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ATA recognizes top fleets, managers at annual safety banquet

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association Safety and Maintenance Management Council showcased its safest fleets, drivers and fleet managers at the group’s annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet held March 25 in Birmingham, Ala.

The event, co-sponsored by Carrier Transicold South, McGriff Tire and Se ... Read More

Alabama increases fuel tax for the first time in 27 years

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey has her fuel tax, and Alabama’s roads and bridges are better for it.

Earlier today, following the Alabama Senate’s 28-6 approval vote, Gov. Ivey signed a measure into law that allows for a 10-cent fuel tax increase on both gasoline and diesel to raise additional fundi ... Read More

ATA announces support of Gov. Ivey’s infrastructure funding plan

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association applauds Gov. Kay Ivey’s recent proposal to increase the state’s fuel tax by 10 cents to pay for infrastructure improvements.

Gov. Ivey’s Read More

Congress to reintroduce bill to lower interstate driver age

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A bipartisan effort in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that emerged that would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy duty trucks in interstate commerce.

According to a report by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine the Developing Responsible Individual ... Read More

Nominate your best for ATA’s Fleet Safety Awards

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Alabama Driver of the Year Moses Thomas lifts his trophy during the 2018 SMMC Fleet Safety Awards.

Nominat ... Read More

ATA now seeking applicants for President and CEO

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association is seeking candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy for President & CEO.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute the policies established by the Board to advance the interests of the trucking industry;
  • Man ... Read More

ATA, Alabama AG’s Office to co-host human trafficking summit Feb. 12 in Montgomery

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association through its sponsorship of Truckers Against Trafficking has been long-time supporter in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

All trucking industry stakeholders are inv ... Read More

ATA Foundation launches new advertising campaign to promote industry

Monday, January 07, 2019

Personal injury attorneys continue to aggressively advertise across Alabama, often taking direct aim at the trucking industry. In some television markets in Alabama, personal injury firms purchase 90 percent of the 30-second spots that are broadcast from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. One of the dom ... Read More

ALDOT to close Birmingham’s I-59/20 bridges starting Jan. 21

Friday, January 04, 2019

Starting Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the Alabama Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT) will shut down the I-59/20 bridge system that runs through Downtown Birmingham for 14 months while it replaces the aging structures.

Designed in the 1960s, Birmingham’s Interstate 59/20 bridges ... Read More

Government announces reduced UCR fees for 2019

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The federal government has announced reduced annual fees in 2019 for commercial carriers and other entities required by law to participate in the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which has oversight of UCR, published a Read More