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
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
ATA Comp Fund announced as the premier convention sponsor
The Alabama Trucking Association has announced the ATA Comp Fund will be the Presidential Sponsor for its 2020 Annual Convention happening April 23-25 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort in Destin, Fla. Fund CEO Kimble Coaker said his group is excited for the opportunity to grow its partnership... Read more
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
Two ATA staffers receive promotions
Alabama Trucking Association President and CEO Mark Colson announced today the promotion of two veteran employees. Tim Frazier has been promoted to Vice President of Safety and Compliance after more than a decade with the Association. He has more than 35 years of experience in the trucking industry... Read more
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