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Connect2DOT Trucking Training Series

5 sessions ending Wed, Apr 6
Facilitated by Southern Colorado SBDC

Join CDOT's Connect2DOT program and the Southern CO SBDC for Trucking Webinar Wednesdays at 9am. These FREE workshops are designed specifically for trucking and hauling businesses and prime contractors on highway, bridge, and CDOT infrastructure projects.


Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Register Online button to register for all 6 classes in the series or click on the individual links below to sign up for specific classes. If you can't attend on a specific date/time, you can still register to receive the link to the recording after the live session.

March 2, 9AM-11AM - DOT Trucking Compliance and Maintenance

March 9, 9AM-10:30AM - Bidding & Estimating for Trucking Companies

March 16, 9AM-10:30AM - DBE Certification for Trucking Contractors (Bilingual)

March 23, 9AM-11AM - Certified Payrolls & LCPtracker for CDOT Projects

March 30, 9AM-10AM - Lessons Learned from a Successful Trucking Company

April 6, 9AM-11AM - CDOT Trucking Compliance & 2022 Specifications

Following are the details of each class:

1. DOT Trucking Compliance and Maintenance

Are you sure your trucks are all safe and compliant with federal and state regulations? Join us for an important trucking safety webinar presented by Ryan Byers of Front Range Compliance Services. You'll get up-to-date information on the latest trucking safety compliance guidance and requirements, what future changes will look like, and how to make sure your company is as safe as possible on the road.

What You'll Learn:

  • USDOT compliance requirements
  • Hours of service for short-haul operations
  • When to complete log books
  • Vehicle maintenance - Zero violations!
  • What and when to expect driver vehicle inspections
  • Leased vehicle and driver requirements

2. Bidding & Estimating for Trucking Companies

As a trucking subcontractor, you're stuck paying whatever the general contractors pays, right? WRONG! Whether you have several trucks or you're an owner/operator, you can bid jobs to make a profit and negotiate your rates with confidence. Join us for a webinar on estimating and bidding that is customized specifically for trucking/hauling firms working on construction projects. You'll learn how to refine your estimating process to create more accurate bids and establish rates that you can back up.

What You'll Learn:

  • How trucking bids are structured
  • Calculating your costs
  • Estimating hourly, by the load, or by the job
  • Direct labor and overhead costs
  • Billing for travel to/from job sites
  • Billing for "wait" times
  • What primes want to see if your bids
  • Errors to avoid
  • Submitting your bid
  • Bid follow up actions

3. DBE Certification for Trucking Contractors (Bilingual)

Are you a minority or woman owner of a trucking company? Did you know getting certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) can significantly increase your opportunities for work on CDOT and other City and County construction projects? General contractors and other DBE trucking firms often have goals to subcontract a percentage of work to DBE certified truckers. This webinar will walk you through what is required and how to apply. We'll answer your questions (English and Spanish) and provide a free follow up application review before you submit.

What You'll Learn:

  • Whether your trucking company is eligible for DBE certification
  • Why you should get DBE certified
  • How to complete the DBE application
  • What documents are required from your business and the owners
  • Where to find DBE contracting opportunities
  • DBE rules for subcontracting

4. Certified Payrolls & LCPtracker for CDOT Projects

Contractors and subcontractors working on construction projects covered by the Federal Davis-Bacon Act or State Prevailing Wage Laws are required to submit certified payrolls to be in compliance with CDOT and Department of Labor reporting requirements. This webinar will help you understand CDOT’s requirements for certified payrolls and how to use LCPTracker, CDOT’s online system for payroll reporting. If you are new to government contracting or need a refresher on certified payroll reporting, this workshop is for you!

What You'll Learn:

  • Understand how to comply with Davis-Bacon and associated labor Acts on CDOT projects.
  • Learn the ins and outs of certified payrolls including wage conformance, site-of-work, trucking, and other payroll requirements.
  • Ensure accurate submission of certified payrolls to reduce payment delays.
  • Learn how to navigate LCPTracker from registration to basic contract and payroll reporting.

5. Lessons Learned from a Successful Trucking Company

Want to know what it takes to be a successful trucking company in a highly competitive industry? Join us in this new webinar as we uncover the strategies and "insider" tips for becoming a successful subcontractor on highway/road projects. You'll hear from a respected DBE firm that grew from a few trucks working in the oil and gas industry to more than 20 trucks hauling materials on major projects for CDOT, City and County of Denver, and more.

What You'll Learn:

  • Setting yourself up for success
  • How to find customers and projects
  • Who and how to market your company
  • Mastering the basic P's (paperwork, payrolls, and profit)
  • Working as a team player
  • Keys to building long-term relationships

6. CDOT Trucking Compliance & 2022 Specifications

Whether you have a subcontract on a CDOT project or a service contract directly with CDOT, trucking companies are subject to FHWA contracting requirements on federal-aid contracts. That means you must comply with various CDOT processes and regulations including the Form 205: Sublet Permit Application, Davis-Bacon wages, certified payrolls, site of work, DBE subcontracting, and more. This webinar will cover contract compliance regulations as they relate to trucking on CDOT projects.

What You'll Learn:

  • Requirements prior to starting work
  • Davis-Bacon and related Acts
  • Defining the site of work
  • Certified payrolls and LCPtracker
  • B2GNow and Prompt payment
  • CDOT construction specifications (revised Spring 2021)
  • DBE subcontracting and counting

Fee: No Cost

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