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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


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

SPECIAL ALERT: Feds relax trucking regulations for relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey

Monday, August 28, 2017


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a Regional Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. The declaration is posted at

“In response to the re ... Read More

Call to Action: Express your concerns for industry’s top issues

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2017 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of ... Read More

Alabama updates commercial learner’s permit procedures

Friday, July 14, 2017

Alabama is updating its commercial learner’s permit (CLP) to comply with recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation. In the coming days, the state will start issuing a separate document for the CLP that is valid for 180 days, but applicants can renew it one time for an ad ... Read More