Monday, June 27, 2022
ALDOT restricting HAZMAT loads on I-59/20 thru Birmingham during The World Games
The Alabama Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT), under a directive from the U.S. Secret Service, will restrict all hazardous material cargo shipments on I-59/20 through Downtown Birmingham during The World Games being held July 7-17, 2022. The affected portion of I-59/20 is from I-65 to the east of the... Read more
Friday, June 03, 2022
Alabama Trucking celebrates drivers with TDC contests
PELHAM, Ala. – After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 gathering and travel restrictions, the Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety & Maintenance Management Council restarted the popular commercial driver celebration the Alabama Truck Driving Championships here on May 27th at the Pelham Civic Complex. More... Read more
Friday, May 20, 2022
FMCSA modifies COVID-19 waivers
Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced modifications to the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. FMCSA’s Emergency Declaration is set to expire on May 31, 2022, but in the meantime, has been modified to include additional categories of fuel shipments. The modified declaration... Read more
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Ingram State and Four Star Freightliner announce inmate diesel technology apprenticeship program
Four Star Freightliner Dealer Principal Jerry Kocan (left) and Ingram State President Annette Funderburk review and sign agreements to start a new apprenticeship program for inmates seeking diesel technology careers. Ingram State Technical College recently announced a new partnership with... Read more
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
ATA honors Kevin Savoy with the H. Chester Webb Award
The Alabama Trucking Association has given Wiregrass businessman Kevin Savoy its highest honor for a member, the H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service, which recognizes state trucking executives for outstanding service and leadership to the state’s trucking business sector. Savoy... Read more
Thursday, April 28, 2022
ATA endorses Gov. Kay Ivey’s re-election with new ad campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Today, the Alabama Trucking Association’s political action committee TRUK PAC launched a statewide media buy in support of Gov. Kay Ivey’s reelection campaign. The 30-second spot features Kelly Robinson, president... Read more
Friday, April 08, 2022
Opinion: Taking it Slow in Work Zones Saves Lives
By Tim Frazier Spring is here in Alabama, and with the many colorful plants and flowers starting to bloom, the color orange takes on an important signal of highway safety this time of year. Spring is when many road construction projects start, and, as a result, we begin to see more orange road... Read more
Friday, March 25, 2022
Alabama Trucking honors its safest members at annual awards banquet
Monday night, the Alabama Trucking Association celebrated its members’ continual commitment to industry safety and professionalism at the Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s Fleet Safety Awards Banquet. Nearly 200 families, friends and coworkers gathered at the Pelham Civic Complex to showcase... Read more
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Celebrating Women in Trucking: How BR Williams’ matriarch saved the family business
Editor’s Note: March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we offer this short piece spotlighting a true Alabama trucking hero: Ruth Williams, a wife, mother and former school teacher who steadied the ship of her family’s trucking business after the tragic death of her husband... Read more
Monday, February 28, 2022
FMCSA extends several Covid-19 waivers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended several COVID-19 waivers that have been in place over the last year. Of particular note, FMCSA has not extended the CDL/CLP/Medical Certificate expiration waivers. Instead, they issued a “Notice of Enforcement... Read more