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North Louisiana Membership Meeting

HHG * LATRA * Board Meeting * Reception * General Session

North LA Economic Partnership * Chamber of Commerce

Office of Motor Vehicles * FMCSA * State Police

The LMTA North Louisiana Membership Meeting will be held on February 25-26, 2015 at the El Dorado Hotel & Casino in Shreveport.  The LMTA Board of Directors will discuss our official position on several issues including the proposed federal fuel tax increase and the proposed warranty repair state legislation. We invite you to attend the reception on Wednesday night from 5:30-7:00 pm and bring a potential member. The following day we have several very informative speakers on the agenda for the general session. Registration fee is $70 per person. To reserve a hotel room at the El Dorado Resort Casino ($69 single/double per night), call 877-613-0711. For more information, please call the LMTA office.  

SMC Courtesy Inspection – Breaux Bridge – Feb 19th.  The LMTA Safety Management Council will host a courtesy vehicle inspection on Thursday, February 19th at the Breaux Bridge weigh scales on I-10 near Lafayette. We will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the IHOP on Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette (3230 NW Evangeline Thwy – Exit 103B/I-49 N/US-167 N towards Opelousas). Safety Meeting.  Representatives from Louisiana State Police, Weights & Standards and FMCSA have been invited to discuss enforcement issues and to provide an enforcement update. Following breakfast, they will proceed to the Breaux Bridge scales to perform courtesy vehicle inspections. Please notify the LMTA office if you or someone from your company will be able to attend the safety meeting and vehicle inspection.

Mardi Gras Holiday Truck Travel Restrictions.  Read this week’s LMTA Truck Talk newsletter for more information on LA-DOTD holiday travel restrictions on Louisiana’s highways.

LMTA Safety Recognition Programs Deadlines.  The LMTA Safety Management Council promotes safety through a series of activities and recognition programs that are available to all LMTA Members. It’s time to nominate candidates for recognition through the LMTA sponsored Safety Awards Programs: Driver of the Year, Safety Professional of the Year and the Louisiana Fleet Safety Contest.

  • Fleet Safety Contest deadline extended to February 20, 2015
  • Driver of the Year and Safety Professional of the Year nominations must be received by March 6, 2015!

2015 Leadership LMTA.  We are still accepting nominations for the 2015 LMTA Leadership Class, which is an industry-specific professional development program to identify and prepare future leaders in the trucking industry. The program will offer participants a greater knowledge of how our industry works, how government regulations impact motor carrier operations and how LMTA serves its members. In order to attend, participants must be nominated by their company, which must be a member in good standing of LMTA. All participants will be recognized at a banquet during the LMTA Fall Transportation Conference in November.  Call the LMTA office for more information and nomination forms.

FMCSA Entry-Level Driver Training Rulemaking Committee.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has selected the individuals to represent industry, driver, and the general public’s interests on a committee to develop a new entry-level driver training proposed rule (ELDT). The committee will meet over a six to eight month period in an attempt to develop a consensus recommendation that the agency could publish as a proposed rule.

New Children’s Books on Trucking.  A pair of new children’s books about the trucking industry have been published by members of the ATA federation. The first, written by Susan Burton, a former driver at Boyle Transportation, Billerica, Mass., is titled My Auntie Susan Drives a Big Truck and demonstrates to children the role that trucks and truck drivers play in their daily lives. The second book is titled Papa Doug Hauls Strawberries & Smiles. Published by the Tennessee Trucking Foundation, the book tells the story of a committed professional truck driver and his young son. For more information on both books, including how to order, contact Elisabeth Barna at ebarna@trucking.org

North LA Membership Meeting – February 25-56 – Shreveport.  LMTA members will have an opportunity to voice their opinion and discuss current issues on February 25-26, 2015 at the El Dorado Resort Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana. All LMTA members are invited to attend and encouraged to bring a potential member to the General Membership meeting and the reception. We will be discussing current issues of importance to motor carriers, including warranty repair legislation, motor carrier safety enforcement, highway funding and much more!  

     Registration fee is $70 per person. LMTA has reserved a room block for our members at the El Dorado Resort Casino ($69 single/double per night). Call the hotel toll free at 877-613-0711 to make your room reservation Eldorado room code for LMTA room block is LMTA15Click here for the Feb Meeting Registration From.  

LMTA North – Membership Meeting

 February 25-26, 2015 * El Dorado Casino & Hotel * Shreveport

   Wednesday, February 25th      

         8:00 – 10:30 am                  Leadership Council Meeting 

        10:30 – 12:00 noon             Towing & Recovery Meeting 

        1:30 –    3:00 pm                 Household Goods Carriers Meeting 

        3:30 –    5:30 pm                 LMTA Board of Directors Meeting 

        5:30 –    7:00 pm                 General Membership Reception  

Thursday, February 26th          

         8:00 –   8:30 am                 Registration & Continental Breakfast 

         8:30 – 12:00 noon             General Membership Meeting  

                                                   & Issues Update                   

LMTA Seafood Gala – April 18, 2015!  Hotel Rooms Going Fast!  The LMTA Seafood Gala will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015 at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans.  Hotel rooms are already going fast so make your room reservations now!  Click here for the Advance Ticket Reservation Form: 2014 Gala Advance Ticket Sales-1 pg

     Host Hotel & Hospitality Suite. Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon Street, Rate: $209. PH: 800-766-3782 Cut-off Date:  March 20, 2015. Group Code:  “0417LMTASG” or “LA Motor Transport Association Seafood Gala”

     Hyatt French Quarter, 800 Iberville Street, Rate: $209/$229 Balcony King/$249 Balcony Double, PH 888-591-1234, Cut-off Date:  March 25, 2015, Group Code:  Louisiana Motor Transport Association 

     Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 South Peters Street (Located directly behind The Sugar Mill), Rate:  $199, PH 877-782-9444, Cut-off Date:  March 17, 2015, Group Code:  Louisiana Motor Transport Association. 

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