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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 for motor c ... 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 National Champ ... Read More

FMCSA yanks minimum insurance rulemaking

Monday, June 05, 2017

More than three years after launching a rulemaking to increase minimum insurance requirements for trucking, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is dropping the effort because it says it has not collected enough information to warrant going forward– at least for now. The agency had ... Read More
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Press Releases

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 for motor c ... 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 veteran truck driver for FedEx Frei ... 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 the Alabama House this afternoon by a vote of 96 to 2. The bill now goes to Governor Kay Ivey, who is expected to sign the bill into law. For ... Read More
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Legislative News Roundup

Governor Ivey joins state business leaders to promote infrastructure investment

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Earlier this week, Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation announcing this week as Infrastructure Week in Alabama. This act continues Governor Ivey’s resounding support of investing in Alabama’s infrastructure, specifically our state’s roads and bridges. Just last week, she announced the expan ... Read More

ATA supported state gas tax bill passes first hurdle

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Birmingham News (al.com) is reporting that a bill to increase Alabama’s gasoline and diesel tax by 4 cents a gallon this year and two cents a gallon in 2019 was approved by a House committee today. The Alabama Trucking Association supports the tax increase because the money raised is pledg ... Read More

Times Daily: Legislators not lining up for gas tax

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

By Tom Smith Senior Staff Writer, Timesdaily.com The proposed 3-cent tax on gas to fund county road and bridge improvements seems to be gaining support from county governments, but has yet to be introduced in the Legislature. Terri Reynolds, director of public affairs with the Association of County ... Read More
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Safety and Maintenance News

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 National Champ ... 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 requirements ... 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 veteran truck driver for FedEx Frei ... Read More
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Special Announcements

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

Monday, February 20, 2017

          Free whitepaper from J.J. Keller While FMCSA regulations require carriers to have a systematic and effective maintenance program, but they do not specify what it must include. Devising and implementing a plan is left up to the carrier to decide what to do when it comes to maintain ... Read More

Safety Talks by Department of Public Safety

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Alabama Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Unit holds Safety Talks throughout the state. This training is open to the public. August 5, 2014 Trenholm State Truck Driving School 3920 Troy Highway Montgomery, AL 36116 8:00 am Contact Frank Dreyfus 334-420-4406 August 16, 2014 Alabama Loggin ... Read More
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