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ATA sends veteran team to national driver competition

Monday, August 13, 2018

Reigning Alabama TDC champ Mark Knight (center) spearheads the team heading to Nationals this week. Above, he poses with ATA Chariman of the Board Terry Kilpatrick of Billy Barnes Enterprises (left) and ATA Safety Council Chairman Tony Smith of AAA Cooper Transportation (right). This week the Alabam ... Read More

ACTION ALERT: Help improve hours of service rules

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Last month, Congressmen Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced H.R.6178 – The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety (HOURS) Act.  The bill, a response to the recent calls for additional flexibility in truck drivers’ hours-of-service (HOS), provid ... Read More

Alabama-based fleets make ‘Transport Topics Top 100’

Thursday, July 19, 2018

A pair of Alabama-based carriers, AAA Cooper Transportation and PS Transportation, have been placed on Transport Topics’ ‘2018 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers’ list published in the industry trade journal’s July 16 edition. AAA Cooper, the highest ranked Alabama-based carrier on the list this year ... Read More
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Press Releases

ATA sends veteran team to national driver competition

Monday, August 13, 2018

Reigning Alabama TDC champ Mark Knight (center) spearheads the team heading to Nationals this week. Above, he poses with ATA Chariman of the Board Terry Kilpatrick of Billy Barnes Enterprises (left) and ATA Safety Council Chairman Tony Smith of AAA Cooper Transportation (right). This week the Alabam ... Read More

ATA announces FY 2018-19 events and meetings calendar

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Alabama Trucking Association has released its calendar of events and meetings for the 2018-19 fiscal year, serving up educational and networking opportunities for trucking industry stakeholders from truck cab to board room. Marquee events include the upcoming ATA Golf Classic, which supports ... Read More

ATA taps Birmingham Business Leader Fenn Church as new Chairman

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Fenn Church The Alabama Trucking Association Board of Directors has elected Fenn Church, President of the Birmingham-based Church Transportation & Logistics, Inc., to serve as its Chairman for fiscal year 2018-’19. His term began July 1, 2018 and runs to June 30, 2019. A native of Dothan, Ala. ... Read More
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Legislative News Roundup

TRUK PAC-endorsed candidates on July 17 run-off ballot

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Several TRUK PAC-endorsed candidates are on the ballot for the upcoming July 17 primary runoff elections. Some of the more marquee runoff elections include races for Attorney General, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals and Court of Civil Appeals. There are also several key legislative races of ... Read More

ATA’s endorsed candidates win 85% of June 5th primary races

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

TRUK PAC endorsed candidates won 85 percent of contested races in the June 5th primary elections, according to Alabama Trucking Association officials.  TRUK PAC, the lone political action committee of ATA, had endorsed 55 contested primary candidates, winning 47 and losing 8, according to unofficia ... 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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Safety and Maintenance News

ATA sends veteran team to national driver competition

Monday, August 13, 2018

Reigning Alabama TDC champ Mark Knight (center) spearheads the team heading to Nationals this week. Above, he poses with ATA Chariman of the Board Terry Kilpatrick of Billy Barnes Enterprises (left) and ATA Safety Council Chairman Tony Smith of AAA Cooper Transportation (right). This week the Alabam ... Read More

ATA announces FY 2018-19 events and meetings calendar

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Alabama Trucking Association has released its calendar of events and meetings for the 2018-19 fiscal year, serving up educational and networking opportunities for trucking industry stakeholders from truck cab to board room. Marquee events include the upcoming ATA Golf Classic, which supports ... Read More

Check out the newest edition of Alabama Trucker magazine

Friday, June 22, 2018

The latest edition of Alabama Trucker, the official publication of the Alabama Trucking Association is ready for your review. This quarter we showcase all that makes your Association a powerful advocate for the state’s trucking industry: our member firms and their employees — and their con ... Read More
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Special Announcements

ACTION ALERT: Help improve hours of service rules

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Last month, Congressmen Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) and Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) introduced H.R.6178 – The Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety (HOURS) Act.  The bill, a response to the recent calls for additional flexibility in truck drivers’ hours-of-service (HOS), provid ... Read More

FMCSA issues regulatory guidance on personal conveyance

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed revisions to the regulatory guidance concerning driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for personal use while off-duty, referred to as “personal conveyance.”  FMCSA issues the following final guidance and it is effect ... Read More

Gov. Ivey issues State of Emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto’s expected landfall within the next 24 hours — and thus relaxing hours-of-service rules for carriers hauling relief supplies to areas affected by the storm. The waiver is effective for 30 days. Downl ... Read More
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