Louisiana Transportation Research Center
LMTA was invited to participate on the Safety Research Problem Identification Committee (RPIC) within LA DOTD’s Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC). The goal of this committee was to identify, develop and prioritize research for inclusion into the LTRC research program. One of the requested research problems was an increase in truck accidents over the Atchafalaya Basin. Read this week’s LMTA Truck Talk Newsletter for more information.
North Louisiana Membership & Board Meeting. LMTA will host our annual General Membership meeting on March 7-8, 2017 at the Eldorado Resort & Casino, 451 Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport. [WEBSITE: www.eldoradoshreveport.com]
On the schedule for Tuesday, March 7 is a Household Goods Carriers meeting at 1:30 pm, a Board of Directors meeting at 3:30 pm and a General Membership Reception at 5:30 pm open to all LMTA members, guests and legislators in the area. Bring a potential member or guest! The next day, we will have a panel discussion on the Electronic Logging Device mandate, an update from the Office of Motor Vehicles and a Legislative Briefing.
The $75 registration fee includes the reception, breakfast and meeting materials. Contact the Eldorado Resort at 877-613-0711 to reserve a hotel room at the LMTA discounted rate of $69 (Reservation Code: LMTA17). Click here for the General Membership Registration Form.
2017 Mardi Gras Truck Restrictions. Read this week’s LMTA Truck Talk newsletter for more information on LA-DOTD holiday travel restrictions on Louisiana’s highways.
LMTA Seafood Gala * April 22 * Sugar Mill * New Orleans. It will be here before you know it! The official brochure will be coming to you shortly so you can reserve your tickets and get the best seats in the house! As always, you and your guests will enjoy hot boiled crawfish, fried fish, jambalaya, and ice cream sundaes. Last year we added Cajun cracklins to the menu…and this year we are adding an authentic Lucky Dog hotdog cart!
HOTELS. The Royal Sonesta rooms are limited but the Hyatt Centric French Quarter and the Omni Riverside Hotel (3 blocks from the event and the French Quarter) have rooms available! NOTE: All discounted rooms at these hotels must be reserved through Dana in the LMTA office no later than March 21.
TICKETS. Use the attached Advance Ticket reservation form to reserve your seats now. We will mail them via certified mail on April 10th. Click here for the Gala Advance Ticket Reservation Form.
SPONSORSHIPS. With over 850 people expected to attend, our allied industry partners can benefit from the unique sponsorship opportunities available for the event. Call the LMTA office for more information!
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LMTA Annual Sponsors!
Calling all Annual Sponsors to sign
up for 2017 events!
Annual Sponsorship Form
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Read this week’s LMTA Legislative Bulletin
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Motor Carrier Emergency Relief Information. Motor carriers and drivers providing direct emergency relief to, from or within the areas covered by the declarations are temporarily relieved from Parts 390-399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, including hours of service, regardless of commodity carried. Drivers are still required to have the proper operating license and must drive in a safe and prudent manner. More information on waivers can be found on FMCSA’s Web site by going to https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/emergency.
State Declaration: http://gov.louisiana.gov/assets/EmergencyProclamations/111-JBE-2016-State-of-Emergency-Heavy-Flooding.pdf
Federal Declaration: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4277
Go to the LMTA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TruckinginLA/ for more immediate updates on road closures and other information. Call the LMTA office if you need assistance of any kind.
Tax Extensions Available for Flood Victims. State tax extensions are available to Louisiana taxpayers whose homes, principal places of business and critical tax records are located in areas of the state declared federal disaster areas following recent storms and flooding.
At this time, there are 20 parishes designated as federal disaster areas. If additional parishes are added to the federal disaster declaration, they will receive the same relief.
For more information, including the complete list of taxes eligible for filing and payment extensions, read this week’s LMTA Truck Talk newsletter.
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2017 LMTA Calendar of Events
General Membership Meeting
Truck Driving Championships
Sandestin Beach Hilton
Fall Transportation Conference
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
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2016 LMTA Annual Convention
Visit this website for photos from the 2016 Annual Convention: http://www.johnballance.net/f525353412
2016 LMTA Seafood Gala
Visit this website for Photos from the 2016 Gala: http://www.johnballance.net/p278451560#h70174103
75th Annual Convention
Visit this website for photos from the 2015 Annual Convention
Louisiana Press Association
SPECIAL OFFER to LMTA Members!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to identify yourself as an LMTA member when calling or emailing.