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
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Alabama adds human trafficking awareness training for new CDL applicants
This week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill (HB261) into law requiring all new students studying to obtain a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) through an accredited CDL trade school or training program to complete a human trafficking awareness training course. The group Truckers Against... Read more
Tuesday, June 04, 2019
High-Flying Hawk Wins Alabama TDC
David Hawk, a FedEx Freight truck driver from Gardendale, Ala., posted the overall highest combined score to earn the Grand Champion Award at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships held in Pelham, Ala., Friday, May 31, at the Pelham Civic Complex. The Alabama TDC Grand Champion... Read more
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
ALDOT announces no lane closures Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer vacation for many traveling south, and the Alabama Dept. of Transportation has announced it will have no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after noon on Friday, May 24, through midnight, Monday, May 27. However, in Birmingham, motorists should plan... Read more
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Alabama Legislature approves bill that lowers age restrictions for truck drivers
Yesterday, by a vote of 24-0, the Alabama Senate approved a bill allowing 18 year old drivers to legally operate a combination commercial vehicle of 26,000 lbs. or more within Alabama state lines only. Alabama had been one of only two states that restricts Intrastate Commerce to drivers 21 years or... Read more