Thursday, June 04, 2020
FMCSA’s new HOS final rule effective September 29
Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued its long-awaited final rule for revisions to hours of service (HOS) regulations for commercial drivers. The agency’s intent is to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety. Key... Read more
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
FMCSA to employ remote compliance reviews during health crisis
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is turning to remote safety compliance reviews because of COVID-19 health risks and restrictions. In a guidance issued May 20, the agency said its officers will conduct compliance reviews under 49 CFR part 385 “leveraging all available technology” to access... Read more
Friday, May 01, 2020
ATA celebrates safest fleet and individuals with ‘Virtual’ awards program
Faced with ongoing social distancing orders from the state with further restrictions on large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Alabama Trucking Association took to the Internet to host its 2019 “Virtual” Fleet Safety Awards live on Facebook last night, Thursday, April 30. Hosted by ATA... Read more
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
National TDC and Alabama TDC canceled due to COVID-19
American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships have been canceled due to coronavirus-related concerns. National ATA President Chris Spear in an April 6 letter announced the decision to cancel the national event, which was set for Aug.... Read more
Friday, March 27, 2020
National ATA launches COVID-19 Hub website
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation with ramifications for the economy, interstate commerce and America's trucking industry. There’s a lot of information for industry stakeholders to digest to ensure their employees are safe and their operation is compliant. For that reason, the... Read more
Friday, March 27, 2020
CDC issues statement on self-quarantine guidance for New York City transportation and delivery workers
The Center for Disease Control has issued guidance for truck drivers and delivery workers making essential deliveries in New York City during the city self-quarantine guidance for the greater New York City area. “When we issued the self-quarantining guidance for greater New York City residents leaving... Read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
FMCSA grants 90-day waiver for expiring CDLs
ATA officials have been notified that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is granting, a 90-day waiver (to June 30, 2020) for expiring interstate and intrastate commercial driver’s license (CDL) and commercial learner’s permit (CLP) holders and other interstate drivers operating commercial... Read more
Friday, March 20, 2020
ALDOT issues guidance on truckload weight limits for COVID-19 relief
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Alabama Dept. of Transportation officials have increased weight restrictions to 90,000 lbs. for commercial vehicles (5-axle or 6-axle only) directly involved in emergency relief efforts.  In a letter delivered earlier this evening... Read more
Friday, March 20, 2020
Special Message from ATA President & CEO Mark Colson
Amid this current health crisis, one of the most important messages to share with the trucking community is a sincere expression of gratitude and thanks. Thank you to the men and women keeping America moving. Truckers are dealing with the social and practical aspects of this crisis just like everyone... Read more
Friday, March 13, 2020
FMCSA waives HOS regs for COVID-19 emergency relief efforts
Earlier today, President Donald Trump declared a National State of Emergency to combat a growing crisis from the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This move frees up $50 billion to help fight the pandemic and waives certain laws and regulations to ensure the virus can be contained and patients treated... Read more