Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!


2023 Annual Sponsor


New Affinity Member With DDS Transportation Consulting, LLC



We are thrilled to announce that LMTA has partnered with DDS Transportation Consulting, LLC to provide our valued members with professional services that help maximize the efficiency of your Trucking Management Software systems. 


DDS Transportation Consulting, LLC is the transportation technology solution that helps trucking companies of all sizes improve processes, enhance efficiency through automation, integrate software programs, generate custom reports, and complete TMS system training. 


As part of our partnership with DDS Transportation Consulting, they are now offering a special LMTA discount. If your organization uses DDS Transportation Consulting’s services, you will receive a 10% discount on your consultation fees for the first 12 months after signing a contract. All members must state that you have an LMTA referral to receive this offer. Please see below for a brief (and not all inclusive) list of services offered by the company. If you're interested, please click the link at the bottom of this e-mail to schedule a consultation. 

  • Focused approach on assessing as-is and future state requirements 

  • Robust and agnostic integration program for payroll, maintenance, TMS-TMS, brokerage platforms, track and trace, and other key systems.  

  • Custom software development

  • Business Intelligence integrations and reporting

  • Process re-engineering

  • TMS System training

  • Implementations 



2023 Top Industry Issues Survey 

We kindly ask our members to take a few minutes and complete The American Transportation Research Institute’s 2023 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with potential strategies for addressing each issue. 

If enough respondents from Louisiana take the survey, we will receive Louisiana’s top issues. Otherwise, they are national top issues. 


Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the 2023 survey available by clicking here. The survey will remain open through September 29, 2023



Win a Bottle of Special Reserve Blanton's 


Participate in the survey for a chance to win a bottle of Special Reserve Blanton’s! The survey is open to all members of your company, including drivers, office workers, and owners. 


The results of the 2023 survey will be released October 14, 2023 as part of the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition to be held in Austin, Texas.  


We appreciate your participation! 


Legislative Dispatch | Sept. 18 - 23

We are excited to announce the first round of our Legislative Dispatch. During these visits, local lawmakers meet with members at their businesses to see firsthand what it is like to run a trucking company in Louisiana.


Below are the locations for our September visits. We encourage all members in the area to register and join us in our discussion with local lawmakers



September 18, 2023

September 19, 2023 

September 20, 2023  

September 21, 2023

September 22, 2023


Membership & Management Forum | Oct. 25 - 26

LMTA's 2023 Management & Membership Forum will be held October 25 - 26, at the Cypress Bend Resort in Many, LA. This forum is dedicated to association collaboration and management. 




WEDNESDAY | October 25, 2023

  • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Cocktail reception with drinks and hors douvres

THURSDAY | October 26, 2023

    • 8:00 am-9:00 am: Breakfast
    • 9:00 am: LMTA Legislative Committee Meeting: Panel Discussion on Commercial Insurance Issues-Moderated by Chris Billings, Breazeale, Sasche, Wilson with panelists- Louisiana Insurance Commissioner-elect Tim Temple, Bayou Insurance Jeff Gordon, Perkins & Associates Mark Perkins, and Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Coordinator Lt. Michael Wilkerson. 
    • 10:30 am: LMTA Events Committee Meeting (Mitch Guillot, Chair)
    • 11:00 am: LMTA Membership Committee Meeting (Chevis Boone, Chair)
    • 12:00 pm: Working lunch with Rep Rodney Schamerhorn (R-Hornbeck)
    • 1:00 pm: LMTA Foundation Update 
    • 1:30 pm: TruckPAC: Elections Update (Tim Ordoyne, Chair)
    • 2:00 pm: Board of Director’s Meeting (Cully Frisard, Chair)

I-110 S Closed Due to Fire in Harrison County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has released the following traffic advisory:


All lanes of I-110 S. between Bayview Ave. (Exit 1-D) and U.S. 90 in Harrison County are closed due to damage from a sustained fire. 

The closure will remain in place until repairs to the bridge are complete. 

Southbound traffic on I-110 is being diverted onto Bayview Ave. (Exit 1-D).


Current Emergency Declarations

Florida Executive Order 23-171 




Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits 


In preparation, the Governor of Florida has issued a State Emergency Declaration for 33 counties for Storm Idalia, expected to turn into a hurricane and possibly make landfall on Tuesday/Wednesday along Florida’s western coast.   

  • A HURRICANE WATCH has been issued for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Englewood to Indian Pass, including Tampa Bay. 

All Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits



Kentucky Official Order 113350

(Suspension of Registration Requirements, and Exemption of Hours of Service and Stoppage at Weigh Stations)


Vermont Emergency Declaration 

(Vermont faces the imminent likelihood of excessive rain combined with water runoff, flooding, erosion)



DOTD Reminder - Weight Limit on US 84 Bridge | Above 5 Tons

A reminder from the DOTD that the US 84 bridge near Tullos is open only to vehicular traffic with a 5-ton load rating. DOTD is asking those above the weight limit to find an alternate route.


DOTD appreciates your patience while crews perform bridge repairs.


Additional Information:
Call (318) 412-3100 or (800) 256-1610 or 511 or visit www.511LA.org for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for iPhone or Android devices or the DOTD Facebook page.


WEATHER - National Weather Service: Dangerous Heat Advisories

Here is an update from our partners at the New Orleans and Baton Rouge NWS.


Main Takeaways:

  • Dangerous heat will continue today but won't be quite as oppressive as recent days. A heat advisory is in effect for maximum heat index values up to 111 degrees. Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning, drink plenty of water even if you're not thirsty, check on the elderly, ill neighbors, and family members, and bring pets indoors or provide them with shade and plenty of water.
  • Seven Day Forecast for Baton Rouge and New Orleans depicts more extreme heat ahead this weekend into early next week with heat indices well into the 110 degree range. However, rain chances build back up this weekend into early next week with an approaching front, helping to reduce the extreme heat somewhat.

LMTA Member Exclusive Affinity Programs

The LMTA currently offers a variety of exclusive business partnerships and services to members of the association. Special member-only offers for our partners are listed below and can be found through your LMTA Info Hub under the "Resources" tab.



Since 1998 SambaSafety has been mitigating driver risk for their clients. As part of our partnership with SambaSafety, LMTA members save $1,000 on system set-up fees! 



App Embark specializes in creating mobile apps for companies that allow employers to organize and communicate with their employees more efficiently and effectively. As part of our partnership with App Embark, LMTA members save $500 on the cost of the build fee!  



Mengel Financial Group is committed to providing the best and most affordable Voluntary Employee Benefits based on employers’ specific needs. As part of our partnership with Mengel Financial Group, LMTA members are offered group benefits at no cost!  



DDS Transportation Consulting, LLC helps maximize the efficiency of your Transportation Management Software System. As part of our partnership with DDS Transportation Consulting, LLC, you will receive a 10% discount on your consultation fees for the first 12 months after signing a contract! All members must state that you have an LMTA referral to receive this offer.





Please note: Since these are exclusive member only offers, you will be directed to log into your Info Hub to view the details.


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