Author: Landstar LCAPP

#ThankYouBCOs!

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Each year during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), industry professionals across America take time to honor the country’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers. To thank these professional men and women for their service and commitment, this year’s NTDAW celebration is set for September 9-15.

During NTDAW, Landstar shows business capacity owners (BCOs) – Landstar’s term for independent contractor truck owner-operators with exclusive lease agreements – some extra gratitude by providing free lunches throughout the week and, this year, our BCO Appreciation Days event in Rockford, Illinois.

Landstar BCOs are invited to any of Landstar’s orientation centers for free lunches and a chance to win Landstar prizes Monday, Sept. 10 through Friday, Sept. 14. Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. local time at each of these Landstar orientation centers:

  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jefferson, Georgia
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Reedsville, Pennsylvania
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Rockford, Illinois

Landstar’s NTDAW celebration also includes the final BCO Appreciation Days event and truck giveaway of the year. Join us in Rockford, Illinois, Sept. 12-13. The Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway powered by Comdata will be held during the event on Sept. 12.

#ThankYouBCOs

We’ll also be celebrating BCOs on social media throughout the week, as well as posting opportunities to win Landstar prizes. Be sure to follow the Landstar Owner-Operator (BCO) Facebook page, and @LandstarSystem on Twitter. Participate in Landstar’s NTDAW social media conversation by following and using Landstar’s #ThankYouBCOs hashtag in your own posts.

Boss Shops Offer LCAPP Deals

 

Boss Shop has 42 locations in 22 states, LCAPP is pleased to announce special Boss Shop pricing for Landstar owner-operators.

Special LCAPP Pricing includes discounts on these Boss Shop offers:

  • PM Conventional (plus filters) -$159.00
  • PM SemiSyn: (plus filters) – $224.00
  • PM FullSyn: (plus filters) – $384.00
  • Trailer PM (includes DOT and trailer lube) – $49.99
  • Parts discount – 10%
  • In shop labor discount – $10/hour
  • Call out mileage discount – $0.25/mile

To find a Boss Shop near you, click here or download the Boss Shop mobile app from your cell phone’s app store.

Maximize Revenue Opportunities

Landstar independent owner-operators can save time and maximize revenue opportunities with the Landstar Maximizer™ mobile app, now available for Android or iPhone.

With one click of the app’s Ask Max™ button, owner-operators can start planning multiple loads – all at the same time. The Landstar-exclusive technology is a robust search engine that puts together the best combinations of back-to-back loads, creating multi-leg, full-week runs from which to choose.

Watch this video about how the Landstar Maximizer mobile app gets Landstar BCOs where they want to be:

The app is available to BCOs with a current LandstarOnline.com username and password. Download it today for Android or iPhone smartphones.

BCOs Maximize Opportunities

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.

Free Holiday Meals for BCOs

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.

UltraONE Fuel Incentive for BCOs

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.

Win Free Fuel For A Month!

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 Headquarters Closing Due to Hurricane Irma

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.