Thursday, October 07, 2021
Several spots remain for upcoming NATMI CDS training course
We still have a few slots left for the next Certified Director of Safety (CDS) course through the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), The week-long course will be held at the Alabama Trucking Association headquarters in Montgomery, October 18-22 The NATMI curriculum provides... Read more
Friday, October 01, 2021
Special session on state prison reform ends
On Friday, October 1, the Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die the First Special Session of 2021. They met for five days this week to consider a package of legislation intended to alleviate overcrowding in state correctional facilities and rebuild the state prison system’s crumbling infrastructure,... Read more
Thursday, September 30, 2021
ATA unveils ‘Careers in High Gear’ workforce development initiative
The Alabama Trucking Association has unveiled its nextgen workforce development program called ‘Careers in High Gear” which seeks to alleviate the critical need for qualified candidates to fill thousands of vacant commercial driving and diesel service technician jobs in Alabama. The program is the... Read more
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Wayne Watkins wins ATA’s H. Chester Webb Award
The Alabama Trucking Association has tapped Birmingham trucking executive Wayne Watkins of Watkins Trucking Co. as its 2021 H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service winner, an honor that recognizes trucking professionals for outstanding service and leadership to the state’s trucking sector. Mr.... Read more
Friday, September 17, 2021
ALDOT advises drivers to use caution during construction on I-10 in Mobile
The Alabama Dept. of Transportation has planned a pair of construction projects on Interstate 10 in Mobile, Ala., starting this weekend and will continue for several months until the projects are completed. Commercial drivers should use caution and expect reduced speed limits, delays and possible... Read more
Thursday, September 09, 2021
When the world stopped, Alabama truck drivers kept moving
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ford Boswell fboswell@alabamatrucking.org Every day, millions of Alabamians get behind the wheel and head out on the highways. Some of them are off to the grocery store, others to their place of work, and some are among the 3.6 million professional truck drivers in... Read more
Thursday, September 09, 2021
We want your input on which industry issues matter most to you
The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has launched its 2021 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with... Read more
Monday, August 30, 2021
Trucking industry on stand-by for Hurricane Ida relief efforts
Ida has weakened after coming ashore over the weekend but the dangerous storm continues to threaten Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of South Alabama with lost power and heavy rain flooded low-lying regions. To assist with the relief efforts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued... Read more
Thursday, August 19, 2021
ATA TRUK PAC endorses Greg Cook for state Supreme Court
The Alabama Trucking Association’s political action committee has endorsed Birmingham attorney Greg Cook for Place 1 on the Alabama Supreme Court. Recently, a contingent of ATA leaders from the Birmingham area met with Mr. Cook at the McLeod Software headquarters in Birmingham to discuss his vision for... Read more
Thursday, July 29, 2021
DeSoto Bridge to reopen July 26 under limited traffic
Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has announced that the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge over the Mississippi River will reopen Friday, July 30, under limited traffic while contractors finish the work. Contractors will complete all of the phase three plating by the end of this week. They... Read more