Alabama

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December 7, 2017

Alabama Trucking Chair Weathers Tough Times, Poised for the Future

Facing down family tragedy and personal illness, the new chairman of Alabama’s state trucking association has weathered setbacks with grace and strength, retooling his long-running operation for maximum ­efficiency with an eye toward future growth.

June 14, 2017

Meet the Pro-Marijuana, Pro-LGBT Rights Truck Driver Running for Governor of Alabama

Jason Childs says his job as a long-haul trucker has challenged his views about working- and middle- class Americans and how neither political party today is addressing their needs. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

June 17, 2016

Truckworx Kenworth Opens New Dealership in Alabama

Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its full-service facility in Montgomery, Ala., into a new $6 million, 39,000-square-foot building with 21 service bays, including three bays dedicated for washing and conditioning trucks.

December 9, 2015

Honda-Hauling Fleet Receives Custom CNG Trucks

The natural gas-powered fleet is part of a collaboration between Virginia Transportation and American Honda Motor Co. in Alabama.

July 29, 2015

Penske Opens CNG Maintenance-Capable Alabama Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.

December 23, 2014

New TA Truckstop Opens In Alabama

TravelCenters of America expanded its network of truckstops with the opening of a new TA in Lincoln, Ala., located at Interstate 20 exit 168.

October 31, 2014

Love’s Opens 3rd Alabama Location This Year

Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in Muscle Shoals, Ala., at the intersection of State Highway 157 and U.S. Highway 72.

October 29, 2014

Clean Corridor Opens Alabama’s Largest Public CNG Station

Clean Corridor Fuels opened Alabama’s largest public access CNG station in the city of Dothan. The station is designed to service small cars to heavy commercial vehicles.

August 26, 2014

Alabama Moves to Expand Container Capacity at Port of Mobile

The Alabama State Port Authority finalized its purchase this week of two industrial properties including a 35-acre tract fronting the seaport’s channel and a 63-acre industrial tract within one mile of the harbor for expansion.

May 19, 2014

Drivewyze Adds Indiana, Alabama, Texas Locations

Indiana and Alabama have added the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service to 10 new locations while 12 more sites have been added in Texas, bringing the total number there to 18.

April 22, 2014

Alabama License Services Offline Starting Friday Afternoon

Anyone planning to conduct business with the state of Alabama involving their driver’s license will be out of luck for a few days beginning late Friday afternoon.

April 16, 2014

DOT Secretary Bus Tour Rolls for Transportation Funding

Anthony Foxx is on the road this week emphasizing the importance of infrastructure funding, with the Obama Administration concerned about the ability to pass a new long-term highway funding authorization before two key deadlines.

April 3, 2014

Alabama Legislature Votes to Shift to Point-of-Sale Tax on CNG, LNG

Alabama senators Thursday approved legislation to change the way motor fuel road taxes are collected on natural gas sold in the state, which supporters say will help expand the market for alternative fuels.

March 24, 2014

Alabama Considers Tax Reforms on CNG, LNG Sold in State

Commercial vehicle drivers and motorists fueling with natural gas in Alabama could ultimately start paying motor fuel road taxes at the pump rather than by buying an annual decal.

October 2, 2013

Project Launched to Link Several Alabama Interstates

After years of planning, construction of a bypass around the northern part of Birmingham, Alabama is finally set to take place, but it will be a long time before it's completed

July 10, 2013

Court Strikes Down Diesel Tax on Railroads

Railroads have gotten a break in Alabama when it comes to competing with trucking, thanks to a court ruling regarding diesel fuel tax purchases.

July 8, 2013

Section of I-20 Closing for About Three Months

Another phase of the I-20 reconstruction project in Alabama was set to begin at midnight, weather permitting, resulting in about a 10-mile section of the route being closed.

May 28, 2013

Truckworx Kenworth Opens Seventh Location in Southwest Alabama

Truckworx Kenworth has opened a new parts and service facility in Thomasville, Ala. The new facility is located in Joe Davis Industrial Park just off of U.S. Route 43 in Clarke County, Ala.

May 22, 2013

HTUF Southeast Event Highlights Fuel-Saving Trucks

A sampling of some of the vehicles on display and for ride and drives, as well as other sites, during the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum on May 22 in Birmingham, Ala., at Barber Motorspots Museum. (Photos: Evan Lockridge, Senior Contributing Editor) 

April 4, 2013

I-20 Detour Begins Monday in Alabama

Trucking through a section in the Heart of Dixie will be more complicated starting Monday, April 8 That’s when the first phase of major reconstruction project begins along Interstate 20 in Alabama.

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