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2018 National Truck Driving Championships

The 2018 National Truck Driving Championships will be held on August 15-18 in Columbus, OH.  We’d like to wish our Louisiana Champions the best of luck!

  • Straight Truck – Leroy Williams – XPO Logistics
  • 3-Axle Van – Eric Courville – FedEx Freight
  • 4-Axle Van – Louis Scaruffi – C & S Grocers
  • 5-Axle Van – Larry Peltier – Martin Brower
  • 5-Axle Tank – Milton Hebert – FedEx Freight
  • 5-Axle Flatbed – Joseph Vital – FedEx Freight
  • Twin Trailers – Damien Hebert – XPO Logistics
  • Sleeper – Chad Rudesill – FedEx Ground
  • Step Van – Donald G. Williams – FedEx Ground


Heavy Vehicle Use Tax DEADLINE is 8/31/18

If you have vehicles with a combined gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, the IRS requires you to file your 2018-2019 Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 by August 31, 2018.

You must file this Form 2290 (Rev. July 2017) for the tax period beginning on July 1, 2017, and ending on June 30, 2018. To obtain a copy of Form 2290 and its separate instructions, visit www.irs.gov/form2290.

Use Form 2290 to:

  • Figure and pay the tax due on highway motor vehicles used during the period with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more;
  • Figure and pay the tax due on a vehicle for which you completed the suspension statement on another Form 2290 if that vehicle later exceeded the mileage use limit during the period;
  • Figure and pay the tax due if, during the period, the taxable gross weight of a vehicle increases and the vehicle falls into a new category;
  • Claim suspension from the tax when a vehicle is expected to be used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during the period;
  • Claim a credit for tax paid on vehicles that were destroyed, stolen, sold, or used 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles);
  • Report acquisition of a used taxable vehicle for which the tax has been suspended;
  • Figure and pay the tax due on a used taxable vehicle acquired and used during the period.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

This year, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week runs September 9-15. Trucking companies, industry suppliers, state associations, and shippers recognize the country’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers throughout the week by hosting events, celebrating driver safety achievements, and educating local communities about the important role truck driver’s play in delivering critical goods.  

This year, ATA’s NTDAW store will offer a selection of items to buy for professional truck drivers or to show support for the work they do. These items, featuring a backpack cooler and high-quality thermos, allow industry professionals and supporters from the general public to show appreciation for America’s drivers throughout the year. ATA will take orders until September 1 to ensure customers receive their merchandise before the start of the celebration. Interested customers can also co-brand merchandise with company logos alongside the official 2018 NTDAW logo.

UCR National Registration System

Training webinar on August 22. UCR’s new national registration system is scheduled to launch October 1.  Remote training by webinar will be held on  August 22 at 4:30 p.m. EDT.  Information on how to register for the webinar will be published as soon as it is released.
UCR 2017 Registration Period Will End on September 30.  The UCR Board recently voted to conclude the 2017 registration period on September 30, 2018. UCR encourages states to communicate this important information to their carrier contacts. 

2018 LMTA Annual Convention

The 2018 LMTA Annual Convention at the Pensacola Beach Hilton was a great success!  We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and participants.  

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Annual Convention that will be held on August 1-3 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.

Please click here to view the photos from this year’s convention. 

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

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