Wednesday, February 01, 2023
Alabama Trucking Board meets to plan upcoming year
The Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors met in Montgomery on Tuesday, Jan. 31st, to handle the regular business of the Association, plan for upcoming events and initiatives, and discuss strategies, tactics, and solutions for issues that will affect our ability to serve the state’s and nation’s... Read more
Monday, June 27, 2022
ALDOT restricting HAZMAT loads on I-59/20 thru Birmingham during The World Games
The Alabama Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT), under a directive from the U.S. Secret Service, will restrict all hazardous material cargo shipments on I-59/20 through Downtown Birmingham during The World Games being held July 7-17, 2022. The affected portion of I-59/20 is from I-65 to the east of the... Read more
Friday, May 20, 2022
FMCSA modifies COVID-19 waivers
Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced modifications to the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration. FMCSA’s Emergency Declaration is set to expire on May 31, 2022, but in the meantime, has been modified to include additional categories of fuel shipments. The modified declaration... Read more
Friday, April 08, 2022
Opinion: Taking it Slow in Work Zones Saves Lives
By Tim Frazier Spring is here in Alabama, and with the many colorful plants and flowers starting to bloom, the color orange takes on an important signal of highway safety this time of year. Spring is when many road construction projects start, and, as a result, we begin to see more orange road... Read more
Friday, March 25, 2022
Alabama Trucking honors its safest members at annual awards banquet
Monday night, the Alabama Trucking Association celebrated its members’ continual commitment to industry safety and professionalism at the Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s Fleet Safety Awards Banquet. Nearly 200 families, friends and coworkers gathered at the Pelham Civic Complex to showcase... Read more
Monday, February 28, 2022
FMCSA extends several Covid-19 waivers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has extended several COVID-19 waivers that have been in place over the last year. Of particular note, FMCSA has not extended the CDL/CLP/Medical Certificate expiration waivers. Instead, they issued a “Notice of Enforcement... Read more
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Join ATA and Wallace State for Women In Diesel showcase
Wallace State Community College is holding a Women in Diesel virtual Meet and Greet on March 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. We need your help getting the word out to women who might be interested in attending. It’s an opportunity to hear from Haley Pang, a diesel technician working in our local industry... Read more
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Alabama to shut down driver’s license system April 18-26 for upgrades
Gov. Kay Ivey recently announced plans to shut down Alabama’s nearly decades-old driver’s license system and close all driver license office locations from April 18 through April 26 to install a new system that will save users time and money. The new system is called the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency... Read more
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
ATA Safety Pro of the Year Avery Baine dies
Former ATA Safety Professional of the Year and Vulcraft Carrier Corp. Safety and Compliance Coordinator Avery Baine of Fort Payne, Ala. died November 21, 2021, after an extended illness. Avery was a fixture among ATA's Safety & Maintenance Management Council for more than a decade, serving as... Read more
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Join us for one the SMMC November chapter meetings
On-the-job injury prevention is one of the major goals of the ATA and ATA Comp Fund staff. Recently, the ATA Comp Fund team conducted an in-depth Fall Safety Blitz throughout the state observing drivers, technicians, and office staff while performing their daily tasks. During these... Read more