Searching through thousands of loads to put together a multileg run takes time that could be better spent on the road, generating more revenue. Now Landstar owner-operators can utilize the Landstar Maximizer™ mobile app to find the best combination of back-to-back loads to meet their needs for a multileg full-week run.
The new Landstar Maximizer search engine is a Landstar-exclusive technology in a convenient mobile app designed to help Landstar’s independent owner-operators spend less time searching for loads and expand their overall revenue opportunities. When owner-operators and drivers use the Landstar Maximizer app they:
- Reduce time spent finding loads
- Reduce down time used searching for the next load
- Reduce deadhead miles
- Optimize routes
- Maximize revenue opportunities
- Maximize home time
With the Landstar Maximizer mobile app, users choose the origin and ultimate destination, the start and end dates for the days of desired travel and the trailer type. Tap the ASK MAX™ button and, within seconds, the user is able to select one of hundreds of multileg combinations generated by the Landstar Maximizer app.
This new mobile app searches available loads from Landstar’s load board, combines that best matches to an owner-operators search criteria, then displays the overall revenue, distance, rate-per-mile and duration of the multileg routes.
The expanded beta version of the Landstar Maximizer app is available for download today from the Google Play Store for Android smartphone users or from Apple’s App Store for iPhone users.
The Landstar Maximizer app is available for Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs), the company’s term for independent owner-operators, with a current LandstarOnline username and password. Owner-operators interested in leasing on with Landstar should contact Landstar’s BCO recruiting department at 1-800-435-4010 or visit www.LeaseToLandstar.com.
The Landstar tradition of offering complimentary holiday meals continues in hopes of making the season a little brighter for BCOs on the road and away from their families over the holidays.
Once again, Landstar has teamed up with TravelCenters of America (TA) and Petro Stopping Centers to offer complimentary meals on Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) and Christmas (Dec. 25).
There are two ways to receive your free holiday meal coupon:
- Starting Nov. 1, 2017, UltraONE members can follow this link to register for a Thanksgiving meal coupon. The coupon can be printed at a TA/Petro kiosk on Thanksgiving Day.
- Click here to register for your Christmas meal coupons starting Dec. 1, 2017.
- BCOs who are not UltraOne, RoadKing or Passport cardholders can stop by any Landstar orientation center or contact LCAPP at 800-531-5227 for their holiday meal ticket.
The deadline to log on and register for the meal coupon for Thanksgiving is 4 p.m. Nov. 20, 2017. The deadline to register for the Christmas meal coupon is 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 2017. BCOs can print out their meal tickets on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day at any TA or Petro kiosk.
Coupons are valid for a meal that costs up to $19 for an individual or up to $38 for team drivers and spouses. Meals are available at participating TA and Petro locations with full service restaurants.
The meal includes dinner, dessert, beverage and tax. The coupon is not valid for tips. Photocopies of the coupon will not be accepted. The meal coupons are only valid Nov. 23 and Dec. 25.
Business capacity owners (BCOs) who fuel up at TA Petro Stopping Centers will earn 5x points when using their UltraONE card on diesel fuel purchases from now until December 31, 2017.
*Valid from October 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 for only those UltraONE members who drive for Landstar. UltraONE card must be entered at time of purchase to qualify. UltraONE Platinum members earn 5x points on each gallon for diesel fuel plus one additional UltraONE point for each gallon over 130 in a single gallon fill.
FUEL UP YOUR SAVINGS AND WIN!
Just in time for the holidays, fuel up at Pilot Flying J from Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2017, using your Comdata fuel card along with your Pilot Flying J myRewards® card and you’ll be entered into a contest to win a $3,500 gift card from Pilot Flying J!
Landstar BCOs always receive a 25 cents per gallon* discount at Pilot Flying J AND 10 myRewards points for every gallon purchased.
*Exceptions: Rochester, IN, Kansas City, MO $0.20/gallon. Belgrade, MT, Hardin, MT, Battle Mountain, NV $0.10/gallon. Excludes Mr. Fuel locations
Landstar’s Jacksonville, Fla. headquarters will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12, due to Hurricane Irma.
Phone lines will be rerouted to the Rockford, Ill. service center for all critical departments. As a result, callers may experience slightly longer wait times. Critical calls will take priority during this time.
Landstar’s departments will continue to function with no interruption in service and business will continue as usual.
Landstar’s brand new Available Loads app is coming soon to Android and iPhone. The mobile app is designed to give business capacity owners — Landstar’s term for independent truck owner-operators — a better, easier way to find and book loads.
The free mobile app was designed for the needs of BCOs and was first announced during Landstar’s All-Star Celebration in Nashville, Tennessee in July. That same month, the app was put to the test and tweaked to fully support Landstar owner-operators’ needs.
Soon, booking a shipment will easily be done in three steps:
- Login using your name and password from LandstarOnline.com
- Easily set your load parameters and search loads
- Simply tap to call the agent and book your load
“We went through multiple designs and gathered feedback on the app’s functionality from Landstar BCOs throughout the process. Our goal was to refine the app to do what owner-operators expect it to do with ease,” said Landstar Executive Vice President of Capacity Development Rocco Davanzo.
The new Available Loads app is intuitive and has the same features and loads that can be found on LandstarOnline.com. With a simple download, the app will give BCOs an easy-to-navigate load board right on their phones.
“BCOs won’t see fewer loads than they would see on the load board or miss anything when they shift from the web version to the mobile app,” explained Davanzo.
Download the Available Loads app for your Android: http://bit.ly/2wIcqkU
Download the Available Loads app for your iPhone: http://bit.ly/2wI4HTM
If you have questions about the app, email AvailableLoadsApp@Landstar.com
To help prepare owner-operators for the upcoming International Roadcheck, U.S. Cargo Control is offering special prices on winch straps, ratchet straps and shoring beams through LCAPP.
The 30th annual International Roadcheck by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will take place June 6-8, 2017. During the 72-hour period, CVSA commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will conduct random inspections of commercial vehicles and their drivers.
This year, CVSA reports it will place special emphasis on cargo securement safety violations. Inspectors will focus on safe cargo securement regulations while conducting the North American Standard Level I inspection. The 37-step inspection includes examination of driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.
U.S. Cargo Control is offering discounts to Landstar BCOs on certain straps and beams through June 30, 2017.
||4” x 30’ winch strap w/flat hook
||2” x 30’ ratchet strap w/flat hook
||Aluminum shoring beam
*Offer expires June 30, 2017*
For more information about what CVSA will require during its annual Roadcheck, head to www.CVSA.org
SmartTruck Precision Aerodynamics, an industry leader in developing solutions to improve fuel efficiency and meet regulatory compliance standards, is offering Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) a unique rebate program. According to SmartTruck, users of the SmartTruck Aerodynamic Trailer system should see an improvement in fuel mileage ranging from a 5.5 to 10 percent.
Owner-operators choose the system they want and where they want to purchase the system, through the dealer network page on SmartTruck’s website: www.smarttruckaero.com. Then, owner-operators negotiate their best price for the SmartTruck product and make their purchase.
After purchase, BCOs need to send a copy of the receipt including price paid and system purchased, BCO identifier, name, address and phone number to:
SmartTruck Precision Aerodynamics
Attn: Charlie Nichols
1200 Donaldson Road
Greenville, SC 29605
SmartTruck then sends a check to the BCO for 15 percent of the purchase.
Yokohama Tire Corporation is offering Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) a variety of ways to save on tires this fall. Owner operators can take advantage of Yokohama’s autumn promotion until December 31, 2016.
BCOs who purchase 8 premium Yokohama drive tires (703ZL & 709ZL) will receive 2 Yokohama steer tires for only $100 each, plus federal excise tax. BCOs, be sure the qualifying purchases include a complete set of 2 steer and 8 drive tires that all appear on the same Yokohama delivery receipt and are in sets of 10.
Please note additional information:
- Offer valid October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
- Taxes and fees are added to the $100 price of Yokohama steer tires.
- It is the Yokohama dealer’s responsibility to provide proof of sale to receive pricing for the RY617 or 101ZL SPEC 2.
- Yokohama reserves the right to limit quantities to anyone and may cancel the promotion at any time.
- Contact LCAPP at 1-800-531-5227 with any additional questions.
The Landstar tradition of offering complimentary holiday meals continues in hopes of making the season a little brighter for BCOs on the road and away from their families during this special time of year.
Once again, Landstar has teamed up with TravelCenters of America (TA) and Petro Stopping Centers (Petro) to offer complimentary meals on Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.
There are two ways for BCOs to receive a free holiday meal coupon:
- UltraONE members can head to LandstarOnline.com where a link will be provided starting on November 1, 2016 to register their card for a Thanksgiving meal coupon. The coupon can be printed at a TA/Petro kiosk on Thanksgiving Day. A link to register for your Christmas meal coupons will be available starting December 1, 2016.
- BCOs who are not an UltraONE, RoadKing or Passport card holder, can stop by any Landstar Orientation Center or contact LCAPP 1-800-531-5227 for their holiday meal ticket.
The deadline to log on and register for the meal coupon for Thanksgiving is 4 p.m. on November 22, 2016. The deadline to register for the Christmas meal coupon is 4 p.m. December 23, 2016. BCOs can print out their meal ticket on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day at any TA or Petro kiosk.
Coupons are valid for a meal up to $19 for an individual or up to $38 for team drivers and spouses. Meals are available at participating TA and Petro locations with full service restaurants.