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Top Headlines

ELD Mandate: 10 Things You Need to Know Before April 1

  1. Most motor carriers and drivers who use logbooks are now required to use ELDs
  2. The grace period is over
  3. The hours of service rules have mot changed
  4. If a driver does not have a legal and functional ELD in their cab after April 1, they can be placed out of service
  5. Penalties for non-compliance with the ELD mandate
  6. Understand the AOBRD grandfather provision
  7. How to make sure your ELD is compliant
  8. Drivers need to have the right ELD-related documents in the vehicle
  9. If your ELD malfunctions…
  10. Annotate, annotate, annotate

Click here for the complete Transport Topics article.


LMTA is excited to announce a new format for our weekly Truck Talks!

Join Chance McNeely, our new Executive Director, as he discusses the current issues facing the trucking industry this week, each week. Visit our YouTube channel for this week’s edition.

Seafood Gala

Saturday April 21, 2018 * Sugar Mill * New Orleans

It will be here before you know it!  As always, you and your guests will enjoy hot boiled crawfish, fried fish, jambalaya, ice cream sundaes, cracklins and an authentic Lucky Dogs hotdog cart! And…as a special treat this year, grilled oysters, compliments of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood & Marketing Board. 

ATRI Seeks Motor Carrier Data to Assess Impacts of E-Commerce

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has issued a data call for its Impacts of E-Commerce on the Trucking Industry report.  The brief online questionnaire seeks to capture how the emergence of e-commerce has changed industry business models and operations.

The results of this data collection, combined with an extensive analysis of emerging e-commerce trends, will yield quantifiable insight into how the trucking industry has adapted to growing e-commerce activity.  This research will provide carriers with an understanding of how the industry has responded to these structural shifts in the relationships between consumers, businesses, and logistics.

Motor carriers are encouraged to provide data, confidentially, through ATRI’s survey by Friday, April 6, 2018.  The survey is available online at TruckingResearch.org.

Respondents who submit completed surveys by the deadline are eligible for entry in a raffle to win one of five $100 gift cards and will receive an advance copy of the Impacts of E-Commerce on the Trucking Industry report.  The results of this study will be available later this year.

78th Annual Convention 

August 2-4, 2018

The Hilton Pensacola Beach – Pensacola Beach, FL

 If you would like to make your hotel reservations now, you may contact the hotel directly at 850-916-2999 and use the Group Code “LMT”.


2018 LMTA Membership Directory  
The Louisiana Motor Transport Association is once again excited to announce its continued partnership with E&M Consulting, Inc. to produce this year’s Membership Directory.

E&M will be contacting all of our members in the coming weeks about advertising opportunities in the Membership Directory. This gives you the chance to promote your business or practice while supporting the Louisiana Motor Transport Association. E&M will be managing the ad sales, creative design, and formatting. They are extremely professional and produce a high quality publication, and we ask that you give E&M a moment of your time.

If you have any questions or would like to advertise, please contact Brian with E&M at 225-612-8256, 800-572-0011, or brian@emconsultinginc.com.

Attached is information on the available advertising opportunities, which can also be viewed online at www.emconsultinginc.com/adreservation/LMTA.

As always, we appreciate your support of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association’s products and services!

LMTA Annual Sponsorship Program 

Several years ago, LMTA initiated our Annual Sponsorship Program.  This program provides our sponsors with special recognition at ALL LMTA annual events, complimentary registration to certain events, a link on the LMTA website and much more!

We are once again offering your company the opportunity to participate as an Annual Sponsor.  After reviewing the attached information, please let us know how you would like to support the LMTA in 2018!  Just complete the Sponsorship Form and return it to the LMTA office, or visit our website to contribute online!

We know that without your continued support we would not be as successful in our efforts to promote and defend the trucking industry in Louisiana.

We sincerely appreciate your participation and look forward to giving you the recognition that you deserve, now and in the future.

Click here to complete the Annual Sponsorship Form and Pay Online!

Click here to download the Annual Sponsorship Form!

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2018 LMTA Calendar of Events

April 21

Seafood Gala

New Orleans

August 2-4

Annual Convention

Pensacola Beach, FL

September 9-15

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

October 9-10

Fall Transportation Conference

Baton Rouge

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