Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Newest edition of Alabama Trucker is now online

The newest edition of Alabama Trucker, the official publication of the Alabama Trucking Association, is now online and ready for viewing. To see it, click here.

This quarter’s cover story details ATA Driver of the Year Dan Thompson’s rise as a leading ambassador for the state’s trucking industry. Thompson, who’s logged 2.5 million+ miles without an accident, says he’s living the dream job he fell in love with as a teenager. In 38 years of driving, he’s earned several awards from his employer, FedEx Freight, including its Master Driver Award. He serves on FedEx’s Safety Team and is a member of the ATA Road Team, teaching hundreds of students each year about highway safety.

Also, President and CEO Frank Filgo offers his final message to the membership as he prepares to retire next month from 40 years in association management – 24 of those leading ATA to become one of the most effective business associations in Alabama.

There’s full coverage of our safety council’s recent SMMC Fleet Safety Awards; ATA’s 81st Annual Meeting in April; and of course, a full report on the recent Alabama Truck Driving Championships where FedEx Freight’s David Hawk earned the event’s top prize.