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Alabama trucking execs in Washington D.C. to promote industry

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

This week a delegation of Alabama fleet owners and executives was in Washington D.C. promoting the industry to state Members of Congress, key congressional staff, federal regulators, fellow industry leaders, and American Trucking Associations staff.

The group discussed legislation and regu ... Read More

ATA members show strong support for TRUK PAC

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

More than 300 people, representing 138 ATA member firms converged Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill golf complex in Prattville, Ala. to play in the Alabama Trucking Association’s 2017 Golf Classic, the lone fundraiser for the Association’s political action committee, T ... Read More

Governor Ivey issues supplement proclamation to ongoing state of emergency

Friday, September 08, 2017

With Hurricane Irma barreling toward South Florida, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey yesterday updated her Aug. 30, 2017 Proclamation to the ongoing State of Emergency in Alabama, extending the hours-of-service waiver for motor carriers and waive weight regulations on commercial vehicles transporting emerge ... Read More

FMCSA issues regional Declarations of Emergency, relaxes HOS & weight regs across several states

Friday, September 01, 2017

In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Field Administrator for FMCSA’s Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA’s Southern Service Center, Eastern Service Center and Midwestern Service Center, have declared that an emergency exists that warran ... Read More

Alabama declares state of emergency, relaxes HOS regs for relief efforts

Thursday, August 31, 2017


In the initial aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and with its remnants now moving into east into Alabama and Florida, Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed a State of Emergency in Alabama, thus relaxing hour of service (HOS) regulations for drivers hauling emerge ... Read More

Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and emergency information

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

While Texas, Louisiana and federal officials work tirelessly to help those affected by of Hurricane Harvey, many trucking businesses are already involved with relief efforts. Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. ... Read More

SPECIAL ALERT: Feds relax trucking regulations for relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey

Monday, August 28, 2017


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. The declaration is posted at

“In response to the re ... Read More

Call to Action: Express your concerns for industry’s top issues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2017 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of ... Read More

Alabama truck drivers gear up for industry’s top prize

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Next week, the American Trucking Associations will welcome more than 420 of the industry’s top professional truck drivers to Orlando for the 80th National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.

Ready for the challenge, the Alabama Trucking Ass ... Read More

States loosen trucking regs due to Tropical Storm Cindy

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Due to the impact of a tropical storm impacting the Gulf Coast and Southeast, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency declarations, effective Tuesday, June 20.

Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations f ... Read More