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Courtesy Vehicle Inspection

                     Kentwood Scales * Thursday * May 17, 2018                    

The LMTA Safety Management Council will host courtesy vehicle inspection on Thursday, May 17th at the weigh scales on I-55 in Kentwood.

Breakfast meeting will be sponsored by:

Forest Gold Truck Stop

30096 Hwy 16 in Amite

7:30 a.m.

Following breakfast, we will proceed to the scales to perform courtesy vehicle inspections.

Directions:  I-55 Exit 46/LA16 – west on LA16 – 3 miles to truck stop on right.

Note: Three truck stops are immediately adjacent to each other. Forrest Gold is in the middle.

Representatives from Louisiana State Police, Weights and Standards and FMCSA have been invited to give us an update on enforcement initiatives in the Kentwood area at our breakfast meeting.

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” or online at http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PNSPEHF-LMT-20180801/index.jhtml.  The hotel cut-off is July 2nd!  NOTE:  When making your reservations be sure to make your check-out date Sunday, August 5 so that you don’t miss the Officers’ Installation Banquet on Saturdy night!

More information to follow soon!

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance 

International Roadcheck

June 5-7, 2018

International Roadcheck is an annual three-day event when CVSA-certified inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various elements of motor carrier, vehicle and driver safety.  It s the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 15 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute across North America during a 72-hour period.

The focus of this year’s Roadcheck will be hours of service (HOS) compliance. With the recent full enforcement of the ELD mandate, it is not surprising that this is what CVSA chose as its focus. And while the ELD mandate did not change the hours of service rules, it did help shed light on compliance with the HOS regulations.

Roadcheck provides an opportunity to educate industry and the general public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program.

CVSA sponsors International Roadcheck with participation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators, Transport Canada and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (Mexico).

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

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






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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