Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Trucking’s Data Miners: Shaping industry policy with independent research and analysis
For Rebecca Brewster, President and Chief Operating Officer for the American Transportation Research Institute, the answers to the trucking industry’s most pressing issues are always in the data. For whatever problems she and the organization she leads are trying to solve their motto is to never look... Read more
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Alabama Trucking celebrates state’s safest fleets and individuals
PELHAM, Ala. -- In its first live major event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago, the Alabama Trucking Association and the ATA Comp Fund celebrated dozens of the state’s safest fleets, managers, and employees during the ATA’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet held here March... Read more
Monday, March 22, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: ATA statement on new Mobile Bay I-10 Bridge proposal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Ford Boswell 205-999-7487 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Today, Mobile area leaders and the Alabama Dept. of Transportation announced new concepts and plans for the Mobile Bay I-10 Bridge.  Below is a statement from... Read more
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
A Year into a Pandemic, Truckers Continue to Deliver for Alabama
By Tom McLeod It’s difficult to believe that it has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit America, closing businesses, stalling commerce and keeping people home. For frontline workers, like truck drivers, the pandemic has only intensified their work, and one year may seem like... Read more
Saturday, February 13, 2021
FMCSA extends Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 relief and support to May 31
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on February 12 that it is extending its Emergency Declaration set to expire on February 28. 2021. The new extension is effective at midnight February 17, 2021, and expires May 31, 2021. It includes the same regulatory relief for motor carriers... Read more
Thursday, February 11, 2021
ATA changes dates for 2021 Convention and 2021 Golf Classic
ATA 2021 Convention Chairman Will Bruser announced today that the Association has decided to switch the dates of the 2021 Annual Convention in Destin, Fla. to September 23-26 and the 2021 Golf Classic in Prattville, Ala. to April 20. "As the leading advocate for Alabama’s trucking industry, our... Read more
Friday, February 05, 2021
Alabama lawmakers fast-track bill to protect businesses from coronavirus-related litigation.
State lawmakers approved a bill (SB30) yesterday that will provide protection for businesses and others from coronavirus-related lawsuits provided they're taking precautions to protect people. The Senate passed SB30, sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) to provide businesses and other entities... Read more
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Alabama State Legislature 2021 Regular Session Preview
The 2021 Regular Legislative Session will commence at noon on Tuesday, February 2, though logistics and procedures have been altered substantially due to COVID-19. An evolving and dynamic situation, it remains to be seen if lawmakers will begin the 15-week session with two long work weeks followed by... Read more
Thursday, January 28, 2021
ATA presses CDC to reclassify truck drivers for Phase 1 of vaccine roll out
Trucking industry leaders are not giving up their fight to have America’s 3.6 million professional truck drivers reclassified as essential workers and thus eligible for the first phase of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Covid-19 vaccine. Yesterday, the Alabama Trucking Association... Read more
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Nominate your safest employees for SMMC’s Fleet Safety Awards
We know you have talented folks working for your operation. So why not recognize their dedication to making Alabama's trucking industry better, safer and stronger? Nominate your top employees for one of the ATA Safety & Maintenance Management Council's Annual Fleet Safety Awards, including Fleet... Read more