Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Alabama truck drivers gear up for industry’s top prize
Next week, the American Trucking Associations will welcome more than 420 of the industry’s top professional truck drivers to Orlando for the 80th National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships. Ready for the challenge, the Alabama Trucking Association is sending perhaps... Read more
Thursday, June 22, 2017
States loosen trucking regs due to Tropical Storm Cindy
Due to the impact of a tropical storm impacting the Gulf Coast and Southeast, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency declarations, effective Tuesday, June 20. Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations for motor... Read more
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
FedEx’s Charlie Salter scores big at Alabama TDC
Photo caption: Alabama TDC Grand Champion Charlie Salter (center) accepts his award from TDC Chairman Tony Smith (left) and ATA Chairman of the Board Gary Bond during the TDC Awards Banquet held Friday, May 26 in Pelham, Ala. PELHAM, Ala. -- Charlie Salter, a veteran truck... Read more
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Alabama Towing Bill passes, moves to governor’s desk for signature
  Alabama's towing bill has passed the State Legislature. SB201, which provides for an appeals process to contest excessive towing fees, has passed the Alabama House this afternoon by a vote of 96 to 2. The bill now goes to Governor Kay Ivey, who is expected to sign the bill into law. For many... Read more
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ATA honors Bill Ward for commitment and service to industry
The Alabama Trucking Association has honored Ward International Trucks President Bill Ward with its 2017 H. Chester Webb Award for outstanding service and commitment to Alabama’s trucking industry. The group announced the honor at its annual meeting held April 20-22 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf... Read more
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Newest Alabama Trucker magazine now available online
ATA’s newest edition of Alabama Trucker is online and ready for your review, click here. This quarter we congratulate Boyd Brothers Transportation, which just reached 60 years of business. But Boyd officials say despite the firm’s recent growth, its best years are still ahead. Also inside,... Read more
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
ATA offering free employment law seminars
Make plans now to attend one of the Alabama Trucking Association’s First Quarter 2017 fleet management training sessions set for five locations across the state during last week of February and first week of March. These workshops will focus on the legality and processes involved with employee compensation... Read more
Friday, December 16, 2016
ATA launches improved website
NEWS For Immediate Release On December 1, the Alabama Trucking Association unveiled its redesigned and rebranded website at The website was a highly anticipated project for members, providing an uncluttered design that incorporates... Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
ATA applauds House Appropriations Committee for advancing truck safety
Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the House Appropriations Committee for passing a Fiscal Year 2017 transportation spending bill, addressing issues critical to the trucking industry that, without approval, could have immediate impacts on the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry,... Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Despite fearmongering the trucking industry is safe and getting safer
By Bill Graves, President and CEO American Trucking Associations It is unfortunate that the Times ran an opinion column this Saturday titled “The Trucks are Killing Us,” without properly vetting the statements contained in it. Despite the author’s implied credentials, there are several falsehoods,... Read more