Awards

Awarding Exceptional Service

January & February 2021 Star of Quality Recipients

The impact of storms across North America this winter put millions of people, including members of the Landstar network, in dangerous weather-related situations. For helping fellow motorists and supporting each other in the wake of severe storms, the exceptional actions of several members of the Landstar network earned them each Landstar Star of Quality awards.

Each month, deserving independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and independent freight agents earn Star of Quality awards which recognize extra efforts and individual dedication to service.

When Landstar BCO Dwayne Walker saw a woman and her two young children stranded in bitter cold temperatures at a truck stop in North Dakota, he didn’t hesitate to offer help. Walker’s actions earned the BCO the Platinum Star of Quality, awarded in exceptional circumstances, intended for those who are faced with a life and death situation.

Without knowing Walker’s name, the motorist emailed Landstar about the independent owner-operator who saved her family on a freezing night in February 2021 when her car wouldn’t start. The female motorist wrote, “It was -37 degrees. I had my two daughters with me – 3 years old and 18 months – and we were more or less freezing. The driver offered for me and my daughters to sit in his truck so we could warm up while he tried to get my car to start. He fed us dinner and let us sleep in his bed to stay warm while he slept in the driver seat.”

Walker, who realized the fuel in the woman’s car had jelled up with the cold temperatures, bought an additive from the truck stop the next morning and poured it into the fuel tank. He made breakfast for the family, then worked on the fuel filter until the car started.

“I tried to pay him,” she wrote, “but he looked at me and said ‘No ma’am – that’s not how this industry works.’”

It was a fellow independent business capacity owner who needed Landstar BCO Cliff Thompson’s help after a breakdown during a storm in Texas. Landstar BCO Jeff Forb’s truck wouldn’t start at a receiver site in February when inclement weather and record low temperatures caused power outages in the area.

With Forb in danger of freezing in his truck, Thompson offered his fellow BCO a place in his truck to stay warm for the night. After learning about Thompson’s kindness, a Landstar employee in the night operations department nominated him to receive a Star of Quality Award.

“When it was safe, Cliff even delivered the other BCO’s load. This type of humanity and empathy is something we are so short on in this world. His offer showed true compassion and caring for his fellow man/driver, and for this act of generosity I nominate him for a Star of Quality Award. If I could give him more, I would. I am truly humbled by his kindness.”

  • Lysa Hannum, Night Operations Coordinator

Congratulations to all of the Star of Quality Award recipients during January and February 2021.

Platinum:

Dewayne Walker*

*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:

Robert Francis Barnard*, Paul E. Davis*, Renette Diede, Michael Erb, Lisa Evan*, Stephanie Garnhart*, Ronnie Haddan*, Wendy Hull, Rob Johnson*, Linda Kennedy*, Murray Kennedy, Cathy Kieger, Lloyd Edward Lampman, Beverly Ledgerwood, Gary Medley*, Anthony T. Mitchell*, Ray Russell Parker, Jeremiah Powers, Linda Scheel*, Zenoviu O. Sirbu, Jim Smith, Kjerstyn Thomas*, Rod J. Timmer*, Mike Thompson, Lewis B. Walker Jr., Donald H. Wood*

*Recipients have received multiple Gold Star of Quality awards.

Silver:

Korey Dion Allen, Cletus Dwayne Byler, Stephen J. Campbell, Tammy Clark, Tim Devoe, Frank Leonard Domako, James Duke, Brandon L. Estep, Daniel Gaudrea, Gustavo E. Gonzalez-Quiroz, Kathy Hoke, Normand L. LaPointe, Jackie Magee, Carrie Mann, Samuel A. Montoya, Thomas Mowry, Lyon Newsom III, Dave Nixon, Tony Pennello, Steven David Pestor, Georgiane Ann Plummer, Michael D. Slagle, Judy Steiner, Becky Stoball, Joshua D. Whitecloud

Bronze:

Mike Anderson, Jeffrey S. Arthur, Steven Barrett, Vincent Bascone, Brian Beach, Maria Been, Lyman R. Bernard, Humberto Mojica Cano, William Andrew Capps, Michael F. Card, Lindsi Childers, Chad Collins, Michael Daniel, Dennis Lee Davidson, Michael David, Rasheam D. Davis, Jim Dolan, Brandon L. Estep, Jon Fairbanks, Robert McNeely Fulcher, Luis Bautista Gil, Tobias Goodwin Sr., Michael Glynn Greer, Bradley A. Haga, Shawn Brian Hall, Paul Hegarty, Brian Heistand, Jared Lowell Herl, Marc Horton, Heather Marie Hutchens, Jason Allen Hutchens, Linda Janzen, Joseph Demetrius Johnson, Jeremy P. Julian, Robert B. Kasye, Mark Lambert, Jean Louise LeBlanc, Donnie Ledgerwood, Dietrich Letkeman, Carroll L. Lipper, Guy Lovan, Ricky L. Mann, John J. Mather, Douglas G. Miller, Sabra Odom, Dora Overend, Jonathon David Patterson, Jenn Peterson, Adam Reagan, Kerwin Miles Reed, Jimmy Reese, Robert Leland Reid, Joe Rinehart, Nicolas Roderic, Mark Christopher Rowland, John Sabol, Rosa Hilda Santos, Dino Saracevic, Bobby Schlieske, Brian James Schnipke, Russell Lee Shannon, Julie Shollenberger, Patty Short, Shawn Snedden, Gregory Scott Spitzer, Judy Steiner, Jess Steward, Michael Swift, Clifton G. Thompson, Ralph Edward Tickle, Victor German Trejo, Jody Valvo, Rebecca Vasquez, Joshua D. Whitecloud, Reginald Paul Wilson, Bil Wright

*Business Capacity Owner (BCO) is Landstar’s term for independent truck owner-operators with exclusive lease agreements.


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

2021-2022 Landstar Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the newest recipients of the 2021-2022 Landstar Scholarship. The Landstar Scholarship Fund was established to recognize outstanding undergraduate achievement and civic involvement. Since 1995, Landstar has recognized and awarded 378 scholarships totaling more than $952,000.Via conference call, an independent selection committee of professors from the University of North Florida (UNF) carefully evaluated 48 eligible scholarship applications this year and chose 12 of those applications to receive a Landstar Scholarship. This year, 10 applicants will receive scholarships in the amount of $4,000 and two will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000.

$5,000 Landstar Scholarship Winners:

Carlos De La Cruz
Son of Landstar BCO
Carlos De La Cruz
Incoming Freshman, college to be determined

Amani Taleb
Son of Landstar BCO
Abdulwahab Taleb Ahmad
Incoming Freshman, college to be determined

 

$4,000 Landstar Scholarship Winners:

Caleb Ashley
Son of Landstar Agency Employee
Michael Ashley
Incoming Sophomore
Morehead State

 Delaney Elliott
Daughter of Landstar Agent
Shawn Elliott
Incoming Freshman, college to be determined

 Gwendolyn Flood
Daughter of Landstar Employee
Amy Flood
Incoming Freshman, college to be determined

 Chelsey Fontenot
Daughter of Landstar Agency Employee
Stacy Fontenot

Incoming Freshman, college to be determined

 Lauren Meyer
Daughter of Landstar Agent
Jon Meyer
Incoming Sophomore
Indiana University – Bloomington

 Nina Mihajlov
Daughter of Landstar BCO
Goran Mihajlov
Incoming Senior
Florida State University

 Elisabeth Rodillas
Daughter of Landstar Employee
Roderick Rodillas
Incoming Freshman, college to be determined

 Gabrielle Russell
Daughter of Landstar BCO
Allison Russell
Incoming Senior
University of Arizona

 Savannah Wappler
Daughter of Landstar Agent
Jim Wappler
Incoming Senior
University of Alabama – Birmingham

Benjamin Zonic
Son of Landstar BCO
Jasmin Zonic
Incoming Freshman, college to be determined


A special thanks to the members of the Landstar network who made contributions to the Landstar Scholarship Fund this year. Watch the Landstar blog, the LINK newsletter and LandstarOnline.com this fall for announcements about the deadlines to apply for the 2022-2023 school year.

Scholarships are available to children of full-time Landstar employees, independent BCOs and independent agents as well as employees of BCOs and agents currently under contract with a Landstar company. Children of deceased Landstar employees, BCOs or agents who died while employed by or under contract with Landstar are also eligible for scholarships. Children of Landstar officers are ineligible to apply for the scholarship fund.

The scholarships awarded are based on a student’s academic excellence, community service and extracurricular activities. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in high school and plan on attending a two- or four-year college or university or must already be enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university and have successfully completed a minimum of 12 credit hours. All candidates must plan to enroll for at least 12 credit hours at an accredited two- or four-year college or university during the academic year for which the scholarship may be granted, and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Landstar Truck

Landstar Honored with Trucking Association Awards

Low Department of Transportation (DOT) reportable accident rates earned Landstar Express America a fleet safety honor from the American Trucking Association (ATA) Safety Management Council.

Landstar Express America Inc. received second place in the miscellaneous division for unlimited miles.

The award was presented during the ATA’s virtual ceremony held in December 2020.

Landstar’s fleet safety performance was also recognized by the Florida Trucking Association (FTA) in 2020.

Landstar Express America Inc., earned second place in the FTA’s 2020 Fleet Safety Awards for outstanding achievement in the Truckload Division under 5 million miles.

The annual FTA Fleet Safety Awards honors the trucking association’s member companies based on the performance and safety of the entire fleet.

Earning the Star of Quality

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 business capacity owners and independent Landstar agents are awarded a bronze, silver, gold or platinum lapel pin recognizing their efforts and individual dedication to service. And sometimes it’s the actions members of the Landstar network take when they’re not moving freight that earns them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.

Kudos to the following BCOs for their notable efforts to help others in 2020:

Landstar BCO Daniel Morales was headed by train to pick up his truck in New Jersey when the actions he took to help another earned him the Platinum Star of Quality Award. The platinum award is given in exceptional circumstances, intended for those who are faced with a life or death situation.

According to Landstar BCO Chris Higgins, who nominated Morales for the award, “When Danny saw a person disoriented and fumbling near the train tracks, he called 911. Medical professionals soon arrived. If Danny had not witnessed this person and called for help, they might have died by the train.”

Landstar Business Capacity Owners Chawn and Sheila Pierce received a Silver Star of Quality Award nomination and praise from fellow BCO Kelly Allen after the Pierce team drivers went above and beyond to help Allen get her truck back on the road.

Landstar Business Capacity Owners Chawn and Sheila Pierce received a Silver Star of Quality Award nomination and praise from fellow BCO Kelly Allen after the Pierce team drivers went above and beyond to help Allen get her truck back on the road.

As Allen explains, when her truck broke down in Tennessee, she posted about the experience on Facebook, “The Pierces saw my post and drove 57 miles to get to the truck stop, picked me up, took me to Freightliner to get the parts for my truck, drove me back to the truck stop, and then fixed the truck themselves! That’s just…Wow!”

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

Outstanding Customer Service and Professionalism

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

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

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.”

Landstar’s New Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar® Honorees

Landstar System, Inc. is pleased to announce its Class of 2019 Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar® honorees.

This year Landstar is celebrating 143 business capacity owners (BCOs) for their safety records and professionalism behind the wheel. BCO is Landstar’s term for an independent owner-operator who provides transportation capacity to a Landstar motor carrier under an exclusive lease agreement.

The Class of 2019 safe drivers is comprised of 14 new Landstar Roadstar® honorees, 117 new One Million Mile Safe Drivers, 10 new Two Million Mile Safe Drivers and two new Three Million Mile Safe Drivers. Each of the owner-operators has driven at least one million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.

Of Landstar’s 1,086 active Million Mile Safe Drivers, 14 individuals were recognized this month for earning the Roadstar distinction. The Roadstar designation is one of Landstar’s highest honors for truck owner-operators awarded to the “best of the best” on their high levels of safety, productivity and excellence in customer service. Each of the 14 Roadstars previously earned Million Mile Safe Driver status.

“Landstar is proud to showcase the 2019 Class of Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar honorees as the industry’s best. Their skill and dedication to their profession makes the roads safer for all of us,” said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni. “Landstar Roadstar recipients raise the bar for the entire trucking industry and their dedication to service excellence has earned them the right to be called the most elite independent business capacity owners at Landstar.”

The new class raises the total number of active Landstar Roadstar recipients to 178. Landstar began presenting the Roadstar award in 1990.

The Class of 2019 Roadstar® Recipients:

Jose Cruz, Kenneth Dillon, Robert Haas, John Highley, Leslie Johnson, Dwight McGrew, William Ragland, Lisa Ringelstetter, Delinda Schumacher, Linda Short, Helen Stonesifer, Lloyd Tubbs, William Watkins, Stacy Yoder

The Class of 2019 Million Mile Safe Drivers:

One Million Mile Safe Drivers:

Miguel Acosta, Apolonio Aguirre, Gustavo Almaguer, Rusty Anderson, Ronald Arguin, Aldas Armoska, David Bach, Laszlo Banyasz, Argailla Bard, Dennis Barron, Gerald Baugher, David Billinger, Alveano Blackwell, Charles Bledsoe, Anatoliy Blidchenko, Rodney Book, Manuel Cabrera, Dauris Capellan Peralta. Robert Carpenter. Jason Castro, Daniel Catherman, Jesus Cedillo, Andrzej Chalupka, Scott Childress, Gale Choffin, Susan Coleman, David Cox, Jeffrey Crenshaw, Darwin Davison, Denijal Denic, Amir Denic, Manuel Deveze, Robert Dowdy, Johnny Dubose, Gary Dyer, Dwight Everett, Donald Ewing, Richard Fassett, Almir Ferhatbegovic, Harry Gary, Joel Garza, Kenneth Gaugler, Baldev Gill, Eliseo Godina, Victor Gomez, Sage Goodner, William Granthum, Marc Guerin, Sabas Gutierrez, Michael Haase, George William Hayden, Brian Henning, Charles Henriques, Dewey Hester, Anthony John, Ira Johnson, Howard Jones, John Jordan, John Kacir, Vernon Kauffman, Jay Keem, Edin Kovacevic, Jeffrey Laird, Charles Locke, Howell Lovelace, John Lower, Gerhard Lutnik, Jose Maldonado, Baljit Mangat, Jeffrey Marden, Rick McCall, Walter McKinney, Ronny McRath, Brian Mirolo, Thomas Moody, Patrick Mooney, Jay Nelms, Robert Pinkston, William Pittman, Alvin Poindexter, Richard Poole, Gary Pugh, Donald Quinby, Ruben Quintana, Gurmukh Rana, Danny Reay, Steve Richey, Lisa Ringelstetter, Joseph Rogers, Walter Rubenzer, Andrzej Salata, Salvador Sanchez, Raymond Schenk, Henry Serrano, Robert Shannon, Henry Sihock, Frank Smith, James Smith, John Smith, Randal Smith, Scott Smith, Helen Stonesifer, Glenn Stump,Harold Sword, Janusz Szklarski, Mary Taylor, Steven Thiemann, Malcolm Thomas, Jon Treptow, Lavar Tye, Ruben Vasquez, Gary Veach, Ronald Walsom, Clyde Weaver, Gary Wiggins, Stacy Yoder, Roberto Zamarripa

Two Million Mile Safe Drivers:

Robert Birner, Kevin Bouchard, Thomas Dawson, David Dubuc, Leslie Johnson, Paul Nickles, Bill Ruch, Ronnie Sellars, Steven Van Dyke, Pete Wood

Three Million Mile Safe Drivers:

Keith McClain and Barry McLarty