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October 28, 2022

October 28, 2022

The Official Newsletter of Louisiana's Trucking Industry


  • LMTA & BSW Seminar on Wage & Hour Laws
  • Nov. 9 Board Of Directors Meeting & Proxy
  • LMTA Insurance Management Services
  • FMSCA - Extends the Emergency Declaration Hurricane Ian
  • Slidell Touch A Truck Postponed to Nov. 5
  • Weather Update & Advisories
  • PAR Guide for LA Constitutional Amendment
  • Open Road | 2022 Issue 2
  • & MORE!


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Updates from Louisiana's Transportation Industry!

The Official Newsletter of Louisiana's Trucking Industry

October 28, 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


Nov. 9 - Board of Directors & Membership Meetings

Fall meeting for the LMTA Board of Directors at LMTA's Management & Membership Forum. The schedule for all LMTA meetings can be found below.

  • Noon-12:45 pm (TruckPAC meeting)
  • 12:45 pm-1:15 pm (Legislative Committee meeting)
  • 1:15 pm -3:00 pm (Board of Directors meeting)

We ask that all Directors planning to attend this meeting, either in-person or by sending a proxy, complete registration so we can establish a quorum. Proxy forms can be accessed on members' Info Hub under "resources" or downloaded here. Please send all completed proxy forms to



The Southern Hotel

428 East Boston Street, Covington, LA, 70433, United States


Please note: Registering for the Board of Directors meeting WILL NOT register you for the Membership & Management Forum, which includes training for Pt. 2 of our litigation training on The Mongoose Method. To register for our litigation workshop - please register.  


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 



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:



Slidell Touch a Truck - Weather Postponement

RESCHEDULED: November 5, 2022


From Slidell Noon Lions Club:

Touch-a-Truck that was scheduled for this weekend (Oct. 29) has been POSTPONED due to weather. Lion Dan has been in touch with WWL's weatherman Chris Franklin, who expects scattered rain on and off most of the day, with some areas getting up to an inch of rainfall. The make-up day will take place the following week on Saturday, Nov. 5. Have a safe and happy weekend. We will see everyone on Nov. 5.



WEATHER - National Weather Service: No Advisories

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


Main Takeaways:

  • Tropics remain active but no impacts expected for the northern Gulf Coast
  • Next chance of rain will be Friday into Saturday, with 1 to 2 inches of rain over 2 days with isolated higher amounts possible for the whole area

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 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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