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Gautreaux Sworn-in as

FMCSA Deputy Administrator

LMTA is proud to announce that our very own Cathy Gautreaux, who served as our Executive Director for over 30 years, was sworn in on Monday, November 13th as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  The LMTA Board of Directors, members and staff wish Cathy the best in her new endeavor.

2018 LMTA Dues Mailed Last Week!  We would like to advise our members that invoices for the 2018 Membership Dues were mailed last week.

As last year, all invoices include a VOLUNTARY contribution to TransPac, LMTA’s Political Action Committee.  With a new Executive Director soon to be named and the 2018 Legislative Session scheduled to begin at noon on Monday, March 12, TransPac Chairman Nataly Bryce encourages all LMTA members to please support our PAC by including the $200 contribution in your 2018 dues renewal.

DOT to Add 4 Opioids for Drug Testing.  On January 1, 2018, The U.S. Department of Transportation will begin testing truck drivers and other “Safety Sensitive” transportation employees for semi-synthetic opioids.

Oversize/Overweight Thanksgiving Truck Restrictions.  Read this week’s LMTA Truck Talk newsletter for information on Oversize/overweight movements on Louisiana highways over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

LMTA Safety Seminar – November 16 – Baton Rouge Marriott.  On Thursday, November 16th LMTA will host our second one-day seminar on Motor Carrier Safety Compliance with special emphasis on Electronic Logging Device (ELDs). Along with a lecture from a seasoned instructor, attendees will receive training materials, handouts and lunch. Registration: $150 Members; $180 Non-Members.

It is not too late to register!

Please contact the LMTA office if you are interested in this seminar.

Thursday, November 16 * Baton Rouge Marriott * 5500 Hilton Avenue * 225-924-500

Vertical Alliance Webinars. Vertical Alliance Group, Inc. (VAG) provides customizable online training and communication tools for transportation companies who are results-oriented and are looking for a way to improve their bottom line through consistent, trackable and standardized communication. As a supporter of LMTA, they are offering the following FREE webinars in November.

Go to https://www.truckingcompanyonlinetraining.com/webinars/ for more information.

How to decrease Accidents with an Online Safety Training Program     

Thursday, November 16 | 10:30 a.m. CST * Register Here

How to Ensure Compliance with the December 18th ELD Deadline

Thursday, November 30 | 10:00 a.m. CST * Register Here

LSP to Offer Traffic Incident Management Responder Training.  The Louisiana State Police invites you to attend Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training in the Louisiana State Police – Troop A squad room.

The four-hour block of instruction will focus on a response effort that protects motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow.

TIM efforts include detecting, verifying and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene and restoring traffic flow.  Register Here

December:  Tuesday, December 5 & Tuesday, December 19

January:       Tuesday, January 16 & Tuesday, January 30

Location:  LSP – Troop A (Squad Room) * 17801 Highland Rd * Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Times:  8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Louisiana M.O.V.E.S. 

“Monitoring of Vehicles and Employees Status” 

Continuous Monitoring of CDL Driver ODRs for Motor Carriers

LMTA is proud to announce our partnership with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and Envoc to launch the Louisiana employer notification program for motor carriers with drivers who are licensed in Louisiana.

“Monitoring of Vehicles and Employees Status” (MOVES) is a voluntary program that will provide the continuous monitoring of drivers’ operating records and will notify their motor carrier employers of any change in the status of a driver’s license.

MOVES was created out of a need for motor carriers to get advanced notification of any change in a driver’s license status that could affect their ability to drive a truck – i.e., suspension, revocation, etc.

CLICK HERE to register your company and drivers today!

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2017 LMTA Calendar of Events

Motor Carrier Compliance Seminar

November 16

Baton Rouge Marriott

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2017 Fall Conference

 Click here for photos from the 2017 LMTA Fall Transportation Conference:  http://www.johnballance.net/fallconference

2017 LMTA Seafood Gala

Click here for photos from the 2017 LMTA Seafood Gala: http://www.johnballance.net/seafoodgala#h88e6e87a

2017 LMTA Annual Convention

Visit this website for photos from the 2016 Annual Convention:  http://www.johnballance.net/p303619076


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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