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
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
ATA Comp Fund donates $10,000 to ATA Foundation
During a meeting of the Alabama Trucking Association Foundation Board of Directors earlier today in Montgomery, ATA Comp Fund Chief Executive Officer Kimble Coaker and Chief Operating Officer Todd Hager presented Foundation President Terry Kilpatrick a check for $10,000 to add to the Foundation’s growing... Read more
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
ATA Foundation launches new SEC Football television ad campaign
The Alabama Trucking Association Foundation announced today that it is launching a new SEC Football television ad campaign beginning this Saturday, September 14th, and running all season on most local CBS affiliates during the network's SEC Game of the Week broadcast. This week's game features No.... Read more
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
New study quantifies driver detention impacts
A new report from the American Transportation Research Institute says that driver detention frequency and length has increased significantly in recent years and is negatively impacting productivity, regulatory compliance and compensation. ATRI recently released the results of its analysis on the safety... Read more