Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!


2022 Annual Sponsor

NEXT WEEK - Management & Membership Forum | Nov. 8 & 9, 2022
Featuring Pt. 2 of "The Mongoose Method" Litigation Defense Training

Could your business fall victim to the next nuclear verdict?



Many companies in our industry are facing an existential threat from abusive lawsuits. Trial lawyers, such as the "Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys," have weaponized the courts with Reptile Theory.


Their target is business, and their tactic has a hypnotic effect on jurors. Trial attorneys have abandoned justice in favor of a guaranteed payday from insured businesses. Small accidents reap settlements far out of proportion to actual damages. Meanwhile, the specter of a truly catastrophic loss – loss of life or limb – haunts us.



The solution is straightforward: education, proactivity, and aggressiveness with the Mongoose Method. But does it work? Let the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys tell you with their new webinar, "Caging the Mongoose: The "Newest" Method by Defendants to Avoid Accountability." 



Through our program Dr. Bill Kanasky, a national expert in witness training and jury psychology, shares the secrets behind the causes of nuclear verdicts and nuclear settlements. He will focus on what exactly trucking and transportation companies can do to protect themselves from these nuclear outcomes.



November 8 & 9, 2022

The Southern Hotel - 428 East Boston Street, Covington, LA, 70433


The Future of Law in Louisiana with Supreme Court Justice McCallum 
December 2 - Shreveport | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) and the Louisiana Legal Reform Coalition (formally the Coalition for Common Sense) have partnered with the LMTA and LABI to host The Future of Law in Louisiana with Justice Jay McCallum. The LMTA invites all of our members and those interested to join us, regardless of their voting district. 


This complimentary luncheon will feature Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jay McCallum. Justice McCallum will discuss Louisiana’s legal climate, why citizen engagement is critical and how upcoming elections will shape the future of our civil justice system.


To join us and learn how you can play a part in ending lawsuit abuse, register here or below today or contact Lillian Piazza (225) 907-3874 for more information.



Friday, December 2, 2022 |11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

The Petroleum Club - 416 Travis St. Unit 1412, Shreveport, LA 71101



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



Lake Pontchartrain Causeway - Upcoming Closure

Sunday, November 6 | 6:30 am - 9:30 am


This Sunday morning, November 6, from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM, the northbound Causeway bridge will be closed to complete an accident investigation.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please plan to use an alternate route to drive north during these three hours Sunday morning.


Slidell Touch a Truck - Cancelled for 2022

From Slidell Noon Lions Club:

It is with deep sorrow and regrets that the Slidell Noon Lion's Club will have to cancel our annual Touch-A-Truck fundraiser this year. We had hoped that the weather would cooperate, but it is being rained out for the second time. Thank you, everyone, for all the hard work that was put in to make this event successful. but due to the weather (again), we are unable to have the event this year.


FMCSA - Extends the Emergency Declaration

No. 2022-013 - Hurricane Ian - Florida and South Carolina

OCTOBER 25, 2022 

FMCSA extends the Hurricane Ian Regional Emergency Declaration (only two states are impacted:  Florida and South Carolina).  

  • The Declaration will expire on November 28th, 2022.
  • Please reach out to FMCSA toll free number 1-877-831-2250 for any questions.


SSC - Modification and Extension of Emergency Declaration 2022-013 - Hurricane Ian


Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits:



WEATHER - National Weather Service: No Advisories

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


Main Takeaways:

  • Main concern the next 7 days will be some potential for locally heavy rainfall mainly Friday night through Saturday
  • One or two storms could also be strong to severe, primarily across areas northwest of a line from Baton Rouge to McComb Friday night

WEBINAR - The PAR Perspective: Insurance Industry in Crisis

From PAR (Public Affairs Research Council) 

The Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) is excited to host its next The PAR Perspective webinar, Insurance Industry Crisis, on Friday, November 18, at 12:15 p.m. 
Join PAR along with Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon; Sen. Jeremy Stine, a member of the Senate Insurance Committee who represents the Lake Charles region; and Kevin Cunningham, a lobbyist who represents the interests of the insurance industry, for an in-depth discussion about the struggles to obtain affordable homeowners' insurance in Louisiana after years of back-to-back hurricanes. 



Friday, November 18, 2022 | 12:15 p.m.


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 11 constitutional amendments the public will consider on the Nov. 8 and 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.


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