Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
March 23, 2021
CMCA Launches a Redesign of Website
CMCA is committed to improving service to our members and industry professionals; so we have redesigned our website to make it easier to navigate the site and content on all devices.
There is new and updated content, additional exposure for event sponsors and easier navigation menus.
Please visit us and let us know if you have any feedback.
ATRI Issues Call for Motor Carriers to Participate in Insurance Costs Data Collection

Arlington, Virginia – The American Transportation Research Institute today launched a new data collection initiative to better understand the rising costs of trucking insurance and how those costs are ultimately impacting the industry’s overall operational costs. This research was identified by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee as a top research priority in 2020. 
Motor carriers are asked to provide data through an online data collection form that will quantify changes in deductibles, excess insurance over minimum requirements, and how drivers and fleets are balancing insurance costs against rising risk levels. The research will be complementary to ATRI’s annual Operational Costs of Trucking, but will provide more granular detail on one of the most volatile cost centers in the annual analysis. 
“ATRI’s industry data collection initiatives are critical to understanding industry operations based on real-world data, and this latest effort to benchmark insurance cost trends will provide important insight into a carrier’s management of total cost of risk,” said Randy Guillot, Triple G Express President. 
All submitted data will be kept strictly confidential and aggregated. As needed, ATRI will sign a confidentiality agreement.
The data collection form is available online and carriers are asked to provide data by Friday, April 23, 2021.
2021 Upcoming Training Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and seminars will take place in-person pending any COVID changes in regulations.
Mar 25 - "Virtual" IFTA Workshop (1pm-3pm)

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 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

*HYBRID* Mar 31 - In-Person & Virtual Surviving DOT Audits (8am-Noon)
*RESCHEDULED* Apr 5 - What to do at the Scene of an Accident (8am-Noon).  This Seminar Covers:  How to respond to the accident, how to help drivers through the requirements of statements, testing, and so forth.
Apr 8 - Designated Employer Representative (8am-4:30pm)
Apr 10 - Brake Certification (9am-Noon)
Apr 14 - Disc Brake Certification (9am-Noon)
*NEW*  Apr 20 - "VIRTUAL" DOT Files and Recordkeeping (8am-Noon) 
Apr 22 - OSHA & Trucking (9am-Noon)
Safety Technologies Webinar

ATRI puts $20B price tag on vehicle-miles-traveled tax


Courtesy FreightWaves

New research released Wednesday from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that replacing the federal fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled (VMT) tax could result in collection costs of more than $20 billion annually.


The main reason for that price tag – which is 300 times higher than the current cost to collect fuel taxes – is a “shift in collection points” from a limited number of fuel terminal operators to 272 million registered motor vehicles in the U.S.  Read More...

Scholarship Applications Available

The 2021-2022 Ray Smith Scholarship applications are now available.  Eligible recipients include High School graduating seniors to returning College and Technical School students.  Scholarships valued at up to $2,500 will be awarded in May.

Annually, the Ray Smith Scholarship program helps fund continuing education / training for worthy students furthering their academic or technical training.  The Scholarship Program is funded through generous donations from CMCA members, memorial gifts and other fundraising activities.  For more information on the program, visit our website.

Download an ACADEMIC scholarship application

Download a VOCATIONAL scholarship application


Completed applications MUST be received in full by 4:00pm on April 30, 2021

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