Monday, June 13, 2016
FedEx’s Dan Thompson wins Alabama driver safety contest
Dan Thompson, a veteran professional truck driver for FedEx Freight’s terminal near Mobile, won the Alabama Trucking Association’s State Truck Driving Championships’ Overall Champion award, Friday, June 10 at the Pelham Civic Complex in Pelham, Ala. The award is sponsored by Birmingham Freightliner. Thompson... Read more
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
TMC meeting, national skills competition set for September 18-22
The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council will hold its 2016 Fall Meeting and annual National Technician Skills Competitions, the TMCSuperTech 2016 and TMCFutureTech 2016, September 18-22 at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, N.C. “We’re certainly living through interesting... Read more
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Take advantage of free fleet safety webinars from Vertical Alliance
As a valued Alabama Trucking Association member, we want  you to know that our group continually strives to provide top value for your dues investment. Part of that effort is to offer affordable educational opportunities to help you make your businesses stronger and more profitable.  As reminder,... Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
News & Press: Safety & Maintenance News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on May 20 forwarded to the White House Office of Management and Budget its final rule that would establish a national database of truck drivers who have failed or refused to take drug and alcohol tests, marking the final step in the approval process. The... Read more
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
News & Press: Safety & Maintenance News
Tucked in a Senate-passed fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill is a provision calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to advance a rule on speed limiters for trucks. Specifically, the legislation would give DOT six months to issue a final rule for which members of Congress and industry... Read more
Monday, August 24, 2015
State bans some oversize vehicles from construction zones
Due to extensive ongoing construction projects and other hazardous conditions on several Alabama highways and roads, the state Dept. of Transportation has banned certain oversize vehicles or combinations of vehicles and loads regardless of any permits, routing authorizations carriers or their drivers... Read more
Friday, August 21, 2015
Hazmat haulers exempt from 30-min. break
The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that exempts hazardous materials haulers from the 30-minute break required by federal hours-of-service regulations. FMCSA granted National ATA’s request stating the exemption will apply to motor carriers and their drivers... Read more
Monday, June 15, 2015
UPS driver wins Alabama TDC
Jeff Higgins, a driver for UPS Freight from Pinson, Ala. was the highest overall scorer at the Alabama Truck Driving Championship held June 12 in Pelham, Ala. Higgins posted a combined score of 348 points to win the 3-axle and eventually the Grand Champion trophy, which is sponsored by Southland International... Read more
Saturday, May 30, 2015
SMMC names Golden Flake’s Benny Lewis its Driver of the Year
The Alabama Trucking Association’s Safety & Maintenance Management Council tapped Golden Flake Transportation's Benny Lewis as its Alabama Driver of the Year during its annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet March 23 in Birmingham. The Driver of the Year award is sponsored by Nextran Truck Centers. The... Read more
Monday, February 02, 2015
TSA: ‘Expect delays when obtaining CDLs with hazmat endorsements’
ATA officials recently received word from Alabama CDL Coordinator Sgt. Brian Duke that applicants seeking a CDL with hazmat endorsements through the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program (HTAP) should be prepared for a slightly longer wait time for processing. According to federal... Read more