Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
March 2, 2021

ATRI Releases Annual List of Top Truck Bottlenecks


Since 2002, ATRI has collected and processed truck GPS data in support of numerous US DOT freight mobility initiatives.  Using truck GPS data from over 1 million freight trucks, ATRI develops and monitors a series of key performance measures on the nation’s freight transportation system.  Among many GPS analyses, ATRI converts its truck GPS dataset into an ongoing truck bottleneck analysis that is used to quantify the impact of traffic congestion on truck-borne freight at over 300 specific locations.


Measuring the performance of freight movement across our nation’s highways is critical to understanding where and at what level investment should be made.  The information provided through this effort empowers decision-making in both the private and public sectors by helping stakeholders better understand the severity of congestion and mobility constraints on the US highway transportation system.  This is of particular importance as the nation weighs the needs and resources available for transportation funding.


Click here to access the ATRI website and full Bottleneck report.




Freight Bottleneck Report Includes 3 Locations in Colorado

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has published its Annual Freight Bottleneck Report.  It once again, includes 3 locations in Colorado – I-70 & I-25 (#20); I-70 & I-270 (#27); and I-76 & I25 (#66).  Click here for CO information.

Fuel Spotlight: Why Renewable Natural Gas is a Great Option for Fleets
Presented by Redmark - The #1 Provider of Advanced Fuel Vehicles & Services in the Rocky Mountain Region
When it is time to replace a vehicle, fleet managers face tough choices if they want to shift to cleaner fuels. Renewable natural gas (RNG) is one choice that makes the transition surprisingly easy while giving the best bang-for-the-buck in emissions reduction. RNG outperforms electric and hydrogen options in terms of payload capacity, driving range, fuel cost, and life-cycle emissions benefits. For fleets that already operate CNG trucks (fossil natural gas), replacing that fuel source with RNG is easy.
First, a quick refresher on RNG: Renewable natural gas, or biomethane, is produced by capturing methane emissions from waste streams, including landfills, wastewater treatment plants, food waste, and agricultural waste. RNG is a naturally low or negative greenhouse gas (GHG) fuel because it redirects methane emissions from the atmosphere to repurpose as a green fuel. RNG is one of the few motor fuels capable of being carbon-negative.  Read More...

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2021 MARCH Training Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and seminars will take place in-person pending any COVID changes in regulations.
Mar 11 - DOT Files and Recordkeeping (8am-Noon)
Mar 25 - "Virtual" IFTA Workshop (9am-11am)

This free workshop is being presented by the Colorado Department of Revenue and will cover:  What is IFTA?  How do I register?  How do I navigate?
Training outcome: Help members become compliant.

The deadline to register is March 23rd!!  Details with a link will be sent out TWO days prior, so please make sure your email address is correct.

Mar 31 - Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)

2020-21 Safety Awards Nominations - LAST CHANCE

The Safety Management Council of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association is pleased to provide Safety Award Nominations.  This is a great opportunity to recognize your company, drivers, and safety professionals for their dedication to highway safety.  Awards will be presented at the Safety Awards Banquet to be held in 2021.


All forms need to be returned to the Colorado Motor Carriers Association by March 5, 2021 to be eligible.


View More Info/Download Forms


I-225 Travel Advisory Rescheduled


This full closure has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 2 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to Wednesday, March 3.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will close southbound Interstate 225 at Tamarac St/DTC Blvd (Exit 2-A) from 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 to 5 a.m. on Thursday, February 25. The closure is necessary so crews can remove the temporary barrier and restripe the roadway. Once reopened on Feb. 25, the project will be done and no more restrictions will be in place at this location. Detour signage will be in place to safely direct motorists to alternate routes.  Learn More.

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