The 78th Annual LMTA Convention

August 2-4, 2018 | Hilton Pensacola Beach, 12 Via De Luna Drive | Pensacola, FL

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association hosted the 78th Annual LMTA Convention in Pensacola Beach on Aug. 3-5. During the convention members and their families enjoyed a golf tournament, raffles, beach time and most importantly — discussions of the future for the trucking industry as well as innovations to the organization with new Executive Director, Chance McNeely leading the way.

From new board member installations to a congressional speaker to a national trucking association presentation, LMTA allied and trucking members joined together to discuss, learn and determine new pathways to reshaping the industry, including infrastructure funding, LMTA membership contributions, tort reform, the driver shortage and the upcoming 2019 election.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Liability Reform

• Upcoming election cycle for the state legislature is critical. Record number of new members
• Business community must come together and hold legislators and candidates accountable

 

LMTA General Counsel Doug Williams, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, speaks at the Liability Reform panel.

 

LABI Political Director John Diez, also on the panel, urged the LMTA to use its PAC dollars wisely.

 

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Highway Funding

• Graves, Pottle agree that we must invest more in transportation. We are on unsustainable path.
• LMTA is working to identify highway  funding solutions in order to promote an industry plan.    
• ATRI highlights Louisiana ranks in the Top 5 on trucking industry dollars wasted in congestion

 

Congressman Gary Graves disscussed much-needed infrastucture changes

 

ATA Vice Chairman Barry Pottle presented his analysis of fuel taxes versus tolls for infrastructure funding

 

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Advocacy

• Graves encourages trucking industry to be vocal, stay heavily involved in government. Trucking industry is the expert on transportation.
• Pottle highlights betters days for trucking industry under the trump administration

 

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Membership

• Strategic planning process underway for the future
• Enhanced membership experience on the horizon
• Board votes to invest in LMTA with first dues increase in 12 years

 


 

Convention Sponsors
 

Platinum Sponsors
Cobbs, Allen & Hall of Louisiana, Inc.
Envoc
Kenworth of Louisiana
Paccar Parts
Louisiana Peterbilt Dealers: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, New Orleans
RoadRunner Towing & Recovery
Vertical Alliance/Infinit-i
Diamond Sponsors
Louisiana Freightliner Dealers: Capitol Freightliner, Empire Truck Sales, and Lonestar – Shreveport
FedEx Corporation
Silver Sponsors
C & S Wholesale Grocers
Comdata Network
Guillory Petroleum Transport, LLC
Old River Truck Sales
Peoplenet Video Intelligence (a Trimble Company)
Port Aggregates, Inc.
Retif Oil & Fuel, LLC
Service Transport Company
 

Door Prize Sponsors
 

Agway Systems
Berard Transportation
Cummins
Dorisy Hay
Ergon Trucking
Fluid Disposal Specialties
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Hyatt Centric
Judy Smart
Kenworth of Louisiana
Lake City Trucking
Northlake Moving & Storage
Polar Tank Trailer
Renaissance Baton Rouge
Roadrunner Towing & Recovery
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
SevenOaks Capital Associates
Southern Information Services
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
Trailer Management International
Triple G Express
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
 

Bill Clark Memorial Golf Tournament
 

Hole Sponsors
Agway Systems
Ater Warehouse
Bengal Transportation Services
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson
Carrier Transicold South
Cummins
Custom Ecology
Dedicated Transportation
Empire Truck Sales
Hay Brothers
J.W. Nelson Transports
James T. Gentry
Kenworth of Louisiana
Lonestar Truck Group – Shreveport
Peterbilt of Louisiana
Quality Transport
Retif Oil & Fuel
SevenOaks Capital Associates
Southern States Utility Trailer Sales
Stranco
Trailer Management International
Transportation Compliance Services
Tri State Refrigeration
Trico Transportation
Tournament Sponsors
Bengal Transportation Services
Cummins
Peterbilt of Louisiana
Stranco
Webb Wheel Products
 

Annual Sponsors
 

Gold Sponsors
Help, Inc…a provider of PrePass
McGriff Insurance Services
RoadRunner Towing & Recovery, Inc.
Silver Sponsors
Compass Compliance Management
FedEx Corporation
Gulf Coast Business Credit
J.J. Keller & Associates
NOCS Transport, Ltd.
Peoplenet Communications
Southern Tire Mart
UPS
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors
Aeropres Corporation
Bengal Transportation Services
BMO Harris Bank
Bruckner Truck Sales, Inc.
C & S Wholesale Grocers
Cash Magic Truck Stops
Creel Brothers, Inc.
Dedicated Transportation, LLC
Dupre` Logistics, LLC
Dynamic Environmental Services, LLC
Empire Truck Sales, Inc.
Ergon Trucking, Inc.
FedEx Freight
Frisard’s Trucking Company
Grammer Industries
Hercules Transport, Inc.
Marathon Petroleum
Newman Transport, LLC
Pilot Flying J
Port Aggregates, Inc.
Razorback Rentals, LLC
Service Transport Company
SevenOaks Capital Associates, LLC
Triple G Express
United Vision Logistics