Monday, February 20, 2017
J.J. Keller offers free whitepaper on vehicle maintenance program implementation
While FMCSA regulations require carriers to have a systematic and effective maintenance program, but they do not specify what it must include. Devising and implementing a plan is left up to the carrier to decide what to do when it comes to maintaining equipment. And if that program is not adequate,... Read more
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Senate Pro Tem outlines upcoming senate issues including infrastructure needs
By Dana Beyerle, Business Council of Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh today addressed the Business Council of Alabama’s Governmental Affairs Committee and outlined issues the Senate will deal with this session such as Alabama’s infrastructure needs. The BCA schedules... Read more
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
ATA offering free employment law seminars
Make plans now to attend one of the Alabama Trucking Association’s First Quarter 2017 fleet management training sessions set for five locations across the state during last week of February and first week of March. These workshops will focus on the legality and processes involved with employee compensation... Read more
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
ATA leaders accepting nominations for Webb Award
A highlight of the Alabama Trucking Association’s Annual Convention is the presentation of the H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service, which recognizes the leadership and community involvement by an individual of the state’s trucking industry. Selection criteria are based upon the nominee’s... Read more
Monday, February 06, 2017
CVSA appoints new director of roadside inspection program
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently announced that Kerri Wirachowsky joined the Alliance on February 6 as director of roadside inspection program. Wirachowsky was employed by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation from 1987 to 2016 and actively involved in the commercial motor vehicle... Read more
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
National ATA seeks input from industry on safety commitment, charitable giving
As President Trump begins his first week in office and a new Congress is hard at work, American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear is asking for the industry’s help to educate our elected officials not only on how safe we are as an industry, but also on what a caring and compassionate industry... Read more
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
ATA’s top news stories for 2016
With the close of another year, your Alabama Trucking Association is incredibly grateful for your partnership in making 2016 one of our most successful in recent memory. The livelihood of any organization is incumbent upon the participation and support of its members. Fortunately our members are dedicated,... Read more
Friday, December 16, 2016
ATA launches improved website
NEWS For Immediate Release On December 1, the Alabama Trucking Association unveiled its redesigned and rebranded website at The website was a highly anticipated project for members, providing an uncluttered design that incorporates... Read more
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Classifying employees: You can’t judge drivers by their title or contract alone
By Lisa D. Cooper The trucking industry relies heavily on owner-operators, and, more often than not, companies classify them as independent contractors. While that is not necessarily improper depending on the facts, some companies mistakenly assume that a driver qualifies as an independent contractor... Read more
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
ATA safety council appoints new leadership for 2017
Earlier this week, during its annual holiday banquet and officer installation, the Alabama Trucking Association Safety & Maintenance Management Council (SMMC) elected and installed a new batch of fleet professionals from Alabama’s best trucking operations to lead the Council’s three chapters’ safety... Read more