Monday, October 05, 2020
ATA releases updated industry stats on trucking jobs, industry tax contributions
The Alabama Trucking Association has released a new industry “Trucking Fast Facts” stats sheet with numbers and information derived from research and analysis by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The two-page spread (available here for download as a PDF) contains Alabama-specific... Read more
Monday, October 05, 2020
Dylan Powell joins ATA as a fall intern
The Alabama Trucking Association recently introduced its Fall 2020 intern Dylan Powell of Moulton, Ala.  Dylan is a senior at Huntingdon College in Montgomery pursuing a degree in Finance with plans to graduate in December. He attended Lawrence County High School where he was a standout in baseball... Read more
Friday, June 05, 2020
ATA joins national initiative to address inequality of opportunity
Today, the Alabama Trucking Association (ATA) announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. ATA will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete... Read more
Friday, March 27, 2020
ATA postpones 2020 Convention due to COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the state of Florida recently extending its emergency order for the hospitality industry through May 9, the Hilton Sandestin will be unable to host the Alabama Trucking Association’s Convention. "Postponing our biggest event of the year wasn't a decision our leaders took lightly, and are they... Read more
Friday, March 27, 2020
National ATA launches COVID-19 Hub website
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation with ramifications for the economy, interstate commerce and America's trucking industry. There’s a lot of information for industry stakeholders to digest to ensure their employees are safe and their operation is compliant. For that reason, the... Read more
Friday, March 27, 2020
CDC issues statement on self-quarantine guidance for New York City transportation and delivery workers
The Center for Disease Control has issued guidance for truck drivers and delivery workers making essential deliveries in New York City during the city self-quarantine guidance for the greater New York City area. “When we issued the self-quarantining guidance for greater New York City residents leaving... Read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
FMCSA grants 90-day waiver for expiring CDLs
ATA officials have been notified that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is granting, a 90-day waiver (to June 30, 2020) for expiring interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and other interstate drivers operating commercial... Read more
Friday, March 20, 2020
ALDOT issues guidance on truckload weight limits for COVID-19 relief
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Alabama Dept. of Transportation officials have increased weight restrictions to 90,000 lbs. for commercial vehicles (5-axle or 6-axle only) directly involved in emergency relief efforts.  In a letter delivered earlier this evening... Read more
Friday, March 20, 2020
Special Message from ATA President & CEO Mark Colson
Amid this current health crisis, one of the most important messages to share with the trucking community is a sincere expression of gratitude and thanks. Thank you to the men and women keeping America moving. Truckers are dealing with the social and practical aspects of this crisis just like everyone... Read more
Friday, March 13, 2020
FMCSA waives HOS regs for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts
Earlier today, President Donald Trump declared a National State of Emergency to combat a growing crisis from the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This move frees up $50 billion to help fight the pandemic and waives certain laws and regulations to ensure the virus can be contained and patients treated... Read more