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
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
ATA announces support of Gov. Ivey’s infrastructure funding plan
The Alabama Trucking Association applauds Gov. Kay Ivey’s recent proposal to increase the state’s fuel tax by 10 cents to pay for infrastructure improvements.Gov. Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan seeks to raise the state’s fuel tax with an index designed to coincide with rising costs of maintaining... Read more
Monday, January 28, 2019
ATA now seeking applicants for President and CEO
The Alabama Trucking Association is seeking candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy for President & CEO. Specific Duties and Responsibilities Execute the policies established by the Board to advance the interests of the trucking industry;Manage, motivate and direct the association staff;Lead... Read more
Friday, January 11, 2019
ATA, Alabama AG’s Office to co-host human trafficking summit Feb. 12 in Montgomery
The Alabama Trucking Association through its sponsorship of Truckers Against Trafficking has been long-time supporter in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. All trucking industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a special briefing hosted by Alabama Attorney... Read more
Monday, January 07, 2019
ATA Foundation launches new advertising campaign to promote industry
Personal injury attorneys continue to aggressively advertise across Alabama, often taking direct aim at the trucking industry. In some television markets in Alabama, personal injury firms purchase 90 percent of the 30-second spots that are broadcast from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. One of the dominant... Read more
Friday, January 04, 2019
ALDOT to close Birmingham’s I-59/20 bridges starting Jan. 21
Starting Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the Alabama Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT) will shut down the I-59/20 bridge system that runs through Downtown Birmingham for 14 months while it replaces the aging structures. Designed in the 1960s, Birmingham’s Interstate 59/20 bridges were originally... Read more
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Professional truck drivers offer safe driving tips ahead of Thanksgiving holiday
Professional truck drivers from the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road highway safety program offer driving tips ahead of the busy Thanksgiving weekend. “Truck drivers are delivering turkeys, cranberries and all the helpings, fixin’s, and stuffings that make Thanksgiving an enjoyable holiday,... Read more
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
TRUK PAC-backed candidates score big in Tuesday’s General Elections
Last night's General Elections results saw all but one of the 67 TRUK PAC candidates win their respective races. This election cycle has proved to be an incredible success for the Alabama Trucking Association’s political arm, TRUK PAC. In all, ATA’s political action committee spent $939,500 during the... Read more