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FMCSA issues regulatory guidance on personal conveyance

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed revisions to the regulatory guidance concerning driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty, referred to as “personal conveyance.”  FMCSA issues the following final guidance and it is eff ... Read More

Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto’s expected landfall within the next 24 hours — and thus relaxing hours-of-service rules for carriers hauling relief supplies to areas affected by the storm. The waiver is effective for 30 days. Do ... Read More

ATRI seeks for-hire motor carrier operational cost data for annual report

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is requesting data for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report. Among the for-hire fleet metrics being requested by ATRI are driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are asked to provide fu ... Read More

ATA announces 2018 Convention speakers, entertainment lineup

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The Alabama Trucking Association has announced its speakers and entertainment for its 80th Annual Convention & Meeting set for April 26, 27 and 28 at The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla.

This year’s lineup includes two nationally known speakers, Read More

Feds seeking comments on commercial vehicle off-duty ‘personal conveyance’

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise the regulatory guidance concerning riving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty, referred to as ‘‘personal conveyance.’’ This provision is available to all CMV drivers required to record thei ... Read More

Special Alert: Group warns of increased cargo theft activity

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC), an industry trade group offering supply chain security intelligence and education, warns of a rash of recent high-value cargo thefts that have occurred in the mid-eastern part of the U.S.

Three of the thefts involved electronics shipments ... Read More

Governor Ivey issues supplement proclamation to ongoing state of emergency

Friday, September 08, 2017

With Hurricane Irma barreling toward South Florida, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey yesterday updated her Aug. 30, 2017 Proclamation to the ongoing State of Emergency in Alabama, extending the hours-of-service waiver for motor carriers and waive weight regulations on commercial vehicles transporting emerge ... Read More

Feds release important resources ahead of Hurricane Irma

Thursday, September 07, 2017

With Hurricane Irma’s projected landfall in South Florida, we pass along important resources for fleet managers dealing with emergency evacuation and relief efforts ahead of this massive, unprecedented storm.

FMCSA issues regional Declarations of Emergency, relaxes HOS & weight regs across several states

Friday, September 01, 2017

In accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR § 390.23, the Field Administrator for FMCSA’s Western Service Center and Regional Field Administrators for FMCSA’s Southern Service Center, Eastern Service Center and Midwestern Service Center, have declared that an emergency exists that warran ... Read More

Alabama declares state of emergency, relaxes HOS regs for relief efforts

Thursday, August 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In the initial aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and with its remnants now moving into east into Alabama and Florida, Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed a State of Emergency in Alabama, thus relaxing hour of service (HOS) regulations for drivers hauling emerge ... Read More