Thursday, August 23, 2018
ATA joins convoy for Special Olympics
The Alabama Trucking Association, along with several member firms, have pledged their financial support for a truck convoy event in Birmingham and Gadsden to raise money for the Special Olympics. Alabama's portion of the World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics is set for Saturday, Sept.... Read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
ACTION ALERT: Help improve hours of service rules
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), provides narrow... Read more
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
FMCSA issues regulatory guidance on personal conveyance
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 effective immediately.... Read more
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto
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. Download the governor's... Read more
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
ATRI seeks for-hire motor carrier operational cost data for annual report
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 full-year... Read more
Thursday, February 08, 2018
ATA announces 2018 Convention speakers, entertainment lineup
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, Steve Gilliland and... Read more
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Feds seeking comments on commercial vehicle off-duty ‘personal conveyance’
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 their hours of service... Read more
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Special Alert: Group warns of increased cargo theft activity
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, which are... Read more
Friday, September 08, 2017
Governor Ivey issues supplement proclamation to ongoing state of emergency
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 emergency-related... Read more
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Feds release important resources ahead of Hurricane Irma
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. Click here for the Regional Declarations of Emergency Click here for the Notice of Enforcement... Read more