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
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