LMTA Winter Membership Meeting
L’Auberge Casino Resort * Lake Charles
February 24-25, 2016
The LMTA Winter Membership Meeting will be held on February 24-25 at the L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This begins with the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting followed by a general reception. During the General Membership Meeting the next day, we will discuss the following topics:
New OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain
New MVR Fees & Real ID Act Extension
State Police Regulatory Update
FMCSA New Safety Fitness Determination Methodology
2016 Special & Regular Legislative Session Review
The meeting registration fee is $75 per person and includes the Membership Reception and continental breakfast.
Hotel: Room Rate: $99 at the L’auberge Casino Resort,777 Avenue L’auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601 WEBSITE: www.ldlcasino.com
Reservations for the LMTA Room Block may be made by calling the hotel directly at 866-580-7444and referencing SLMTA16. Please use the attached registration form to register for the meeting.
LPSC Towing Technical Conference Recap. The Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) held a Technical Conference last week to discuss the proposed changes to the regulations governing non-consensual towing services.
Snow Storm Declarations of Emergency – HOS Waivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is coordinating with the states that have issued Emergency Declarations. FMCSA recommends that you check each State’s website and search for “Issued Emergency Declarations” for more detailed information for a specific state.
Legislative Highway Priority Public Hearings. Beginning January 25 there will be a series of public hearings held around the state to review state highway construction priorities for the fiscal year 2016-2017. A copy of the Preliminary Program for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 will be available for review by interested persons at the LADOTD Headquarters Building in Baton Rouge.
Mardi Gras Oversize/Overweight Truck Restrictions. Read this week’s LMTA Truck Talk newsletter for more information on LA-DOTD holiday travel restrictions on Louisiana’s highways.
State Budget Stabilization Plan. Governor John Bel Edwards announced plans to begin solving two years of critical budget shortfalls. In February, Gov. Edwards will call the legislature into a three-week special session to address the crisis in Louisiana’s budgets for Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 and 2017. This administration has inherited an estimated $750 million shortfall in the current fiscal year and a shortfall of up to $1.9 billion in FY 2017.
LMTA Seafood Gala – April 16, 2016. The LMTA Seafood Gala will be held on Saturday April 16, 2016 at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans. Hotel rooms are already going fast so make your room reservations now by contacting the LMTA office!!
1-25-16 TT – Meeting Registration Form – Lake Charles 2016
NOTE: Dana Weidman in the LMTA office is now coordinating hotel room reservations. In order to get the special LMTA rate, you must go through Dana at the LMTA office.
Host Hotel & Hospitality Suite. Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon Street, Rate: $209. Cut-off Date: March 18, 2016.
Hyatt French Quarter, 800 Iberville Street, Rate: $209/$229 Balcony King/$249 Balcony Double, Cut-off Date: March 23, 2016.
2016 LMTA Calendar of Events
General Membership Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
February 24-25, 2016
L’Auberge Casino Resort
Louisiana Truck Driving Championships
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel & Blue Bayou Water Park
March 18-19, 2016
Blue Bayou Water Park * Renaissance Hotel
LMTA Seafood Gala & Truck Show
The Sugar Mill
April 16, 2016
Royal Sonesta Hotel * Hyatt French Quarter Hotel
76th Annual LMTA Convention
Perdido Beach Resort
July 21-23, 2016
Orange Beach, FL
National Truck Driving Championships
August 9-13, 2016
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
September 11-17, 2016
LMTA Call on Washington
September 20-22, 2016
Fall Transportation Conference
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Read this week’s LMTA Legislative Bulletin
for more information on these stories…
75th Annual Convention Memories. If you could not attend, you can now peruse pictures of all of the events at http://www.johnballance.net/f230754927. You can purchase copies of the photos, download or share them!
Louisiana Press Association
SPECIAL OFFER to LMTA Members!
The Louisiana Press Association’s Louisiana Statewide Classified Advertising Network allows advertisers to run a 25 word classified ad in over 100 newspapers statewide for only $265 per week. The Network is made up of three regions (North, Southwest and Southeast). Ads can also be placed on a regional basis for $175 for one region and $200 for any two regions, or statewide for $265. We are offering a 20% discount to any LMTA member that places an ad in the network. That would make the prices for LMTA members – one region for $140/week, any two regions for $160/week and statewide for $212/week. Additionally, if an advertiser pre-pays for a four week run they will receive a fifth week for free.
For more information or to place an ad, please contact Mike at the Louisiana Press Association at 225-344-9309, ext. 106 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to identify yourself as an LMTA member when calling or emailing.