“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