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LA Highway Funding 2017

Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Earlier this month Governor John Bel Edwards issued an Executive Order creating the “Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment.”

The 18-member task force will include representatives from various business and public organizations, the legislature, state agencies and individuals appointed by the Governor.

SMC Courtesy Inspection – June 23 – Greenwood.  The LMTA Safety Management Council will host a joint LA/TX courtesy vehicle inspection on Thursday, June 23rd at the Greenwood weigh scales on I-20 in Greenwood. They will meet for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Cracker Barrel in Shreveport.

Following breakfast, they will proceed to the east-bound scales to perform courtesy vehicle inspections. Please notify the LMTA office if you or someone from your company will be able to attend.

Cong. Garrett Graves: “Prove It” Legislation. Louisiana Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) recently introduced bipartisan legislation entitled “Providing Retrospective Observations Validating the Economics and Increasing Transparency,”(PROVE IT)  in the US House of Representatives that will force agencies that claimed minimal economic impact to PROVE IT after the rule has been applied in the real world.

“Regulations are effectively a hidden tax. Billions of dollars that our businesses and manufacturers could be using to boost wages and grow jobs are being diverted to comply with the daily avalanche of new regulations,” said Graves.  “The costs of these regulations almost always exceed the self-serving predictions agencies use when the rules are issued, but the overregulated public is still unfairly forced to pay for them. I’m offering this bill to help end the regulatory abuse. A recent study showed that the impact of all of these regulations in our home state of Louisiana is 74% greater than the nation as a whole – we’re the most regulated state in America,” Graves continued.

76th Annual LMTA Convention * July 21-23 

Perdido Beach Resort

Golfers, remember to arrive early since the Bill Clark Memorial Golf Tournament during the 76th Annual LMTA Convention will start at 8:00 AM at the Lost Key Golf Club in Pensacola. It will be a 4-man scramble, shot-gun start, “Par is your Friend” format.

The convention will be held on July 21-23, 2016 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama – at a new venue, with new entertainment and new sponsor opportunities! See the speakers, registration and sponsor forms attached!

Plan to bring the entire family to the “Zippity Zoo Da” Welcome Event on Thursday night featuring furry and feathered friends visiting from the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

SPEAKERS.  We are fortunate to have a great lineup of speakers that include Brian Fielkow (“Leading People Safely”), Dave Manning (ATA National Issues Update), Rebecca Brewster (ATRI Where Research Meets the Road), Dr. Shawn Wilson (Louisiana’s Key Transportation Initiatives) and Jim Angel (Next Generation of Trucking Safety). And, LA-DOTD policy staff will be onsite to interview registrants about highway issues and especially the rewrite of the size and weight permit regulations.

REVERSE RAFFLE TICKETS.  Remember to purchase your reverse raffle ticket prior to the convention. They are selling fast and only a few may be available at the convention!

HOTEL. For hotel rooms, contact Dana at the LMTA office.

NOTE:  If you have made a hotel reservation, please send in your convention registration forms to the LMTA office!

     See the speakers, registration and sponsor forms attached!

2016 Convention Registration Form

2016 Convention Golf Registration Form

2016 Convention Sponsor Form

Convention Speaker Page

Special Convention Promotional Opportunity

Donate items for Registrants Gift Bags!

76th Annual LMTA Convention

Perdido Beach Resort * Orange Beach, Alabama

July 21-23, 2016

This year we are going to a new location for the LMTA annual convention – the Perdido Beach Resort — with new entertainment and new sponsors! 

 In an effort to give our sponsors more “bang for their buck” we are offering you a chance to get your company name in front of each registrant. 

Any LMTA sponsor – $500 and above – can provide us with logo items that will be included in each registrant’s gift bag when they pick up their registration packet.

To cover all paid registrants, we will need a minimum of 150 items to be delivered to the LMTA office no later than Friday, July 15th.

We hope to see our registrants with a bag full of memorable gifts from our sponsors! 

Feel free to call the LMTA office if you need more information…

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How to Contact Legislators at the Capitol: 

           House:    PH      (225) 342-6945            Senate:    PH     (225) 342-2040 

                           FAX    (225) 342-8336                             FAX     (225) 342-0617 

Official Legislative Website: www.legis.state.la.us 

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2016 LMTA Seafood Gala

Visit this website for Photos from the 2016 Gala:  http://www.johnballance.net/p278451560#h70174103

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2016 LMTA Calendar of Events

76th Annual LMTA Convention

Perdido Beach Resort


July 21-23, 2016

Orange Beach, FL

National Truck Driving Championships

August 9-13, 2016

Indianapolis, Indiana

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 11-17, 2016

LMTA Call on Washington

September 20-22, 2016

Washington, D.C.

Fall Transportation Conference

November 16-17

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center


Baton Rouge

 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


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 mike@lapress.com.  Be sure to identify yourself as an LMTA member when calling or emailing.



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Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Inc.
4838 Bennington Avenue | P.O. Box 80278 | Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Phone: 225-928-5682 | Fax: 225-928-0500