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November 18, 2022

November 18, 2022

The Official Newsletter of Louisiana's Trucking Industry

IN THIS ISSUE: 

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

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Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!
 

The Official Newsletter of Louisiana's Trucking Industry

November 18, 2022

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ASSOCIATION UPDATES

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.

 

DETAILS: 

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

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

 

ATA Law Enforcement Advisory Board Applications Open
Looking for officers to serve Louisiana truckers on ATA board.

The American Trucking Association's are now accepting applications for the 2023 Law Enforcement Advisory Board cohort. Currently, 20 states are represented on the LEAB, and we hope to expand our footprint in 2023.

 

The geographic diversity of our membership is one of our greatest strengths and has been extraordinarily beneficial to ATA’s broader advocacy efforts.

 

The following individuals are eligible to join the 2023 cohort:

  1. Individuals within ATA membership who have previous experience in federal, state, and/or local law enforcement;
  2. Current or retired law enforcement officials who have contributed positively to the relationship between trucking and law enforcement; and
  3. Law enforcement officials who hold leadership positions in prominent law enforcement organizations.

The application can be found here, and the application window will close on December 31, 2022. Please feel free to share the application with any individual(s) you think is/are well suited to serve on the LEAB. Potential applicants who are interested in learning more about the LEAB and our priorities can go to www.trucking.org/lawenforcement for more information.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact LMTA Executive Director Renee Amar (225-287-0117). 

 

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.

 

TIFFANY VANHAZEBROECK | Benefits Specialist
(678) 977-5175
tiffanyv@lmta.la 

 

TED MENGEL | CEO

(404) 314-6799

ted@lmta.la 

 

INDUSTRY UPDATES

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway - Construction Closures

FROM THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS EXPRESSWAY COMMISSION

On Mon and Tues (Nov 21 and 22) between 10 AM and 4 PM, expect the right lane on the south bound Causeway bridge to be closed between the 20 and 12 mile markers for construction.  Please be extra careful in the work zone.

 

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

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

FROM DREW BURNSIDE | OGLETREE DEAKINS

 

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. 

 

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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. 

 

Weblink:

Florida Executive Order 22-253

 

Emergency Declarations, Waivers, Exemptions and Permits:

VIEW ONLINE

 

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. 

 

Date:

January 24, 2023 | 9AM - 4PM

 

Location:

LDEQ Conference Center
Oliver Pollock Room
602 North 5th Street

 

Contact:

Caress VanDuzee

caress@louisianacleanfuels.org 

 

OTHER UPDATES

WEATHER - National Weather Service: Potential for Freeze

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

 

Main Takeaways:

  • Freezing temperatures likely tonight for the northern 2/3rds of the area – potential for hard freeze conditions across northern areas.
  • Next light rain chances on Saturday while staying cool.
  • Temperatures remain well below-normal through early next week.
  • Next rain and storm chances mid to late-week, possibly in or around the Thanksgiving holiday.
 

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