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Free Lunch for BCOs during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Thank You Landstar BCOs!

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) is when America honors all professional truck drivers for their commitment to one of the economy’s most demanding and important jobs.

Landstar appreciates the dedication of the country’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers every day of the year. During the 2019 NTDAW we show some extra gratitude to Landstar owner-operators by providing free lunch at Landstar orientation centers throughout the United States and in Canada.

Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs), Landstar’s term for independent contractor truck owner-operators exclusively leased to Landstar, are invited to any of Landstar’s orientation centers for lunch Monday Sept. 9 through Friday Sept. 13.

Lunch will be served at 12 p.m. local time at the Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Center in Laredo, Texas and at each of these Landstar orientation centers:

  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Jefferson, Georgia
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Brantford, Ontario*
  • Reedsville, Pennsylvania
  • Fort Worth, Texas

*BCOs in Canada, please call Orientation/CABS Coordinator Gerry Dorsay at 855-306-9517 prior to arrival at the Ontario orientation center.#ThankYouBCOs

We’ll also be celebrating Landstar BCOs on social media throughout NTDAW. Be sure to follow the Landstar Owner-Operator (BCO) Facebook page and @LandstarSystem on Twitter as we celebrate independent Landstar BCOs! You can participate in Landstar’s NTDAW social media conversation by following us and using Landstar’s #ThankYouBCOs hashtag in your own posts.

Inspection Connection

Follow the signs to get your Landstar trailer inspected and get hooked up with prizes during the first-ever Landstar Inspection Connection! The month-long trailer inspection event kicks off on Safety Thursday Sept. 19, and continues through Safety Thursday on Oct. 17.

For a chance t o win more prizes from vendors including Great Dane, Hyundai, Fontaine, TA/Petro and Vanguard, make plans to have your inspection during Safety Thursday on September 19. That day approved third-party inspectors will conduct on-site trailer inspections at the following Landstar locations:

  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jefferson, Georgia
  • St. Augustine, Florida
  • Laredo, Texas

If you can’t make it on Safety Thursday Sept. 19, make plans to have your trailer inspected anytime during the month-long Inspection Connection event! During Inspection Connection, independent Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) will automatically be entered to win weekly prizes by having 120-day trailer inspections completed on their Landstar-owned or -rented trailers at any Landstar approved inspection site.

Every eligible BCO who has an inspection complete at an approved Landstar inspection site, by Oct. 17, also will be entered for a chance to win one of two grand prizes – a ride aboard the Goodyear Blimp or a two night stay at a condo in Orlando, Florida!

And there’s more! Every BCO who gets their Landstar trailer inspected between Inspection Connection kick-off and the end of this year, will also earn an additional truck entry in the 2020 Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway! www.DeliverToWin.com.

*Inspection Connection weekly prize drawings will take place after each 7-day period during the month-long event, starting Sept. 19, 2019. The Inspection Connection random grand-prize drawings will take place the day after the month-long inspection event on Friday, October 18. After each winner is notified, Landstar will announce prize winners on the Landstar Owner-Operator BCO Facebook page.

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

Giveaway Truck Ready for 2019 All-Star Event

On July 2, one lucky business capacity owner (BCO) will get the keys to a new 2020 Kenworth T680 during the annual BCO All-Star Celebration. Each year Landstar gives away a new truck, including all registration fees and taxes, to one of its elite independent owner-operators – a pool of Roadstar® recipients and Million Mile Safe Drivers.

This year, the crisp-white Kenworth T680 is equipped with a fuel-efficient PACCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR transmission and PACCAR drive axles. Touted as the most advanced, aerodynamic truck ever produced by Kenworth, the T680 includes ground-breaking technology and ergonomic comfort designed to elevate a driver’s experience.

Featuring fuel-saving intelligence, the truck’s idle management system is designed to eliminate the need for off-duty temperature control and integrate with real-time reporting technology to help a driver run for maximum fuel efficiency. Including the Kenworth Driver Performance Center, the truck’s 5-inch, full color display screen gives drivers an at-a-glance visual of fuel efficiency, truck diagnostics and performance indicators.

Also equipped with the Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ technology, the T680 offers owner-operators an enhanced level of safety. The technology system features adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation and lane departure warning to alert the driver of potential road debris, impacts, lane departures and speed limitations.

The 2019 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway, powered by Comdata, will be the grand finale of the 2019 BCO All-Star Celebration being held in Savannah, Georgia, July 1-3, 2019. The annual event is an induction ceremony that honors the newest Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers and Landstar Roadstar® recipients for their safe driving records and professionalism.

While the All-Star truck giveaway is exclusively reserved for Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar honorees, all of the more than 10,000 independent owner-operators leased to Landstar have another opportunity to win a new truck. The Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway is held each year during Landstar’s annual BCO Appreciation event where every eligible independent BCO has an opportunity to win.

In January, Landstar BCO Rosemberg Villarreal won the 2019 Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway and drove home to Grand Prairie, Texas, in a 2019 Peterbilt 579 Ultraloft. The next Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway is scheduled for September 2020 in Rockford, Illinois.

 

#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.

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.

BCO Appreciation Days In Rockford, Illinois

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Please join us for Landstar BCO Appreciation Days in Rockford, Illinois, September 13th and 14th. The event will take place at the Landstar service center located at 1000 Simpson Road, Rockford, Illinois 61102. There is limited on-site parking but we’ve also secured off-site parking at the Rockford Airport which in a short drive away.

We’ll have fun filled days of informative meetings, great food, and entertainment. This is the time to meet Landstar’s management team and discuss company and industry issues. It’s also the time to re-connect with your fellow BCOs. 

While you’re here, take time to visit the vendor tent. We’re expecting a great turnout of vendors coming to show their appreciation for your business and to showcase their products.

Landstar will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Following dinner, there will be entertainment and prize drawings for those who attend the daily safety meeting. A highlight of this year’s event will be the “Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway Powered by Comdata”. On Tuesday, September 13th, five finalists will be on stage and one lucky BCO will win a brand new truck! See you there.