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FMCSA issues regulatory guidance on personal conveyance

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed revisions to the regulatory guidance concerning driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty, referred to as “personal conveyance.”  FMCSA issues the following final guidance and it is eff ... Read More

AAA’s Knight finally takes the big prize at Alabama TDC

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

TDC Champ Mark Knight (center) stands ... Read More

Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto’s expected landfall within the next 24 hours — and thus relaxing hours-of-service rules for carriers hauling relief supplies to areas affected by the storm. The waiver is effective for 30 days. Do ... Read More

Roadcheck set for June 5-7 with focus on hours-of-service compliance

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus ... Read More

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