Wednesday, July 03, 2024
From The CEO: Member-driven advocacy reaches key milestones in latest Legislative session
As a leader in Alabama’s trucking industry, you have every reason to take pride in our collective achievements during the 2024 Legislative Session. Specifically, you helped spark a new era for lawsuit fairness in Alabama with the introduction of the Lawsuit Fairness for Alabama Act of 2024. This landmark... Read more
Friday, May 13, 2022
Please Submit Your Opposition to the EPA’s Proposed NOx Legislation
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed next-generation, low NOx legislation within its Clean Trucks Plan, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other harmful air pollutants from heavy-duty trucks through a series of rulemakings to phase in over the next... Read more
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Leading by Example: ATA Driver of the Year Nathan Heflin
This article appears in the 2nd Quarter 2021 edition of Alabama Trucker magazine, see the full publication here. WEDOWEE, Ala.—When it gets down to it, there is an inherent difference between your job and your work. That is to say, a job is a thing you leave at the end of... Read more
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Governor announces more financial help for small businesses affected by pandemic
Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday, Nov. 18, that her administration has created a $200 million grant program intended to help small businesses that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new program, called Revive Plus Initiative, will offer cash grants in an amount of up to... Read more
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Time for Alabama’s trucking industry to shift into high gear
It’s time for the trucking industry to shift into high gear. We have an incredible story to tell, and we want more Alabamians to be a part of it. Alabama trucking businesses provide 107,160 jobs – 1 out of 15 in the state. We move Alabama’s economy, and a career in trucking can open many doors for... Read more
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
ALDOT announces no lane closures Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer vacation for many traveling south, and the Alabama Dept. of Transportation has announced it will have no temporary lane closures on Alabama interstates after noon on Friday, May 24, through midnight, Monday, May 27. However, in Birmingham, motorists should plan... Read more
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Nominate your best for ATA’s Fleet Safety Awards
Alabama Driver of the Year Moses Thomas lifts his trophy during the 2018 SMMC Fleet Safety Awards. Nominate your company and your best drivers, fleet managers and safety employees for one of the Alabama Trucking Association Fleet Safety Awards. This Safety & Maintenance Management Council event... Read more
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
ALDOT limits Road Construction and Lane Closures During Holidays
Drivers planning to be on Alabama roads during the Christmas and New Year holidays should expect increased traffic and allow extra time to reach their destination. For the safety of travelers, construction workers and maintenance crews, ALDOT announced there will be no temporary lane closures on Alabama... Read more
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Alabama issues state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael
Alabama governor Kay Ivey has proclaimed a State of Emergency effective immediately ahead of Hurricane Michael, which is currently brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Florida Panhandle. According to weather reports, the storm is building strength and could make landfall as Cat 3 hurricane along the... Read more
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Trucking groups sue Rhode Island over unconstitutional truck toll program
The American Trucking Associations, along with three motor carriers representing the industry, recently asked a federal court to rule Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only toll scheme unconstitutional, arguing it discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce. “Since... Read more