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Alabama increases fuel tax for the first time in 27 years

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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 fundi ... Read More

ATA announces support of Gov. Ivey’s infrastructure funding plan

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association applauds Gov. Kay Ivey’s recent proposal to increase the state’s fuel tax by 10 cents to pay for infrastructure improvements.

Gov. Ivey’s Read More

ATA now seeking applicants for President and CEO

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association is seeking candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy for President & CEO.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Execute the policies established by the Board to advance the interests of the trucking industry;
  • Man ... Read More

ATA, Alabama AG’s Office to co-host human trafficking summit Feb. 12 in Montgomery

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association through its sponsorship of Truckers Against Trafficking has been long-time supporter in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

All trucking industry stakeholders are inv ... Read More

ATA Foundation launches new advertising campaign to promote industry

Monday, January 07, 2019

Personal injury attorneys continue to aggressively advertise across Alabama, often taking direct aim at the trucking industry. In some television markets in Alabama, personal injury firms purchase 90 percent of the 30-second spots that are broadcast from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. One of the dom ... Read More

ALDOT to close Birmingham’s I-59/20 bridges starting Jan. 21

Friday, January 04, 2019

Starting Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the Alabama Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT) will shut down the I-59/20 bridge system that runs through Downtown Birmingham for 14 months while it replaces the aging structures.

Designed in the 1960s, Birmingham’s Interstate 59/20 bridges ... Read More

Professional truck drivers offer safe driving tips ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Professional truck drivers from the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road highway safety program offer driving tips ahead of the busy Thanksgiving weekend.

“Truck drivers are delivering turkeys, cranberries and all the helpings, fixin’s, and stuffings that make Thanksgiving ... Read More

TRUK PAC-backed candidates score big in Tuesday’s General Elections

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Last night’s General Elections results saw all but one of the 67 TRUK PAC candidates win their respective races. This election cycle has proved to be an incredible success for the Alabama Trucking Association’s political arm, TRUK PAC. In all, ATA’s political action committee spent $939 ... Read More

Alabama issues state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Alabama governor Kay Ivey has proclaimed a State of Emergency effective immediately ahead of Hurricane Michael, which is currently brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Florida Panhandle. According to weather reports, the storm is building strength and could make landfall as Cat 3 hurricane alon ... Read More

Association leaders head to Washington DC to promote trucking, key issues

Friday, October 05, 2018

This week Alabama Trucking Association leaders were at the nation’s capital for Call on Washington, a legislative affairs program of the American Trucking Associations that affords state trucking association executives, leadership, business leaders, and staff an opportunity to discuss legislati ... Read More