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LMTA 2018 National TDC Winner 

Eric Courville, FedEx Freight

Last week the ATA held the National TDC competition in Columbus, Ohio. The Louisiana Motor Transport Association is proud to announce that Eric Courville, FedEx Freight won the 2018 National Championships for 3-Axle Can. The LMTA congratulates all the drivers who represented our state and applaud them all on their safe driving records.
To view the ATA results please click here.
The 2019 LMTA Truck Driving Championship will be held in Baton Rouge on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2019. Mark your calendars as we look forward to another great weekend of competition!

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.  

The LMTA Safety Management Council will host a “Safety Break” in honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (date, time & location to be announced).
We will provide food, beverages, prizes and special gift bags for all truck drivers. We invite representatives from all LMTA member companies to join us!
We need your help! If your company has promotional items (hats, cups, koozies, key chains, etc.) that you would like to donate (at least 100 items), please have them delivered to the LMTA office no later than Monday, September 10th. We will be happy to make them available to all truck drivers. If your company would like to provide additional snacks, food, soft drinks or water, we will also make these available to drivers. Please contact the LMTA office at 225-928-5682 if you have any questions.

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.

Trucking Industry Asked to Rank Top Concerns

   The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2018 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue. The survey is in its 14th year and participation by trucking stakeholders has grown each year.

   “ATRI’s research provides a chance for thousands of trucking industry professionals, from drivers to executives, to weigh in on the most important topics that affect trucking and collectively decide on the best strategies for addressing each. Completing this survey only takes a few minutes, but its impact can be immeasurable,” said ATA Chairman Dave Manning, president of TCW, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee.

   The results of the 2018 survey will be released at the Annual ATA Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 27-31 in Austin, Texas.

  Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey available on ATRI’s website at TruckingResearch.org.


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.

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