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
Thursday, October 07, 2021
Several spots remain for upcoming NATMI CDS training course
We still have a few slots left for the next Certified Director of Safety (CDS) course through the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI), The week-long course will be held at the Alabama Trucking Association headquarters in Montgomery, October 18-22 The NATMI curriculum provides... Read more
Friday, September 17, 2021
ALDOT advises drivers to use caution during construction on I-10 in Mobile
The Alabama Dept. of Transportation has planned a pair of construction projects on Interstate 10 in Mobile, Ala., starting this weekend and will continue for several months until the projects are completed. Commercial drivers should use caution and expect reduced speed limits, delays and possible... Read more
Monday, August 30, 2021
Trucking industry on stand-by for Hurricane Ida relief efforts
Ida has weakened after coming ashore over the weekend but the dangerous storm continues to threaten Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of South Alabama with lost power and heavy rain flooded low-lying regions. To assist with the relief efforts, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued... Read more
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
FMCSA updates Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse user resources
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted updated materials to help CDL drivers and their employers register for and get started using the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. Why should employers register? Register for the Clearinghouse. Conduct queries on all potential... Read more