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.


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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.


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Record Breaking LCAPP Savings

Landstar independent BCOs saved millions of dollars with LCAPP in 2020!

Landstar BCOs pumped more than 135 million gallons of fuel last year, setting a new record of more than
$62 million in fuel savings* through LCAPP. The previous LCAPP fuel savings record was $47,312,132, set in 2019.

That’s not all. LCAPP helped BCOs purchase 37,270 new tires in 2020. Every Landstar BCO saves $50 to $100 or more off typical retail pricing of tires when they purchase through LCAPP.

LCAPP offers savings on everyday purchases of fuel, tires and more! Visit www.LCAPP.com today!

*Landstar’s total fuel rebate information is calculated weekly and compiled based on information provided to Landstar from its LCAPP vendors. The annual total savings amounts for fuel was calculated from data compiled throughout 2020.

 


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


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Landstar Fuel Rebates Top $50 Million

The annual fuel rebate savings for independent business capacity owners (BCOs) through the Landstar Contractor’s Advantage Purchasing Program (LCAPP) is at $54,956,293 and counting!

Each year, Landstar BCOs save millions of dollars on fuel purchases through LCAPP. The previous LCAPP fuel savings record was $47,312,132, set in 2019.

When it comes to fuel savings and fuel tax charges, the LandstarOne® mobile app helps owner-operators optimize their fuel savings to find the best prices wherever they travel. LandstarOne is available for download via Android: http://bit.ly/2IkkQ9H or iPhone: https://apple.co/2XnHlk9.

*Landstar’s total fuel rebate information is calculated weekly based on information provided to Landstar from its LCAPP vendors. The year to date total, $54,956,293 was calculated from fuel savings information during the week of Nov. 2-8, 2020.


FREE Holiday Meals for BCOs

The Landstar tradition of offering free holiday meals continues in hopes of making the season a little brighter for independent business capacity owners (BCOs) on the road and away from their families during the holidays.

Landstar has teamed up with TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers (TA/Petro) to offer complimentary meals on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) and Christmas (Dec. 25).

To ensure a successful transaction when printing your complimentary holiday meal coupon, TA/Petro is asking UltraOne® members to register for the coupon. The link to register for the Christmas meal coupon is posted for BCOs via LandstarOnline.com.

The link will be active until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. The meal coupon will be available to print the day before Christmas, but can only be redeemed on Christmas Day.

BCOs who experience issues printing the coupon should contact LCAPP at 1-800-531-5227. Landstar BCOs who are not an UltraOne cardholder should visit a Landstar field operations center or contact LCAPP to ask for a holiday meal coupon.

Coupons are valid for up to $25 for an individual or up to $50 for two people (team drivers/spouse) at participating TA and Petro locations with full-service restaurants. The coupon includes the meal, dessert, drink, and tax. It is not valid for tips. Photocopies of the coupon will not be accepted.

Please monitor LandstarOnline.com for updates about holiday meal coupons for Thanksgiving and additional information about holiday meal coupons for Christmas. And be sure to check www.ta-petro.com/location-updates or TA/Petro’s TruckSmart® mobile app to determine restaurant openings and closings, as they could change daily depending on state mandates.


The 2021-2022 Landstar Scholarship Fund

Applications for the Landstar Scholarship Fund for the 2021-2022 academic school year are now available. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.

The Landstar Scholarship Fund was established to recognize and reward outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and civic involvement of children of Landstar employees, independent business capacity owners (BCOs) leased to Landstar and independent sales agents. Continue reading