Monday, October 02, 2023
McGriff Tire & Service’s 75 years of excellence and community impact
CULLMAN, Ala. -- In the heart of this small Alabama town, located smack dab between Hunts­ville and Birmingham along Interstate 65, lies a tire company with a storied history that spans seven decades, leaving an indelible mark on the community and industry it serves. McGriff Tire... Read more
Tuesday, March 07, 2023
Alabama Trucking family mourns the loss of Pam Kilpatrick
The Alabama Trucking family is mourning the loss of Pam Kilpatrick, the wife of Alabama Trucking Foundation President and former Alabama Trucking Association Board Chairman Terry Kilpatrick, and the longtime owner of Billy Barnes Enterprises in Frisco City, Ala. Pam was a devoted wife, loving mother... Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Alabama CDL holders face downgraded licenses due to noncompliance with drug & alcohol requirements
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Driver’s License Agency (SDLA) has announced that they have begun the process of reviewing current CDL holders in Alabama and downgrading licenses, not in compliance with the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH) requirements per a requirement... Read more
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Enlightenment leads to action in fight to end human trafficking
By Mark Colson Human trafficking is an ugly and despicable crime affecting millions of people across the world. The Dept. of Homeland Security says human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions... Read more
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Special Feature: ATA Comp Fund making national impact
Editor's Note: The following feature appears in the 4th Quarter 2022 edition of Alabama Trucker magazine. You see the entire edition HERE. Article By Dan Shell Photo by Bob Fowler Alabama’s trucking companies are making... Read more
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Gov. Ivey announces new round of Rebuild Alabama infrastructure projects
Governor Kay Ivey recently announced that more than $2.6 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. After only being effective for just under three years, there has been at least one Rebuild Alabama project in all of the state’s 67 counties.... Read more
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Ingram State and Four Star Freightliner announce inmate diesel technology apprenticeship program
Four Star Freightliner Dealer Principal Jerry Kocan (left) and Ingram State President Annette Funderburk review and sign agreements to start a new apprenticeship program for inmates seeking diesel technology careers. Ingram State Technical College recently announced a new partnership with... Read more
Tuesday, February 01, 2022
ATA Foundation Titans light the way to a brighter trucking industry
By Will Bruser ATA Chairman of the Board It’s no secret to those of us in the trucking industry that the COVID-19 pandemic amplified the challenges we were already facing in our workforce. A shortage of qualified professional drivers and diesel technicians,... Read more
Monday, January 31, 2022
Least of All Saints: A trucker’s road to redemption
Twenty years ago, Jason Webber was addicted to meth and living under a bridge until a job in the trucking industry helped him get sober, change his ways, and set him on a career path he never imagined possible. By Ford Boswell Driving a truck helped save Jason Webber’s... Read more
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
A Year into a Pandemic, Truckers Continue to Deliver for Alabama
By Tom McLeod It’s difficult to believe that it has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit America, closing businesses, stalling commerce and keeping people home. For frontline workers, like truck drivers, the pandemic has only intensified their work, and one year may seem like... Read more