Wednesday, August 28, 2019
New state highway safety laws in effect this Labor Day weekend
With hundreds of thousands of Alabamians expected to hit the highways this Labor Day holiday weekend for the Gulf Coast, college football games and other gatherings, motorists are reminded that two new highway safety laws go into effect Sept. 1, 2019, including new seatbelt requirements for passengers... Read more
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Alabama’s best drivers head to Pittsburgh for national competition
This week, the Alabama Trucking Association takes its safest professional drivers to the American Trucking Associations’ National Step Van Driving and Truck Driving Championships, set for August 14-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. More than 425 Professional truck drivers... Read more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Trucking industry revenues topped $796 billion in 2018
Revenues for America’s trucking industry jumped to $796.7 billion in 2018, up from $700.1 billion the previous year, according to a new report from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). ATA released the numbers in its annual data compendium, ATA American Trucking Trends 2019. “2018... Read more
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Frank Filgo retires after 43 years in association management
It is with great appreciation that this Association says goodbye to its leader for the past 24 years, ATA president and CEO Frank Filgo, who retires today from a storied, 43-year career in association management. Frank guided this Association to become one of the nation’s leading business trade organizations,... Read more
Thursday, July 11, 2019
BREAKING: Feds relax certain regs for relief efforts ahead of Tropical Storm Barry
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an Emergency Declaration ahead of the expected landfall of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry. Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific... Read more
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Alabama adds human trafficking awareness training for new CDL applicants
This week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill (HB261) into law requiring all new students studying to obtain a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) through an accredited CDL trade school or training program to complete a human trafficking awareness training course. The group Truckers Against... Read more
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
High-Flying Hawk Wins Alabama TDC
David Hawk, a FedEx Freight truck driver from Gardendale, Ala., posted the overall highest combined score to earn the Grand Champion Award at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships held in Pelham, Ala., Friday, May 31, at the Pelham Civic Complex. The Alabama TDC Grand Champion... Read more
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Mark Colson selected as ATA’s next President
The Alabama Trucking Association announces today that it has selected Mark Colson to be its next President and CEO. Colson, who currently serves as a senior advisor for the Business Council of Alabama, will start his tenure with ATA as President-Elect June 1, 2019 and will assume full responsibilities... Read more
Friday, May 03, 2019
ATA Comp Fund's Coaker wins Webb Award
The Alabama Trucking Association has awarded ATA Comp Fund CEO and Fund Administrator Kimble Coaker with its 2019 H. Chester Webb Award for Distinguished Service, a distinction that recognizes trucking professionals for service and leadership to the state’s trucking industry. Mr. Coaker received the... Read more
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Alabama increases fuel tax for the first time in 27 years
Gov. Kay Ivey has her fuel tax, and Alabama’s roads and bridges are better for it. Earlier today, following the Alabama Senate’s 28-6 approval vote, Gov. Ivey signed a measure into law that allows for a 10-cent fuel tax increase on both gasoline and diesel to raise additional funding for state road... Read more