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
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
FMCSA offers new CSA facts sheets and driver education tools
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has developed a series of new facts sheets designed to provide fleet managers and truck drivers with simple, easy-to-understand answers to common questions about CSA — along with updated industry and driver presentations. The agency says it wants to continue... Read more
Friday, October 10, 2014
Alabama modifies CDL skills test
The Alabama Dept. of Public Safety announced that it has made changes to its commercial driver license test to better reflect recent updates to the applicant manual. These changes go into effect Nov. 1, 2014. According to DPS's Cpl. Brian Duke with the agency's driver’s license division, changes to... Read more
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
News & Press: Safety & Maintenance News
Class winners from the 2014 Alabama Truck Driving Championships are in Pittsburgh, Pa. this week to compete in the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships. The four-day competition starts today and ends with an awards ceremony on Saturday, August 16. Known as... Read more
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Twice as nice for Nuckolls at Alabama TDC
Gary Nuckolls, a veteran driver for AAA Cooper Transportation, posted a high score of 364 points, earning the right to lift the Grand Champion trophy at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships held June 6 in Birmingham. It was his second straight Grand Champion title. A former... Read more
Thursday, May 08, 2014
CVSA’s Roadcheck 2014 set for June 3-5
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual 72-hour safety blitz Roadcheck 2014 is set for June 3-5. CVSA sponsors Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators,... Read more
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Evergreen Transport’s George Jones earns Alabama Driver of the Year
Longtime Evergreen Transport, Inc. employee George Jones has earned the Alabama Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year honor for his commitment to industry safety and professionalism in a career that has spanned five decades. Jones, along with several other individuals and trucking fleets, was... Read more
Friday, February 21, 2014
SMMC Fleet Safety Awards set for March 24 in Pelham
The Alabama Trucking Association Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards are set Monday, March 24 at the Pelham Civic Complex (500 Amphitheater Road, Pelham, AL 35124). These annual awards recognize companies and drivers who uphold the highest safety standards in the... Read more
Friday, October 11, 2013
National ATA names its top fleet safety winners
The American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council recently announced its 2013 award winners at its Safety & Human Resources National Conference & Exhibition in Sparks, Nev. The ATA President’s Trophy recognizes the three companies whose fleets have been judged to have the best... Read more
Friday, August 16, 2013
Chilling documenatry shows impact of texting and driving
Early on the morning of April 17, 2012, 21-year-old Chandler Gerber was driving to his job at a carpet cleaning business in Indiana. Nothing unusual about the day -- the drive to work was typical, so he grabbed his phone for a quick text exchange with his wife at home. Shortly after moving his eyes down... Read more