Unifying Alabama's Traffic Safety Efforts
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Since 1938, ATA has provided a unified voice for trucking operations by supporting favorable laws, rules and regulations and by operations by supporting favorable laws, rules and regulations and by opposing those that are harmful or detrimental to Alabama trucking. ATA has worked tirelessly to make the industry safer through advocacy and training.

ATA makes sure members and the public are informed about the most recent changes and events affecting trucking. As a member of ATA, you'll receive their eNewsletter, their award-winning Alabama Trucker magazine, regular legislative bulletins, and special information briefs (safety and regulatory updates, etc.).

By taking part or attending the Association's Annual Convention and other meetings and conferences, members can network with those who share common interests and concerns about trucking.

For more information, visit www.alabamatrucking.org.
Heavy Truck Page

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Court Upholds Most of HOS, Vacates Required Breaks for Short Haulers
August 02, 2013 -- As expected the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has issued its long-awaited ruling on American Trucking Associations’ challenge to the most recent revisions in the hours-of-service rules, striking down a provision requiring short-haul drivers to take 30-minute off-duty break, but leaving the bulk of the rule unchanged. READ MORE
Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations
July 1, 2013 -- Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: weighs 10,001 pounds or more, has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more, is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers not for compensation, is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers for compensation, or is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards. READ MORE
FMCSA Bans Handheld Cell Phones for Commercial Trucks and Bus Drivers
WASHINGTON, US | November 23, 2011 -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a final rule specifically prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles. The joint rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is the latest action by the U.S. Department of Transportation to end distracted driving. READ MORE