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Professional truck drivers offer safe driving tips ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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 ... Read More

ATA accepting nominations for new Road Team captains

Friday, August 31, 2018

Road Team members visit schools and civic or ... Read More

ATA joins convoy for Special Olympics

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The convoy is set ... Read More

ACTION ALERT: Help improve hours of service rules

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Last month, Congressmen Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced H.R.6178 – The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety (HOURS) Act.  The bill, a response to the recent calls for additional flexibility in truck drivers’ hours-of-service (HOS), pro ... Read More

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