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Top Headlines

Gautreaux Goes to Washington!

Cathy Gautreaux leaving LMTA for FMCSA

After 32 years as an employee of LMTA – 29 as Executive Director – Cathy Gautreaux will be moving to Washington, D.C. to work in a leadership capacity for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  The LMTA Executive Committee has initiated the process to find her successor to lead the Louisiana Motor Transport Association into the future. The Executive Committee will appoint a Search & Management Committee who will oversee the search for a new Executive Director and make a recommendation to the LMTA Board of Directors.  It is imperative that we have someone in place to get acclimated to the position in preparation for the 2018 Legislative Session next spring. The position will be advertised in the major state newspapers and social media for potential applicants. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you feel may be qualified and/or interested in the position. (CLICK HERE for a copy of the job description.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the press release.)

Fall Conference Hotel Block Extended – Oct 24th!  The 2017 LMTA Fall Transportation Conference that will be held at the Hilton Capitol Center in Baton Rouge is quickly approaching!  The hotel room block cutoff has been extended to October 24! Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Hilton Capitol Center and register for the conference either using the official brochure, the registration form attached or on the LMTA website www.louisianatrucking.com

LA-MS Joint Courtesy Inspection – Kentwood.  The LMTA Safety Management Council and the Mississippi Safety Management Council will host a joint LA/MS courtesy vehicle inspection on Thursday, October 19th at the weigh scales on I-55 in Kentwood.  The Forest Gold Truck Stop, 30096 Hwy 16, Amite will sponsor our breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. Representatives from Louisiana State Police, Weights and Standards and FMCSA have been invited to give us an update on enforcement initiatives at our breakfast meeting. Following breakfast, they will proceed to the scales to perform courtesy vehicle inspections. Please call the LMTA the office if you plan to participate.

Special Non-Member Rate for Fall Conference!  Mark your calendar to attend the LMTA Fall Transportation Conference on November 7-8 at the Capitol Hilton in Baton Rouge.  And, you can invite a non-member trucking company to attend the conference at the special registration fee of $100.  What a great opportunity to showcase LMTA and all that we have to offer.  With outstanding speakers and our vendor expo – you don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity.

2017 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.  The 2017 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition will be held in Orlando, Florida on October 21-25, 2017. Experience unparalleled networking opportunities, cutting-edge educational programs, meaningful policy discussions, interactive exhibits, access to government and industry policy-makers, top suppliers and experts in the fields that are critical to your company’s success. No other meeting attracts as many C-level executives and senior managers. Register now!

LMTA Safety Compliance Seminars

LMTA will once again host one-day seminars on Motor Carrier Safety and Hazardous Materials Transportation to assist you in compliance with the regulations. Along with a lecture from Mike Purcell, President of Compliance Management, attendees will receive training materials, handouts and lunch.

Electronic Logging Devices. There will be special emphasis on the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that is effective in December 2017. Discussion will be centered on the ruling itself, ELD equipment requirements, selecting a supplier, enforcement timelines and frequently asked questions regarding the ELD ruling.

Baton Rouge

Thursday, November 16arriott – $109 s/d

5500 Hilton Ave, Baton Rouge

PH 225-924-5000

CLICK HERE for the Registration Form.

CLICK HERE to register and pay online.

Make your hotel room reservations directly with the hotel.

Registration:  $150 Members/$180 Non-Members. LMTA accepts all major credit cards. For more information or to register, call the LMTA office.

2017 Fall Conference Topics!

Make plans to attend the

LMTA Fall Transportation Conference

November 6-8, 2017

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center!

New State Police Colonel Reeves * DOTD 511 Changes * Multimodal Commission

Incident Management Training * FMCSA Update * New Employer Notification

New IRP Online System * New O/S-O/W Permit System

CLICK HERE to register and pay online!

CLICK HERE to make your hotel reservation!

CLICK HERE for the Fall Conference registration form!

2017 ATRI Top Industry Issues Survey.  As discussed by ATRI President Rebecca Brewster at the recent LMTA Annual Convention, the American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, sponsors a Top Industry Issues Survey every year.

The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue. The survey is in its 13th year and participation by trucking stakeholders has grown each year.

“ATRI’s annual survey provides a chance for thousands of trucking industry professionals, from drivers to executives, to weigh in on the most important topics that affect trucking and collectively decide on the roadmap for addressing each. With your participation, we can speak with a collective industry voice on what is most important to us,” said ATA Chairman Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio.

Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey available on ATRI’s website at truckingresearch.org. The results of the 2017 survey will be released at the Annual ATA Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 21-24 in Orlando.


If we get 25 survey responses from Louisiana, ATRI will provide us with a customized analysis of the issue and strategy ranking for Louisiana! This would be an invaluable tool to prepare for the 2018 Legislature! 

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!

ATA Trucking Safety, Security & HR Conference.  Join American Trucking Associations’ Safety Management Council and Transportation Security Council at the Annual Safety, Security, and Human Resources National Conference and Exhibition, November 14-16 in Memphis, Tennessee. The three-day conference features industry-leading educational programs, technical committee meetings, general sessions, breakout sessions and round-tables. In addition, the exhibit hall showcases the latest products and solutions related to safety, security and human resources. Go to www.trucking.org for more information.

LMTA OPEN ROAD Magazine Advertising Opportunities! 

Since bringing the LMTA OPEN ROAD magazine home in 2014 we feel that the publication has truly come to exemplify the issues Louisiana carriers face.  From our motor carrier highlights” to our “people” issues, we’re able to highlight what Louisiana carriers and Allied members are really all about.

We would like to encourage you to consider advertising in this outstanding publication that truly puts a “face” on our industry.  For advertising information you can call Dana Weidman in the LMTA office (225-928-5682) or click here for ad specs and pricing.

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2017 LMTA Calendar of Events

Motor Carrier Compliance Seminar

October 12

Homewood Suites * Lafayette

Fall Transportation Conference

November 7-8

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center

Motor Carrier Compliance Seminar

November 16

Baton Rouge Marriott

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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