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 ( 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, 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, 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
Friday, January 27, 2017
Lawmakers: 3 big issues for upcoming session
By Russ Corey Staff Writer, Times Daily State senators and representatives say prisons, medicaid and a 3-cent gasoline tax will be the hot topics of the upcoming legislative session. Several legislators attended Thursday's meeting of the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments Board of Directors,... Read more
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Proposed gas tax among difficult issues facing Legislature
From By Bayne Hughes Staff Writer Despite being optimistic about the election of a new president, the Morgan County legislative delegation faces daunting issues — including a proposed gas tax, Medicaid cost increases and a prison overhaul — when the 2017... Read more
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