As the unified voice of Louisiana's transportation industry, LMTA is an advocate for our members and the trucking industry. Arguably, the most important reason for a trade association to exist is to effect public policy. We have two governmental affairs professionals who are watching out for your interests every day. We represent you so that you can run your business.
The more voices we have as members, the bigger our voice is at the legislature and before the regulatory community. We are proud to consider ourselves the voice of the trucking industry.
Each year, LMTA has championed the cause of the trucking industry. And we plan to keep protecting the industry for many years to come. While we know your time is limited, we do invite you to join the effort. Look for our "Capitol Corner" newsletters during the legislative session. These are a great way to keep informed and will help you know which legislators to call.
Since 1939, we have stood strong for this industry on many issues like:
- Industry deregulation
- Tolling targeted at trucking
- Labor & workforce issues
- Highway & infrastructure funding
- Energy & environmental policy
- Truck lane restrictions
- Waste tire fees
- Permit changes
- Speed differentials
- Fuel prices & taxes
- Business taxes
TruckPAC, the Political Action Committee of the LMTA, acts as another branch of advocacy at our association. Our role as your advocate is to educate and communicate our message to elected officials. We aim to support the campaigns of state and local candidates who understand our issues and support the trucking industry so we can be effective at the state Capitol. Also consider joining or listening to our Legislative Committee meetings. Held before the state legislative session, we use these meetings to break down and vote on what policy the Association will support and oppose.
Capitol Corner is LMTA's weekly legislative overview & report. Published every Friday during the Louisiana Legislative Session, it provides insight into weekly policy and lawmaker positions.