Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Final ELD deadline looms just a week away
Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, motor carriers and drivers subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate must use ELDs to record drivers’ hours of service. Once the final deadline has passed, roadside inspection officers will no longer accept grandfathered... Read more
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
RangeWay’s Wesley Dunn appointed to small business commission
Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth has appointed RangeWay Carriers managing member Wesley Dunn of Birmingham to serve on the Alabama Small Business Commission (ASBC), an advisory group of independent business owners responsible for advising government entities. The Commission consists of 30 appointed members... Read more
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
ATA Comp Fund donates $10,000 to ATA Foundation
During a meeting of the Alabama Trucking Association Foundation Board of Directors earlier today in Montgomery, ATA Comp Fund Chief Executive Officer Kimble Coaker and Chief Operating Officer Todd Hager presented Foundation President Terry Kilpatrick a check for $10,000 to add to the Foundation’s growing... Read more
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
ATA Foundation launches new SEC Football television ad campaign
The Alabama Trucking Association Foundation announced today that it is launching a new SEC Football television ad campaign beginning this Saturday, September 14th, and running all season on most local CBS affiliates during the network's SEC Game of the Week broadcast. This week's game features No.... Read more
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
New study quantifies driver detention impacts
A new report from the American Transportation Research Institute says that driver detention frequency and length has increased significantly in recent years and is negatively impacting productivity, regulatory compliance and compensation. ATRI recently released the results of its analysis on the safety... Read more
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
New state highway safety laws in effect this Labor Day weekend
With hundreds of thousands of Alabamians expected to hit the highways this Labor Day holiday weekend for the Gulf Coast, college football games and other gatherings, motorists are reminded that two new highway safety laws go into effect Sept. 1, 2019, including new seatbelt requirements for passengers... Read more
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Alabama’s best drivers head to Pittsburgh for national competition
This week, the Alabama Trucking Association takes its safest professional drivers to the American Trucking Associations’ National Step Van Driving and Truck Driving Championships, set for August 14-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. More than 425 Professional truck drivers... Read more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Trucking industry revenues topped $796 billion in 2018
Revenues for America’s trucking industry jumped to $796.7 billion in 2018, up from $700.1 billion the previous year, according to a new report from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). ATA released the numbers in its annual data compendium, ATA American Trucking Trends 2019. “2018... Read more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Frank Filgo retires after 43 years in association management
It is with great appreciation that this Association says goodbye to its leader for the past 24 years, ATA president and CEO Frank Filgo, who retires today from a storied, 43-year career in association management. Frank guided this Association to become one of the nation’s leading business trade organizations,... Read more
Thursday, July 11, 2019
BREAKING: Feds relax certain regs for relief efforts ahead of Tropical Storm Barry
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an Emergency Declaration ahead of the expected landfall of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry. Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific... Read more