Thursday, July 11, 2024
Texas relaxes hours and weight regs for storm relief efforts
Acting Texas Gov. Dan Patrick has issued a disaster declaration for Hurricane Beryl, effective July 5, 2024, which suspends certain vehicle registration, size, and weight requirements for commercial vehicles aiding disaster relief. Suspensions include International Registration Plan requirements,... Read more
Sunday, July 07, 2024
CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week is July 7-13: What you need to know
Mark your calendars for Operation Safe Driver Week, happening from July 7-13, 2024. This initiative focuses on enhancing road safety by improving driving behaviors through education and law enforcement engagement. For professional truck drivers, this is an opportune time to reflect driving habits... Read more
Wednesday, July 03, 2024
From The CEO: Member-driven advocacy reaches key milestones in latest Legislative session
As a leader in Alabama’s trucking industry, you have every reason to take pride in our collective achievements during the 2024 Legislative Session. Specifically, you helped spark a new era for lawsuit fairness in Alabama with the introduction of the Lawsuit Fairness for Alabama Act of 2024. This landmark... Read more
Tuesday, July 02, 2024
Alabama Trucking backs the National Human Trafficking Database Act
On June 13, the National Human Trafficking Database Act (S. 4534) was introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), authorizes $50 million a year through fiscal 2028 to advance a human... Read more
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Serving others is the key to success for ATA Driver of the Year Lloyd Howell.
Truckers drive for a lot of reasons. Mainly they do it to provide for their families and their customers. Truth be told, day in and day out, covering countless miles, they lead the industry, ensuring the delivery of essential items we rely on to take care of our families. The more time one spends... Read more
Monday, June 10, 2024
Alabama’s elite truckers triumph at the Alabama Truck Driving Championships
David Hawk FedEx Freight In a remarkable showcase of skill and safety, FedEx Freight truck driver David Hawk has once again soared to new heights, clinching the Grand Champion Award at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships. Hawk, a seasoned driver with... Read more
Tuesday, May 07, 2024
Alabama Trucking’s celebrates industry achievements and future vision at annual convention
Last week, the Alabama Trucking Association hosted nearly 500 industry leaders during its 85th Annual Convention at the lovely Grand Hotel in Pointe Clear, Ala., celebrating Alabama’s trucking community and the industry professionals who keep it thriving.  Click here to see photos from the... Read more
Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Alabama Trucking mobilizes support Texas cattle farmers amid wildfire crisis, more trucks needed
In a remarkable display of solidarity and prompt action, the Alabama trucking community, led by ATA member firms DMT Trucking and Boyd Bros. Transportation, has taken significant strides to assist Texas cattle farmers grappling with the aftermath of catastrophic wildfires. Last week marked the commencement... Read more
Friday, March 15, 2024
Celebrating Safety: Alabama Trucking shines at SMMC Fleet Safety Awards Banquet
The Alabama Trucking Association honored its members' commitment to industry safety and professionalism during the Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s Fleet Safety Awards Banquet on March 14. About 200 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham to celebrate the excellence of Alabama... Read more
Friday, March 01, 2024
FMCSA asks for comments on electronic rear-view systems exemption
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public feedback on Convoy Technologies, Inc.'s request for an exemption to allow the use of its Electronic Rear View System (ERVS) in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), as an alternative to the standard two rear-vision mirrors mandated... Read more