Friday, March 27, 2020
ATA postpones 2020 Convention due to COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the state of Florida recently extending its emergency order for the hospitality industry through May 9, the Hilton Sandestin will be unable to host the Alabama Trucking Association’s Convention. "Postponing our biggest event of the year wasn't a decision our leaders took lightly, and are they... Read more
Friday, March 20, 2020
Special Message from ATA President & CEO Mark Colson
Amid this current health crisis, one of the most important messages to share with the trucking community is a sincere expression of gratitude and thanks. Thank you to the men and women keeping America moving. Truckers are dealing with the social and practical aspects of this crisis just like everyone... Read more
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Work Smarter: Tips for conducting bulk queries in Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse
Did you know that the DOT’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse provides options for employers and consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs) to conduct queries individually OR upload multiple queries at once? It’s true. How do you conduct such a bulk query?  First, download and complete... 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
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Truckers: File your highway use tax by Sept. 3
Truck drivers who have registered, or are required to register, a heavy highway vehicle with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more must file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax, and pay any tax due by the deadline. For most Form 2290 taxpayers, the deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 3, for... Read more
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
IRS offers free webinar for Heavy Vehicle Highway Use Tax (Form 2290)
The Internal Revenue Service is hosting a free, 60-minute webinar, “Understanding Form 2290 - Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax,” on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. CST. Truckers and others who use a taxable heavy highway motor vehicle on a public highway in July 2019 must file Form... Read more
Monday, January 28, 2019
ATA now seeking applicants for President and CEO
The Alabama Trucking Association is seeking candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy for President & CEO. Specific Duties and Responsibilities Execute the policies established by the Board to advance the interests of the trucking industry;Manage, motivate and direct the association staff;Lead... Read more
Friday, January 11, 2019
ATA, Alabama AG’s Office to co-host human trafficking summit Feb. 12 in Montgomery
The Alabama Trucking Association through its sponsorship of Truckers Against Trafficking has been long-time supporter in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. All trucking industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a special briefing hosted by Alabama Attorney... Read more
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Professional truck drivers offer safe driving tips ahead of Thanksgiving holiday
Professional truck drivers from the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road highway safety program offer driving tips ahead of the busy Thanksgiving weekend. “Truck drivers are delivering turkeys, cranberries and all the helpings, fixin’s, and stuffings that make Thanksgiving an enjoyable holiday,... Read more
Friday, August 31, 2018
ATA accepting nominations for new Road Team captains
The Alabama Trucking Association is asking for driver nominations for two new Road Team captains. Applicants will audition before a panel of independent judges, speaking for approximately five minutes on any subject they choose. After which they will answer questions from the judges. Nominees... Read more