Friday, January 26, 2018
ATA officials concerned over proposed plan to toll Mobile River I-10 Bridge
Last week, officials from the Alabama Dept. of Transportation presented the Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors with an update on the Mobile River I-10 Bridge Project, a much needed replacement for the Jubilee Parkway connecting Baldwin County bedroom communities to Mobile. According to... Read more
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Alabama trucking execs in Washington D.C. to promote industry
This week a delegation of Alabama fleet owners and executives was in Washington D.C. promoting the industry to state Members of Congress, key congressional staff, federal regulators, fellow industry leaders, and American Trucking Associations staff. The group discussed legislation and regulations... Read more
Friday, September 29, 2017
Gov. Ivey appoints ATA board member to education commission
Governor Kay Ivey has appointed Alabama Trucking Association board member Norman Crow to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). He will represent Congressional District Seven and will be subject to confirmation by the 2018 Alabama Senate. Crow is president of D.T. & Freight... Read more
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
ATA members show strong support for TRUK PAC
More than 300 people, representing 138 ATA member firms converged Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill golf complex in Prattville, Ala. to play in the Alabama Trucking Association’s 2017 Golf Classic, the lone fundraiser for the Association’s political action committee, TRUK PAC. Golf... Read more
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Governor Ivey joins state business leaders to promote infrastructure investment
Earlier this week, Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation announcing this week as Infrastructure Week in Alabama. This act continues Governor Ivey’s resounding support of investing in Alabama’s infrastructure, specifically our state’s roads and bridges. Just last week, she announced the expansion of... Read more
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
ATA supported state gas tax bill passes first hurdle
The Birmingham News (al.com) is reporting that a bill to increase Alabama's gasoline and diesel tax by 4 cents a gallon this year and two cents a gallon in 2019 was approved by a House committee today. The Alabama Trucking Association supports the tax increase because the money raised is pledged to... Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Times Daily: Legislators not lining up for gas tax
By Tom Smith Senior Staff Writer, Timesdaily.com The proposed 3-cent tax on gas to fund county road and bridge improvements seems to be gaining support from county governments, but has yet to be introduced in the Legislature. Terri Reynolds, director of public affairs with the Association of... 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 07, 2017
Montgomery Advertiser: Alabama Legislature preview
By Brian Lyman, Montgomery Advertiser The state’s finances and ethics laws got pushed to the brink in 2015 and 2016. On the surface, the legislative session that starts Tuesday will – for Alabama politics – start in calm waters. The always-troubled $1.8 billion General Fund – with... Read more
Monday, January 30, 2017
Alabama: Governing again by ‘that really grinds my gears’
By John Archibald, Al.com How does a bill become a law in Alabama? It's gotta start with a question: "You know what grinds my gears?" That has to be it. How else do you explain the rat-a-tat peppering of bills pre-filed in the Alabama Legislature? There's one - HB18 by Jackson County Rep.... Read more