Awards

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

Landstar Receives SC&RA Safety Awards

Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® recipient Victor Markle was honored with the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) 2020 Million Miler Safety Award.

“I am very humbled by this award from the SC&RA,” said Markle. “This honor feels much bigger than me because at the end of the day, I just do my job. I make sure I am safe on the road to get home to my family.”

Each year, the SC&RA selects one professional driver from a SC&RA member company to receive the Million Miler Safety award. The SC&RA award recognizes drivers who have accumulated a minimum of one million consecutive miles of safe driving within the industry.

Markle, who leased to Landstar in 2005, became a Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver in 2013 and was selected as a Landstar Roadstar® honoree in 2014. He was nominated for the SC&RA award this year by Landstar’s safety department.

To be considered by Landstar for nomination, the potential recipient must be an independent business capacity owner (BCO) who hauls heavy/oversized loads and has already achieved one million safe miles of driving while leased to Landstar.

In addition to the Million Miler Safety Award, Landstar Transportation Logistics Inc. was recognized with the SC&RA 2020 Transportation Fleet Mileage award in the Over 100 Million Miles category. Landstar received the fleet safety recognition for having the lowest accident frequency rate in that category.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations. Each year firms across the United States and around the world submit entries to the SC&RA Award competition, which recognizes worldwide excellence in the crane, rigging and specialized transportation industry. More information is available via SCRANet.org.

The Landstar Roadstar® status is one of the highest levels of recognition a business capacity owner (BCO) can receive at Landstar. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent truck owner-operators who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease agreements.  

 

The March and April 2020 Star of Quality Awards

Awarding Service Excellence

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 March and April 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.

Gold:

Eugene Vincent Antinori*, Bill E. Ater Jr.*, Robert Francis Barnard*, Robert Bruce Boyle*, Nicolae Ilie, Joseph M. Kren, Jeron L. Long, Steven L. Loob, Anthony T. Mitchell, Andrea Elizabeth Perry*, Helen C. Smith, Shann Taylor and Ernest Ray Webb*

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

Silver:

Daouda Compaore, William Edward Denny, Jacquelaine Gardner, Henry Gilbert Jr., Larry James Knotek, Sergey Lozovskiy and Jacqueline L. Merkle

Bronze:

Armando Aguilar Jr., Raymond Douglas Amos, Jaime F. Arias, Atta Ullah Azam, Richard T. Barnes, Gregory Kenneth Bell, Ronald A. Bennett, Wayne Tshombe Boston, Roger D. Bradshaw, Christopher Andre Campbell, Grace Rita Chambers, Eddie Joe Chaplin Jr., Cris Conson, Michael John Cope, Tyler Michael Crisp, John Ivory Davis, George R. Dennis II, David B. Dreggors, Maria Escamilla, Andrew Gallegos, Bobby Ray Gilbreath, Howard Allen Goldman, Walter Jacobo Gonzalez, Billie Jo Gratz, Steven Keith Gratz, Carl Wayne Hall II, Gregory Harris, William D. Hollins, Joshua Neil Honkanen, Harry Alfred Jackson II, Jimmy Jones Jr., Moise Joseph, Leonard John Kammes, Anthony S. Kaufmann Sr., Benson Githinji Kinyua, Charles Krieg, Ruben Leal, Zachary Seth Lindler, Rashawne M. Lucas, Richard Musat, David V. McCullough III, Michael Dennis McGrew, Richard McIntosh, Jennifer Denise McNabb, Randall Scott McNabb Sr., Vernon Edwin Morreira, Annita Bryan Moso, Michael Allen Nettles, Eileen Danbe Noh, Gregory Omalho Jr., Douglas Ottesen, Pedro Moso Palomo, Gilbert Vasquez Perez, Khiry Pickett, Susan Fay Rachels, Amulya Rai, Odean Anthony Richards, Prince Fernando Richardson III, Robert D. Richards, George L. Roberts, Robert L. Roepke, Joe Leland Rowland, Lugman Bashir Said, Jose Salinas Maldonado, William Broadus Semple, Tracielyn I. Depodesta Smales, Ricky Lane Smith II, Gregory D. Stewart, Chester L. Stoltzfus, William Keene Summers, Eduardo Sustaita, Robert Joseph Taylor, Anthony Kentrell Thompson, Micah G. Turner, Robert Ray Turner, Ivan Noe Vasquez, Maxine A. Wedderburn, Robert S. Wedderburn, Anthony Wells, William Dale Wix, Cecil Claude Wooster and Michael Xayapraseuth

 

Star of Quality: Honoring Service Excellence

January & February 2020 Recipients

Each month, deserving business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award. The award, for members of the Landstar family who go above and beyond the call of duty, recognizes those extra efforts and dedication to service.

Our thanks and praise to the following members of the Landstar network who represent the best in the freight transportation industry. The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women earned them a Star of Quality Award.

Platinum:

Mark Edward Fullbright

A Platinum Star of Quality is awarded in exceptional circumstances such as those faced with a life or death situation.

Gold:

Donald G. Acor Sr., Bill E. Ater Jr.*, Robert Francis Barnard*, Wesner Ludwin Gutierrez, Ronald C. Haddan*, Randy Alan Kemp, Victor Markle*, Robert Mead, Michael Medina, Matthew Nickolson*, Duriel Jovan Pittman, Tonya Mae Pomeroy, Yasmany Vidal Ruiz*, Michael J. Rybicki*, Alan Franklin Sheain Jr., Zenoviu O. Sirbu*, Rod J. Timmer, Larry Steve Wheeler

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

Silver:

Dennis Dale Adams, Brayan Alcantara, Rusty Andersen, Cheri Charlene Blair, John W. Clifford, Andrew P. Dawsey, Thomas G. Dawson, Steven H. Doyle, Matthew Edward Gauthier, Joseph Gill, Tyrone D. Grant, Katharina Groening, Jacob Guenter, James A. Guiste, Kenneth Jason Harrell, Jessica Hernandez, Jeffrey Scott Keenan, Joseph A. McElroy, Dwight McGrew, Ronald R. Moore, Scott A. Navarro, William Steve Pittman, Jeffrey T. Sacre, Nathaniel Henderson Smiley, Jermaine K. Smith, Corbett A. Southerland, Kurt Daniel Sumner, Ernest Ray Webb, Jon Derick Williams, Edmund Jan Winnicki

 

Bronze:

Robert D. Abraham, Alvin D. Adams, Arthur Wayne Adamson, Brayan Alcantara, Joan Alvarez, Charles W. Alwell, Riyadh Nalem Alzayadi, Marcus F. Anderson, Cecil Thomas Arthur, Obnet Auguste Jr., Ramon Alejandro Ayala, Jeffrey Todd Barker, Kelly Hardin Barker, Courtney Omar Barnes, Lance Marshall Benesh, Dana L. Benjamin, Anita L. Benjamin, Irick Lewis Blair, Gregg Boss, Brian Keith Bowen, Jeffrey Alan Boyer, Jamie Branigan, John Patrick Brown, Shedrick Lamarr Brown, Krzysztof Bystron, Mark A. Campbell, Michael Carr, Robert Carreiro, James H. Cedar, Michael J. Connally, James Edward Cook, Richard Anthony Cook Jr., John S. Cox, David Davis, David Wayne Dawson, Dennis L. Depoy, James Robert Durrett, Jerry Lee Ecker, Laurel Kopta Ecker, Ignatius Ugochukwu Edoh, Roger Allan Efram, Abdi H. Farah, Tharlley A. Felismino, Shaen A. Fields, Tammy R. Fields, James Cleven Fitzgerald Jr., Brenda Gabel, William S. Gardner, Scott J. Gargano, Jason N. Gentry, Barry Gibson, Rogers A. Gibson, Sandra J. Goche, David Lee Gonzales, James M. Goodwin, Andrew Gould, George Y. Gozah, Joseph Allen Grace, Barrington Grant, William Victor Green, Demetrius Renardo Hall, Stephen G. Halsted, Theodore Steven Hands, Gerald Jerome Hearvey, Steven Francis Hede, Jose Florentino Hernandez, Ruben L. Hernandez, Eric Alan Hessler, Jeffrey Michael Hill, Donald B. Hoffman, Eris Hoxhalli, David Hulcy, Arvin Itwaru, Lafayette Jackson, Seth H. Jackson III, Ricardo Aragon Jimenez, Jay Justice Jr., Steven A. Kavanagh, Herman Kellahan, Jedidiah D. Klein, Michael Krapfl, Peter J. Ladd, Leroy Lawrence, Alan David Lesueur, Mitchell Dwayne Lightfoot, Daniel Clyde Loving, Latricia Deean Loving, Heather Renee Lowery, Jason Lowery, Dennis Wade Lynch, Quanette M. Lynch, Michael L. Markee, Donald Barry Mays, Leah Keyatta McClarity, Terry McClure, Jacqueline McDowell, Herbert McFadden II, James H. McKean, Luis H. Medina, John Ricky Mickens, Willie Damien Miles, Cesar Monterrozo, Jose Z. Morales, Lakendrick D. Morgan, William Earl Mozingo Jr., Flint A. Murray, Chris Bryan Nejedly, Bonnie Jo Norris, Craig J. Norris Jr., Richard A. Norton, Dean O. Odle, Marcelo N. Oliveira, Reginald Jevon Palmer, Aleksandr G. Pastukhov, William Paye, Daniel Coleman Peach, William Pierce, David Lee Pittman, Matthew Ali Ploski, Nancy Louise Ploski, Gretchen Anne Prentler, Raul Quiroz Lopez, Okie Ramey, Kenneth Jerome Randolph, Andrew Thomas Reed, Lorenzo Antonio Reynoso Hernan, Alonzo Bethel Foxworth Richardson, Lester Richardson Jr., Roxanne Richardson, Leroy Robert Ricketts, Adalberto Rodriguez Valdez, Mario Antonio Rodriguez Valdez, Mario Antonio Rodriguez Valdez, Ryan Phillip Rogala, Scott C. Roswell, Murray Allan Russin, Larry Scheffler, Brian S. Schulte, James Robert Seward, Daniel Shapiro, Anthony G. Smith, Haden Barrington Smith, Timmie N. Smith, Kevin Lee Stanton, Jessie William Stroud, Jay E. Stuart, Rebecca Suzanne, Troy Gordon V. Talbot, Samuel J. Taylor, Francisco Trundle, Gregory S. Vinson, Steve Alan Waldrop, Byron Robert Wellman, Clyde Lee Westcott, Antonia M. Willingham, Donald Chris Willingham, Frankie Lee Wilson, Michael Guy Woodley, Stacey W. Yearout

 

A Flawless 40-Year Safety Record

“Humble” is the best word to describe the 2019 recipient of the Landstar BCO Lifetime Achievement Award Art Trezise – a three million mile safe driver and Roadstar® honoree.

Trezise says during the BCO All-Star Celebration awards ceremony, as he listened to Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni read the criteria for the BCO Lifetime Achievement Award, he knew his career matched each of the qualifications.

But, Trezise says, he never expected to hear his name called as the recipient of the company’s highest honor for owner-operators.

“Oh yes, it was certainly a surprise and I am extremely honored to have received it,” says Trezise.

The business capacity owner (BCO) has a flawless 40-year safety record with Landstar. It is an accomplishment Trezise is proud of, but as his wife Debbie explains, it is not one he brags about.

“He’ll tell you, ‘I’m just out here doing my job’,” says Debbie Trezise. “To just think of him getting this award, it makes me cry. I am so proud of him.”

To date, the BCO has driven more than 3.5 million miles while leased to Landstar, without incident. He says there’s no real secret to his perfect driving record. He just loves being a professional truck driver and does the best he can at all times.

“The Landstar safety culture is second to none, and I’m proud to be part of it. Landstar has been very good to us through the years,” says Trezise.”It’s given my family a great life and I’m thankful for that every day.”

The BCO Lifetime Achievement Award was first introduced during the 2012 BCO All-Star Celebration.

To be considered for the BCO Lifetime Achievement Award nominees must:

  • Be an active or retired Landstar BCO who has been, or was, leased to Landstar for 20 consecutive years
  • Have earned Two Million Mile Safe Driver status
  • Be a Landstar Roadstar® honoree
  • Consistently demonstrate professionalism

Awarding The Landstar Star of Quality

November & December 2019 Recipients

Each month, deserving business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award.  The award, for members of the Landstar family who go above and beyond the call of duty, recognizes those extra efforts and an individual’s dedication to service.

Our thanks and praise to the following members of the Landstar network who represent the best in the freight transportation industry. The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women earned them a Star of Quality Award.

Platinum:

Lloyd Cleve Tubbs

A Platinum Star of Quality is awarded in exceptional circumstances such as those faced with a life or death situation.

Gold:

Phillip M. Herlein, Randy Wayne Ladd*, Robert L. Hail Jr.*, David Milton Pearce*, Bob A. Hinchey*, Gene Douglas Tunney*

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

Silver:

Jose M. Hincapie, Robert Kimble, James R. Lawson, Danial Evan Torrance Sr.

Bronze:

Hatem Abdelfattah, Korey Dion Allen, Luis Javier Alvarez Lopez, Reid Anderton, Marc E. Barry, Richard L. Blatter, Kyle Bret Bogle, William Othel Brown, Christopher Stephen Buckley, Clemente Caceres, James Caldwell, Randall Kieth Campbell, Dizella R. Carmichael, Donald Gene Colbert Sr., Lamar R. Dersone, Jesse O. Duenas, Douglas Laurence Ellis, Darla Lea Ferguson, Lori Ann Fogaras, Michael J. Fogaras III, Mark Anthony Green, Andrew Patterson Gregory, Joanne Catherine Guerrero, Charles David Hoffman Jr., Jesus Ipina Jr., Jason W. Jennings, David Legaux Jr., David Wayne Leleux, Clyde B. Linville, Timothy Dean Lucht, Anthony W. McIntyre, Ronald Gene McKim, Neil Perry Melvin, Louis H. Moseley Jr., Thomas Mowry, Anthony D. Nowicki, Michael John Payton, Emmanuel D. Presley, Thomas Lawrence Quigley, Jose Santos Rios Longoria, Terrance L. Scott, Joshua Dwain Simpson, Robert Slack, Rashied Hassan Smith, Robert Lawrence Smith, Kurt Daniel Sumner, Brian Lee Taff, Colton Lee Taff, Troy Calvin Thomas Jr.

 

The Landstar Star of Quality Award

July & August 2019 Recipients 

Each month, deserving business capacity owners (BCOs), operators and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award.  The award, for members of the Landstar family who ago above and beyond the call of duty, recognizes those extra efforts and dedication to service.

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women earned them a Star of Quality Award. Our thanks and praise to the following members of the Landstar network who represent the best in the freight transportation industry.

Platinum:

Joshua Aaron “Buford” Williams

*A Platinum Star of Quality is awarded in exceptional circumstances such as those faced with a life or death situation.

Gold:

Robert Boyle, Robert L. Haas, David Michael Hawkins, Robert D. Hill Jr., Charles Kumalaa, Matthew Mickenberg, Alan D. Poole, Mark William Rosian, Richard Snyder Jr., Steven Grillo*, Robyn Eve Taylor*, William Asher Taylor*, Larry A. James*

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

Silver:

Kenneth Adams, Ivan Evar Fridell, Lincoln Ryan Hunter, Vincent Leon Jackson, Jeron Long, Bryan L. Mair, Ryan James Nussbaum, Donald A. Ray, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Robert Esnayra Valenzuela

Bronze:

Michael Wayne Allen, Lance E. Allinson, Nicholas C. Altvater, Bryan Duane Arnesen, Thomas Baker, Elbert N. Banks Jr., Mustapha Benallou, Javier Betancur, Jorge Enrique Bueno Sr., Joe Lorence Caetano III, Melissa A. Caetano, Raymond John Calvosa, Juan M. Caracheo, Manuel Deveze, Louis A. Dominguez, Robert David French, Jibin George, Andres Fernando Giraldo, Jose Fernando Giraldo Murillo, John A. Giraldo, Lissa Gressley, Nestor Grijalva, Johnny Lewis Heath, Christopher S. Higgins, Christopher Lee Inson, Charles Lee Jones Jr., Robert Kimble, Daniel Glen Lea, William Shotwell Lee III, Sergio Hernan Lopera, Milton James Nolan Jr., Carlos Andres Osorio Jr., Samuel Erroll Parker, Steven David Pestor, Stephen D. Polan, Dennis B. Pugh, Alex S. Rebelatto, Giacomo Jack Riccobono Jr., Jeremy Jason Silcott, Jack Simpson, Patty Simpson, William Bryan Southard, Francine Undercoffler, Tracy E. Underwood, Christopher Wade, Matthew Caleb West, John Jerry White, Audrey Lynn Wilder

 

Awarding Service Excellence

June 2019 Star of Quality Award Winners

Each month, deserving business capacity owners (BCOs), operators and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award. The award, for members of the Landstar family who go above and beyond the call of duty, recognizes those extra efforts and an individual’s dedication to service.

Our thanks and praise to the following members of the Landstar network who represent the best in the freight transportation industry. For their outstanding efforts, these men and women earned a Landstar Star of Quality Award during June.

Gold:

Bill E. Ater Jr.*, Robert Francis Barnard*, Emilio M. Coe, Kenneth E. Dodd, Steven Grillo*, James D. Henson*, James H. Kelly, Lloyd Edward Lampman*, Harmon Elwood Meeker III, Lloyd Cleve Tubbs*.

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

Silver:

William Anderson, Paul E. Boitnott, Robert Bruce Boyle, Paul D. Christensen, Cary M. Dawson, Dennis Day, Kim Lloyd Dye, Dennis Fields, Phillip Lamar Frese, Damien L. Goff, David Michael Hawkins, Richard D. Healey, Joseph M. Kren, Christopher D. Kuczmarski, Frankie D. Langley, Terrill Antonio Lee, Dakota Lynn, Osvaldo Medina, Raul Medina Jr., Alan D. Poole, Glen E. Reams, Mark William Rosian, Richard J. Rukstalis II, Katherine M. Sheets, Lonnie R. Sheets, Richard Snyder Jr., Davor Zecevic.

Bronze:

Thomas E. Allen, Michael Barnes, Robert William Batten, Buddy Paul Baynum, Todd Blankenship, Larry D. Cothran, David C. Counce, Troy Lajon Daniels, Kirk D. Dayse, Robert L. Drechsel, Christopher Keefe English, Jeffery Evans, Chavis Jerad Everett, Derrick Lionnel Foster, Denard Desila Gauze, Travis Gilley, Lawrence James Glover, Donald Allen Growe, Kenneth Jason Harrell, Don Hill Jr., Mark Anthony Hoggs, Danny Dale Housley, Jorge A. Jacquez, Bobby Richard Johnson, Antonio Jaime Jones, James Jones, Guy Laman, Val lane, Jeron L. Long, John Garrick Lord, Dakota Lynn, George Antoni Maculo, Emanuel Mihai, Nick Morrow, Rondy Edward Mosley Sr., Jenna Lynn Nagy, Sandor Nagy, Kent L. Newsom Sr., Irena Marie Parsons, Matt L. Paulson, Edgar Noel Ramos, Joel Skye Ramsey, Larry L. Rice, Marshall Edward Rodgers, Jeremy Ray Ruhl, Carl A. Skees, Rheen John Smalls, Barry David Smith, Paul Daniel Smith, Jason Lynn Taylor, Jake Austen Waterbury, Greg Williams, Latravion Devonta Williams.

 

If you would like to nominate an independent Landstar owner-operator or agent for a Star of Quality Award, please email: StarQ@Landstar.com.

176 Owner-Operators Honored During BCO All-Star Celebration

Landstar honored the best and safest Landstar owner-operators during its 8th Annual Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration held earlier this month.

The event featured an awards program during which Landstar honored 176 business capacity owners (BCOs), the company’s term for independent owner-operators who provide transportation capacity under exclusive lease agreements.

During the ceremony, Landstar inducted 14 BCOs as Landstar Roadstar® recipients, 137 BCOs as new Million Mile Safe Drivers, 22 BCOs as Two Million Mile Safe Drivers, two BCOs as Three Million Mile Safe Drivers, and presented one BCO, Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar Art Trezise, with the company’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The select group of honorees were celebrated during a three-day event held in Savannah, Georgia. The annual event recognizes outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel. The Class of 2018 is one of the largest classes of Million Mile Safe Drivers inducted in Landstar history. Each of the inductees has driven more than one million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.

“Landstar is proud to showcase one of its largest classes of Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar honorees as the industry’s best,” said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni. “Their skill and dedication is worthy of a celebration.”

Of the 1,043 active Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers, 14 individuals were awarded with the Roadstar distinction during the 2019 celebration. The Roadstar honor is one of Landstar’s highest awards for owner-operators who are chosen for their high levels of safety, productivity and excellence in customer service. Each of the 14 Roadstar inductees previously earned the Million Mile Safe Driver status. The new Roadstar class raises the total number of active Landstar Roadstar recipients to 176.

Landstar began presenting the Roadstar award in 1990.

“Landstar Roadstar recipients raise the bar for the entire trucking industry,” said Gattoni. “Their dedication to service and excellence has earned them the right to be called the most elite independent business capacity owners at Landstar.”

The Class of 2018 Roadstar® recipients

Gregory Bailey, Beverly Bickford, Michael Bickford, Lisa Brewer, Keith Campbell, Michael Cuatt, Newell Nixon, Sara Pingel, Raymond Riley, Craig Ringelstetter, Michael Smith, Charles Storey, Gene Tunney, Donald Ward

The Class of 2018 Million Mile Safe Drivers

One Million Mile Safe Drivers

Luis Alvarez, Luis Arroyo-Moctezuma, Jose Avila, John Baker, Tywarren Bandy, Daryl Batty, Gerben Bennett, Paul Benoit, Robert Berg, Casey Bergman, Bryan Bern, David Bestoyong, Beverly Bickford, Herbert Bisbey, Shaun Bladergroen, John Bledsoe, Lisa Brewer, Carl Broughton, Michelle Bump, William Bushendorf, Krzysztof Bystron, William Caldwell, Fredrick Campbell, Charles Canty, Faustino Chacon, James Christy, Charles Collins, Branko Copic, Hugo Corona, Kevin Cox, Ronald Coyle, David Craig, Fred Davidson, Bruce Davis, Mark Davis, Mark DeCooman, Pedro Diaz, Mario Dominguez, Edward Doss, Thomas Dulgar, Dwayne Dyok, Jason Eggleton, Ahmad El Amin, William Elliott, Kevin Fabrizius, Max Faulkner, William Leon Felder, Garth Ferguson, Michael Feurtado, Rodney Foley, William Forsee, Godolfredo Garcia, Miguel Garcia, Juan Garza, Milton Gernhart, Timothy Gibson, Edward Gipson, Julian Gonzalez, Gregory Green, Lola Ray Griffin, James Guhin, Oscar Guzman, Robert Haas, James Hall, David Harwell, Aaron Hayes, David Henderson, Jeanette Hendley, Phillip Herlein, Sammy Hipp, Michael Hook, Richard Horn, Randall Ince, Jeffrey Johns, Richard Johnson, Merrill Jones, Teddy Kennedy, David Lapierre, Mark Letterman, Peter Licon, Juan Luna, Miroslaw Majewski, Richard Martin, Larry Maynord, Halbert McNeill, Luis Medina, Janusz Mielniczek, Andre Morissette, Dan Morrison, Newell Nixon, Gregory Olesniewicz, Joram Ortiz, George Patenaude, John Peachey, Martell Perry, William Pierce, James Proe, Darrell Ragon, John Ralston, Ramiro Ramirez, Antonio Ramos, Gerald Rice, Steven Riddle, Ricky Rodgers, Paul Rousseau, James Rowland, Victor Ruiz, Kevin Ruth, James Schooley, Delinda Schumacher, Douglas Schuth, Ian Shaffer, Ron Shaw, Brian Sheesley, Khalid Shire, David Shortt, Ivan Sluder, James Smith, Zachary Smith, Ricky Sowell, Walter Stewart, Cary Stokes, Rocky L. Stonecypher, Jay Stuart, Bruce Tallada, Franklin Thompson, Robert Twyman, Joseph Tyler, Ronald Vibert, Cosmin Voivod, Jack Vossler, William David Voyles, Perry Warren, William D. Watkins, Daniel Willison, Jeff Wootton, Charles Wright

Two Million Mile Safe Drivers

John Babine, Willie Branch, Kim Dye, Thomas Garcia, Edward Gonzalez, Kenneth Graf, Gerald Jeffords, Charles Jones, Daniel Marg, Adrian Martin Sr., Teddy McCullough, Warren McCurdy, Mark Miglicio, Douglas Reeder, Edward Siders, Steve K. Smith, Danny Stockwell, Hubert Tobitt, Richard Vlasz, Wesley Westphal, Jeffrey Whitt, Thomas Wike

Three Million Mile Safe Drivers

John Hinckley and Michael Schmieks

2019 Landstar Lifetime Achievement Award

Art Trezise

Awarding the Star of Quality

March 2019 Star of Quality Recipients

The Landstar Star of Quality is awarded to Landstar agents, business capacity owners (BCOs) and operators who regularly go above and beyond the call of duty.  Their constant dedication to safety and service is recognized with a bronze, silver, gold or platinum Star of Quality lapel pin.

Congratulations to the following men and women who received a Star of Quality Award during March 2019. Our thanks and praise to these professionals, their outstanding efforts provides customers with the best in transportation services.

Gold:

Alec S. Costerus*, Ben Easters, Darrell G. Eisenhauer, Jason Lloyd Mollett*, Craig S. Williams

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

 Silver:

Robert C. Finch, George Robert Jacobs Jr., Rebecca Martin Jacobs, Stanley B. Rice, Gustavo Sanchez Jr., Michael L. Vickers

Bronze:

Josie Alvarez, William R. Bass Sr., James Louis Bell, Johnny Clark, Lisa Faye Clay, Juan Antonio Contreras, Johnny Lamell Ealy, Aaron Ellis, Ruben Fraire Jr., Ivan Evar Fridell, Cody Franklin Gallagher, Joe David Garcia, Scott Michael Grafton, Dujuan Deante Howard, Ty Lorn King, Shawn M. Loy, Mark Anthony Markin, Shawn Keith McCroskey, Mark Thomas McElwey, John Minckler, Darrell Mitchell, Zdzislaw “Ziggy” Mroczkowski Jr., Raymond Lewis Munoz Jr., Rodney Iderrick Orr, Volodymyr Samchuk, Nicky Derron Seville, Awwall Ajit Shah, Sami Radwan Smaisem, Keith Lamar Jay Spillman, Enouche Ramond Trosclair Jr., Harold Scott Wade, Marie Anne Wade, Winston J. Wells, John Robert Wilson