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Newest edition of Alabama Trucker is now online

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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 state̵ ... Read More

Alabama adds human trafficking awareness training for new CDL applicants

Thursday, June 13, 2019

This week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill (HB261) into law requiring all new students studying to obtain a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) through an accredited CDL trade school or training program to complete a human trafficking awareness training course. The group Truckers Aga ... Read More

High-Flying Hawk Wins Alabama TDC

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

David Hawk, a FedEx Freight truck driver from Gardendale, Ala., posted the overall highest combined score to earn the Grand Champion Award at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships held in Pelham, Ala., Friday, May 31, at the Pelham Civic Complex. The Alabama TDC Grand ... Read More
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Press Releases

Alabama adds human trafficking awareness training for new CDL applicants

Thursday, June 13, 2019

This week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill (HB261) into law requiring all new students studying to obtain a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) through an accredited CDL trade school or training program to complete a human trafficking awareness training course. The group Truckers Aga ... Read More

High-Flying Hawk Wins Alabama TDC

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

David Hawk, a FedEx Freight truck driver from Gardendale, Ala., posted the overall highest combined score to earn the Grand Champion Award at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships held in Pelham, Ala., Friday, May 31, at the Pelham Civic Complex. The Alabama TDC Grand ... Read More

Mark Colson selected as ATA’s next President

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Alabama Trucking Association announces today that it has selected Mark Colson to be its next President and CEO. Colson, who currently serves as a senior advisor for the Business Council of Alabama, will start his tenure with ATA as President-Elect June 1, 2019 and will assume full responsibiliti ... 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

Alabama adds human trafficking awareness training for new CDL applicants

Thursday, June 13, 2019

This week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill (HB261) into law requiring all new students studying to obtain a commercial drivers’ license (CDL) through an accredited CDL trade school or training program to complete a human trafficking awareness training course. The group Truckers Aga ... Read More

High-Flying Hawk Wins Alabama TDC

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

David Hawk, a FedEx Freight truck driver from Gardendale, Ala., posted the overall highest combined score to earn the Grand Champion Award at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Truck Driving Championships held in Pelham, Ala., Friday, May 31, at the Pelham Civic Complex. The Alabama TDC Grand ... Read More

ALDOT announces no lane closures Memorial Day Weekend

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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 p ... 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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