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ATRI seeks for-hire motor carrier operational cost data for annual report

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is requesting data for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report. Among the for-hire fleet metrics being requested by ATRI are driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are asked to provide fu ... Read More

Greg Brown wins Webb Award

Monday, April 30, 2018

(Above photo caption: Greg Brown (second from left) receives the H. Chester Webb Award from Bill Ward (second from right) and Frank Filgo (far right) at the ATA 80th Annual Convention Saturday Dinner. Also pictured, far left, is ATA Chairman Terry Kilpatrick)

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Natural gas vehicle weight exemption now mandatory for states

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued new guidance for all 50 states on a weight exemption for natural gas powered trucks. The exemption allows a weight increase based on the difference between the combined weight of the fueling system and tank on a natural gas vehicle, and the weigh ... Read More

ATA names its safest drivers, managers and fleets at annual awards banquet

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ABC Transportation veteran truck driver Moses Thomas of Birmingham, Ala. was tapped the Alabama Truck Driver of the Year at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards held March 26 in Birmingham, Ala.

Thomas has logged an impressive 3.7 million miles in a career sp ... Read More

ATA announces 2018 Convention speakers, entertainment lineup

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The Alabama Trucking Association has announced its speakers and entertainment for its 80th Annual Convention & Meeting set for April 26, 27 and 28 at The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla.

This year’s lineup includes two nationally known speakers, Read More

ATA officials concerned over proposed plan to toll Mobile River I-10 Bridge

Friday, January 26, 2018

Last week, officials from the Alabama Dept. of Transportation presented the Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors with an update on the Mobile River I-10 Bridge Project, a much needed replacement for the Jubilee Parkway connecting Baldwin County bedroom communities to Mobile.

Acc ... Read More

National ATA proposes industry supported fund for infrastructure

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The American Trucking Associations has called on policymakers to endorse its Build America Fund – a plan to fund the modernization of the nation’s deteriorating network of roads and bridges.

The trucking industry employs 7.4 million men and women across the country and is the top emplo ... Read More

Nominate your best for ATA’s Fleet Safety Awards

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Nominate your company and your best drivers, fleet managers and safety officials for one of the Alabama Trucking Association Fleet Safety Awards. This Safety & Maintenance Management Council event demonstrates the extreme importance the trucking industry places on highway safety.

Award ... Read More

Business group honors Frank Filgo for leadership and advocacy

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Alabama ... Read More

Feds issue Declaration of Emergency for heating fuel deliveries

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

On December 30, 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared an exemption from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety  Regulations (FMCSRs) as a result of a heating fuel shortage due to frigid temperatures.

States included in the exemption are: Alabama ... Read More