By Tahj Bell

If you have business that travels through Colorado, you may already be aware of the Colorado Chain law and the impact it will begin to have on rates. The law was enacted to help commercial vehicles maneuver the steep, icy, slopes. Therefore, “The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) requires that commercial vehicle drivers traveling on I-70 between mile markers 133 (Dotsero) and 259 (Morrison) carry sufficient chains from September 1 through May 31 each year. Chains are not required for trailers, only for trucks, according to Colorado law.” (Ashley) With these added requirements, and the general difficulty of driving in these conditions, experts expect that the supply and demand on these types of loads will not reach a steady equilibrium. There will be a high demand and low supply, rates will account for this as to who wins the driver. For customers, expect rates to be anything but “normal” for carriers, be sure you are aware of the requirements this law places on you when driving through Colorado. Interested in working with Soren as a customer or carrier? Visit our website today:

Works Cited:

Ashley. “Colorado Chain Law Goes into Effect in Two Weeks – Here’s What You Need to Know.” Colorado Chain Law Goes into Effect in Two Weeks — Here’s What You Need to Know, CDLLife, 17 Aug. 2021,