Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Take these steps to ensure full implementation of the FMCSA Clearinghouse
By Tommy Eden, Partner Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP As with most mandated Federal Regulations, resistance is futile to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse with regulated employers and CDL driver registration opening last October... Read more
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Time for Alabama’s trucking industry to shift into high gear
It’s time for the trucking industry to shift into high gear. We have an incredible story to tell, and we want more Alabamians to be a part of it. Alabama trucking businesses provide 107,160 jobs – 1 out of 15 in the state. We move Alabama’s economy, and a career in trucking can open many doors for... Read more
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Truckers: File your highway use tax by Sept. 3
Truck drivers who have registered, or are required to register, a heavy highway vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax, and pay any tax due by the deadline. For most Form 2290 taxpayers, the deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 3, for... Read more
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
FMCSA publishes proposed Hours rule changes for improved safety and flexibility
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its proposed changes to hours of service rules that it says will increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s... Read more
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
IRS offers free webinar for Heavy Vehicle Highway Use Tax (Form 2290)
The Internal Revenue Service is hosting a free, 60-minute webinar, “Understanding Form 2290 - Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax,” on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. CST. Truckers and others who use a taxable heavy highway motor vehicle on a public highway in July 2019 must file Form... Read more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Frank Filgo retires after 43 years in association management
It is with great appreciation that this Association says goodbye to its leader for the past 24 years, ATA president and CEO Frank Filgo, who retires today from a storied, 43-year career in association management. Frank guided this Association to become one of the nation’s leading business trade organizations,... Read more
Friday, July 12, 2019
CVSA’s annual unsafe driving crackdown taking place July 14-20
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week, which focuses on unsafe driving of both trucks and cars, will take place July 14-20, with a focus on speeding. Law enforcement officers during the week will be looking for speeders during the week while promoting the message:... Read more
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Senate Pro Tem outlines upcoming senate issues including infrastructure needs
By Dana Beyerle, Business Council of Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh today addressed the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee and outlined issues the Senate will deal with this session such as Alabama’s infrastructure needs. The BCA schedules... Read more
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama Legislature preview
By Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser The state’s finances and ethics laws got pushed to the brink in 2015 and 2016. On the surface, the legislative session that starts Tuesday will – for Alabama politics – start in calm waters. The always-troubled $1.8 billion General Fund – with... Read more
Monday, January 30, 2017
Alabama: Governing again by ‘that really grinds my gears’
By John Archibald, How does a bill become a law in Alabama? It's gotta start with a question: "You know what grinds my gears?" That has to be it. How else do you explain the rat-a-tat peppering of bills pre-filed in the Alabama Legislature? There's one - HB18 by Jackson County Rep.... Read more