Friday, March 15, 2024
Celebrating Safety: Alabama Trucking shines at SMMC Fleet Safety Awards Banquet
The Alabama Trucking Association honored its members' commitment to industry safety and professionalism during the Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s Fleet Safety Awards Banquet on March 14. About 200 attendees gathered at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham to celebrate the excellence of Alabama... Read more
Friday, March 01, 2024
FMCSA asks for comments on electronic rear-view systems exemption
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is seeking public feedback on Convoy Technologies, Inc.'s request for an exemption to allow the use of its Electronic Rear View System (ERVS) in commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), as an alternative to the standard two rear-vision mirrors mandated... Read more
Thursday, February 01, 2024
Join the SMMC in February for discussions on navigating litigation
In an increasingly litigious environment, the trucking industry faces unique challenges. To address these concerns, the Safety Management Council (SMMC) has organized a series of meetings aimed at empowering fleet owners and managers with crucial insights and strategies to navigate... Read more
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Time is Running Out! Don’t miss your chance to enter SMMC Fleet Safety Awards
The Alabama Trucking Association Safety and Maintenance Management Council (SMMC) is reminding members that the deadline for the highly anticipated annual safety contest is approaching! The deadline to enter is Friday, February 9, 2024. This event, sponsored by SMMC, is a testament to... Read more
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
FedEx Freight’s Charlie Salter repeats as Alabama TDC champ
Veteran FedEx Freight driver Charlie Salter of Prattville, Ala. took the Overall Champion’s Award presented by Truckworx at the 2023 Alabama Truck Driving Championships held June 9th at the Pelham Civic Complex near Birmingham, Ala. The 51-year-old professional driver bested more than 88 others who... Read more
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Registration now open for the Alabama Truck Driving Championships
The Alabama Truck Driving Championships are back, and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate the industry's most skilled drivers. The event, organized by the Alabama Trucking Safety & Maintenance Management Council, is a great opportunity for truck drivers to showcase their skills... Read more
Sunday, April 16, 2023
Alabama Trucking joins National Work Zone Awareness week to promote safer roads
With the arrival of spring comes construction season, and Alabama's highways are seeing an increase in bright orange signs that indicate road workers are in the area to repair, maintain, and upgrade critical infrastructure. However, as drivers and workers share the roadways, safety must remain a priority.... Read more
Saturday, April 01, 2023
Alabama Trucking celebrates state’s best in fleet safety and professionalism
Last night, the Alabama Trucking Association Safety & Maintenance Management Council (SMMC) hosted its annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet in Pelham, Ala, to honor the most exceptional individuals and trucking operations that prioritize safety. The esteemed event acknowledged the tireless efforts... Read more
Wednesday, March 01, 2023
Alabama Trucking’s Road Team promotes highway safety and encourages young people to pursue trucking careers
The Alabama Trucking Association's number one mission is highway safety among all drivers, and that’s why for more than 20 years, we have assembled a team of the best commercial drivers from our member fleets to visit schools to teach safe driving techniques around commercial vehicles and also to empower... Read more
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Alabama CDL holders face downgraded licenses due to noncompliance with drug & alcohol requirements
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Driver’s License Agency (SDLA) has announced that they have begun the process of reviewing current CDL holders in Alabama and downgrading licenses, not in compliance with the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (DACH) requirements per a requirement... Read more