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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

Alabama updates commercial learner’s permit procedures

Friday, July 14, 2017

Alabama is updating its commercial learner’s permit (CLP) to comply with recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation. In the coming days, the state will start issuing a separate document for the CLP that is valid for 180 days, but applicants can renew it one time for an ad ... Read More

Industry leaders react favorably to recent study on CSA effectiveness

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trucking industry leaders are pleased with a recent independent review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety monitoring system that substantiates may of the concerns the industry has raised about the program since its implementation ... Read More

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