sex as victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking has been reported in every state in the country and D.C., and victims come from all ages, genders and socioeconomic groups.
To counter that, during this month – and throughout the year – the trucking industry encourages its drivers to become trained to recognize this crime, should they see it, and to report it. Trucking companies of all sizes are training their drivers and making a valuable contribution in the fight
against this crime.
TAT (Truckers Against Trafficking) has been working with the trucking industry since its inception in 2009 to educate, equip, empower and mobilize its members to fight human
trafficking as part of their everyday jobs. To date, more than 1.7 million professional truck drivers have been registered as TAT Trained. Across the nation, these men and women are
actively watching their surroundings and staying vigilant for suspicious activity. Whether on the road, at park areas in rest stops, or fueling at a truck stop, if they see something they believe is human trafficking, they make calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH) and local law enforcement. Drivers from all across the nation are making a difference, and through their calls, hundreds of victims have already been recovered and perpetrators arrested. They are part of a mobile army of transportation professionals, assisting law enforcement in the prevention and elimination of this crime.
For those in the industry who have not been trained, TAT provides free education in a variety of ways with a number of tools. Through its comprehensive website (, people can request industry-specific training videos and toolkits, on-demand webinars, wallet cards with signs to look for and questions to ask and informational brochures. Additionally, they can learn how to download the TAT app and access
TAT’s social media accounts. For more information on how to get involved, please go to the TAT website, or contact, where a TAT staff member will assist you in joining the other 1.7million transportation members already invested in ending human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, one the most appalling human rights issues of our time.


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.

CMCA member Bank of America is a national sponsor of the CFO Leadership Council. If you are a finance professional and would like to attend this event for free, contact David Servatius.

Join us virtually for our January Risk Control Outreach!

Thursday, January 11th 2024

8:30 - 10:00 am

Description: Are you confused about OSHA’s recordkeeping rule and the various requirements for recording, reporting, and electronic submission of injury and illness data?  Many employers are required to maintain OSHA Injury and Illness records as well as post them in the workplace beginning on February 1st. This outreach will cover what organizations fall under OSHA recordkeeping requirements, how to complete the forms, what types of injury and illness incidents must be recorded, and what information to include on the forms. We will also provide an overview of what cases must be reported to OSHA, and what information employers are required to electronically submit to OSHA. 


Pat Hagge, Sr. Risk Control Advisor, Flood and Peterson

Allison Fultineer, Sr. Risk Control Advisor, Flood and Peterson

*Approved for Pinnacol Safety Group credit.

Register here!


 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
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