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Natural gas vehicle weight exemption now mandatory for states

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued new guidance for all 50 states on a weight exemption for natural gas powered trucks. The exemption allows a weight increase based on the difference between the combined weight of the fueling system and tank on a natural gas vehicle, and the weight o ... Read More

ATA names its safest drivers, managers and fleets at annual awards banquet

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ABC Transportation veteran truck driver Moses Thomas of Birmingham, Ala. was tapped the Alabama Truck Driver of the Year at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards held March 26 in Birmingham, Ala. Thomas has logged an impressive 3.7 million miles in a career spanning fiv ... Read More

ATA announces 2018 Convention speakers, entertainment lineup

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The Alabama Trucking Association has announced its speakers and entertainment for its 80th Annual Convention & Meeting set for April 26, 27 and 28 at The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. This year’s lineup includes two nationally known speakers, Steve Gilliland and ... Read More
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ATA names its safest drivers, managers and fleets at annual awards banquet

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ABC Transportation veteran truck driver Moses Thomas of Birmingham, Ala. was tapped the Alabama Truck Driver of the Year at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards held March 26 in Birmingham, Ala. Thomas has logged an impressive 3.7 million miles in a career spanning fiv ... Read More

ATA announces 2018 Convention speakers, entertainment lineup

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The Alabama Trucking Association has announced its speakers and entertainment for its 80th Annual Convention & Meeting set for April 26, 27 and 28 at The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. This year’s lineup includes two nationally known speakers, Steve Gilliland and ... Read More

ATA officials concerned over proposed plan to toll Mobile River I-10 Bridge

Friday, January 26, 2018

Last week, officials from the Alabama Dept. of Transportation presented the Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors with an update on the Mobile River I-10 Bridge Project, a much needed replacement for the Jubilee Parkway connecting Baldwin County bedroom communities to Mobile. According to ... Read More
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Legislative News Roundup

ATA officials concerned over proposed plan to toll Mobile River I-10 Bridge

Friday, January 26, 2018

Last week, officials from the Alabama Dept. of Transportation presented the Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors with an update on the Mobile River I-10 Bridge Project, a much needed replacement for the Jubilee Parkway connecting Baldwin County bedroom communities to Mobile. According to ... Read More

Alabama trucking execs in Washington D.C. to promote industry

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

This week a delegation of Alabama fleet owners and executives was in Washington D.C. promoting the industry to state Members of Congress, key congressional staff, federal regulators, fellow industry leaders, and American Trucking Associations staff. The group discussed legislation and regulations cu ... Read More

Gov. Ivey appoints ATA board member to education commission

Friday, September 29, 2017

Governor Kay Ivey has appointed Alabama Trucking Association board member Norman Crow to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education Norman Crow (ACHE). He will represent Congressional District Seven and will be subject to confirmation by the 2018 Alabama Senate. Crow is president of D.T. & Freig ... Read More
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Safety and Maintenance News

Natural gas vehicle weight exemption now mandatory for states

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Federal Highway Administration recently issued new guidance for all 50 states on a weight exemption for natural gas powered trucks. The exemption allows a weight increase based on the difference between the combined weight of the fueling system and tank on a natural gas vehicle, and the weight o ... Read More

ATA names its safest drivers, managers and fleets at annual awards banquet

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

ABC Transportation veteran truck driver Moses Thomas of Birmingham, Ala. was tapped the Alabama Truck Driver of the Year at the Alabama Trucking Association’s Annual Fleet Safety Awards held March 26 in Birmingham, Ala. Thomas has logged an impressive 3.7 million miles in a career spanning fiv ... Read More

Nominate your best for ATA’s Fleet Safety Awards

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Nominate your company and your best drivers, fleet managers and safety officials for one of the Alabama Trucking Association Fleet Safety Awards. This Safety & Maintenance Management Council event demonstrates the extreme importance the trucking industry places on highway safety. Award presentat ... Read More
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Special Announcements

ATA announces 2018 Convention speakers, entertainment lineup

Thursday, February 08, 2018

The Alabama Trucking Association has announced its speakers and entertainment for its 80th Annual Convention & Meeting set for April 26, 27 and 28 at The Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Fla. This year’s lineup includes two nationally known speakers, Steve Gilliland and ... Read More

Feds seeking comments on commercial vehicle off-duty ‘personal conveyance’

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to revise the regulatory guidance concerning riving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty, referred to as ‘‘personal conveyance.’’ This provision is available to all CMV drivers required to record their h ... Read More

Special Alert: Group warns of increased cargo theft activity

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC), an industry trade group offering supply chain security intelligence and education, warns of a rash of recent high-value cargo thefts that have occurred in the mid-eastern part of the U.S. Three of the thefts involved electronics shipments, which ar ... Read More
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