Membership Benefits

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1. Technical Expertise and Assistance.

ata-logoCMCA’s staff is well versed in trucking regulations and issues. Our affiliation with the American Trucking Association (ATA) provides us expertise from all 50 state trucking associations, in addition to ATA’s knowledge.

CMCA provides assistance obtaining and/or maintaining many motor vehicles services for our members.   The staff is very knowledgeable of government and familiar with the many individuals involved in setting policy for trucking in our state. CMCA represents its members and trucking interests at all levels of the government both in political circles and in the regulatory area.

2. State, Local and Federal Representation.

capitolCMCA represents its members at all levels of government, both in the political circles and the regulatory area – help us shape the future of trucking in Colorado!

The Colorado Motor Carriers Association provides a solid “pro-trucking” representation to the State, Local and Federal Government. CMCA has a consistent and positive working relationship with regulatory and legislative bodies. We prevent ill-conceived ideas from becoming law, mostly by providing solid facts and suggesting alternatives that work for everyone. CMCA has effectively represented Colorado’s Trucking Industry for over 75 years.

Our political action committee, TIPAC, allows us to have a greater impact in the political process than one could have by acting alone. TIPAC evaluates statewide candidates and determines where and when contributions are made to legislators who are sympathetic toward the industry’s concerns.  Contributions are always welcome in the form of a personal or partnership check.

We PROTECT and DEFEND the trucking industry!

3. Networking and Sharing Ideas.

cmca-networking-sharing-ideasWith over 600 member companies, CMCA represents a great opportunity to meet industry professionals, share ideas and exchange a wealth of information.

CMCA provides networking opportunities at the local, state and national levels through conferences, chapters and events allowing members to interact among industry peers.

Membership in CMCA offers great opportunities to meet people in the trucking industry and share ideas. With over 600 member companies, a wealth of contacts, knowledge and information is available.

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4. Valuable Reports and Information.

GovSigningCMCA uses various forms of communication to keep members aware of breaking news and important issues affecting the Colorado trucking industry.

Follow us on Facebook to learn more about CMCA!  Regular postings include events, new members, awards/recognition, road alerts, and more!

CMCA delivers its weekly “Hotsheet” to members via broadcast email.   The Hotsheet details current news, developing stories and upcoming events.   The Hotsheet is also archived on the CMCA website.  As needed, members also receive email alerts on critical legislative and regulatory situations.

Our website consistently provides easy access to critical information and trucking updates on a variety of local, regional and national trucking news. Regular updates keep you informed in this fast moving industry.

5. Training Classes and Seminars.

cmca-trainingCMCA offers a full range of training classes and seminars – members receive a discount on all classes.

CMCA offers a full range of local training classes and seminars, which are available to members and others in the trucking community. Members receive a discount on all classes plus assurance of receiving a slot in these highly accredited classes. Classes offered in the past year include Appendix G: Annual Vehicle Inspections, Hours of Service, DOT Compliance, and many more. Most classes are held at the CMCA training center in Denver, however periodically classes may also be held elsewhere in the State as demand warrants.

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6. Workers Compensation Program.

This group program is designed to save you up to 4% on your premiums and if eligible, members share in a group dividend.

Underwritten by Pinnacol Assurance and managed by Flood and Peterson, the CMCA Association Program last-year alone returned over $600,000 to our members.  For a free quote, contact a Flood and Peterson office.

7. Members-Only Services and Programs.

generic-tiresYour CMCA membership entitles you to discounts and savings on a wide range of excellent products and services – from DOT Compliance to Health Insurance to Tires.

CMCA has a Money Saving Products & Services Program offered exclusively to members.  These “Affiliate” programs offer members great discounts on a variety of products and services, such as tires, office supplies, insurance, fleet navigation/tracking devices, telecommunications and more.

 View the entire list of Money Saving “Affiliate” Programs. 

8. Low-Cost Forms and Regulatory Materials.

Members receive up to a 50% discount on all motor carrier forms and regulatory books purchased through CMCA.

CMCA has partnered with J.J. Keller to offer a full range of regulatory materials and forms for motor carriers. Your membership entitles you to terrific discounts on materials such as log books, driver vehicle inspection books, accident reports, personnel forms, etc.

For further information, call CMCA at 303-433-3375.

9. Safety Programs.

Truck-Driving-Champ-cmca-2The Safety Management Council (SMC) meets on a monthly basis to educate on regulatory and enforcement changes; as well as exchange information and ideas.  SMC hosts the annual Truck Driving Championships, which spotlight the state’s best drivers.

Safety is a key aspect to the transportation industry. CMCA helps each individual member with safety problems. Members are able to connect directly with CMCA’s safety director to ask questions and receive information and clarification. We also offer industry news, safety compliance advice and DOT audit preparation.

CMCA continually conducts a variety of safety activities and programs to increase highway safety awareness.

10. Annual Conference and Meetings.


The annual conference is packed with education and entertainment. CMCA’s annual convention provides members with premium education and entertainment in beautiful settings. The convention generally runs over a weekend and includes golf and seminars featuring nationally recognized speakers.

In addition, CMCA holds forums throughout the state to better obtain member input and inform them on relevant issues.   The “Truck Town Meetings” have proved popular with carriers outside of the Denver metro area.

Western Slope Chapter – CMCA member companies are spread across Colorado, but those on Colorado’s Western Slope are heavily focused in the oil and gas industry and are a long way from Denver.   The Western Slope chapter group, was established to better serve those carriers and with special attention to the oil and gas industry.  The chapter usually meets in Grand Junction featuring expert speakers and an opportunity to exchange ideas.