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Fleet Safety Contest Deadline EXTENDED: Friday, February 16th!  Please take a few minutes to enter your company in the LMTA Fleet Safety Contest sponsored by Great West Casualty Company! The deadline to enter is Friday, February 9th. Go to http://www.louisianatrucking.com/safety-management/safety-managment-council/ to download the entry form.

The winners of the contest will be announced at the 2018 LMTA Safety Banquet that is held in conjunction with the Truck Driving Championships, on Saturday, March 24th at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

LMTA Safety Recognition Programs Deadline: March 2nd! You still have time to nominate candidates for Driver of the Year and Safety Professional of the Year.  Nominations must be received by March 2nd!

Truck Driving Championships.  The 2017 LMTA Truck Driving Championships will be held on March 23-24 in Baton Rouge and will conclude with the 28th Annual Safety Banquet on Saturday, March 24th at the Renaissance Baton Rouge.  Registration information was mailed last week and can also be accessed at http://www.louisianatrucking.com/calendar-of-events/truck-driving-championships/.  Room reservations should be made directly with the Renaissance Baton Rouge.  The room rate is $131 and you can reach the hotel at 866-469-5448.

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

Seafood Gala * Saturday April 21, 2018 * The Sugar Mill * New Orleans.  ATTENTION: LMTA Chairman of the Board challenges all members to bring at least one guest to this year’s Seafood Gala. The event 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, ice cream sundaes, cracklins and an authentic Lucky Dog hotdog cart! And…as a special treat this year, we will have grilled oyster’s compliments of Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood & Marketing Board.
 Meanwhile, if you have not already done so, make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. The Royal Sonesta is already sold out and the French Quarter Hyatt is close to selling out. We now have rooms at the Omni Riverside Hotel – 3 blocks from the event and the French Quarter! NOTE: All discounted rooms at these hotels must be reserved through Dana in the LMTA office no later than March 16th.
TICKETS. Use the Advance Ticket Reservation Form to reserve your seats now. We will mail them via certified mail on April 6th.  Click here to purchase tickets & pay online.
SPONSORSHIPS. With over 800 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!
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!

Louisiana M.O.V.E.S. 

“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 to register your company and drivers today!

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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