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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

FedEx’s Charlie Salter scores big at Alabama TDC

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Photo caption: Alabama TDC Grand Champion Charlie Salter (center) accepts his award from TDC Chairman Tony Smith (left) and ATA Chairman of the Board Gary Bond during the TDC Awards Banquet held Friday, May 26 in Pelham, Ala.

PELHAM, Ala. — Charlie Salter, a ... Read More

Alabama Towing Bill passes, moves to governor’s desk for signature

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Alabama’s towing bill has passed the State Legislature. SB201, which provides for an appeals process to contest excessive towing fees, has passed th ... Read More

ATA honors Bill Ward for commitment and service to industry

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Alabama Trucking Association has honored Ward International Trucks President Bill Ward with its 2017 H. Chester Webb Award for outstanding service and commitment to Alabama’s trucking industry. The group announced the honor at its annual meeting held April 20-22 at the Hilton Sandestin Beac ... Read More

Newest Alabama Trucker magazine now available online

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

ATA’s newest edition of Alabama Trucker is online and ready for your review, click here. This quarter we congratulate Boyd Brothers Tra ... Read More

ATA offering free employment law seminars

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Make plans now to attend one of the Alabama Trucking Association’s First Quarter 2017 fleet management training s ... Read More

ATA launches improved website

Friday, December 16, 2016


For Immediate Release

On December 1, the Alabama Trucking Association unveiled its redesigned and rebranded website at The website was a highly anticipated project for members, providing an uncluttered des ... Read More

ATA applauds House Appropriations Committee for advancing truck safety

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the House Appropriations Committee for passing a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending bill, addressing issues critical to the trucking industry that, without approval, could have immediate impacts on the safety and efficiency of the trucking ind ... Read More

Despite fearmongering the trucking industry is safe and getting safer

Thursday, August 27, 2015

By Bill Graves, President and CEO
American Trucking Associations

It is unfortunate that the Times ran an opinion column this Saturday titled “The Trucks are Killing Us,” without properly vetting the statements contained in it. Despite the author’s implied credentials, ... Read More

ATA Calls on FMCSA to Quickly Move to Risk-Based Enforcement Programs

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

June 30, 2015 

Report Finally Made Public Shows Progress is Ongoing, But More Must Be Done

Arlington, Va. – Today, American Trucking Associations calledon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to accelerate the agency’s efforts to integrat ... Read More