In 1987, Executive Directors, Mel M. and June E. Palmquist, founded the AMERICAN-TRUCKERS' LEGAL ASSOCIATION (ATLA). The intent and purpose for creating ATLA is to help professional truck drivers throughout the United States and Canada protect their CDL by choosing specialized lawyer representation for most traffic violations with points. Legal assistance saves from unfamiliar court procedures and searching for an attorney who will not discount their legal fees. ATLA statistics show that approximately 9 out of 10 cases handled by legal representation keeps CDL records clean.
Legal assistance also provides CDL drivers the option to stay on the road – saving salary, time and usually travel expenses. In addition, ATLA accepts new members with pre-existing tickets – and ATLA membership fees have not increased since 1996.
ATLA continually updates and increases our large network of qualified attorney referrals throughout the United States and Canada. ATLA chooses lawyers with a track record of specialized knowledge of traffic law, who have a history of success in traffic court cases, and who discount their fees for ATLA members; who become welcomed client referrals.
ATLA's growth, success and reputation have been built upon a firm foundation of integrity, knowledge and a commitment to represent our members with understanding and respect. With a dedicated staff – including a highly qualified Administrator (who has been with ATLA for nearly 19 years and personally understands the unique challenges of the profession) – ATLA's top priority is to help truckers "keep on trucking."
Call us at 1-800-525-HAUL (4285) - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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