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ATA recognizes top fleets, managers at annual safety banquet

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association Safety and Maintenance Management Council showcased its safest fleets, drivers and fleet managers at the group’s annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet held March 25 in Birmingham, Ala.

The event, co-sponsored by Carrier Transicold South, McGriff Tire and Se ... Read More

Congress to reintroduce bill to lower interstate driver age

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A bipartisan effort in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that emerged that would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy duty trucks in interstate commerce.

According to a report by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine the Developing Responsible Individual ... Read More

Nominate your best for ATA’s Fleet Safety Awards

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Alabama Driver of the Year Moses Thomas lifts his trophy during the 2018 SMMC Fleet Safety Awards.

Nominat ... Read More

ALDOT to close Birmingham’s I-59/20 bridges starting Jan. 21

Friday, January 04, 2019

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 ... Read More

FMCSA grants petitions blocking California’s meal and rest break requirements for truckers

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration​ announced Friday, Dec. 21 that California’s meal-and-rest break rules are preempted by federal hours-of-service regulations.

In 2011, California passed a law requiring employers to provide a ... Read More

ALDOT limits Road Construction and Lane Closures During Holidays

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Drivers planning to be on Alabama roads during the Christmas and New Year holidays should expect increased traffic and allow extra time to reach their destination. For the safety of travelers, construction workers and maintenance crews, ALDOT announced there will be no temporary lane closures on ... Read More

Professional truck drivers offer safe driving tips ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 ... Read More

Alabama issues state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Alabama governor Kay Ivey has proclaimed a State of Emergency effective immediately ahead of Hurricane Michael, which is currently brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Florida Panhandle. According to weather reports, the storm is building strength and could make landfall as Cat 3 hurricane alon ... Read More

ATA accepting nominations for new Road Team captains

Friday, August 31, 2018

Road Team members visit schools and civic ... Read More

ATA sends veteran team to national driver competition

Monday, August 13, 2018

Reigning Alabama TDC champ Mar ... Read More