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Alabama adds human trafficking awareness training for new CDL applicants

Thursday, June 13, 2019

This week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill (HB261) into law requiring all new students studying to obtain a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) through an accredited CDL trade school or training program to complete a human trafficking awareness training course.

The group T ... Read More

High-Flying Hawk Wins Alabama TDC

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

David Hawk, a FedEx Freight truck driver from Gardendale, Ala., posted the overall highest combined score to earn the Grand Champion Award at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships held in Pelham, Ala., Friday, May 31, at the Pelham Civic Complex.

The Alabama ... Read More

Mark Colson selected as ATA’s next President

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association announces today that it has selected Mark Colson to be its next President and CEO. Colson, who currently serves as a senior advisor for the Business Council of Alabama, will start his tenure with ATA as President-Elect June 1, 2019 and will assume full responsibi ... Read More

ATA Comp Fund’s Coaker wins Webb Award

Friday, May 03, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association has awarded Read More

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