Greg Fulton, president
representing the Colorado Motor Carriers Association, provided a PowerPoint
presentation (Attachment E) about the association. Mr. Fulton indicated
that the trucking industry provides 122,680 jobs in Colorado. In
fact, there are 15,000 trucking companies in the state. The averge
base salary per year for a trucking job in Colorado is $72,622. Mr.
Fulton presented that the trucking industry pays 37 percent of fees and
makes up only 6 percent of traffic on the road. He indicated that the industry
in Colorado paid $502 million in federal and state roadway taxes in 2019.
Mr. Fulton provided information on clean diesel progross, including a 98
reduction in nitrous oxides and particulate matter. New technology
has reduced diesel truck carbon dioxide emissiosn by 126 milllion tons
since 2007. He indicated that the industry is working on replacing
trucks older than 2007 with newer models, since older trucks make up 75
percent of diesel emissions.