Date: 08/26/2009

Presentation by the Colorado Motor Carriers Association


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11:10 AM -- Presentation by the CMCA

The committee returned to order. Mr. Greg Fulton, representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA), presented to the committee. Mr. Fulton provided background information on the trucking industry in Colorado and discussed current economic challenges.

11:10 AM

Mr. Fulton discussed legislation enacted during the recent session impacting the motor carrier industry. He provided further information regarding taxation and environmental issues specific to trucking fleets.

11:16 AM

Mr. Fulton discussed legislative and regulatory issues of concern to the Colorado trucking industry. Mr. Fulton also provided information on the fiscal impact of Senate Bill 09-108 motor vehicle registration late fees.

11:28 AM

Mr. Fulton responded to questions from committee members. Representative Tyler asked for information on the life-span of a highway truck.

11:38 AM

Representative McNulty discussed the importance of attracting businesses to locate in Colorado. He further expressed to the chair his interest in having the director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade testify before the committee. Senator Gibbs discussed challenges with trucks carrying hazardous materials over steep mountain passes.