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$25,000 Hole in One Prize!

Bill Clark Memorial Golf Tournament * July 21, 2016

Lost Key Golf Club * Orange Beach, AL

     Golfers, get ready for the LMTA Bill Clark Memorial Golf Tournament that will be held during the 76th Annual LMTA Convention on July 21-24 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. 

     Not only are we teeing off early in the morning (8:00 am!), but you have an opportunity to win $25,000 for a hole-in-one on the Audubon International Award Winning Course! There will also be a putting contest and a “$5 5-Iron” hole to make things a little more interesting!

Please remember to get your Golf Registration Form completed and in to the LMTA office this week!  Space is limited so sign-up soon!

     Be sure to get your convention registration information in to the LMTA office as soon as possible.  We will be going to press on Wednesday with the attendance booklet and you don’t want to be excluded from this comprehensive listing of all convention attendees and sponsors!

     Call Bridget with the LMTA office to register for the golf tournament and the convention. We are looking forward to having a productive and fun meeting on the Gulf Coast!


2016 Membership Directory.  We will be going to press with the 2016 LMTA Membership Directory at the end of this month.  The Directory is mailed to over 500 LMTA members throughout the state as well as nationally.

     Now is the time to make changes to your membership contacts and/or address.  Please contact Bridget at the LMTA office and we’ll be happy to process your change in time for the new Directory.

HVUT – IRS Form 2290.  The annual filing for the federal heavy vehicle use tax is due at the end of August.  Larger fleets probably file electronically, and that seems most efficient.  E-filing of the 2290 is not free, however; carriers will need to use a third party’s e-filing system.  Filers also need to have a federal employer identification number to file electronically; IRS will not accept a social security number. 

FMCSA Crash Accountability Program.  Earlier this month the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced plans to begin a demonstration program to evaluate a potential crash-accountability policy change allowing certain non-preventable crashes to be removed from carriers’ crash indicator safety score.

DHHS ACA Marketplace Notices – Independent Contractors.  As part of ongoing Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) compliance procedures, the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) has started to send notices to companies as part of its Federally-Facilitated Marketplace’s 2016 Employer Notice Program, with the first round of notices received by many companies at the start of July. 

76th Annual LMTA Convention * July 21-23 

Perdido Beach Resort

Golfers, remember to arrive early since the Bill Clark Memorial Golf Tournament during the 76th Annual LMTA Convention will start at 8:00 AM at the Lost Key Golf Club in Pensacola. It will be a 4-man scramble, shot-gun start, “Par is your Friend” format.

The convention will be held on July 21-23, 2016 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama – at a new venue, with new entertainment and new sponsor opportunities! See the speakers, registration and sponsor forms attached!

Plan to bring the entire family to the “Zippity Zoo Da” Welcome Event on Thursday night featuring furry and feathered friends visiting from the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

SPEAKERS.  We are fortunate to have a great lineup of speakers that include Brian Fielkow (“Leading People Safely”), Dave Manning (ATA National Issues Update), Rebecca Brewster (ATRI Where Research Meets the Road), Dr. Shawn Wilson (Louisiana’s Key Transportation Initiatives) and Jim Angel (Next Generation of Trucking Safety). And, LA-DOTD policy staff will be onsite to interview registrants about highway issues and especially the rewrite of the size and weight permit regulations.

REVERSE RAFFLE TICKETS.  Remember to purchase your reverse raffle ticket prior to the convention. They are selling fast and only a few may be available at the convention!

HOTEL. For hotel rooms, contact Dana at the LMTA office.

NOTE:  If you have made a hotel reservation, please send in your convention registration forms to the LMTA office!

     See the speakers, registration and sponsor forms attached!

2016 Convention Registration Form

2016 Convention Golf Registration Form

2016 Convention Sponsor Form

Convention Speaker Page

Special Convention Promotional Opportunity

Donate items for Registrants Gift Bags!

76th Annual LMTA Convention

Perdido Beach Resort * Orange Beach, Alabama

July 21-23, 2016

This year we are going to a new location for the LMTA annual convention – the Perdido Beach Resort — with new entertainment and new sponsors! 

 In an effort to give our sponsors more “bang for their buck” we are offering you a chance to get your company name in front of each registrant. 

Any LMTA sponsor – $500 and above – can provide us with logo items that will be included in each registrant’s gift bag when they pick up their registration packet.

To cover all paid registrants, we will need a minimum of 150 items to be delivered to the LMTA office no later than Friday, July 15th.

We hope to see our registrants with a bag full of memorable gifts from our sponsors! 

Feel free to call the LMTA office if you need more information…

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How to Contact Legislators at the Capitol: 

           House:    PH      (225) 342-6945            Senate:    PH     (225) 342-2040 

                           FAX    (225) 342-8336                             FAX     (225) 342-0617 

Official Legislative Website: www.legis.state.la.us 

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2016 LMTA Seafood Gala

Visit this website for Photos from the 2016 Gala:  http://www.johnballance.net/p278451560#h70174103

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2016 LMTA Calendar of Events

76th Annual LMTA Convention

Perdido Beach Resort


July 21-23, 2016

Orange Beach, FL

National Truck Driving Championships

August 9-13, 2016

Indianapolis, Indiana

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

September 11-17, 2016

LMTA Call on Washington

September 20-22, 2016

Washington, D.C.

Fall Transportation Conference

November 16-17

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center


Baton Rouge

 Read this week’s LMTA Legislative Bulletin

for more information on these stories…

75th Annual Convention Memories. If you could not attend, you can now peruse pictures of all of the events at http://www.johnballance.net/f230754927.  You can purchase copies of the photos, download or share them!

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