Letter from the Executive Director
This edition of Open Road magazine takes a look at where LMTA is headed. We have a great strategic plan that will bring LMTA to the next level, across all aspects of the association. That being said, I want to highlight some key aspects of 2018. It was a big year for LMTA.
2018 set a record as the year that the Louisiana Legislature met the most. It actually felt that it would never end, but LMTA fared well. We stopped another attempt at lane restrictions, we passed a bill to stop escort companies from operating without adequate insurance, and we created a LMTA license plate to raise money for the Foundation. Considering all that was at stake, I am proud of what we protected and accomplished last year.
The remainder of 2018 consisted of LMTA revamping its internal operations. I am proud to say that we are now positioned to deliver a better member experience in 2019 and beyond. We have an aggressive recruitment strategy for new members and a team to get it done.
We had record turnouts at our events last year, and we have put together a team that will continue to build on this success.
To make everything come together, please take the time to attend our new event — the LMTA Winter Management Summit — on Feb 11–13 in Shreveport-Bossier. You can register online when you check out our new website www.lmta.la. Also, download our new app that will serve as a year-round resource and that will host the agendas for all of our events. You can search your App Store for LMTA or LA Motor Transport. It’s free and easy to use! Be sure to allow location services and push notifications so we can stay in touch!
I hope you enjoy this edition of Open Road and I look forward to seeing you at our great events this year!
D. Chance McNeely
Louisiana Motor Transport Association