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Natural gas vehicle weight exemption now mandatory for states

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued new guidance for all 50 states on a weight exemption for natural gas powered trucks. The exemption allows a weight increase based on the difference between the combined weight of the fueling system and tank on a natural gas vehicle, and the weigh ... Read More

ATA names its safest drivers, managers and fleets at annual awards banquet

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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 sp ... Read More

Nominate your best for ATA’s Fleet Safety Awards

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Nominate your company and your best drivers, fleet managers and safety officials for one of the Alabama Trucking Association Fleet Safety Awards. This Safety & Maintenance Management Council event demonstrates the extreme importance the trucking industry places on highway safety.

Award ... Read More

ATA top news and events for 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 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 o ... Read More

Feds seeking comments on commercial vehicle off-duty ‘personal conveyance’

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise the regulatory guidance concerning riving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty, referred to as ‘‘personal conveyance.’’ This provision is available to all CMV drivers required to record thei ... Read More

National ATA asks industry to support December ELD implementation

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Recently, the Dept. of Transportation published in the federal register a request for public comment on the ELD rule moving toward the planned December 18 implementation date.

To keep industry constituents informed of the latest news and developments on Capitol Hill and within the Federal ... Read More

CVSA announces new president, changes up leadership team

Monday, October 09, 2017

Captain Christopher Turner of the Kansas Highway Patrol has been named the new president of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, which has made several changes to its leadership team. Sean Mustatia of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure will serve as vice president of Regi ... Read More

Governor Ivey issues supplement proclamation to ongoing state of emergency

Friday, September 08, 2017

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 emerge ... Read More

ATA responds to defeat of recent ELD implementation delay

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected an effort to delay the December 18 implementation date for electronic logging devices (ELD). The American Trucking Associations launched grassroots efforts, including drafting Read More

Feds release important resources ahead of Hurricane Irma

With Hurricane Irma’s projected landfall in South Florida, we pass along important resources for fleet managers dealing with emergency evacuation and relief efforts ahead of this massive, unprecedented storm.