Thursday, January 19, 2023
Enlightenment leads to action in fight to end human trafficking
By Mark Colson Human trafficking is an ugly and despicable crime affecting millions of people across the world. The Dept. of Homeland Security says human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions... Read more
Sunday, January 01, 2023
Former Alabama Trucking Chairman Jerry Davis dies at 87
The Alabama Trucking Association's Board of Directors is saddened to pass along the news of the passing of Mr. Jerry Davis, who died Friday, December 30, 2023. He was 87. Mr. Davis was an executive for Birmingham Freightliner and a longtime supporter of Alabama Trucking, serving as its Chairman of... Read more
Friday, December 30, 2022
With focus on the courts, Alabama Trucking already gearing up for 2024
Editor's note: This article appears with the permission of Alabama Daily News. By Todd Stacy It may sound silly, but in the wake of the 2022 elections, politicos in Alabama are already gearing up for the 2024 cycle. Not the presidential contest, mind you, though that will... Read more
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Special Feature: ATA Comp Fund making national impact
Editor's Note: The following feature appears in the 4th Quarter 2022 edition of Alabama Trucker magazine. You see the entire edition HERE. Article By Dan Shell Photo by Bob Fowler Alabama’s trucking companies are making... Read more
Thursday, December 15, 2022
ATRI elects ATA’s Mark Colson to serve on its research advisory committee
The American Transportation Research Institute has selected Alabama Trucking Association President & CEO Mark Colson to serve on its 2023-2024 Research Advisory Committee (RAC). Among other activities, ATRI’s RAC is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking... Read more
Thursday, November 03, 2022
Alabama Trucking releases its 2022 General Election Guide
Next week is the 2022 General Election on Tuesday, November 8, and we urge you to help Get Out the Trucking Vote! This cycle all 140 legislative seats, and all statewide constitutional offices are on the Alabama general election ballot. In many respects, however, next week’s... Read more
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Alabama Trucking honored for workforce development
Above Photo: Alabama Trucking leaders celebrate the group's Mike Russell Trucking Image Award from the American Trucking Associations. From left are Fenn Church, Greg Brown, Chris Cooper, Mark Colson, Harold Sumerford Jr., and Alphonso Lewis. The American Trucking Associations has given the... Read more
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Legacy of Leadership: Chris Cooper becomes ATA’s first 3rd generation Chairman
BY FORD BOSWELL There was never any doubt that Chris Cooper would one day lead the Ala­bama Trucking Association – it was only a question of when not if. Last summer, the Association experienced history when Cooper became its first third-generation Chairman of the Board... Read more
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Alabama Trucking leaders break down midterm elections at Town Hall event
This week, ATA held the latest installment of its semi-regular meeting series Alabama Trucking Town Hall with political strategist Rob Engstrom and ATA President and CEO Mark Colson providing insights and detail on the upcoming General Elections. Engstrom is the founder of Wolfe Street Partners, a... Read more
Thursday, October 06, 2022
GDOT closing portion. of I-285 for construction starting Oct. 8
Starting Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, the Georgia Dept. of Transportation will close lanes in both directions on I-285 between Ashford Dunwoody Road and Roswell Road for bridge demolition and reconstruction over Glenridge Drive, SR 400, and Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The eastbound closure will start first... Read more