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.
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.
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.
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.