Wednesday, July 14, 2021
FMCSA updates Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse user resources
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted updated materials to help CDL drivers and their employers register for and get started using the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Why should employers register? Register for the Clearinghouse. Conduct queries on all potential... Read more
Monday, July 12, 2021
ATA now accepting Webb Award nominations
A highlight of the Alabama Trucking Association’s Annual Convention is the presentation of the H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service which recognizes the leadership and community involvement by an individual of the state’s trucking industry. Criteria are based upon the nominee’s record of service... Read more
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
ATA taps Truckworx Kenworth CEO Will Bruser as new Chairman
The Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors has elected Truckworx Kenworth President Will Bruser to serve as its Chairman of the Board for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. His term begins July 1, 2021, and runs to June 30, 2022. For nearly a decade, Bruser has led the Birmingham, Ala.-headquartered... Read more
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Opinion: We’re looking for a few good drivers for our virtual TDC
The road to the National Truck Driving Championships looks very different this year, but we’re still planning to celebrate professional truck drivers! The Alabama Trucking Association recently announced that it is joining dozens of other state trucking associations in participating in the American... Read more
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Mobile needs an I-10 bridge, but truckers shouldn’t be the only ones to pay for it
Earlier this month, the Mobile and Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) added the I-10 Mobile River Bridge project back to their long-range transportation improvement plans. This step was expected and needed to secure $125 million in federal funds designated for this project and... Read more
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Leading by Example: ATA Driver of the Year Nathan Heflin
This article appears in the 2nd Quarter 2021 edition of Alabama Trucker magazine, see the full publication here. WEDOWEE, Ala.—When it gets down to it, there is an inherent difference between your job and your work. That is to say, a job is a thing you leave at the end of... Read more
Thursday, June 03, 2021
ATA announces new team member J.J. McGrady
This week, Alabama Trucking Association President and CEO Mark Colson announced that J.J. McGrady has joined the ATA team as Manager of Special Projects. “J.J. brings a solid work ethic and collection of skills and experience gained from a variety of internships at political, nonprofit and public... Read more
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
ATA files comments to local MPOs on Mobile’s proposed truck-only toll bridge
Today, the Alabama Trucking Association filed public comments with the Mobile and Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organizations to express our members’ concerns over the proposed I-10 truck-only toll bridge that will span the Mobile River. After the previous attempt failed, which included... Read more
Friday, May 21, 2021
Legislative Session ends with top priorities met for trucking
The 2021 Alabama Legislature Regular Legislative Session ended earlier this week with some big wins and interesting developments that will impact Alabama businesses for years to come. Like other business state organizations, our top priorities for the session, which we outlined back in February, included:  ... Read more
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
SMMC June chapter meetings to cover compliance reviews and inspections
If you value a well-informed fleet safety program, then make plans to attend one of our Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s in-person chapter meetings next month in Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile. Join representatives from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the... Read more