Mike Lamb wins 2022 Kenworth Truck in 2021 Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway
A Chinese proverb advises that “at the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons,” but for father-and-son Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) Mike and Frank Lamb, the (Lamb) house won in the 2021 Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway. BCO Mike Lamb of Joshua, Texas, was selected as a finalist for the giveaway and ultimately won a concord blue 2022 Kenworth® T680, including all registration fees and taxes, at BCO Appreciation Days in Las Vegas in September.
“We’ve been to Las Vegas many times before, but I’ve never won big like this!” shared Lamb, who attended BCO Appreciation Days with his son. “I felt lucky though. And I was on a roll. After the truck giveaway, I won a truck tool in the raffle later, and several other people at my table during the event also won things from the raffle.”
Each year, one of the ways Landstar thanks BCOs for providing excellence in safety and customer service is
The Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway.
Watch Lamb pick up his truck from Landstar Corporate Headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida
One in Five Odds
Lamb was one of five finalists randomly selected for the drawing from the eligible owner-operators leased to Landstar. Throughout the year, the owner-operators automatically earn entries in Landstar’s Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway contest by delivering loads safely during the contest period. They also have opportunities to earn additional entries, including monthly contests. After the contest period ends, all entries are pooled and finalists are selected by a computerized random number generator.
The other finalists, each of whom received $500 loaded to their Comdata accounts, included:
- Daryl K. Batty from Gadsden, Alabama
- Tremayne Bland from Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arthur Brown from Killeen, Texas
- Jeff Mikel from Cleveland, Tennessee
Lucky Box B
The winner was determined by each of the finalists selecting a single box among five boxes, one of which indicated the recipient of a new truck. Lamb chose Box B in honor of his nicknames for his daughter and granddaughter, Jelly Bean and JB Jr. When the finalists all lifted their chosen boxes, Lamb’s box revealed a blue toy truck, representing the new Kenworth T680 featuring a 455 horsepower Paccar MX engine, front and rear disc brakes, Bendix Wingman Fusion Driver Assistance system and a 76-inch high-roof sleeper.
“The timing of this couldn’t be more perfect. I’m close to paying off my current truck and have been considering purchasing a second truck. And now I have two fully paid for trucks!” said Lamb.
In true Vegas fashion, Lamb celebrated his win by dancing on stage to “Blue Suede Shoes” while an Elvis impersonator sang nearby, appropriately swapping out one of the lyrics with “don’t you step on his blue new truck.”
The father-son duo both leased on to Landstar in 2015 and share a regular route between Dallas-Ft. Worth and Laredo, Texas. They each have their own truck and alternate the two-day run between the cities, allowing them each to have time at home. The new truck means they have the option of adding a third driver to their business or keeping a back-up truck available in case of emergencies or maintenance. You can hear more about Mike and his son’s business on this episode of our Road to Sucess podcast
“I am really looking forward to the automatic transmission on the new truck,” shared Lamb, who often encounters heavy traffic during his runs on Interstate 35 in his 2016 Freightliner Cascadia. “I’m also grateful for the security a new, paid-for truck brings to my business and my family.”
“It’s an honor for us to provide such a life-changing opportunity for a BCO by giving away a new truck,” said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni, who hosted the giveaway. “We appreciate all of the Landstar owner-operators who are committed to our safety-first culture and deliver excellent customer service each day.”
In true Vegas fashion, Lamb celebrated his win by dancing on stage to “Blue Suede Shoes” while an Elvis impersonator sang nearby.