Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
March 30, 2021
2021 Upcoming Training Schedule
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and seminars will take place in-person pending any COVID changes in regulations.

*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 6 - Designated Employer Representative (8am-4:30pm)
Apr 8 - Hours Of Service/ELD Auditing (8am-Noon)
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 Management Council

April 1, 2021 ~ 12:30pm via ZOOM


Topic: The Importance of Managing your Fleet by using Roadside Data


Speaker: Steve Vaughn and Bob Trent, PrePass Safety Alliance


There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required.

Click here to register for this meeting.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Maintenance Council

April 13, 2021 ~ 11:30am via ZOOM



Patrick Chavez – CDOT TIM Program Coordinator



Traffic Incident Management – Learn how CDOT manages a traffic incident, what is involved and how to get your roadside service technicians trained.

There is no charge to attend, but you must register in advance for this meeting.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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Western Slope Meeting

April 13, 2021 ~ 8:30am via ZOOM


Speaker: Ryan Byers, Front Range Compliance Services


Topic: DOT Files and Recordkeeping & how it is affecting the new investigation/audit protocols

  • Preparing your Files as Electronic Documents
  • DOT's new Audit Process for Off-site Comprehensive Investigations
  • Learn about the new and updated compliance review procedures
  • Learn to avoid the common mistakes that happen during a DOT Investigation
  • How to be compliant during these unprecedented times.

There is No Charge, but Advance Registration is REQUIRED.


Click here to register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Diesel Drops 3.3¢ for First Decline in 21 Weeks


Courtesy Transport Topics

The national average price of a gallon of diesel dropped 3.3 cents to $3.161 a gallon, according to Energy Information Administration data released March 29.



  • The decline is the first for diesel in 21 weeks, with the most recent decline being Nov. 2, when it slipped 1.3 cents from the week before.
  • Since Nov. 2, a gallon of diesel had climbed 82.2 cents until this week’s drop.
  • Diesel still costs 57.5 cents more a gallon than it did at this time last year.
  • Trucking’s main fuel fell in nine of the 10 regions in EIA’s weekly survey, with the largest being 4.5 cents in the Midwest. Only California, at two-tenths of a cent, showed an increase.
  • Gasoline dropped by 1.3 cents per gallon to reach $2.85

Driver Turnover Holds Steady at Large Fleets in Q4


Courtesy Heavy Duty Trucking

The turnover rate for over-the-road truckload drivers held steady in the last three months of 2020, while the churn rate for small truckload carriers was down, according to the American Trucking Associations’ Quarterly Employment Report.


In the fourth quarter, the turnover rate for truckload fleets with more than $30 million in annual revenue was unchanged at a 92% annualized rate, while the churn rate for smaller truckload carriers dipped two percentage points to 72%.  Read More...


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