Sunday, September 13, 2020
Op-ed: Truckers always deliver for Alabama
By Mark Colson It should go without saying that truck drivers are the backbone of America’s economy. Sometimes America’s 3.5 million truck drivers are taken for granted. But visit any grocery store, business, or medical facility in Alabama, and it becomes immediately obvious: Truckers move America. Whether... Read more
Thursday, August 20, 2020
ATA Golf Classic closes in on fundraising goal
ATA 2020 Golf Classic Chairman Daniel Wright said Wednesday that thanks to strong ATA member support his tournament finance committee has already secured $270,000 in pledges, edging closer to its $285,000 goal. ATA's Annual Golf Classic is set for Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Robert Trent Jones – Capitol... Read more
Friday, July 24, 2020
TSA extends HME exemption waiver 90 days
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved another extension of its Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) exemption that allowed states to issue an extension of up to 180 days for HMEs expiring between March 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020. The new 90-day extension carries the exemption... Read more
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Alabama truck driver takes part in White House’s 4th of July festivities
Darrien Hendersen, a Mobile, Ala.-based truck driver for J&M Tank Lines was a guest of President Trump as part of the White House’s “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration. You may recall Henderson was a finalist for the National Tank Truck Carriers 2019-2020 Professional Tank Truck Driver... Read more
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
CVSA’s Safe Driver Week is July 12-18, agents will focus on speeding
North American law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for unsafe drivers on roadways July 12-18 as a part of CVSA's Safe Driver Week. This year the focus is on speeding. Drivers in violation will be pulled over and may be issued a warning or citation, according to CVSA. Despite the drop... Read more
Monday, July 06, 2020
Trucker father and trooper son travel same highway
By Daniel Thompson I believe that it’s every father’s dream that his son follows in their footsteps. Well, my son, Paul, didn’t exactly follow mine, but we still managed to end up on the same highway. For those of you who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. My name is Daniel Thompson,... Read more
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
ALDOT prepares for Fourth of July traffic
As an added precaution during the Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Dept. of Transportation is doing its part for highway safety by having no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 5. Although ALDOT construction work zones... Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2020
ATA and Dothan Chamber co-host industry roundtable discussion
ATA President Mark Colson and leaders from the Dothan Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a round table discussion with several industry members at the Chamber’s headquarters Monday, June 15. The event was impactful with significant topics brought up for discussion, including hours of service, high insurance... Read more
Monday, June 22, 2020
Carriers needed to distubute eggs to local food banks
As the coronavirus continues to leave its mark on the state, our industry has continued to prevail. When the world was slowing down, we continued to move quickly to keep the economy rolling. Now, as we shift from crisis to recovery, we have opportunities to give back to those in need.  The Dept. of... Read more
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Feds extend CDL licensing relief through September 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a new waiver extension from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to other interstate drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle. The... Read more