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
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Opinion: We’re looking for a few good drivers for our virtual TDC
The road to the National Truck Driving Championships looks very different this year, but we’re still planning to celebrate professional truck drivers! The Alabama Trucking Association recently announced that it is joining dozens of other state trucking associations in participating in the American... Read more
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
SMMC June chapter meetings to cover compliance reviews and inspections
If you value a well-informed fleet safety program, then make plans to attend one of our Safety & Maintenance Management Council’s in-person chapter meetings next month in Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile. Join representatives from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the... Read more
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
International Roadcheck starts today with emphasis on Lighting and Hours of Service
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has set May 4-6 as the dates for this year’s International Roadcheck. Over the next 72 hours, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers. “CVSA... Read more
Friday, April 30, 2021
ATA cancels Alabama TDC, stay tuned for exciting new summer event for drivers
After months of preparation, wise counsel, and even a last-minute push to register drivers, ATA Safety & Maintenance Management Council leaders yesterday elected to cancel its popular Alabama Truck Driving Championships, which were set to happen next month in Pelham, Ala. ATA VP of Safety and Compliance... Read more
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Alabama Trucking celebrates state’s safest fleets and individuals
PELHAM, Ala. -- In its first live major event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic one year ago, the Alabama Trucking Association and the ATA Comp Fund celebrated dozens of the state’s safest fleets, managers, and employees during the ATA’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet held here March... Read more
Saturday, February 13, 2021
FMCSA extends Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 relief and support to May 31
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on February 12 that it is extending its Emergency Declaration set to expire on February 28. 2021. The new extension is effective at midnight February 17, 2021, and expires May 31, 2021. It includes the same regulatory relief for motor carriers... Read more