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Qualifying underway for 80th National Truck Driving Championships

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Later this summer, the American Trucking Associations holds its 2017 National Truck Driving Championships — the 80th running of the event.

The event is set for August 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Drivers from all 50 states will compete for the title of Nati ... Read More

ALDOT updates oversize and overweight regulations for carriers

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) recently updated its promulgated rules and regulations regarding oversize and overweight laws. Alabama Trucking Association officials say the changes could positively impact trucking operations because some of the changes relieve several requiremen ... Read More

FedEx’s Charlie Salter scores big at Alabama TDC

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 state’s safest drivers, managers and fleets

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Alabama Driver of the Year Larry Parker< ... Read More

Current 34-hour restart regs to stay put

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Yesterday, the industry received outstanding news that U.S. Dept. of Transportation had released a report that the use of the 34-hour restart by professional drivers offers no safety benefits and unnecessarily restricts drivers from doing their jobs.

“The release of this report closes wh ... Read More

FMCSA releases updated guidance on ELD

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued additional guidance on the electronic logging device mandate regarding the use of automatic on-board recording devices and non-compliant ELDs.

In its new guidance, FMCSA clarified that when carriers using ... Read More

J.J. Keller offers free whitepaper on vehicle maintenance program implementation

Monday, February 20, 2017

          Free whitepaper ... 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

CVSA appoints new director of roadside inspection program

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced that Kerri Wirachowsky joined the Alliance on February 6 as director of roadside inspection program.

Wirachowsky was employed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation from 1987 to 2016 and actively involved in the commercial motor ... Read More