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2015 NTSB “Most Wanted” List

The NTSB’s Most Wanted List for 2015 include requiring that transportation operators be medically fit for duty; strengthening commercial trucking safety; and requiring pilots to strengthen procedural compliance. And, rail tank cars that carry crude oil, ethanol and other hazardous materials across the country must do it more safely.

“Infinit-i™ Online Driver Safety Solution” – LMTA Discount.  You and your fleet can achieve tremendous results with the “Infinit-ITM Online Driver Safety Solution” and receive a 10% discount as a member of LMTA!

     Founded in1999, the Vertical Alliance Group (VAG) is focused on providing web-based driver safety training solutions to help motor carriers of all sizes and types to train their drivers, monitor their progress and improve their safety programs. This training program also helps motor carriers achieve a return on investment (ROI) by impacting strategic areas of their operation.

  • Improve CSA Scores
  • Reduce Orientation Expenses
  • Increase Fuel Efficiency
  • Reduce Violations & Accidents
  • Decrease Insurance Premiums
  • Reduce Driver Turnover
  • Reduce Training Budgets by 50%
  • Positively Modify Driver Behavior
  • Over 350+ Online Videos

     Contact Shane Paul at shane@impacttrans.com or 417-451-0853 to schedule your free evaluation.  Don’t forget to mention that you are an LMTA member in good standing in order to qualify for the 10% discount.

LMTA OPEN ROAD Magazine:  Thank You, Advertisers!  We are proud of the new LMTA OPEN ROAD magazine – published and printed in Louisiana for the past year!

     Our primary objective in publishing the magazine is to “put a face” on the people who are the LMTA – and they love to see their pictures in a full-color, high-quality publication! We also use the magazine to educate our members as well as our elected and appointed officials about issues critical to the operation of commercial motor vehicles in Louisiana.

     We extend our heartfelt thanks to the companies who have supported the LMTA OPEN ROAD magazine with their advertising dollars. Without their support, the magazine would not exist.

     If your company would like an opportunity to reach the members of the LMTA and the trucking industry, contact Lisa Busceme, our Advertising Director, at 225-931-4112 or lisa.busceme@louisianatrucking.com for the new advertising rates for 2015. The new rate sheets were mailed last week!

LMTA OPEN ROAD: Trucks and Mardi Gras!  In the next edition of the LMTA OPEN ROAD, we will highlight the role that trucks play in the Mardi Gras festivities in Louisiana.  Hundreds of parade floats are pulled down Louisiana streets by truck drivers during the Mardi Gras season. And, it’s not all fun and games! Regardless, what would Mardi Gras be without trucks?  Let us know if you participate in Mardi Gras parades, your special memories in past carnival festivities, photos of your trucks in parades, etc…and you just might end up in the pages of the LMTA OPEN ROAD!

Safety Management Council Meeting Recap.  The LMTA Safety Management Council (SMC) met last week to plan their 2015 activities and the state truck driving championships, which will be held on March 27-28 at the Renaissance Hotel and Blue Bayou Water Park in Baton Rouge. The LMTA Safety Contest registration materials were mailed last week and Championships registration to be mailed next week. (See 2015 calendar of events on LMTA website.)

     Congratulations to the Safety Management Council Officers for 2015: Chairman:  Grady Hunt, Dupre Logistics and Vice-Chairman: Jeff Beam, Ergon Trucking

FMCSA: Drivers, Carriers Needed for Restart Study.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is recruiting truck drivers and carriers willing to participate in a Driver Restart Study. This study will measure and analyze the fatigue and safety performance levels of drivers who take two nighttime rest periods during their 34-hour restart break compared to those who take less than two nighttime rest periods during their restart break.

North LA Membership Meeting – February 25-56 – Shreveport.  LMTA members will have an opportunity to voice their opinion and discuss current issues on February 25-26, 2015 at the El Dorado Resort Casino in Shreveport, Louisiana. All LMTA members are invited to attend and encouraged to bring a potential member to the General Membership meeting and the reception. We will be discussing current issues of importance to motor carriers, including warranty repair legislation, motor carrier safety enforcement, highway funding and much more!  

     Registration fee is $70 per person. LMTA has reserved a room block for our members at the El Dorado Resort Casino ($69 single/double per night). Call the hotel toll free at 877-613-0711 to make your room reservation Eldorado room code for LMTA room block is LMTA15Click here for the Feb Meeting Registration From.  

LMTA North – Membership Meeting

 February 25-26, 2015 * El Dorado Casino & Hotel * Shreveport

   Wednesday, February 25th      

         8:00 – 10:30 am                  Leadership Council Meeting 

        10:30 – 12:00 noon             Towing & Recovery Meeting 

        1:30 –    3:00 pm                 Household Goods Carriers Meeting 

        3:30 –    5:30 pm                 LMTA Board of Directors Meeting 

        5:30 –    7:00 pm                 General Membership Reception  

Thursday, February 26th          

         8:00 –   8:30 am                 Registration & Continental Breakfast 

         8:30 – 12:00 noon             General Membership Meeting  

                                                   & Issues Update                   

LMTA Seafood Gala – April 18, 2015!  Hotel Rooms Going Fast!  The LMTA Seafood Gala will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015 at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans.  Hotel rooms are already going fast so make your room reservations now! 

     Host Hotel & Hospitality Suite. Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon Street, Rate: $209. PH: 800-766-3782 Cut-off Date:  March 20, 2015. Group Code:  “0417LMTASG” or “LA Motor Transport Association Seafood Gala”

     Hyatt French Quarter, 800 Iberville Street, Rate: $209/$229 Balcony King/$249 Balcony Double, PH 888-591-1234, Cut-off Date:  March 25, 2015, Group Code:  Louisiana Motor Transport Association 

     Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 South Peters Street (Located directly behind The Sugar Mill), Rate:  $199, PH 877-782-9444, Cut-off Date:  March 17, 2015, Group Code:  Louisiana Motor Transport Association. 

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