Thursday, June 24, 2021
Mobile needs an I-10 bridge, but truckers shouldn’t be the only ones to pay for it
Earlier this month, the Mobile and Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) added the I-10 Mobile River Bridge project back to their long-range transportation improvement plans. This step was expected and needed to secure $125 million in federal funds designated for this project and... Read more
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
ATA files comments to local MPOs on Mobile’s proposed truck-only toll bridge
Today, the Alabama Trucking Association filed public comments with the Mobile and Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organizations to express our members’ concerns over the proposed I-10 truck-only toll bridge that will span the Mobile River. After the previous attempt failed, which included... Read more
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
ATA applauds Gov. Ivey’s decision to end Federal pandemic unemployment benefits
The Alabama Trucking Association applauds Governor Kay Ivey’s decision to drive Alabama’s economic recovery by discontinuing federal pandemic unemployment benefits. Employers will tell you there are plenty of good-paying jobs available, but they are unable to fill them under the current system. And... Read more
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Alabama Trucking celebrates state’s safest fleets and individuals
PELHAM, Ala. -- In its first live major event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago, the Alabama Trucking Association and the ATA Comp Fund celebrated dozens of the state’s safest fleets, managers, and employees during the ATA’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet held here March... Read more
Monday, March 22, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: ATA statement on new Mobile Bay I-10 Bridge proposal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Ford Boswell 205-999-7487 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Today, Mobile area leaders and the Alabama Dept. of Transportation announced new concepts and plans for the Mobile Bay I-10 Bridge.  Below is a statement from... Read more
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
A Year into a Pandemic, Truckers Continue to Deliver for Alabama
By Tom McLeod It’s difficult to believe that it has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit America, closing businesses, stalling commerce and keeping people home. For frontline workers, like truck drivers, the pandemic has only intensified their work, and one year may seem like... Read more
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Heritage Freight helps get the vote out
Almost a week after the 2020 Presidential Election, most Americans are either celebrating or recovering or otherwise moving ahead. Meanwhile, Jeff McGrady is still out there delivering ballots! Runoff ballots, that is, to several Alabama counties that are still completing elections. He notes that Montgomery... Read more
Thursday, November 05, 2020
ATA Safety & Maintenance Council recognized nationally for excellence
Above: ATA staffers Brandie Norcross (left) and Tim Frazier display the Association's newest award for leadership in safety. Photo by Dylan Powell. The American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council has recognized the Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety & Maintenance Management... Read more
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Alabama Trucking joins fight against Rhode Island’s ‘Truck-only’ tolls
Alabama Trucking Association announced today that it has joined with the American Trucking Associations and other state trucking associations to fight the Rhode Island Dept. of Transportation proposed truck-only tolling program on Interstates that travel through its boundaries. According to ATA President... Read more
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