Monday, March 06, 2023
ATA Accepting H. Chester Webb Award Nominations
Alabama trucking leaders are passionate about their work and the communities they serve. They understand their role in society as business leaders, and job creators, and serve as mentors for the teams they lead. They also understand the trucking industry's impact on the economy through the services... Read more
Wednesday, March 01, 2023
Alabama Trucking’s Road Team promotes highway safety and encourages young people to pursue trucking careers
The Alabama Trucking Association's number one mission is highway safety among all drivers, and that’s why for more than 20 years, we have assembled a team of the best commercial drivers from our member fleets to visit schools to teach safe driving techniques around commercial vehicles and also to empower... Read more
Monday, February 27, 2023
Avoid delays on I-65 in Shelby County: ALDOT announces weekend bridge closure
The Alabama Dept. of Transportation has asked us to pass along the following information regarding upcoming road closers along Interstate 65 in Shelby County this weekend. A bridge deck on Interstate 65 Northbound just south of Alabaster has to be repaired and will require a full road closure because... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Trucking groups call on Congress to repeal Federal Excise Tax on commercial vehicles
Transportation groups and other stakeholders are calling on Congress to repeal the Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy-duty commercial vehicles. This century-old tax is impeding the deployment of cleaner, more environmentally friendly trucks on our nation's roads, according to a letter from the American... Read more
Wednesday, February 01, 2023
Alabama Trucking Board meets to plan upcoming year
The Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors met in Montgomery on Tuesday, Jan. 31st, to handle the regular business of the Association, plan for upcoming events and initiatives, and discuss strategies, tactics, and solutions for issues that will affect our ability to serve the state’s and nation’s... Read more
Friday, January 13, 2023
ATA Comp Fund making national impact
Above: ATA Comp Fund President & CEO Kimble Coaker, “Our message: Strengthen the (state trucking) associations, strengthen the voice of the associations, give financial returns back to trucking companies, and in the long term make trucking and the voice of trucking as strong and powerful as it... Read more
Sunday, January 01, 2023
Former Alabama Trucking Chairman Jerry Davis dies at 87
The Alabama Trucking Association's Board of Directors is saddened to pass along the news of the passing of Mr. Jerry Davis, who died Friday, December 30, 2023. He was 87. Mr. Davis was an executive for Birmingham Freightliner and a longtime supporter of Alabama Trucking, serving as its Chairman of... Read more
Friday, December 30, 2022
With focus on the courts, Alabama Trucking already gearing up for 2024
Editor's note: This article appears with the permission of Alabama Daily News. By Todd Stacy It may sound silly, but in the wake of the 2022 elections, politicos in Alabama are already gearing up for the 2024 cycle. Not the presidential contest, mind you, though that will... Read more
Thursday, December 15, 2022
ATRI elects ATA’s Mark Colson to serve on its research advisory committee
The American Transportation Research Institute has selected Alabama Trucking Association President & CEO Mark Colson to serve on its 2023-2024 Research Advisory Committee (RAC). Among other activities, ATRI’s RAC is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking... Read more
Thursday, November 03, 2022
Alabama Trucking releases its 2022 General Election Guide
Next week is the 2022 General Election on Tuesday, November 8, and we urge you to help Get Out the Trucking Vote! This cycle all 140 legislative seats, and all statewide constitutional offices are on the Alabama general election ballot. In many respects, however, next week’s... Read more