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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

ATA’s Best of 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Without question 2018 has been an outstanding year for trucking. Freight volumes are up, as are profits and productivity. Nearly all sectors of the industry has enjoyed brisk growth this year.

Still, the industry’s enthusiasm was curtailed with fleets inability to find enough drivers ... Read More

FMCSA grants petitions blocking California’s meal and rest break requirements for truckers

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration​ announced Friday, Dec. 21 that California’s meal-and-rest break rules are preempted by federal hours-of-service regulations.

In 2011, California passed a law requiring employers to provide a ... Read More

ALDOT limits Road Construction and Lane Closures During Holidays

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Drivers planning to be on Alabama roads during the Christmas and New Year holidays should expect increased traffic and allow extra time to reach their destination. For the safety of travelers, construction workers and maintenance crews, ALDOT announced there will be no temporary lane closures on ... Read More

State lawmakers want more funding for roads and bridges

Friday, December 14, 2018

Alabama’s lawmakers plan to tackle some of the state’s longstanding issues when the 2019 Legislative Session begins in March.

Lydia Nusbaum of WSFA reports at the the top of the list, among ... Read More