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
Sunday, May 01, 2016
ATA takes 2016 Convention to Vegas
– Seeking a bit of a change in scenery, the Alabama Trucking Association gathered for its 78th Annual Convention at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa, Las Vegas. April 28-May 1, 2016. With more than 285 members and guests representing 107 trucking related firms in attendance, leaders of... Read more
Thursday, March 24, 2016
News & Press: ATA News
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Roadcheck 2016 inspection blitz is set for June 7-9.CVSA officials expect to perform nearly 75,000 inspections across North America. The event is a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others.... Read more
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
ATA Safety Council honors Alabama’s best drivers, fleets and fleet managers
With more than 59 years and 5 million miles of professional driving under his belt, the Alabama Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year Frank Calvert won the Association's most popular, if not its most important, recognition at the group’s annual Safety & Maintenance Management Fleet Safety Awards... Read more
Thursday, March 17, 2016
ATA supports bill that funds state roads and bridges with fuel tax increase
The Alabama Trucking Association has announced its support of a new state bill that seeks to fund Alabama’s roads and bridges with a fuel tax increase of 6 cents per gallon with indexing every four years as determined by surrounding state fuel taxes. Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R-Huntsville) introduced House... Read more