Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!


2023 Annual Sponsor

ICYMI: LMTA Leads Charge Against I-10 Tolls

As we are sure you know by now, DOTD has released it's proposed toll on the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge.

  • Local Auto: $0.25 (Toll Tag) | N/A (Non-Toll Tag) | $0.13 (Peak Hour HOV Rate)
  • Auto: $2.55 (Toll Tag) | $3.75 (Non-Toll Tag) | $1.25 (Peak Hour HOV Rate)
  • Medium Truck: $2.55 (Toll Tag) | $3.82 (Non-Toll Tag) | N/A (Peak Hour HOV Rate)
  • Large Truck: $12.50 (Toll Tag) | $18.73 (Non-Toll Tag) | N/A (Peak Hour HOV Rate)

The truck toll would be $12.50. These proposed toll rates confirm what the LMTA predicted - this bridge will be funded largely by silently taxing the truckers. 


This toll has the potential to add MILLIONS of dollars to medium and large carriers' operational costs. The Louisiana Motor Transport Association released a letter opposing the toll and it's impact on trucker (viewed here). 





1.) Using this link, contact your state lawmakers to let them know you do not support this toll. 

2.) Contact lawmakers that you know on the Transportation Committees. Their names and emails can be found here.

3.) Share this LMTA post on Facebook and any other social media platforms. 




NATMI's Driver Certification Program | Aug 23-24

NATMI’s nationally recognized, university-accredited Certified Driver Trainer (CDT) program is coming to Louisiana Aug 23-24! CDT is a "train-the-trainer" course for professionals responsible for developing and implementing professional driver training programs.


This course is the first step toward earning a credential to help you become a more competent professional and earn industry recognition and credibility in court testimony. If you have the job experience, you can pay one lump sum that covers all fees for certification and complete the process within a 60-day time frame – or less.


The LMTA Safety Management Council will host a two-day NATMI CDT course from Aug 23-24, at the LMTA office. More information regarding NATMI and program details can be found below.


NATMI Certified Driver Trainer (CDT) Course

Aug 23-24, 2023 | 8:00am - 5:00 pm

LMTA Office

4838 Bennington Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA | 70808

Register Now!


Doug Williams 2023 T.H. Davidge Award Recipient Thanks Association

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association honored our 2023 T.H. Davidge Award recipient during the association's 2023 Annual Convention held at The Lodge in Gulf Shores, AL. 
Doug Williams, General Counsel of the LMTA and partner of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP was selected as the 2023 recipient of the LMTA's most prestigious award. 
LMTA established the T.H. Davidge Memorial Award in 1989 in memory of a person who worked tirelessly for the trucking industry and whose support of LMTA was second to none. Although he is no longer with us, Mr. Davidge's commitment and dedication is embodied in the individuals who have received the award that bears his name. 


Nominees for this award must be an LMTA member in good standing who has rendered years of outstanding service to the trucking industry and to the association. Nominees are individuals of integrity who have served unselfishly at the local, state, or national level - all qualities that perfectly describe Mr. Williams and his service to the association.






IFTA Audit

Chairman of the Board, Cully Frisard, has asked the LMTA to share the following information regarding the funding from IFTA to the Transportation Trust Fund. 


Below are the documents from the Louisiana Office of the Treasury confirming funding.


Current Emergency Declarations

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)



MS DOT Advisory - Temporary Lane CLOSURES on I-10 W in Hancock County

From the Mississippi DOT:


WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)


WHAT: Temporary Lane CLOSURES


WHEN: NOW through Friday, August 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm


WHERE: Interstate 10 Westbound over the East Pearl River in Hancock County. 


WHY: Bridge repair due to automobile strike.


HOW: Drivers may seek an alternate route. Motorists are reminded to be on high alert for roadside crews. 


Stay updated at MDOTtraffic.com, download the MDOT Traffic mobile app and follow @MississippiDOT on Facebook and Twitter.


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: Excessive Heat Advisories

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


Main Takeaways:

  • Friday: Hot and mostly sunny conditions with isolated to scattered storms popping up in the afternoon.
  • Weekend: It will thankfully be a little less hot over the weekend as rain chances increase.

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.



Like the LMTA, SambaSafety's mission is to provide opportunities for companies to increase driver safety. Since 1998 SambaSafety has been mitigating driver risk for their clients. Their driver risk management and training solutions enable partners to add value to their customer base, streamline processes and improve overall safety and risk.


Use the link below for contacts to offer special member-only rates & offers on SambaSafety products!





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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