Thursday, November 19, 2020
Governor announces more financial help for small businesses affected by pandemic
Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday, Nov. 18, that her administration has created a $200 million grant program intended to help small businesses that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new program, called Revive Plus Initiative, will offer cash grants in an amount of up to... Read more
Thursday, November 19, 2020
TRUK PAC-supported candidates advance in special elections
Earlier this week, two ATA-supported candidates, Russell Bedsole and Kirk Hatcher were successful in special elections. House District 49 – Shelby, Bibb, Chilton In House District 49, ATA-supported candidate Russell Bedsole-(R) easily defeated Democrat Cheryl Patton receiving 63... Read more
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Heritage Freight helps get the vote out
Almost a week after the 2020 Presidential Election, most Americans are either celebrating or recovering or otherwise moving ahead. Meanwhile, Jeff McGrady is still out there delivering ballots! Runoff ballots, that is, to several Alabama counties that are still completing elections. He notes that Montgomery... Read more
Thursday, November 05, 2020
ATA Safety & Maintenance Council recognized nationally for excellence
Above: ATA staffers Brandie Norcross (left) and Tim Frazier display the Association's newest award for leadership in safety. Photo by Dylan Powell. The American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has recognized the Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety & Maintenance Management... Read more
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Alabama Trucking joins fight against Rhode Island’s ‘Truck-only’ tolls
Alabama Trucking Association announced today that it has joined with the American Trucking Associations and other state trucking associations to fight the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation proposed truck-only tolling program on Interstates that travel through its boundaries. According to ATA President... Read more
Monday, October 05, 2020
ATA releases updated industry stats on trucking jobs, industry tax contributions
The Alabama Trucking Association has released a new industry “Trucking Fast Facts” stats sheet with numbers and information derived from research and analysis by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The two-page spread (available here for download as a PDF) contains Alabama-specific... Read more
Monday, October 05, 2020
Dylan Powell joins ATA as a fall intern
The Alabama Trucking Association recently introduced its Fall 2020 intern Dylan Powell of Moulton, Ala.  Dylan is a senior at Huntingdon College in Montgomery pursuing a degree in Finance with plans to graduate in December. He attended Lawrence County High School where he was a standout in baseball... Read more
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Op-ed: Truckers always deliver for Alabama
By Mark Colson It should go without saying that truck drivers are the backbone of America’s economy. Sometimes America’s 3.5 million truck drivers are taken for granted. But visit any grocery store, business, or medical facility in Alabama, and it becomes immediately obvious: Truckers move America. Whether... Read more
Thursday, August 20, 2020
ATA Golf Classic closes in on fundraising goal
ATA 2020 Golf Classic Chairman Daniel Wright said Wednesday that thanks to strong ATA member support his tournament finance committee has already secured $270,000 in pledges, edging closer to its $285,000 goal. ATA's Annual Golf Classic is set for Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Robert Trent Jones – Capitol... Read more
Friday, July 24, 2020
TSA extends HME exemption waiver 90 days
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has approved another extension of its Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) exemption that allowed states to issue an extension of up to 180 days for HMEs expiring between March 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020. The new 90-day extension carries the exemption... Read more