Wednesday, November 13, 2019
ALEA, ATA honor state’s top driver license examiner
ABOVE PHOTO CAPTION: From left, ATA Director of Safety Tim Frazier; Col. Charles Ward, Department of Public Safety; Alabama Examiner of the Year, Nicole Robinson; Capt. John Archer, Driver License Div.; Chief Deena Pregno, Driver License Div., and ATA President and CEO Mark Colson. Each fall... Read more
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
STAR ID drivers license required for air travelers by Oct. 1, 2020
Starting October 1, 2020 you’ll need a more secure driver's license called STAR ID to fly anywhere in the United States or to enter certain federal facilities. Otherwise, you’ll have to provide a valid passport or some other type of acceptable documentation. State officials are urging Alabama residents... Read more
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
FMCSA publishes proposed Hours rule changes for improved safety and flexibility
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its proposed changes to hours of service rules that it says will increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s... Read more
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Alabama’s best drivers head to Pittsburgh for national competition
This week, the Alabama Trucking Association takes its safest professional drivers to the American Trucking Associations’ National Step Van Driving and Truck Driving Championships, set for August 14-17 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. More than 425 Professional truck drivers... Read more
Friday, August 09, 2019
Ain’t Life Grand: A decade later Al Lewis reflects on his big win at National TDC
It might have happened more than a decade ago, but Alphonso Lewis remembers everything about the biggest day in his trucking career as if it were yesterday. The veteran YRC Freight driver from Montgomery became Alabama’s first and only Grand Champion of the National Truck Driving Championship back... Read more
Monday, August 05, 2019
Please participate in ATRI’s annual ‘Top Issues’ survey
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is conducting its 15th annual Top Industry Issues Survey to identify critical issues confronting the trucking industry and to develop strategies for addressing them. ATRI invites all members of the industry from truck cab to boardroom to rank current... Read more
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
FMCSA to hold live online ELD Q&A sessions
After December 16, 2019, all motor carriers and drivers subject to the ELD rule will be required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record hours-of-service data. To help the motor carrier industry and ELD providers prepare for this important deadline, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration... Read more
Friday, July 12, 2019
CVSA’s annual unsafe driving crackdown taking place July 14-20
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Operation Safe Driver Week, which focuses on unsafe driving of both trucks and cars, will take place July 14-20, with a focus on speeding. Law enforcement officers during the week will be looking for speeders during the week while promoting the message:... Read more
Thursday, July 11, 2019
BREAKING: Feds relax certain regs for relief efforts ahead of Tropical Storm Barry
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an Emergency Declaration ahead of the expected landfall of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Barry. Emergency Declarations trigger the temporary suspension of certain Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations for motor carriers and drivers engaged in specific... Read more
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
ALDOT: ‘No lane closures during holiday travel period’
As an added precaution, and to reduce congestion, during the heavily traveled Fourth of July holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation says it will have no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates from noon Wednesday, July 3, through midnight, Sunday, July 7. Although ALDOT construction... Read more