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LMTA Taps McNeely to Serve as New Executive Director

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) is proud to announce that Chance McNeely has been selected to lead the organization as its new Executive Director. The announcement concludes a diligent, months-long effort by the LMTA Board of Directors to fill this crucial role.

McNeely has served as an appointed executive at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development since Governor Edwards took office in 2016. He previously served in key positions under Governor Jindal and as a congressional aide in the U.S. House of Representatives. Additionally, he has served as a membership recruitment professional at the National Rifle Association.

“The LMTA Board of Directors is very pleased to have Chance on board in this vital role,” said LMTA President John Austin. “He possesses the skills and expertise that we were looking for, and stood out among dozens of candidates as the right person to lead our organization into the future. We are excited about what Chance will do to grow the LMTA.”

“The commercial trucking industry delivers for the people of Louisiana every single day, and I intend to deliver for the LMTA and its members,” said McNeely.  “From the day-to-day resources we provide to our members, to advocating at all levels of government, my focus will be on modernizing our approach in pursuit of meaningful solutions. I am eager to get started.”

McNeely takes over following Cathy Gautreaux’s appointment as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under President Trump. 

2018 LMTA Seafood Gala.  On April 21st the 2018 LMTA Seafood Gala will be held in New Orleans.  Advance ticket sales are on sale now.  Use the attached Advance Ticket Reservation From to reserve your tickets today.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available – contact the LMTA office for more information.  Look for the official brochure later this week.  Please contact the LMTA office to make your hotel reservations.

Click here for the Advanced Ticket Reservation Form

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!

Safety Management Council.  The LMTA Safety Management Council held their 2018 Planning meeting on Thursday, January 11.  In addition to finalizing their 2018 Calendar of Events the SMC elected its 2018-2020 Officers.

Elected 2018-2020 SMC Chairman is Tammy Cedotal with Arabie Trucking Services in Thibodaux.  Tammy works as the Human Resource Manager and handles safety, HR, insurance, claims, etc., for the company.

Elected 2018-2020 SMC Vice Chairman is Scotty Reynolds with Dupre` Logistics in Lafayette.  In his position as Field Safety Representative Scotty is responsible for driver management and training for Dupre`s Baton Rouge, Plaquemine and New Orleans terminals.

LMTA Safety Recognition Programs.  The official LMTA Safety Recognition Programs nomination packet is being mailed to you this week.  The deadline for submission is February 9 for the Fleet Safety Program and March 2 for the Driver of the Year and Safety Professional of the Year nominations.  All awards will be presented at the 28th Annual LMTA Safety Banquet on March 24 at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

LSP to Offer Traffic Incident Management Responder Training.  The Louisiana State Police invites you to attend Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training in the Louisiana State Police – Troop A squad room.

The four-hour block of instruction will focus on a response effort that protects motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow.

TIM efforts include detecting, verifying and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene and restoring traffic flow.  Register Here

January:       Tuesday, January 16 & Tuesday, January 30

Location:      LSP – Troop A (Squad Room) * 17801 Highland Rd * Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Times:           8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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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