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November 11, 2022

November 11, 2022

The Official Newsletter of Louisiana's Trucking Industry


  • LMTA & BSW Seminar on Wage & Hour Laws
  • The Future of Law in Louisiana with Justice Jay McCallum 
  • LMTA Insurance Management Services
  • Legal Brief: Supreme Court Remands Domino's Delivery FAA Case
  • Lake Pontchartrain Causeway - Upcoming Construction
  • FMCSA - Florida Emergency Declaration (TS Nicole)
  • Louisiana NEVI Workshop and Expo | Jan. 24
  • & MORE!


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Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!

The Official Newsletter of Louisiana's Trucking Industry

November 11, 2022


2022 Annual Sponsor


LMTA & BSW Seminar on Wage & Hour Laws | Nov. 18

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association and Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. are excited to present Management Update Briefing, a half-day labor and employment law seminar for members. Details & registration can be found below:


Friday, November 18, 2022
8:30-12:00 PM Briefing 

Hilton Garden Inn Shreveport Bossier City
2015 Old Minden Rd
Bossier City, LA 71111

$15.00 per attendee


BSW Marketing


The Future of Law in Louisiana | Dec. 2 - 11:30 am
Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch & Legal Reform Coalition

The Louisiana Lawsuit Abuse Watch (LLAW) and the Louisiana Legal Reform Coalition (formally the Coalition for Common Sensehave partnered with the LMTA and LABI to host Engagement 2023: The Future of Law in Louisiana. The LMTA invites all of our members to join 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 



Legal Brief: Supreme Court Remands Domino's Delivery FAA Case

The focus of the Federal Arbitration Agreement (FAA) & exception for drivers.



U.S. Supreme Court Sends Federal Arbitration Act Interstate Commerce Exemption Issue Back to Ninth Circuit for Workers Whose Work is Entirely Inside Louisiana


On October 17, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States vacated a Ninth Circuit ruling that held that delivery drivers who deliver supplies from a warehouse in California to restaurant franchise locations within the state were exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) as a “class of workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce.” The Supreme Court granted a petition for certiorari in Domino’s Pizza, LLC v. Carmona, but remanded the case to the Ninth Circuit with instructions to provide “further consideration in light of” the high court’s June 2022 decision in Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, which held that airline employees who loaded and unloaded cargo from planes traveling interstate are exempt from the FAA. 




Lake Pontchartrain Causeway - Upcoming Construction

NOVEMBER 9, 2022 | Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (Nov 9, 10, and 11), expect rolling roadway work on the southbound bridge from 10 AM – 4 PM.  Please slow down and be extra cautious in work zones.


FMCSA - Florida Emergency Declaration (TS Nicole)

No. 22-253 - Emergency Management -Subtropical Storm Nicole

NOVEMBER 8, 2022 


The Governor of Florida issues State Emergency Declaration for Tropical Storm Nicole. 



Florida Executive Order 22-253


Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits:



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 



WEATHER - National Weather Service: No Advisories

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


Main Takeaways:

  • Cold front starts to pass through the area during the night on Friday and into Saturday morning.
  • By Saturday morning the front should be still passing through the area. Expect accompanying showers with the front, especially in the western portions of the area.

WEBINAR - The PAR Perspective: Insurance Industry Crisis

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

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.



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