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Alabama Rolls Out Web Portal for Truckers


January 23, 2008

MONTGOMERY, Ala., January 23, 2008 – The state’s Information Services Division (ISD), a division of the State Department of Finance, announced the roll out of a new web portal for truckers this morning. The site, found at www.trucking.alabama.gov, provides a single-source, one-stop portal for truckers in or passing through Alabama.

“Alabama’s state troopers welcome the development of this new portal as a means of quickly and reliably communicating information vital to commercial drivers, which contributes overall to highway and traffic safety in our state,” said Col. J. Christopher Murphy, director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety.

The portal is geared toward providing everything from online payments of trip and fuel permits to safety issues, road rules and regulations and Alabama maps identifying welcome centers, rest areas, emergency road closures and much more.

“Trucking is integral to all facets of the Alabama economy,” said the state’s chief information officer Jim Burns. “We want to make traveling in and dealing with Alabama as convenient as possible for truckers so that they can transport goods without undue delays or hardship. The trucking portal provides everything needed in a convenient, easy-to-use location, and it shows our appreciation for the vital contributions to Alabama that are made by the trucking community.”

Development of the portal was cost-free to the state and to Alabama’s taxpayers, thanks to the state’s contract with Alabama Interactive. Sloane Wright, director of Alabama Interactive, stated, “Truck drivers are a very technology-savvy segment of our population and using the Internet is nothing new for many of them. As a result, a web site dedicated to trucking makes perfectly good sense and we are honored to be a part of this project.”



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