Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Alabama truck driver takes part in White House’s 4th of July festivities
Darrien Hendersen, a Mobile, Ala.-based truck driver for J&M Tank Lines was a guest of President Trump as part of the White House’s “Salute to America” Independence Day celebration. You may recall Henderson was a finalist for the National Tank Truck Carriers 2019-2020 Professional Tank Truck Driver... Read more
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
CVSA’s Safe Driver Week is July 12-18, agents will focus on speeding
North American law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for unsafe drivers on roadways July 12-18 as a part of CVSA's Safe Driver Week. This year the focus is on speeding. Drivers in violation will be pulled over and may be issued a warning or citation, according to CVSA. Despite the drop... Read more
Monday, July 06, 2020
Trucker father and trooper son travel same highway
By Daniel Thompson I believe that it’s every father’s dream that his son follows in their footsteps. Well, my son, Paul, didn’t exactly follow mine, but we still managed to end up on the same highway. For those of you who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. My name is Daniel Thompson,... Read more
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
ALDOT prepares for Fourth of July traffic
As an added precaution during the Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Dept. of Transportation is doing its part for highway safety by having no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after 6 a.m. on Friday, July 3, through 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 5. Although ALDOT construction work zones... Read more
Thursday, June 25, 2020
ATA and Dothan Chamber co-host industry roundtable discussion
ATA President Mark Colson and leaders from the Dothan Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a round table discussion with several industry members at the Chamber’s headquarters Monday, June 15. The event was impactful with significant topics brought up for discussion, including hours of service, high insurance... Read more
Monday, June 22, 2020
Carriers needed to distubute eggs to local food banks
As the coronavirus continues to leave its mark on the state, our industry has continued to prevail. When the world was slowing down, we continued to move quickly to keep the economy rolling. Now, as we shift from crisis to recovery, we have opportunities to give back to those in need.  The Dept. of... Read more
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Feds extend CDL licensing relief through September 2020
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a new waiver extension from certain regulations applicable to interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and to other interstate drivers operating a commercial motor vehicle. The... Read more
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Join ATA’s Safety Council for HOS Webinar June 30
Please join ATA’s Safety and Maintenance Management Council (SMMC), Tuesday, June 30, for a live webinar discussing the new Hours of Service changes and updates. Our FMCSA partners will cover the five major provision changes: short-haul exception, adverse driving conditions, split-sleeper berth provision,... Read more
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Feds issue 90-day waiver on pre-employment drug screens amid COVID-19 delays
In recent weeks, as businesses began reopening following widespread shutdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, trucking fleets have struggled to bring back furloughed drivers or hire new ones due to limited pre-employment drug testing availability. In response, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration... Read more
Friday, June 05, 2020
ATA joins national initiative to address inequality of opportunity
Today, the Alabama Trucking Association (ATA) announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. ATA will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete... Read more