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ATA recognizes top fleets, managers at annual safety banquet

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association Safety and Maintenance Management Council showcased its safest fleets, drivers and fleet managers at the group’s annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet held March 25 in Birmingham, Ala.The event, co-sponsored by Carrier Transicold South, McGriff Tire and Service Co., N ... Read More

Alabama increases fuel tax for the first time in 27 years

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey has her fuel tax, and Alabama’s roads and bridges are better for it. Earlier today, following the Alabama Senate’s 28-6 approval vote, Gov. Ivey signed a measure into law that allows for a 10-cent fuel tax increase on both gasoline and diesel to raise additional funding for stat ... Read More

ATA announces support of Gov. Ivey’s infrastructure funding plan

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association applauds Gov. Kay Ivey’s recent proposal to increase the state’s fuel tax by 10 cents to pay for infrastructure improvements.Gov. Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan seeks to raise the state’s fuel tax with an index designed to coincide with rising cos ... Read More
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Press Releases

Alabama increases fuel tax for the first time in 27 years

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey has her fuel tax, and Alabama’s roads and bridges are better for it. Earlier today, following the Alabama Senate’s 28-6 approval vote, Gov. Ivey signed a measure into law that allows for a 10-cent fuel tax increase on both gasoline and diesel to raise additional funding for stat ... Read More

ATA announces support of Gov. Ivey’s infrastructure funding plan

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association applauds Gov. Kay Ivey’s recent proposal to increase the state’s fuel tax by 10 cents to pay for infrastructure improvements.Gov. Ivey’s Rebuild Alabama Infrastructure Plan seeks to raise the state’s fuel tax with an index designed to coincide with rising cos ... Read More

ATA now seeking applicants for President and CEO

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association is seeking candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy for President & CEO. Specific Duties and Responsibilities Execute the policies established by the Board to advance the interests of the trucking industry;Manage, motivate and direct the association staff;Le ... Read More
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Legislative News Roundup

Alabama increases fuel tax for the first time in 27 years

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gov. Kay Ivey has her fuel tax, and Alabama’s roads and bridges are better for it. Earlier today, following the Alabama Senate’s 28-6 approval vote, Gov. Ivey signed a measure into law that allows for a 10-cent fuel tax increase on both gasoline and diesel to raise additional funding for stat ... Read More

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
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Safety and Maintenance News

ATA recognizes top fleets, managers at annual safety banquet

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association Safety and Maintenance Management Council showcased its safest fleets, drivers and fleet managers at the group’s annual Fleet Safety Awards Banquet held March 25 in Birmingham, Ala.The event, co-sponsored by Carrier Transicold South, McGriff Tire and Service Co., N ... Read More

Congress to reintroduce bill to lower interstate driver age

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A bipartisan effort in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that emerged that would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy duty trucks in interstate commerce. According to a report by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine the Developing Responsible Individuals for a Vibrant Econo ... Read More

Nominate your best for ATA’s Fleet Safety Awards

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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 eve ... Read More
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Special Announcements

ATA now seeking applicants for President and CEO

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association is seeking candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy for President & CEO. Specific Duties and Responsibilities Execute the policies established by the Board to advance the interests of the trucking industry;Manage, motivate and direct the association staff;Le ... Read More

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
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