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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 con ... 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 Association is sending p ... 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 addit ... Read More
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Press Releases

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 con ... 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 Association is sending p ... 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 for motor c ... 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

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 Association is sending p ... 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 addit ... 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 in ... Read More
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Special Announcements

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 con ... 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 addit ... Read More

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
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