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ATA, Alabama AG’s Office to co-host human trafficking summit Feb. 12 in Montgomery

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association through its sponsorship of Truckers Against Trafficking has been long-time supporter in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. All trucking industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a special briefing hosted by Alabama Attorn ... Read More

ATA Foundation launches new advertising campaign to promote industry

Monday, January 07, 2019

Personal injury attorneys continue to aggressively advertise across Alabama, often taking direct aim at the trucking industry. In some television markets in Alabama, personal injury firms purchase 90 percent of the 30-second spots that are broadcast from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. One of the dominan ... Read More

ALDOT to close Birmingham’s I-59/20 bridges starting Jan. 21

Friday, January 04, 2019

Starting Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the Alabama Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT) will shut down the I-59/20 bridge system that runs through Downtown Birmingham for 14 months while it replaces the aging structures. Designed in the 1960s, Birmingham’s Interstate 59/20 bridges were originally designed for ... Read More
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Press Releases

ATA, Alabama AG’s Office to co-host human trafficking summit Feb. 12 in Montgomery

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association through its sponsorship of Truckers Against Trafficking has been long-time supporter in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. All trucking industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a special briefing hosted by Alabama Attorn ... Read More

ATA Foundation launches new advertising campaign to promote industry

Monday, January 07, 2019

Personal injury attorneys continue to aggressively advertise across Alabama, often taking direct aim at the trucking industry. In some television markets in Alabama, personal injury firms purchase 90 percent of the 30-second spots that are broadcast from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. One of the dominan ... Read More

ALDOT to close Birmingham’s I-59/20 bridges starting Jan. 21

Friday, January 04, 2019

Starting Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the Alabama Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT) will shut down the I-59/20 bridge system that runs through Downtown Birmingham for 14 months while it replaces the aging structures. Designed in the 1960s, Birmingham’s Interstate 59/20 bridges were originally designed for ... Read More
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Legislative News Roundup

State lawmakers want more funding for roads and bridges

Friday, December 14, 2018

Alabama’s lawmakers plan to tackle some of the state’s longstanding issues when the 2019 Legislative Session begins in March. Lydia Nusbaum of WSFA reports at the the top of the list, among both Republicans and Democrats, is more money for roads, bridges, ports and waterways. “As the econ ... Read More

Gas tax for roads remains priority for GOP-led Legislature

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Mike Cason of Al.com writes that following the Alabama GOP’s recent successful election, Alabama’s Republican governor and the leaders of the Alabama House and Senate will promote a gas tax increase as part of a plan to upgrade roads, bridges and other infrastructure across the state. Cason ... Read More

TRUK PAC-backed candidates score big in Tuesday’s General Elections

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Last night’s General Elections results saw all but one of the 67 TRUK PAC candidates win their respective races. This election cycle has proved to be an incredible success for the Alabama Trucking Association’s political arm, TRUK PAC. In all, ATA’s political action committee spent $939,50 ... Read More
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Safety and Maintenance News

ALDOT to close Birmingham’s I-59/20 bridges starting Jan. 21

Friday, January 04, 2019

Starting Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, the Alabama Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT) will shut down the I-59/20 bridge system that runs through Downtown Birmingham for 14 months while it replaces the aging structures. Designed in the 1960s, Birmingham’s Interstate 59/20 bridges were originally designed for ... Read More

FMCSA grants petitions blocking California’s meal and rest break requirements for truckers

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration​ announced Friday, Dec. 21 that California’s meal-and-rest break rules are preempted by federal hours-of-service regulations. In 2011, California passed a law requiring employers to provide a “duty-free” 30-minute meal break for employees w ... Read More

ALDOT limits Road Construction and Lane Closures During Holidays

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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 Ala ... Read More
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Special Announcements

ATA, Alabama AG’s Office to co-host human trafficking summit Feb. 12 in Montgomery

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association through its sponsorship of Truckers Against Trafficking has been long-time supporter in the fight to end human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. All trucking industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a special briefing hosted by Alabama Attorn ... Read More

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 an enjoyab ... Read More

ATA accepting nominations for new Road Team captains

Friday, August 31, 2018

Road Team members visit schools and civic organizations to teach best driving practices and promote the trucking industry. The Alabama Trucking Association is asking for driver nominations for two new Road Team captains. Applicants will audition before a panel of independent judges, speaking for app ... Read More
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