Thursday, September 29, 2022
Gov. Ivey announces new round of Rebuild Alabama infrastructure projects
Governor Kay Ivey recently announced that more than $2.6 million in state funding is being awarded to cities and counties for various road and bridge projects. After only being effective for just under three years, there has been at least one Rebuild Alabama project in all of the state’s 67 counties.... Read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian Relief Updates and information
Updated October 5, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. A weakened Hurricane Ian crept across Florida on September 28, 2022, as one of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. causing flooding around the state. Ian’s tropical storm-force winds extended outward to 415 miles (665 km), drenching... Read more
Thursday, September 08, 2022
Alabama Trucking celebrates America’s 3.5 million truck drivers for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
By Chris Cooper Every day, commercial drivers deliver a world of items and supplies we need to feed, clothe and care for our families. Almost everything you see at your local supermarket or retail outlet at some point made it to the shelf because a professional truck... Read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Benny Whitehead Inc. founder has passed away
It is with sadness we share the news of the passing of longtime ATA member and industry supporter Benny Whitehead, who died peacefully Tuesday, August 30, 2022, with his wife and family by his side. Mr. Whitehead was the founder of Benny Whitehead Inc., a family-owned trucking company... Read more
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Alabama Trucking honors life and legacy of trucking legend Buddy Moore
Alabama’s trucking industry lost a giant yesterday. E.H. “Buddy” Moore died peacefully at his home near McCalla, Ala. surrounded by his family. He was 88. The Alabama Trucking Association owes so much to “Mr. Buddy” who served our association with counsel and support for more than 40 years. During that... Read more
Friday, July 08, 2022
ALDOT announces several lane closures in Birmingham During The World Game
The Alabama Dept. of Transportation has announced several lane closures in Birmingham, Ala. during the World Games happening in the Magic City July 7-17, 2022.  Planned Lane Closures on I-20/59 SB, in Jefferson County 1) The Alabama Department of Transportation will close the right turn lane on... Read more
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Strong Silent Type: Meet ATA’s Driver of the Year William Brown
Editor's Note: This article appears in the latest edition of Alabama Trucking magazine. You can see the entire digital edition here. To order a hard copy, please contact us at 334-834-3983. By Ford Boswell BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- It is often said it’s the quiet ones... Read more
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
Past-chairman Will Bruser: ‘Thank you for the opportunity to serve’
Editor's Note: Truckworx CEO Will Bruser officially ended his term as the ATA Chairman of the Board on June 30, 2022. The following is his letter to the membership as he handed over the reins of the Association to incoming chairman Chris Cooper of Boyd Bros. ATA is grateful for Will's... Read more
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