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November & December 2020 Star of Quality Recipients

The Landstar Star of Quality Award is intended for members of the Landstar network who go above and beyond in representing the freight transportation industry. Each month, deserving independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and independent agents earn Star of Quality awards, recognizing their extra efforts and individual dedication to service.

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women during November and December 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.

Platinum:

Daniel Morales*

*Landstar’s Platinum Star of Quality Award is only given in exceptional circumstances, intended for Landstar Heroes of the Highway who are faced with a life or death situation.

Gold:

Paul E. Davis, Gregory Lee Huggins*, Matthew Mickenberg*, Eugene Smiley Jr.

*Going Beyond the Gold – recipients have received multiple Gold Star of Quality awards.

Silver:

Kim John Blakely, Matt D. Cairns, Melvin Cairns, Hussein Hassan Dirshe, Nestor Grijalva, David James Matousek, Sheila McCraven-Pierce, James Henry Morris Jr, Chawn Pierce, Robert Rebman, Jack Simpson, Patty Simpson, Russell T. Whipps

Bronze:

Jason William Bass, Gregory Bazluki Jr., Monica Boykin Brown, Wade Allen Burns Jr., Lonnie V. Cephas, Stephen L. Champion, Lonnie Daniels, Charley Davis, Marcus Ramon Denning, Vincent Charles Fazio III, George E. Ford, Sammy Wayne Gregory, Mario Ambrus Hall, Jesse Hopwood, Cynthia Ann Hotop, Mark Hotop, Juan M. Lara Jovel, Clifton Osborne Kitson, Harjinder Singh Maan, James R. McKuin, Byron A. Mitchell Jr., Lyon Newsom III, Wesley Bruce Norton, Antonio F. Paz, Daniel Pompell, Edgar A. Recinos, Gordon E. Rickert Sr., Nolan  Jerome Russell, Elias Saldivar, Chris Sanford, Rodney D. Simpson, Lytle T. Smith III, Lonnie J. Smith, Steven Smock, Rodney D. Startin, Xingzhi Sun Sr., Larry James Sutton II, Mark J. Vike, Corey Dijon Williams, Owen Alexander Wimer

If you would like to nominate a member of the Landstar network for a Star of Quality Award, please email StarQ@Landstar.com.

Achieving Excellence in Service and Professionalism

September & October 2020 Star of Quality Recipients

The Landstar Star of Quality Award is intended for members of the Landstar network who go above and beyond in representing the freight transportation industry. Each month, deserving independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and independent agents earn Star of Quality awards, recognizing their extra efforts and individual dedication to service.

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women during September and October 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.

Gold:

Kenneth Adams, William E. Almy III*, Richard A. Brant, Alec S. Costerus*, Jonathan E Damm*, William J. Dobrie, Christopher S. Higgins, Patrick B. Martin, William L. Martin*, Adam R. Miller, Billy Dean Vaughn

*Going Beyond the Gold – recipients have received multiple Gold Star of Quality awards.

Silver:

Rodrick Ondra Allen Sr., Rodney L. Book, Randall Kieth Campbell, Chris E. Dock, Allan Wayne Dooley, Ronald G. Harris, Benson Githinji Kinyua, Stanley Launza Jr., Valentin Lopez, James H. McKean, Jennifer Denise McNabb, Randal Scott McNabb Sr., Anthony D. Nowicki, Cary Peters, Ricardo Flores Quinones Sr., Bryan Ragin, Jeffrey C. Reuter, Richard Dean Reynolds, Joe Leland Rowland, Eugene Smiley Jr., Haden Barrington Smith, Andrew Lee Wade, Jonathan Ware, Donald Ray Willaford, Raul Edenilson Zelaya

Bronze:

Trevoling F. Allwood, Clarence Armstrong Jr., Brian Francis Backer, Travis D. Baker, Melvin D. Barnes, Sharon Bass, Noel M. Begne III, Mark Thomas Benton, Thomas Mark Brown, Abel Carrola, Jesse C. Charles, Jesse Wayne Clark, Harry D. Clinton, Jimmie Ed Cotner Jr., Matthew John Cutler, Cheick O. Diakite, Jhosinnory Diaz, Terrence Dowell, Randy William Doyon, Roger Wilson Durham Jr., Joseph Eanes, Walter Larry Gomez, William Andrew Guy, Willie Junior Hawkins, Benjamin R. Hinshaw, Cassandra Johnson Hinshaw, Jason Leon Ironmoccasin, Anthony Joseph Jackson, Nathan Charles Jeffers, Joseph Donald Johnson Jr., Edward J. Jurbala, Angela Deneen King, James Willis King, Mark J. Knepp, Christopher Martin La Hori Sr., Benjamin Aaron Lee, Robert S. Livingston Jr., Marcel Lowery, John Mwangi Maina, Steven Marcelletta, Ricardo A. Martinez, Arthur Reynald McGarvey, Curtis Duane Mitchell, Jason Montgomery, John M. Morris, Ceylon M. Mosley, Randolph Stanley Muhr, Edward Russell Neville, Paul Royce Nichol, Robert William Norman, Lee Nelson Queen, Douglas Eugene Ralston, Aldo Jose Grullon Ramirez, Douglas Ransom, Torrance Keith Robinson, Carol Scoggins, Larry Scoggins, Andrew Scott Shirey, Terry A. Silversmith, Miguel Angel Soto, Robert Dale Spicer, Roger T. Springstead, Randy Lee Scrivner, Steven D. Summers, Gene Sylpha, Janusz A. Szklarski Sr., Curtis J. Tillman Jr., Webster A. Toler, Thomas Adam Torrance, Michael James VanBuren, Johnny Joel, Vanegas, Karrie L. Walmer, Kenton Hull Wamsley II, Jeff W. Ward, Franklin Morris Wek, Bryan S. White, David Williams Deckion Shrell Williams

If you would like to nominate a member of the Landstar network for a Star of Quality Award, please email StarQ@Landstar.com

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Landstar Fuel Rebates Top $50 Million

The annual fuel rebate savings for independent business capacity owners (BCOs) through the Landstar Contractor’s Advantage Purchasing Program (LCAPP) is at $54,956,293 and counting!

Each year, Landstar BCOs save millions of dollars on fuel purchases through LCAPP. The previous LCAPP fuel savings record was $47,312,132, set in 2019.

When it comes to fuel savings and fuel tax charges, the LandstarOne® mobile app helps owner-operators optimize their fuel savings to find the best prices wherever they travel. LandstarOne is available for download via Android: http://bit.ly/2IkkQ9H or iPhone: https://apple.co/2XnHlk9.

*Landstar’s total fuel rebate information is calculated weekly based on information provided to Landstar from its LCAPP vendors. The year to date total, $54,956,293 was calculated from fuel savings information during the week of Nov. 2-8, 2020.

FREE Holiday Meals for BCOs

The Landstar tradition of offering free holiday meals continues in hopes of making the season a little brighter for independent business capacity owners (BCOs) on the road and away from their families during the holidays.

Landstar has teamed up with TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers (TA/Petro) to offer complimentary meals on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) and Christmas (Dec. 25).

To ensure a successful transaction when printing your complimentary holiday meal coupon, TA/Petro is asking UltraOne® members to register for the coupon. The link to register for the Christmas meal coupon is posted for BCOs via LandstarOnline.com.

The link will be active until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. The meal coupon will be available to print the day before Christmas, but can only be redeemed on Christmas Day.

BCOs who experience issues printing the coupon should contact LCAPP at 1-800-531-5227. Landstar BCOs who are not an UltraOne cardholder should visit a Landstar field operations center or contact LCAPP to ask for a holiday meal coupon.

Coupons are valid for up to $25 for an individual or up to $50 for two people (team drivers/spouse) at participating TA and Petro locations with full-service restaurants. The coupon includes the meal, dessert, drink, and tax. It is not valid for tips. Photocopies of the coupon will not be accepted.

Please monitor LandstarOnline.com for updates about holiday meal coupons for Thanksgiving and additional information about holiday meal coupons for Christmas. And be sure to check www.ta-petro.com/location-updates or TA/Petro’s TruckSmart® mobile app to determine restaurant openings and closings, as they could change daily depending on state mandates.

July and August 2020 Star of Quality Recipients

The Landstar Star of Quality Award is intended for members of the Landstar network who go above and beyond in representing the freight transportation industry. Each month, deserving independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and independent agents earn Star of Quality awards, recognizing their extra efforts and individual dedication to service.

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women during July and August 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.

Gold:

John M. Adams, John D. Ard*, Charles Jones*, Jeffrey Scott Keenan, Robert Mead*

*Going Beyond the Gold – recipients have received multiple Gold Star of Quality awards.

Silver:

Joe Lorence Caetano III, Melissa A. Caetano, William J. Dobrie, Dennis R. Fuss, Jesse Mark Hounslow

Bronze:

Gary Samuel Barnett, Andriques L. Brown, William C. Carter, Billy Comeaux. Ruth Ann Comeaux, Todd C. Conner, Dennis R. Fuss, Brandy Galloway, Shane Gorter, Michael Ray Harrell Jr., Roger Robert Hinkley II, Terrelle Horn, Mathew John Hounslow, William Marcus Ireland, Andres P. Lopez, Larry G. McCann, Patricia A. McCann, George R. Moon, Srdjan Pandurevic, Joseph Julian Porche, Joseph Lee Richardson, Larry Riddle, Jermario Artez Spruill, James L. Taylor, Ned W. Thalmann, Daniel Vincent Vodoplch, Jodie Edward Wolfe

If you would like to nominate a member of the Landstar network for a Star of Quality Award, please email StarQ@Landstar.com

September LCAPP Specials

To show appreciation to owner-operators in September, Pilot Flying J is offering its app users free drinks throughout the entire month.

Click on the flyer for more details from Pilot Flying J:

 

Stay tuned BCOs, more September LCAPP Specials are coming soon…

May and June 2020 Star of Quality Recipients

Recognizing Service and Professionalism in the Landstar Network

The Landstar Star of Quality Award is intended for members of the Landstar network who go above and beyond in representing the freight transportation industry. Each month, deserving independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and independent agents earn Star of Quality awards, recognizing their extra efforts and individual dedication to service. The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women during May and June 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.

Gold:

Rusty Andersen, Tommie Elbert Davis Jr., Edward Doss*, Arthur Lee Hall, Randy Alan Kemp*, Randy Wayne Ladd*, James R. Lawson, Errol Rogers*, Calvin V. Whaley Sr., Gary White, Darlene L. Wright-Recchioni

*Going Beyond the Gold – recipients have received multiple Gold Star of Quality awards.

Silver:

Armando Alverez, Luis Javier Alvarez Lopez, Scott E. Buchanan, Elbert R. Butler, Michael T. Collins, Ray Davis, Christopher S. Higgins, Ricardo Keith Kelly, Debra Anne LaBree, Thomas W. Leaman, Marcia McCoy, Richard George Parchoc, Mark A. Schallhorn, Raymond Joseph Senegal, Wayne Shaw, Wayne Herold Shaw, Dena Marie Sorge, Mark David Sorge, Holly Waggoner

Bronze:

Chukwudi Paulinus Achalu, Kokouvi Alphonse Agbodeka, Wilner Alcime, Javier Martinez Alonso, Paul Kenneth Anderson Jr., Phillip M. Araujo, Dawn M. Arrington, Larry L. Bell, Sergey Bireta, John Phillip Blair, Greg E. Bridgman, Robert Broadway, Clyde E. Carson, Dewitt Peter Carson Jr., Jerry Roger Corley, Izell Cummings III, Delali Kofi Dagadu, Jason A. Deaver, Ronald Melvin Doughty Jr., Barbara Ann Durand, Kenneth Dale Durand, Richard L. Edwards, Jimmie Raz-Geim Evans, Dennis Faber, Undray Ficklin, Stephen Fields Jr., Erick Garcia, Corey Lanard Gleason, Juan L. Gonzalez, Robert Allan Gray, Troy Anthony Green, Steven Grimes, Jackson Jean Guerrier, James Heyward, Michael J. Hess, Maike E. Hess, Richard D. Holloway, Jesse Mark Hounslow, Rick Lee Huffman, Ezekiel Idowu, Kendall S. Jackson, Robert Thomas Jackson, Kyle T. Johnson Jr., Jonathan Joseph, Richard Kieser, Del D. LaBree, Alexis Chon Lauzardo, Horacio Lopez, Andral Lorencyl, Michael Lyke, Lee G. McCracken, Errol Marvel McCullough, Clarence Alan McGee, Debbie Kay McGee, Richard A.

Mellon, John Matthew Messer, Grigoriy Metlenko, Joseph Alan Montgomery, Patrick Morello, Sigifredo Moreno-Valencia, Richard Thomas Moriarty Jr., Aubrey N. Murray, Jeffrey Lynn Nailor, Julian V. Nunez, Joseph John O’Brien, Corleone T. Pate Sr., William Ponzo, Richard E. Poole, Patrick D. Pope, Sebastien Poupas, Stephen B. Powder, Joshua Daniel Pye, Jorge Ramirez, Bruce Dale Reben, Robert Rebman, Jose Antonio Rivera, Salvador Sanchez,  Skirmantas Slusnys, David E. Smith, Kelly R. Smith, James Charles Starks Jr., Mary Steele, Ricky Steele, Dinise Stevens, Ocie Bernard Stevenson Sr., Miguel Suarez Perez, Myron Anthony Tanner, Aaron Bernard Thomas, Diane C. Toliver, John Paul Vargas Jr., Holly Waggoner, Jonathan Ware, Wilbert R. Washington Jr., Dennis Wimberley, Jerry Don Woods, Charles A. Wright Jr., Elizabeth Maria Zelten, Kenn Everson Zelten

If you would like to nominate a member of the Landstar network for a Star of Quality Award, please email StarQ@Landstar.com.

The Winner of the 2020 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway

Roadstar® Million Mile Safe Driver Bobby Jordan Wins Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway

Landstar System, Inc. has announced the winner of the 2020 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway sponsored by Pilot Flying J. Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Bobby Jordan of Soso, Mississippi, was the lucky winner of a 2020 Freightliner® Cascadia® 126.

For the first time ever, the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway, held on July 8, took place virtually via Zoom video conferencing. Winner Bobby Jordan was one of four finalists randomly drawn from the pool of Landstar’s 1,086 active 1 Million Mile, 2 Million Mile and 3 Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstars. The Roadstar® designation is one of the company’s highest honors for truck owner-operators awarded to the “best of the best” based on their high levels of safety, productivity and excellence in customer service.

During the virtual event, the 2020 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway winner was determined after each of the four finalists selected which box they believed to contain the key to the giveaway truck. Jordan guessed correctly to win the viper blue Freightliner Cascadia spec’d with a suite of safety systems, fuel efficiency features, a Detroit™ DD15®, 14.8 L engine and a Detroit DT12™ automated transmission.

“Wow! Thank you very much,” said a very emotional Bobby Jordan once he realized he’d won the giveaway truck. “Landstar has been good to me from the very beginning.”

Each year, Landstar gives away a truck, including all registration fees and taxes, to one of its Million Mile Safe Driver independent owner-operators. The 2020 Landstar All-Star giveaway truck marked the 41st truck giveaway in Landstar’s 32-year history as a company. Jordan leased to Landstar in 1982. He was named a Million Mile Safe Driver in 1993 and a Roadstar honoree in 2001.

“Congratulations to Bobby Jordan. Awarding a Landstar independent owner-operator with a new truck is an honor every year. This year, we take tremendous pride in continuing this tradition during these unprecedented times of a global pandemic. We thank all of our Roadstar and Million Mile Safe Drivers for their skills and their service excellence,” said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni. “We also appreciate the contributing support of our sponsor company, Pilot Flying J, in helping us give away such a life-changing prize.”

A New Truck for an Essential Worker

This year truck drivers have been recognized as essential workers and there has been a renewed awareness of how their deliveries can impact our daily lives. At Landstar, we’ve always known this. To reward Landstar’s safest owner-operators, the company gives away a new truck each year in the annual All-Star Truck Giveaway. Landstar Executive Vice President of Capacity Development Rocco Davanzo says it’s all about appreciation.