Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Senator Tuberville supports legislation to boost veterans’ access to CDL programs
In a significant move towards expanding opportunities for veterans and addressing the truck driver shortage, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has joined forces with Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) as a cosponsor of the Veteran Improvement Commercial Driver License Act. This bipartisan... Read more
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Watch Chairman Tommy Neely on Birmingham’s WBRC for Driver Appreciation Week
Watch Alabama Trucking's Tommy Neely show love for truckers on Birmingham's WBRC!  Earlier this week, Alabama Trucking Chairman Tommy Neely accepted an invite to the WBRC FOX6 News studio yesterday from Birmingham broadcasting legend Sheldon Haygood to discuss... Read more
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Rolling With Gratitude: A heartfelt thanks to truck drivers during Driver Appreciation Week
Today begins National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (September 10-16, 2023, when the trucking industry shines a spotlight on the 3.5 million unsung heroes who keep our country moving. These dedicated professionals safely and efficiently drive 300 billion miles annually, ensuring we have stocked shelves,... Read more
Wednesday, September 06, 2023
Truck Driver Appreciation Week: Miles of Gratitude for America’s Truckers
By Tommy Neely Every day, millions of Americans get behind the wheel and head out on the highways to get to work. But for more than 3.5 million Americans, the highways are their workplace. They are the professional truck drivers who deliver the goods that keep our country moving. Collectively,... Read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Please participate in ATRI’s 2023 Top Concerns Survey
The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has launched the 2023 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with potential strategies for... Read more
Friday, August 25, 2023
SMMC Mock Trial: Elevating industry safety and courtroom expertise
At the heart of Alabama's bustling economy, the trucking industry serves as a vital lifeline that keeps commerce flowing seamlessly. In recent years, carriers have been targeted in so-called “nuclear verdicts,” referring to legal disputes involving $10 million or more in money owed.  One of the goals... Read more
Wednesday, August 09, 2023
Trucking industry reminds drivers to keep eyes up for school busses
As Alabama's schools prepare to resume, the Alabama Trucking Association (ATA) reminds all drivers about the importance of being watchful around school buses. Our message underscores the significance of vigilance on the road, especially during the back-to-school season. “With the new school year upon... Read more
Tuesday, August 08, 2023
Chairman Tommy Neely: Continuing a trucking legacy, guiding Alabama’s industry forward alongside newly elected ATA officials
The Alabama Trucking Association recently tapped Birmingham trucking businessman Tommy Neely to serve as its new Chairman of the Board for fiscal year 2024. The group also installed several new officers and nine individuals to serve on its executive board, bringing the number of active board members... Read more
Monday, July 17, 2023
Meet Alabama Trucking’s Driver of the Year Emanuel Windham
Alabama Driver of the Year Emanuel Windham has given all he has to a long, successful career in trucking – and we’re all better for it. By Ford Boswell In life and business, your reputation is sometimes all you have to give. A good reputation can take you above... Read more
Thursday, July 13, 2023
AAA Cooper named among America’s best midsize employers by Forbes Magazine
AAA Cooper Transportation, an LTL (less-than-truckload) company based in Dothan, Ala., has again been named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes. The company, an independent subsidiary of Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, has been recognized with this honor for seven consecutive years. The... Read more