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 fboswell@alabamatrucking.org 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
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