Wednesday, May 16, 2018
ATRI seeks for-hire motor carrier operational cost data for annual report
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is requesting data for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report. Among the for-hire fleet metrics being requested by ATRI are driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are asked to provide full-year... Read more
Monday, April 30, 2018
Greg Brown wins Webb Award
(Above photo caption: Greg Brown (second from left) receives the H. Chester Webb Award from Bill Ward (second from right) and Frank Filgo (far right) at the ATA 80th Annual Convention Saturday Dinner. Also pictured, far left, is ATA Chairman Terry Kilpatrick) The Alabama Trucking Association... Read more
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
ATA names its safest drivers, managers and fleets at annual awards banquet
ABC Transportation veteran truck driver Moses Thomas of Birmingham, Ala. was tapped the Alabama Truck Driver of the Year at the Alabama Trucking Association's Annual Fleet Safety Awards held March 26 in Birmingham, Ala. Thomas has logged an impressive 3.7 million miles in a career spanning five decades.... Read more
Thursday, February 08, 2018
ATA announces 2018 Convention speakers, entertainment lineup
The Alabama Trucking Association has announced its speakers and entertainment for its 80th Annual Convention & Meeting set for April 26, 27 and 28 at The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. This year’s lineup includes two nationally known speakers, Steve Gilliland and... Read more
Friday, January 26, 2018
ATA officials concerned over proposed plan to toll Mobile River I-10 Bridge
Last week, officials from the Alabama Dept. of Transportation presented the Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors with an update on the Mobile River I-10 Bridge Project, a much needed replacement for the Jubilee Parkway connecting Baldwin County bedroom communities to Mobile. According to... Read more
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Business group honors Frank Filgo for leadership and advocacy
Alabama Trucking Association President and CEO Frank Filgo was awarded the second annual Jo Bonner Spirit of Leadership Award at the combined Business Council of Alabama/Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama annual meeting held last month at the Harbert Center in Birmingham. Presenting... Read more
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
ATA top news and events for 2017
Is that a collective sigh from the group? Yeah, probably so. It’s been that kind of year for truckers – arguably the most eventful year of the past decade. With significant changes to the way truckers conduct their businesses, pay taxes, and manage and regulate employees, it’s been one to remember... Read more
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Special Alert: Group warns of increased cargo theft activity
The Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC), an industry trade group offering supply chain security intelligence and education, warns of a rash of recent high-value cargo thefts that have occurred in the mid-eastern part of the U.S. Three of the thefts involved electronics shipments, which are... Read more
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Advertise in ATA’s 2018 Membership Directory & Shipper’s Guide
We are now accepting advertising orders for the Alabama Trucking Association's 2018 Membership Directory & Shipper’s Guide. This 128-page, perfect-bound book contains our entire membership list, broken down by member type, services offered and/or commodities hauled. It is by far our most important... Read more
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Alabama trucking execs in Washington D.C. to promote industry
This week a delegation of Alabama fleet owners and executives was in Washington D.C. promoting the industry to state Members of Congress, key congressional staff, federal regulators, fellow industry leaders, and American Trucking Associations staff. The group discussed legislation and regulations... Read more