Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
June 1, 2021

CO Roadeo is Saturday!


Come out and cheer on your favorite driver and grab a free lunch!


The 2021 CO Truck Driving Championships will be held this Saturday, June 5th at the Adams County Fairgrounds North Parking Lot.  The address is: Adams County Regional Park 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, CO 80601


Driving Competition will start about 9:30am and all are welcome to attend!


We’d love to have a great crowd to celebrate Safe Driving!  If you have any questions, please contact



Maintenance Council Meeting Notice

Tuesday June 8, 2021 * 11:30am In-Person

Adams County Fairgrounds - South Parking Lot

9755 Henderson Road Brighton, CO 80601


Speaker/Topic: Colorado State Patrol – Roadside Inspection and Brake Tester


Driving Skills: First Gear Skid School - Skid Car and Truck will be available to drive.


Join the Maintenance Council, Colorado State Patrol and First Gear Skid School for a lunch and learn. CSP will cover roadside inspections and demonstrate the brake tester. CSP will also be available for Q&A. When you have all your questions answered on roadside inspection... Jump in the skid car and truck with First Gear Skid School and put your driving skills to the test.


There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP to in advance for this meeting.


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Reminder: What CDL drivers should know about using CBD products

Positive drug tests account for 81% of the total violations reported in the Clearinghouse since January 6, 2020. As of May 1, 2021, marijuana has been detected in over half of all drug tests that have been filed in the Clearinghouse.

It is important for all employees who perform safety-sensitive functions, including CDL drivers, to know:

  • The USDOT requires testing for marijuana and not CBD.
  • The labeling of many CBD products may be misleading because the products could contain higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than what’s stated on the product label.
  • The USDOT’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation, 49 CFR Part 40, does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.
  • CBD use is not a legitimate medical explanation for a laboratory-confirmed marijuana positive result. Therefore, Medical Review Officers will verify a drug test confirmed at the appropriate cutoffs as positive, even if an employee claims they only used a CBD product.
  • Since the use of CBD products could lead to a positive drug test result, USDOT-regulated CDL drivers should exercise caution when considering whether to use CBD products.

Read the USDOT’s “CBD Notice” in full on the USDOT website.


TopTech Competition - Call For Entries

August 14, 2021

Lincoln College of Technology, Denver Campus


We strongly urge you to encourage your Technicians to participate in the Colorado TopTech Skills Competition.  The TopTech Skills competition is open to ALL member and non-member Technicians.


Entry fee is $50 per contestant.

Sponsorships available.

Click here for more info.


Unless otherwise noted, these classes and events will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations.
June 3 - NO Safety Council Meeting
June 5 - Truck Driving Championships (Adams County Fairgrounds-Brighton, CO).  Click here for more information.


June 7 - CMCA Office Closed

June 8 - Maintenance Council Meeting (11:30am at Adams County Fairgrounds).  View Details
June 9 - DataQ's Seminar CANCELLED
June 15 - Drug/Alcohol Policies & Procedures (8am-Noon)
June 15 - Drug/Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion (1-4pm)
June 17 & 18 - DOT Compliance & Safety Essentials via ZOOM (8am-Noon)

Colonel's Challenge Charity Golf Tournament


The Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation is a non-profit that was founded in 1980, to support members of the CSP and their families in times of crisis and hardship.  Over the last forty-one years the Foundation has expanded its mission to support public safety employees, their families and organizations by providing support and resources to those in need.  


We are honored to be hosting our 24th Annual Colonel's Charity Golf Tournament at the Sanctuary golf course on Monday August 2, 2021.   Learn More...

ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers to Participate in Annual Operational Costs Data Collection

The American Transportation Research Institute today issued a call for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.


“ATRI’s annual Ops Costs analysis provides a one-stop shop for fleets of all sizes to benchmark their metrics against their peers. Our members appreciate that ATRI’s analysis includes a focus on small carrier costs,” said Tom Weakley, director of the OOIDA Foundation.


For-hire motor carriers are encouraged to provide operational cost data to ATRI by Friday, August 20, 2021. ATRI’s data collection form, which protects all confidential information, is available here. Participating motor carriers will receive an advance copy of the full report.

Construction season is here!!!  Visit for more information. 
Here are links to upcoming projects that may impact your travels:

** Closure of Brighton Boulevard under I-70 from 8 p.m., Friday, June 4 through 5 a.m., Monday, June 7 for I-70 viaduct demolition.  View detour map on Facebook.


** Bridge repairs on I-270 at the I-25 interchange begin on June 6.  Learn More...


** US 287 and US 50 Resurfacing Improvements in Lamar.  Learn More...
** US 50 Little Blue Canyon Closures (between Montrose and Gunnison) - Learn More...
** US 6 in Clear Creek Canyon Tunnel Lighting Improvement Project.  Learn More...
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