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
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Alabama Trucking’s Top 10 Good News stories of 2020
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr. Seuss One day soon we’ll all look back and realize what this difficult year really meant to us, our families, the industry, and to Alabama Trucking. For now, let's just agree that 2020 was a year like... Read more
Friday, December 04, 2020
Four Star Freightliner employee uses cancer diagnosis to show gratitude
David Turner, a sales manager for the Montgomery, Ala.-based Four Star Freightliner, and a familiar face among the Alabama Trucking family learned last summer he had cancer. But despite feeling scared and alone at the prospect of undergoing multiple, soul-crushing chemotherapy treatments to fight his... Read more
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Feds extend Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 to Feb. 28
Yesterday, the FMCSA announced it has expanded and extended the Emergency Declaration set to expire on December 31st to February 28, 2021. The extension includes the same regulatory relief for motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of relief efforts related to COVID-19, as... Read more
Friday, November 20, 2020
SMMC leaders cancel the group’s annual holiday party and officer installation
The Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety and Maintenance Management Council will not have a Christmas party or its end of the year officer election and installation ceremony next month, due to the coronavirus pandemic. ”Due to ongoing restrictions and recommendations for large gatherings, and in... Read more
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Governor announces more financial help for small businesses affected by pandemic
Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday, Nov. 18, that her administration has created a $200 million grant program intended to help small businesses that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new program, called Revive Plus Initiative, will offer cash grants in an amount of up to... Read more
Thursday, November 19, 2020
TRUK PAC-supported candidates advance in special elections
Earlier this week, two ATA-supported candidates, Russell Bedsole and Kirk Hatcher were successful in special elections. House District 49 – Shelby, Bibb, Chilton In House District 49, ATA-supported candidate Russell Bedsole-(R) easily defeated Democrat Cheryl Patton receiving 63... Read more
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Heritage Freight helps get the vote out
Almost a week after the 2020 Presidential Election, most Americans are either celebrating or recovering or otherwise moving ahead. Meanwhile, Jeff McGrady is still out there delivering ballots! Runoff ballots, that is, to several Alabama counties that are still completing elections. He notes that Montgomery... Read more
Thursday, November 05, 2020
ATA Safety & Maintenance Council recognized nationally for excellence
Above: ATA staffers Brandie Norcross (left) and Tim Frazier display the Association's newest award for leadership in safety. Photo by Dylan Powell. The American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has recognized the Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety & Maintenance Management... Read more
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Alabama Trucking joins fight against Rhode Island’s ‘Truck-only’ tolls
Alabama Trucking Association announced today that it has joined with the American Trucking Associations and other state trucking associations to fight the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation proposed truck-only tolling program on Interstates that travel through its boundaries. According to ATA President... Read more