Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!
Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!

The Official Newsletter of Louisiana's Trucking Industry

December 2, 2022



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2023 Louisiana Transportation Conference | Jan 18, 2023

Join us for our 2023 Transportation Conference on January 18 at the Cook Hotel & Conference Center on the Louisiana State University campus.

Meet and speak directly with agency leaders, regulators, and politicians as we discuss issues ranging from infrastructure to logistics that affect the everyday operations and business of Louisiana's transportation industry.

There will be ample opportunities to network and visit including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities - which are limited. Tentative speakers and schedule details can be found on our website.


January 18, 2022 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Lod Cook Hotel & Conference Center

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

LMTA Member Exclusive NO COST Employee Benefits
Benefit plans from LMTA Insurance Management!

We are excited to share our partnership with Mengel Financial Group to bring our members our new benefit plans under LMTA Insurance Management!

Since 2005, Mengel Financial Group has been offering Voluntary Employee Benefits to meet the needs of companies and their employees. Mengel Financial Group is committed to providing our members with the best and most affordable group benefits based on their specific needs. Offering Voluntary Employee Benefits strengthens relationships with your employees and improves retention and recruitment.

All of the benefits are offered at NO COST TO THE EMPLOYER. Mengel Financial Group has partnered with over 20 insurance carriers, which allows us to provide the best and most affordable benefits to satisfy our member's employee’s needs. Many of their benefit offerings are Guaranteed Issue requiring no medical questions or medical exam.

Mengel Financial Group has been saving companies, employees & owner operators money on benefits since 1989, working with the Georgia Motor Transport Association in recent years, providing their members with affordable benefits.

LMTA Insurance Management also has a local benefits specialist in Tiffany VanHazebroeck, located in Mandeville, LA. Tiffany is ready to help our member companies provide their employees with exclusive voluntary benefits!

For more information or inquiries on benefits - please contact Tiffany VanHazebroeck or Ted Mengel whose information is listed in their profiles here.

(678) 977-5175


(404) 314-6799



I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Proposed Tolls Project

Public Hearing & Comments - Dec. 13

The Calcasieu River Bridge project, which is the proposed project tolling the bridge, will have a public hearing Tuesday, December 13, 2022. The meeting will be held at the Pryce/Miller Recreation Center in Lake Charles.


Tues. Dec.13, 2022 | 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Pryce / Miller Recreation Center (216 Albert Street at Belden, Lake Charles)

- 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Exhibits and Questions

- 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Speak on Record at Open Forum

We encourage business owners, drivers, citizens and all those affected to attend as this is an important meeting regarding the proposed toll!

The LMTA continues to fight the proposed tolling on the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge. Check out our public opinion survey or stay up to date in the following forums!


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tolls-Are-a-Double-Tax-101602119144937

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tollsdoubletax

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tollsareadoubletax_/

Daily Decisions and FMCSA Register Official Announcement

NOVEMBER 21, 2022

On October 24, 2022 FMCSA made available to the public two new pages on the FMCSA Registration Site: Daily Decisions (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/daily-decisions), and FMCSA Daily Register (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/fmcsa-register).

The Daily Decisions page contains six daily decision letters generated by the Licensing and Insurance (L&I) system:

  • Certificates of Authority
  • Re-entitlements (Name Change Decisions)
  • Reinstatements
  • Certificates of Registration (OP-2) – MX Commercial Zone
  • Transfer Certificates, Permits, Licenses
  • Certificates, Permits and Licenses for Regular Routes

The FMCSA Daily Register page is a daily summary of motor carrier applications, decisions and notices issued by FMCSA. Visit the FMCSA’s Registration website (https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration) and select “Daily Decisions” or “FMCSA Daily Register” to access these documents.

Both pages are maintained by the FMCSA Office of Registration and serve for reference purposes only. As a reminder, the L&I system is the authoritative source for whether an entity is authorized to engage in non-exempt, for-hire interstate operations.

Louisiana NEVI Workshop and Expo | Jan. 24

From Louisiana Clean Fuels:

LCF invites you to the Louisiana NEVI Workshop and Expo. This LCF Workshop is for all potential applicants who are interested in learning about the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program to build out our EV Charging Corridors. Participation in this event is a great way to meet and network with potential project partners. This event is free and open for all interested stakeholders.

Background: As of September 15, 2022, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved our state's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Deployment Plan and will allocate approximately $73 million in federal funding to Louisiana over the next five years. These funds will cover 80 percent of the EV infrastructure expenses with a minimum 20 percent non-federal match covered by grant recipients. To disburse these funds, our state is developing a competitive grant program that allows for a phased approach to the buildout of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) over five years that meets federal requirements of DC Fast Chargers within one mile of designated corridors.

If your group would like to be a sponsor or a booth, we have some opportunities for that as well.


January 24, 2023 | 9AM - 4PM


LDEQ Conference Center
Oliver Pollock Room
602 North 5th Street


Caress VanDuzee



ELECTIONS - PAR Guide to Constitutional Amendments

Nonpartisan educational review to help people understand the issues and the proposed changes on the ballots.

From PAR (Public Affairs Research Council)

The 2022 Guide covers the potential impact of the constitutional amendments the public will consider on the Dec. 10 ballots. This nonpartisan, educational review helps you understand the issues and the proposed changes so you can develop your positions on each proposition.

To view the 2022 Guide, please visit the links below.

WEATHER - National Weather Service: No Advisories

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

Main Takeaways:

  • Quiet and pleasant to finish out the week.
  • Monitoring potential for fog Saturday morning: Mainly along and north of I-10/12.
  • Light rain chances Saturday. Not anticipating a flooding or severe weather risk.
  • Warming trend continues into the weekend thru the middle of next week while mostly dry.


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