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NEW Vertical Alliance Seminars

 Vertical Alliance invites you to participate in these webinars in March…

 Counseling, Reviews, & Handling Difficult Employees in the Workplace
 Tuesday, March 20 | 10:00 a.m. CST
Register Here

 How to Improve Employee Engagement Through Online Communication & Training
 Wednesday, March 21 | 10 a.m. CST
 Register Here

LMTA is excited to announce a new format for our weekly Truck Talks!

Join Chance McNeely, our new Executive Director, as he discusses the current issues facing the trucking industry this week, each week. Visit our YouTube channel for this week’s edition.


 Truck Driving Championships

March 23 & 24, 2018

Blue Bayou Water Park * Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel

The 2018 LMTA Truck Driving Championships will be held on March 23rd and 24th in Baton Rouge and will conclude with the 28th Annual Safety Banquet on Saturday, March 24th at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel. Click Here to participate as a sponsor or purchase banquet tickets. 

Please call the Wyndham Garden directly at 225-293-1199 and use the group name “LA Motor Transport Association” or click here for a direct link to the hotel’s reservation site. 

Winners in each division of the Truck Driving Championships will represent Louisiana at the National Truck Driving Championships August 15-18, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

 Seafood Gala

Saturday April 21, 2018 * Sugar Mill * New Orleans

It will be here before you know it! The official brochure will arrive shortly, but you can register online now to get the best seats in the house! As always, you and your guests will enjoy hot boiled crawfish, fried fish, jambalaya, ice cream sundaes, cracklins and an authentic Lucky Dogs hotdog cart! And…as a special treat this year, grilled oysters, compliments of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood & Marketing Board. 

Hotels: If you have not yet done so, make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. The Royal Sonesta is already sold out and the French Quarter Hyatt Centric is close to selling out. The Omni Riverside Hotel is available – 3 blocks from The Sugar Mill and the French Quarter! NOTE: All discounted rooms at these hotels must be reserved through Dana in the LMTA office no later than March 16.

Tickets and Reverse Raffle Tickets: Reserve your seats now – buy your tickets online at GalaTicketsOnline! You may also use the 2018 Gala Ticket Form to purchase via mail, email or fax. The goal for our Reverse Raffle is 200 tickets this year – so you could win up to $5,000! You do not need to be present to win…

All tickets will be mailed via certified mail on April 6th.

Sponsorships: With over 800 people expected to attend, our allied industry partners will certainly benefit from the unique sponsorship opportunities available for the event.

Call or email us for more information! You can now pay for sponsorships online!

ATRI Seeks Motor Carrier Data to Assess Impacts of E-Commerce

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has issued a data call for its Impacts of E-Commerce on the Trucking Industry report.  The brief online questionnaire seeks to capture how the emergence of e-commerce has changed industry business models and operations.

The results of this data collection, combined with an extensive analysis of emerging e-commerce trends, will yield quantifiable insight into how the trucking industry has adapted to growing e-commerce activity.  This research will provide carriers with an understanding of how the industry has responded to these structural shifts in the relationships between consumers, businesses, and logistics.

Motor carriers are encouraged to provide data, confidentially, through ATRI’s survey by Friday, April 6, 2018.  The survey is available online at TruckingResearch.org.

Respondents who submit completed surveys by the deadline are eligible for entry in a raffle to win one of five $100 gift cards and will receive an advance copy of the Impacts of E-Commerce on the Trucking Industry report.  The results of this study will be available later this year.

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”.

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”.

Louisiana MOVES 

“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 for more information or to register your company and drivers today!

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

March 23-24 

Truck Driving Championships

Baton Rouge

April 21

Seafood Gala

New Orleans

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


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