Monday, October 10, 2016
ATA Golf Classic raises $225,000 for political action
With more than 300 golfers in attendance and nearly a quarter of a million dollars raised, the Alabama Trucking Association’s 2016 Golf Classic, held September 27 in Prattville, Ala. was among the event’s most successful ever, according to Association officials. Tournament chairman Rodger Collins... Read more
Monday, October 03, 2016
ATRI: Looming ELD mandate tops annual list of industry concerns
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research institute, today unveiled its top industry issues report, which includes the list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry. The looming implementation date of the... Read more
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
ATRI develops new tools to curb urban congestion
Earlier this year the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) research quantified the cost of congestion to the trucking industry at $49.6 billion in 2014. The group contends that one of the most effective ways to address that congestion is to more effectively and efficiently move people and... Read more
Friday, July 01, 2016
Gary Bond ready to lead state trucking association
The Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors has elected Birmingham banking executive Gary Bond to serve as its Chairman for fiscal year 2016-2017. Mr. Bond replaces Greg Brown of B.R. Williams Trucking, Inc. whose term ended June 30 (ATA operates on July 1st fiscal year). Mr. Bond is vice president... Read more
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Opinion: Thank You Mr. Chairman
Over the years, I have had the great pleasure of working with the Association’s chief elected officers (20 and still counting), whose title is Chairman of the Board. This past year, I was fortunate to work closely with Greg Brown of B.R. Williams Trucking, who recently completed his term as ATA’s Chairman.... Read more
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Alabama’s best truck drivers to vie for honors at safe driving competition
Professional truck drivers from across Alabama and representing two dozen trucking firms will compete at the Alabama Trucking Association’s State Truck Driving Championships Friday, June 10 at the Pelham Civic Complex in Pelham, Ala. The annual event is produced by the Association’s Safety & Maintenance... Read more
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Cargo thieves active during Memorial Day weekend, firms warn
FreightWatch International and CargoNet have each issued warnings, along with recommendations, to carriers and drivers regarding annual increased cargo theft activity during the Memorial Day weekend. FWI said in past Memorial Day weekends it has seen elevated theft levels up to 40 percent higher than... Read more
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The state of safety in trucking
Dave Osiecki, executive vice president and chief of national advocacy for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), shared an interesting factoid this week regarding the industry’s focus on safety: motor carriers collectively invest $7 billion a year in safety technologies,... Read more
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Citing safety concerns, National ATA urges Congress to protect the HOS restart
The American Trucking Associations has renewed its request for Congress to quickly advance legislation that would maintain the current restart rule, which gives professional truck drivers flexibility in taking extended off-duty periods without restrictions. “We have said since the broad framework... Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
State enforcement agencies test the waters for electronic documentation
Alabama is among several states participating in a new pilot program to test various methods and devices for presenting to law enforcement officers electronic versions of required driver and vehicle credentials. The 2016 Motor Carrier Electronic Credential Pilot began last month and was developed... Read more