75th CMCA Conference at the Broadmoor
Registration Now Open
The Colorado Motor Carriers Association is planning its diamond jubliee convention this year at the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort in Colorado Springs.
Set for November 6-8, 2014, this year's meeting will be brimming with events and National speakers to mark the diamond anniversary of the organization. As is our ongoing policy, we will be announcing speakers over the next couple of months.
This year's Conference golf tournament will be at the renowned "Kissing Camels" golf course at the Garden of the Gods Club on November 6th. This private 27-hole golf course with its lush mountain landscape and bunkered greens has been the site of many famous matches and tournaments through the years. Playing at Kissing Camels is an experience you won't want to miss.
Online Registration is now open for both the conference and hotel rooms at the Broadmoor. Visit the CMCA convention page on this website for the login links and get ready for the biggest event of the CMCA year. Don't delay, this year's gala conference promises to be a sell-out. Conference registration and hotel reservations must be made separately.
All details are explained on the convention page and registration is very easy. Payment can be by credit card or check.
Speakers for this Year's CMCA Conference
Dave Osiecki - Executive Vice President of National Advocacy at ATA
Phillip L. Byrd - ATA Chairman and President/CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express
Dan Baker – Nationally known speaker, teacher and consultant to the trucking industry
Last Call for Sponsors at the Upcoming CMCA 2014 Convention
It is costly to host a major convention such as the upcoming 2014 CMCA diamond Jubilee event in November this year. Industry sponsorships make it possible. For CMCA members and allied members, it is also a chance to see and network with all the players in the Colorado trucking industry.
CMCA still has many sponsorship opportunities available for providing that critical name recognition. Click here for the latest sponsorship opportunities document.. We are keeping this document current to show what sponsorships are still available. Sponsorships must be in place by September 1. Please contact Tracy at 303 433-3375 ext 103 with any questions.
New Technology for More Efficient Sobriety Testing Will Allow Screening Many Vehicles
While drunk driving is mostly a automobile driver problem, it impacts all highway users. New technology coming from Europe suggest that alcohol on a drunk driver's breath can be detected remotely even before police pull the car over.
A new laser device developed at the Polish Military University of Technology's Institute of Optoelectronics has demonstrated the concept. The laser equipment is setup on the side of the road to allow scanning passing vehicles. Alcohol vapor inside the car can be detected at the concentration of 0.1 percent or greater. Researchers are now studying the possibility of similar testing for other drugs and intoxicants.
Of course just because there is alcohol vapor in the car, doesn't mean that the driver is drinking. It could be a passenger. Once the system flags the vehicle for further testing, the traditional police detection methods can be applied. At this point there is no product that uses this technique but the principle has been demonstrated. Courtesy: Photonics Spectra, August 2014.
Remember to E-file Your IRS Form 2290
Green Fleet Conference & Expo
The Ninth Green Fleet Conference and Expo will take place Oct 29-30 in Schaumburg, Ill. The keynote speaker will be Mark Smith from the U.S. Department of Energy. John Viera from Ford Motor Co. is also a headline speaker.
The conference features over nine hours of workshops on managing and lowering fuel consumption. Target fleets cover a wide spectrum ranging from cars and limos to heavy duty trucks. Here is the full 2014 GFC schedule.
No Left Turn Policy Pays off for UPS
Fuel efficiency is a critical component to profitability in today's trucking industry. That's why SmartWay and the Green Fleet Conference are important.
This week's Truckinginfo points out that UPS has a policy to minimize left turns for package delivery and has saved almost 10 million gallons of fuel over the last 10 years because of it.
Check out the article online at Truckinginfo.com. UPS route planners, using predominantly right-hand turns have conserved fuel and reduced emissions because it reduces the amount of time spent idling and waiting for a left turn. It is also safer. This is just one of the tips provided in the article by UPS to improve fuel efficiency.