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
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
ATA members show strong support for TRUK PAC
More than 300 people, representing 138 ATA member firms converged Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill golf complex in Prattville, Ala. to play in the Alabama Trucking Association’s 2017 Golf Classic, the lone fundraiser for the Association’s political action committee, TRUK PAC. Golf... Read more
Friday, September 08, 2017
Governor Ivey issues supplement proclamation to ongoing state of emergency
With Hurricane Irma barreling toward South Florida, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey yesterday updated her Aug. 30, 2017 Proclamation to the ongoing State of Emergency in Alabama, extending the hours-of-service waiver for motor carriers and waive weight regulations on commercial vehicles transporting emergency-related... Read more
Friday, September 01, 2017
FMCSA issues regional Declarations of Emergency, relaxes HOS & weight regs across several states
In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Field Administrator for FMCSA’s Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA's Southern Service Center, Eastern Service Center and Midwestern Service Center, have declared that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of... Read more
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 “In response to the record flooding in the region, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s... Read more