2016 Great American Trucking Show

GATSThe Great American Trucking Show (GATS) kicks off Thursday, August 25, in Dallas, Texas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Known as the nation’s most interactive experience within the trucking community, this year, GATS promises not to disappoint.

Landstar has a lot planned that you don’t want to miss during this year’s three-day trucking show. When you arrive at the convention center, stop by Landstar’s booth (#12055), to learn about the Landstar advantage and how you can become an independent owner-operator leased to Landstar.

Current BCOs and agents in attendance at the show are welcome to join Landstar each morning at 8 a.m. CT for breakfast, and daily safety meetings starting at 10 a.m. in rooms D163 & D165, with lunch and prizes to follow. health and wellness 2016

Truck driver health will be a hot topic again this year, so be sure to visit the Landstar Health & Wellness Pavilion, where CDL holders can take advantage of free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, and tips from nutritionists, health authors and health bloggers.

Check out the GATS website for a list of all the health screenings to be offered: http://www.truckshow.com/event/health-pavilion/

And all the happenings at the Landstar Health & Wellness Pavilion: http://www.truckshow.com/landstar-health-pavilion-stage/


BCO Appreciation Days In Rockford, Illinois

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Please join us for Landstar BCO Appreciation Days in Rockford, Illinois, September 13th and 14th. The event will take place at the Landstar service center located at 1000 Simpson Road, Rockford, Illinois 61102. There is limited on-site parking but we’ve also secured off-site parking at the Rockford Airport which in a short drive away.

We’ll have fun filled days of informative meetings, great food, and entertainment. This is the time to meet Landstar’s management team and discuss company and industry issues. It’s also the time to re-connect with your fellow BCOs. 

While you’re here, take time to visit the vendor tent. We’re expecting a great turnout of vendors coming to show their appreciation for your business and to showcase their products.

Landstar will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Following dinner, there will be entertainment and prize drawings for those who attend the daily safety meeting. A highlight of this year’s event will be the “Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway Powered by Comdata”. On Tuesday, September 13th, five finalists will be on stage and one lucky BCO will win a brand new truck! See you there.


June Star of Quality Awards Announced

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Every day members of the Landstar family go above and beyond the call of duty and deserving BCOs and agents are honored with Landstar’s Star of Quality Award. Qualified award winners receive a bronze, silver, gold or platinum colored lapel pin that recognizes their extra efforts.

Hats off to our Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Star of Quality winners for June 2016!

Gold:

Bob A. Hinchey*, Dennis M. Shaw

*Going beyond the Gold – recipient has received multiple Gold Star Awards.

Silver:

Billy Joe Bivins, Bruce Wayne Brown, Richard N. McArdle, Harmon Elwood Meeker III, Charles Jackson Moore III, Gary Thomas Ratliff.

Bronze:

John B. Alderman, Charles Alexander, Antoine Chillers Sr., Larry Cooper, Darnell Cosey, Anthony Darren Gillespie, Thomas O. Gwin, Edward L. Hill, Gregory Hodos, Fernando D. Lopez, James Markey, Nicholas Lawrence Mordaunt, Thomas C. Morduant, Joe Lee Reed III, Brian K. Reynolds, Quentavius L. Sailor, Darrell L. Smith.


Pilot Flying J Announces Two New Locations

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Pilot Flying J, the largest chain of truck stops in the United States has opened two new locations – one in Jacksonville, Florida and the other in Pasadena, Texas.

Pilot #1047, Jacksonville, Florida is located at Exit 25 off of I-295

4075 Jones Branch Road

Jacksonville, Florida

This location features Arby’s, PJ Fresh, Cinnabon and Auntie Anne’s restaurants. It also has eighty-eight truck parking spaces, seven showers and eight diesel lanes with DEF.

Phone: 904-786-7844

Fax: 904-786-7697

Flying J #1057, Pasadena, Texas is located at

1305 Pasadena Freeway (also known as Route 225)

Pasadena, Texas

This location features Arby’s, PJ Fresh, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne’s restaurants as well as eighty parking spaces, seven showers and eight diesel lanes with DEF.

Phone: 530-865-0108

Fax: 530-865-0114

 

Landstar BCOs receive a fuel rebate of $0.25/gallon at all Pilot Flying J owned and operated facilities in the United States.

To find out more about Pilot Flying J please visit their website at: www.pilotflyingj.com.


Love’s Opens Four New Travel Stops

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Four New Travel Stops Opening

Landstar BCOs receive a fuel rebate of $0.20/gallon at all Love’s locations.

 

 Sidney, Nebraska #625 I-80, Exit 59 at Upland Parkway

  • IHOP Restaurant
  • 7 Showers
  • 88 Truck parking spaces
  • 9 Islands, 8 dispensing points
  • CAT scales

Phone: 308-254-4865

 

Dumas, Texas #626 Highway 287 and North 8th Street

  • Chester’s/Love’s Subs
  • 2 Showers
  • 22 Truck parking spaces
  • 5 Islands, 4 dispensing points
  • CAT scales

Phone: 806-935-0189

 

Boardman, Oregon #650 I-84 and Tower Road, Exit 159

  • Carl’s Jr/Green Burrito
  • 7 Showers
  • 95 Truck parking spaces
  • 9 Islands, 8 dispensing points
  • CAT scales

Phone: 541-481-2934

 

Meadowview, Virginia #613 I-81 Exit 24 at Glenbrook Avenue

  • Subway/McDonald’s
  • 5 Showers
  • 72 Truck parking spaces
  • 9 Islands, 8 dispensing points
  • CAT scales

Phone: 276-944-3281