Hot Sheet
A Publication of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association
May 18, 2021

Equipment Needed for Roadeo

The Colorado Truck Driving Championships will be held Saturday, June 5th at the Adams County Fairgrounds.


We find our selves in need of equipment for the driving course.  In particular, we could use single axle day cabs and 28’ trailers.  We can also use additional 48’-53’ dry van trailers and double axle day cabs.


If you can help us please contact Patti at



Driver Entry Deadline for Roadeo

A quick reminder to all your drivers – the deadline for registration to compete in the CO Truck Driving Championships is this Friday, May 21st.  Please make sure to get your driver registrations, tent order forms and equipment confirmation sheets in asap.  You can email them to or drop them off at the office between 8am – 430.


Summer planning guide: I-70 Mountain Corridor

Night work will minimize impacts, but motorists should watch for work zones and be prepared for a busy travel season 


I-70 MOUNTAIN CORRIDOR —The Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor between Denver and Grand Junction will have a busy construction season this spring and summer as the Colorado Department of Transportation is making numerous improvements to the corridor.


Motorists should be prepared for heavy traffic along the highly traveled mountain corridor during the busy summer season, give themselves some extra time to reach their destination, drive safely through work zones and check out for the latest road conditions.  


Go to the I-70 Mountain Corridor project page for easy to read maps and the latest information on all of the projects.

Central 70 Construction and Traffic Update


I-70 will close in both directions between Washington Street and I-270 to shift traffic into the lowered section starting at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 21 through 5 a.m. on Monday, May 24


The following closures will be associated with the change in alignment:

  • Steele Street on-ramp to eastbound I-70 to permanently close Friday, May 21
  • Eastbound I-70 off-ramp to Steele Street to close on Friday, May 21 for several months
  • Eastbound I-70 off-ramp to York Street to permanently close on Friday, May 21
Unless otherwise noted, these classes and events will take place in-person pending any changes in COVID regulations.
May 19 - Virtual Board Meeting (10am)
May 20 - Deadline for Ray Smith Scholarship applications
May 21 - CMCA Office Closed
May 21 - 8th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot (Longmeadow Game Resort, Wiggins CO). 
Registration is closed!
May 31 - CMCA Office Closed for Memorial Day
Jun 3 - NO Safety Council Meeting
Jun 5 - Truck Driving Championships (Adams County Fairgrounds-Brighton, CO).  Entry Deadline is May 21st

Click here for more information.


Jun 7 - CMCA Office Closed

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

2021 Rocky Mountain Regional Safety Rendezvous (RMRSR) is CANCELLED


We're sorry to inform you that this year’s Rocky Mountain Safety Rendezvous has unfortunately been cancelled, due to COVID travel restrictions creating low participation. The safety of our attendees and crew must always come first.


We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to this event for next year.

CMV Safety Summit - May 25-26


Registration is now open for the upcoming Western Region Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit, May 25-26 in Denver, Colorado. The Summit will bring together representatives from law enforcement, driver licensing agencies, universities, and industry to share research and best practices to improve data quality and the collection and use of commercial vehicle (CMV) data. It will highlight ways states have worked to improve data quality, improve the ways they collect data, and/or new ways they are using the data to promote CMV safety.


The Summit is co-hosted with the Colorado State Patrol, and funding is provided through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). There is no cost to attend.


Registration is available from the Summit website at You can indicate when registering if you plan to attend in-person or virtually.


Hotel/travel information is also available from the same site for those attending in-person.

  Construction season is here!!!  Visit for more information. 
Here are links to upcoming projects that may impact your travels:
* US 50 Little Blue Canyon Closures (between Montrose and Gunnison) - Learn More...
* I-70 Structure Replacement: West of EJMT (Both runaway truck ramps will remain accessible throughout construction)Learn More...
* Glenwood Canyon traffic holds in May on Hanging Lake westbound on-ramp ( Motorists should anticipate a month of short holds for critical safety work) - Learn More...
* US 6 in Clear Creek Canyon Tunnel Lighting Improvement Project - Learn More...
* US 85 construction south of Platteville starts May 3 - Learn More... 
* I-70 Georgetown to Empire LCR 5.2.21 - 5.8.21 Learn More...
* West Platte Avenue (US 34) paving starts next week in Fort Morgan Learn More...
* US 287 and US 50 Resurfacingand Improvements in Lamar  Learn More...


Join PCS Software for Ignite 2021 - the premier transportation and logistics technology conference bringing together shippers, carriers, and brokers. 


As in-person events are finally making their way back, PCS Software is thrilled to host Ignite 2021. Join leading industry experts, influencers, innovative solution providers and fellow users of top logistics management technologies for three days of speaker presentations, panel discussions, technology user groups, professional enrichment, networking and entertainment.  


From August 3-5, 2021, at the beautiful J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas, Ignite 2021 promises insight, knowledge sharing, and exploration focused on how transportation, logistics and supply chain operations are navigating the ever-changing and emerging technologies and applications serving supply chain management.  




Early bird registration is open and covers your 2-night stay at the J.W. Marriott. In addition, CMCA members have access to an exclusive discount code for an extra $75 off! Just use the code CMCAMEMBER21 at checkout.  


For full details and to explore the growing list of speakers, check out the event site.
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