Government, Business

Alabama Trucking Association Creates TV Ad Backing Governor’s Re-Election

Kay Ivey Alabama Trucking Association and TRUK PAC created this ad backing incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey.

The Alabama Trucking Association aims to elevate the industry’s visibility in the state’s current election cycle with an ad campaign backing incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey, a candidate the group said has been a key supporter of trucking.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2022
Government, Business

Alabama Leaders Pitch Trucks-Only Toll Bridge

Alabama Bayway Bayway by pelicankate/Getty Images

Leaders in the Mobile, Ala., area have proposed plans for a new toll bridge project that will be exclusive to large trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Alabama, Mississippi Leaders Issue Grants for Infrastructure Funding

Alabama Hal Yeager, Governor's Office/Flickr

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey recently announced funding to support 27 road and bridge projects at the city and county level.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2021
Government, Safety

FHWA Issues Emergency Relief Funds to Kentucky, Alabama

Flooding in Alabama Vehicles turn around on a road blocked by floodwaters in Helena, Ala., on Feb. 11, 2020. (Jay Reeves/Associated Press)

The Federal Highway Administration is awarding Kentucky and Alabama funding to repair infrastructure that has been damaged by floods.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Alabama Warehouse Expected to Increase Use of Inland Port, Reduce Truck Traffic

A new 30,375-square-foot storage warehouse at the Mallard-Fox Creek Port facility in Decatur, Ala., is expected to increase the use of the port and ease truck traffic on area highways, officials said.

Marian Accardi | The Decatur (Ala.) Daily
February 28, 2020

Alabama to Fund 31 Road Projects With $7 Million From Increased Fuel Tax

Interchange near Birmingham, Ala. Highway interchange near Birmingham, Ala. (Jay Reeves/Associated Press)

Alabama cities and counties will get $7 million from the state’s increased fuel tax to help fund 31 road projects, Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation announced Jan. 16.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 16, 2020
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Mobile's Interstate 10 Project Could Be Costlier Than First Imagined

George Wallace Tunnel on Interstate 10 beneath the Mobile River in Mobile, Alabama Traffic crawls through the George Wallace Tunnel on Interstate 10 beneath the Mobile River in Mobile, Ala. (Associated Press/Jay Reeves)

Critics of Alabama's plan to toll the future Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project have repeatedly questioned the rationale for building a new 7.5-mile Bayway — a route largely consisting of bridges — between Mobile and Baldwin counties.

John Sharp | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
August 23, 2019
Business, Safety

Alabama Grand Champion David Hawk Paces FedEx Freight

Alabama TDC Grand Champion David Hawk Grand Champion David Hawk celebrates as Alabama TDC Chairman Jeff Melville (left) of Publix and Alabama Trucking Association Chairman Fenn Church of Church Transportation and Logistics look on. (Ford Boswell/Alabama Trucking Association)

David Hawk is taking his driving skills from Pelham to Pittsburgh. The FedEx Freight driver won the 3-Axle competition and clinched Grand Champion honors in the Alabama Truck Driving Championships earning a spot in the national event in August.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 4, 2019
Government, Business

Trucks, Cars Directed Around Birmingham During Major Bridge Project

Alabama bridge project ALDOT

A stretch of interstate highway running through downtown Birmingham, Ala., that serves as an important freight route will be closed for about a year for infrastructure improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Fuel Tax Hike Coming to Alabama in New Infrastructure Law

Kay Ivey Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey holds a news conference March 4 after deadly tornadoes hit the state. (Vasha Hunt/AP)

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law the Rebuild Alabama Act, which includes a fuel tax increase to support infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2019