Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!


2023 Annual Sponsor

President's TruckPAC Crawfish Cook-Off | Apr. 29

Proceeds to benefit TruckPAC, LMTA's Political Action Committee

Join us for the LMTA President's Crawfish Cook-off, benefiting LMTA's TruckPac. 

The "Battle of the Paddle" will see teams of four compete for bragging rights for the best crawfish among Louisiana's truckers. Register your team, or purchase an individual registration to taste them all! 




Along with crawfish, registrants will also enjoy Lucky Dogs, house-made jambalaya and snowballs. Families with kids are welcome, with a spacewalk and music during the competition.


All proceeds will benefit LMTA TruckPac, The Political Action Committee of the LMTA. All forms of registration are donations to TruckPAC.


PLEASE NOTE: Registrant fees are viewed as contributions to TruckPAC and are not tax-deductible. Information on the contributor will be reported to the Louisiana Board of Ethics. When registering, please complete the name and address section for proper record keeping.


LMTA Annual Convention | Room Block is NOW OPEN!

The 2023 LMTA Annual Convention will take place July 13-15, 2023 at the The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL. We encourage all those planning to attend to book early. This resort is in demand and usually fully books before the spring! 


The Lodge at Gulf State Park
21196 E Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36542 

The cut-off for reservations is Monday, June 12, 2023.
BOOK ONLINE or by phone (251) 540-4000 (Group Code: LMTA)


Please Note: The LMTA reserves the right to remove any guest from the room block who is not registered for the convention. Removal from the block may result in an increase in rate or cancelation of reservation by the hotel.


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



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WEATHER - National Weather Service: No Advisories

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


Main Takeaways:

  • High rain chances today, with some potential for locally heavy rain
  • There is also a low chance (marginal risk) of a few severe storms today
  • The weekend looks great for any outdoor activities
  • Another round of unsettled weather looks to be on tap by the middle of next week

WEBINAR - Insider Tips: How Your Company Can Predict and PREVENT Crashes | Apr 25

Tuesday, April 25 12:00 pm Central Time

Here is an update from Samba Safety, official partners of the LMTA.

  • How rising risk and fleet-related costs negatively impact companies across industries
  • The 15 most common violations that are leading indicators of future claims
  • Ways to spot risky drivers before they receive violations
  • 5 simple steps to identify and intervene with high-risk drivers and prevent crashes




ELECTIONS - PAR's Annual Conference Will Host Governor Candidate Forum | Apr 26



PAR President Dr. Steven Procopio will interview gubernatorial candidates at 2:00 p.m. to discuss public policy issues and their plans to move the state forward. PAR's Annual Conference and Luncheon takes place on Wednesday, April 26, at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge.


Conference Schedule:

  • 9:30 – Board and Membership Meeting
  • 10:00 – Candidate Forums for Attorney General and Insurance Commissioner
  • 11:30 – Patron Reception
  • 12:00 – Luncheon and Address from Keynote Speaker Patrick Butler, President and CEO of America’s Public Television Stations
  • 2:00 – Governor Candidate Forum
    • State Sen. Sharon Hewitt
    • Attorney General Jeff Landry
    • Attorney Hunter Lundy
    • State Rep. Richard Nelson
    • Former Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson
    • Former Louisiana Association of Business and Industry leader Stephen Waguespack


Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Register Now! 

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