The Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Inc., founded in 1939, now represents approximately 400 truck, bus and related industry companies throughout Louisiana and the nation. Over the past years, LMTA has vigorously fought to protect and defend the interests of the trucking industry in Baton Rouge and in Washington, D.C. For the past 64 years, LMTA has been recognized as the "voice of the trucking industry" in Louisiana and intend to live up to that honor for many years to come.
The LMTA's publications include the weekly Truck Talk and Legislative Bulletin, an annual Open Road Magazine, and periodic special publications to keep members informed of important issues in the trucking industry.
LMTA officers for the 2009-2010 year were:
Chairman of the Board: Martin Frisard, Frisard's Trucking Company
President: Jody Guillory, L & B Transport, LLC
1st Vice President: Doug Place, Dupre' Logistics, LLC
2nd Vice President: Randy Guillot, Triple G Express, Inc.
Vice President At Large: Judy Smart, RoadRunner Towing & Recovery, Inc
Secretary/Treasurer: Sam Lampo, Quality Transport, Inc
ATA Vice President: Robert E. Gorman, Tango Transport, Inc.
ATA Vice President Alternate: James Davison, Davison Transportation Services, LLC
ATA Vice President Alternate: John Majors, Quality Transport, Inc
Cathy F. Gautreaux, Executive Director, lobbies for LMTA during legislative sessions. Ms. Gautreaux edits the Open Road, Truck Talk, and Legislative Bulletin publications. She was formerly national Chairman of the Trucking Association Executive's Council (TAEC).
Other staff of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association (LMTA) includes Dana P. Weidman in Administrative Services, who also coordinates the Highway Watch program for Louisiana, and receptionist Jodie Bell.
The Louisiana Motor Transport Association offers a variety of safety programs including two annual awards: the Safety Professional of the Year Award and the Driver of the Year Award. They also run an Annual Truck Driving Championships to recognize the state's best drivers and send them to represent LMTA at national competitions.
Allen Harrison of Wal-Mart Transportation, LLC won the 2007 Safety Professional of the Year Award.
Previous Safety Professional's of the Year include: Boots Feltenberger, SuperValu; David Guillot, Saia Motor Freight Line; Al LaCombe, Dupre' Transport; Art Lonberger, Saia Motor Freight Line; Dusty Raesch, Fogleman Truck Line; Jim Eaton, Consolidated Freightways; Jack Buck, Ryder System; Al McGee, Safeway Transportation; Jesse Theriot, Venture Transport; Anthony Guillory, Dupre' Transport; Glenn Dunbar, American Freightways; Ellis Vliet, Nichols Construction Company and Jack Pineiro, Boasso America Corp.
The 2009 LMTA Driver of the Year was Stacy Sansom of YRC. Previous Driver's of the Year include: David Chauvin, Jobbers Oil; Murphy Grimes, Texaco Crude Oil; James Robert, Sr., Consolidated Motor Freight; James Wilson, Fogleman Truck Line; James Soileau, Dupre' Transport; Judith Duffell, Hercules Transport; Arthur Jackson, Saia Motor Freight Line; Albert Breashears, Fuelman (K&P Fuel); Monty Lantier, Hercules Transport; Ronald LaFleur, Dupre' Transport; Lawrence B. Artigue, AAA Cooper Transportation; Dan Pereira, Brookshire Grocery Company and Danny Willet, Wal-Mart.
Members of the Louisiana Motor Transport Association receive legislative representation, LMTA publications, discounted Driver Record Checks, networking through conferences and the Truck Driving Championships, Membership Directory, and discounts from J.J. Keller, auditor Greg Romig, TransPac, and the American Towing Alliance (ATowA).
Louisiana Motor Transport Association, Inc
4838 Bennington Avenue P.O. Box 80278
Baton Rouge, LA 70898