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BCO Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Art Trezise

Landstar presented its BCO Lifetime Achievement Award to Landstar Three Million Mile Safe Driver and Landstar Roadstar® Art Trezise during a special ceremony held on July 2, 2019.

The award was kept a surprise until Trezise’s name was revealed during the awards ceremony portion of the 8th Annual BCO All-Star Celebration. Each year, the event honors the company’s best and safest independent owner-operators.

During the award presentation, Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni called Art Trezise’s safety record “flawless.” Since leasing to Landstar in 1979, Trezise has driven more than 3.5 million miles at Landstar without incident.

“The BCO Lifetime Achievement Award is the perfect way to honor this 40-year safe driver,” said Gattoni. “The award is a testament to Art’s professionalism and excellence as an independent owner-operator at Landstar.”

Trezise, who lives in Springhill, Florida, was named a One Million Mile Safe Driver in 1993. In 2001, he reached two million safe miles with Landstar and also was named a Landstar Roadstar® recipient, one of Landstar’s highest awards for owner operators that recognizes their high levels of safety, productivity and excellence. In 2012, Trezise was honored as a Three Million Mile Safe Driver.

The BCO Lifetime Achievement Award was first introduced during the 2012 BCO All-Star Celebration. To be considered for the honor, nominees must be an active or retired Landstar BCO who has been leased on to Landstar for at least 20 consecutive years. Nominees must be at least a Two Million Mile Safe Driver and a Landstar Roadstar® recipient.

Independent owner-operators who receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award must also have consistently demonstrated professionalism by developing a positive reputation with regulatory and enforcement personnel, customers, agents and Landstar employees, as well as through industry recognition.

Awarding Service Excellence

April & May 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 ago 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 during April or May.

Gold:

Robert Francis Barnard*, Alec S. Costerus*, Gregory Michael Gressley*, Randy Wayne Ladd*, Richard P. Mantooth II*, Victor Markle*, Thomas S. Masier*, Patrick David McGuire Jr., Anthony C. Rainwater, Lloyd Cleve Tubbs, Gene Douglas Tunney*, William E. Watson, Warren A. Wylds

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

Silver:

Daniel L. Catherman, Thaddeus F. Harper, Jessie Arthur Nash, Duriel Jovan Pittman, Tonya Mae Pomeroy, Terry M. Richmond

Bronze:

Dezmond Trevor Alexanders, Paul Allen, Themlma Adams Allen Rodrick Ondra Allen Sr., Anthony Basile, Tom Blinn, Thomas Brown, Orrett Orlando Brown, Gregory L. Colter, Andres Baltazar Cornejo, Terry Criner, Roy M. Crowder, Michael F. Cwikiel, Tammie Shree Docher, Jerzy Dwulit, Jeffry Harrod Flake, Yayah Fofanah, Howard W. Francis, Constantine G. Galanis, Joseph Gill, Ricardo E. Gomez Arbelaez Sr., Leland W. Green, Douglas Wayne Ham, Charles Henriques, Jessica Hernandez, Billy Lee Hills, Alfred Jerome Jenkins Jr., Tammy Marie Lancaster, Cynthia M. Lasby, Dennis M. Lasby, Randall Lathers, Terry M. Martzall, Matthew W. McNeil, Ralph Ferris Mendler, Keith Lyle Mitchell, Loranzo Leromy Mitchell, Taragayle Mitchell, Melody Ann Nicholson, Eugene Oprea, William Steve Pittman, Kelly J. Plumb, Ricardo Flores Quinones Sr., Michael D. Rice Sr., Eric Kenneth Seiser, Roger D. Slone, Jason Scott Speer, John W. Thomas, Ricky Lee Tyson Sr., Thomas B. Walker, John Fitzgerald Womack, Steven Johnell Wooders.

To nominate an independent agent or business capacity owner (BCO) for a Star of Quality Award, please email: StarQ@Landstar.com

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.

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.

Coming Soon: Three Steps to Book a Load

Landstar’s brand new Available Loads app is coming soon to Android and iPhone. The mobile app is designed to give business capacity owners — Landstar’s term for independent truck owner-operators — a better, easier way to find and book loads.

The free mobile app was designed for the needs of BCOs and was first announced during Landstar’s All-Star Celebration in Nashville, Tennessee in July. That same month, the app was put to the test and tweaked to fully support Landstar owner-operators’ needs.

Soon, booking a shipment will easily be done in three steps:

  1. Login using your name and password from LandstarOnline.com
  2. Easily set your load parameters and search loads
  3. Simply tap to call the agent and book your load

“We went through multiple designs and gathered feedback on the app’s functionality from Landstar BCOs throughout the process. Our goal was to refine the app to do what owner-operators expect it to do with ease,” said Landstar Executive Vice President of Capacity Development Rocco Davanzo.

The new Available Loads app is intuitive and has the same features and loads that can be found on LandstarOnline.com. With a simple download, the app will give BCOs an easy-to-navigate load board right on their phones.

“BCOs won’t see fewer loads than they would see on the load board or miss anything when they shift from the web version to the mobile app,” explained Davanzo.

Download the Available Loads app for your Android: http://bit.ly/2wIcqkU

Download the Available Loads app for your iPhone: http://bit.ly/2wI4HTM

If you have questions about the app, email AvailableLoadsApp@Landstar.com

U.S. Cargo Control Prepares Owner-Operators for Roadcheck

To help prepare owner-operators for the upcoming International Roadcheck, U.S. Cargo Control is offering special prices on winch straps, ratchet straps and shoring beams through LCAPP.

The 30th annual International Roadcheck by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will take place June 6-8, 2017. During the 72-hour period, CVSA commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout North America will conduct random inspections of commercial vehicles and their drivers.

This year, CVSA reports it will place special emphasis on cargo securement safety violations. Inspectors will focus on safe cargo securement regulations while conducting the North American Standard Level I inspection. The 37-step inspection includes examination of driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.

U.S. Cargo Control is offering discounts to Landstar BCOs on certain straps and beams through June 30, 2017.

 

Product Description Normal Price Sale Price  

Case Quantity

 

430FH 4” x 30’ winch strap w/flat hook

 

$12.99 $9.74 10/case
5030FH 2” x 30’ ratchet strap w/flat hook

 

$13.49 $10.12 10/case
SB92 Aluminum shoring beam $45.99 $34.49 2/case

*Offer expires June 30, 2017*
For more information about what CVSA will require during its annual Roadcheck, head to www.CVSA.org

Owner-operators Save on SmartTruck’s Aerodynamic Trailer Systems

 

SmartTruck Precision Aerodynamics, an industry leader in developing solutions to improve fuel efficiency and meet regulatory compliance standards, is offering Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) a unique rebate program. According to SmartTruck, users of the SmartTruck Aerodynamic Trailer system should see an improvement in fuel mileage ranging from a 5.5 to 10 percent.

Owner-operators choose the system they want and where they want to purchase the system, through the dealer network page on SmartTruck’s website: www.smarttruckaero.com.  Then, owner-operators negotiate their best price for the SmartTruck product and make their purchase.

After purchase, BCOs need to send a copy of the receipt including price paid and system purchased, BCO identifier, name, address and phone number to:

SmartTruck Precision Aerodynamics

Attn: Charlie Nichols

1200 Donaldson Road

Greenville, SC 29605

SmartTruck then sends a check to the BCO for 15 percent of the purchase.

 

 

Yokohama Tire Corporation Offers Fall Tire Promotion

Yokohama Tire Corporation is offering Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) a variety of ways to save on tires this fall. Owner operators can take advantage of Yokohama’s autumn promotion until December 31, 2016.

BCOs who purchase 8 premium Yokohama drive tires (703ZL & 709ZL) will receive 2 Yokohama steer tires for only $100 each, plus federal excise tax. BCOs, be sure the qualifying purchases include a complete set of 2 steer and 8 drive tires that all appear on the same Yokohama delivery receipt and are in sets of 10.

Please note additional information:

  • Offer valid October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016.
  • Taxes and fees are added to the $100 price of Yokohama steer tires.
  • It is the Yokohama dealer’s responsibility to provide proof of sale to receive pricing for the RY617 or 101ZL SPEC 2.
  • Yokohama reserves the right to limit quantities to anyone and may cancel the promotion at any time.
  • Contact LCAPP at 1-800-531-5227 with any additional questions.