Thursday, August 31, 2017
Alabama declares state of emergency, relaxes HOS regs for relief efforts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In the initial aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and with its remnants now moving into east into Alabama and Florida, Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed a State of Emergency in Alabama, thus relaxing hour of service (HOS) regulations for drivers hauling emergency supplies,... Read more
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and emergency information
While Texas, Louisiana and federal officials work tirelessly to help those affected by of Hurricane Harvey, many trucking businesses are already involved with relief efforts. Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. The declaration... Read more
Monday, August 28, 2017
SPECIAL ALERT: Feds relax trucking regulations for relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. The declaration is posted at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency. “In response to the record flooding in the region, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s... Read more
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Call to Action: Express your concerns for industry’s top issues
The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2017 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern... Read more
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Alabama truck drivers gear up for industry’s top prize
Next week, the American Trucking Associations will welcome more than 420 of the industry’s top professional truck drivers to Orlando for the 80th National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships. Ready for the challenge, the Alabama Trucking Association is sending perhaps... Read more
Thursday, June 22, 2017
States loosen trucking regs due to Tropical Storm Cindy
Due to the impact of a tropical storm impacting the Gulf Coast and Southeast, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency declarations, effective Tuesday, June 20. Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal safety regulations for motor... Read more
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
FedEx’s Charlie Salter scores big at Alabama TDC
Photo caption: Alabama TDC Grand Champion Charlie Salter (center) accepts his award from TDC Chairman Tony Smith (left) and ATA Chairman of the Board Gary Bond during the TDC Awards Banquet held Friday, May 26 in Pelham, Ala. PELHAM, Ala. -- Charlie Salter, a veteran truck... Read more
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Alabama Towing Bill passes, moves to governor’s desk for signature
  Alabama's towing bill has passed the State Legislature. SB201, which provides for an appeals process to contest excessive towing fees, has passed the Alabama House this afternoon by a vote of 96 to 2. The bill now goes to Governor Kay Ivey, who is expected to sign the bill into law. For many... Read more
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
ATA honors Bill Ward for commitment and service to industry
The Alabama Trucking Association has honored Ward International Trucks President Bill Ward with its 2017 H. Chester Webb Award for outstanding service and commitment to Alabama’s trucking industry. The group announced the honor at its annual meeting held April 20-22 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf... Read more
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Newest Alabama Trucker magazine now available online
ATA’s newest edition of Alabama Trucker is online and ready for your review, click here. This quarter we congratulate Boyd Brothers Transportation, which just reached 60 years of business. But Boyd officials say despite the firm’s recent growth, its best years are still ahead. Also inside,... Read more