Thursday, April 20, 2023
New ATA-backed bill to improve fleet safety while protecting driver independent contractor
The Alabama Trucking Association is actively advocating for House Bill 256 by Rep. Rhett Marques, R-Enterprise, and Senate Bill 183 by Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Culman. These bills would remove a significant barrier to the implementation... Read more
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Trucking groups call on Congress to repeal Federal Excise Tax on commercial vehicles
Transportation groups and other stakeholders are calling on Congress to repeal the Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy-duty commercial vehicles. This century-old tax is impeding the deployment of cleaner, more environmentally friendly trucks on our nation's roads, according to a letter from the American... Read more
Friday, December 30, 2022
With focus on the courts, Alabama Trucking already gearing up for 2024
Editor's note: This article appears with the permission of Alabama Daily News. By Todd Stacy It may sound silly, but in the wake of the 2022 elections, politicos in Alabama are already gearing up for the 2024 cycle. Not the presidential contest, mind you, though that will... Read more
Friday, May 21, 2021
Legislative Session ends with top priorities met for trucking
The 2021 Alabama Legislature Regular Legislative Session ended earlier this week with some big wins and interesting developments that will impact Alabama businesses for years to come. Like other business state organizations, our top priorities for the session, which we outlined back in February, included:  ... Read more
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Alabama State Legislature 2021 Regular Session Preview
The 2021 Regular Legislative Session will commence at noon on Tuesday, February 2, though logistics and procedures have been altered substantially due to COVID-19. An evolving and dynamic situation, it remains to be seen if lawmakers will begin the 15-week session with two long work weeks followed by... Read more
Friday, May 29, 2020
Business leaders continue to push for coronavirus liability shields
American businesses are working hard to take measures to protect their employees and customers amid the COVID-19 crisis. However, the risk of opportunistic lawsuits poses a significant barrier in their ability to bounce back from the economic crisis. As businesses start to reopen, employers simply want... Read more
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Legislature approves General Fund Budget, adjornes 2020 Session ‘sine die’
Earlier this week, both the Alabama Senate and the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved Gov. Kay Ivey’s plan for spending federal Coronavirus relief funds, the only major issue in question going into the Regular Session’s final day. Here's a final look at the Alabama Trucking Association's... Read more
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Alabama increases fuel tax for the first time in 27 years
Gov. Kay Ivey has her fuel tax, and Alabama’s roads and bridges are better for it. Earlier today, following the Alabama Senate’s 28-6 approval vote, Gov. Ivey signed a measure into law that allows for a 10-cent fuel tax increase on both gasoline and diesel to raise additional funding for state road... Read more
Friday, December 14, 2018
State lawmakers want more funding for roads and bridges
Alabama’s lawmakers plan to tackle some of the state's longstanding issues when the 2019 Legislative Session begins in March. Lydia Nusbaum of WSFA reports at the the top of the list, among both Republicans and Democrats, is more money for roads, bridges, ports and waterways. “As the economy continues... Read more
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Gas tax for roads remains priority for GOP-led Legislature
Mike Cason of writes that following the Alabama GOP's recent successful election, Alabama’s Republican governor and the leaders of the Alabama House and Senate will promote a gas tax increase as part of a plan to upgrade roads, bridges and other infrastructure across the state. Cason reported... Read more