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Landstar Receives SC&RA Safety Awards

Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® recipient Victor Markle was honored with the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) 2020 Million Miler Safety Award.

“I am very humbled by this award from the SC&RA,” said Markle. “This honor feels much bigger than me because at the end of the day, I just do my job. I make sure I am safe on the road to get home to my family.”

Each year, the SC&RA selects one professional driver from a SC&RA member company to receive the Million Miler Safety award. The SC&RA award recognizes drivers who have accumulated a minimum of one million consecutive miles of safe driving within the industry.

Markle, who leased to Landstar in 2005, became a Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver in 2013 and was selected as a Landstar Roadstar® honoree in 2014. He was nominated for the SC&RA award this year by Landstar’s safety department.

To be considered by Landstar for nomination, the potential recipient must be an independent business capacity owner (BCO) who hauls heavy/oversized loads and has already achieved one million safe miles of driving while leased to Landstar.

In addition to the Million Miler Safety Award, Landstar Transportation Logistics Inc. was recognized with the SC&RA 2020 Transportation Fleet Mileage award in the Over 100 Million Miles category. Landstar received the fleet safety recognition for having the lowest accident frequency rate in that category.

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) is an international trade association of more than 1,400 members from 46 nations. Each year firms across the United States and around the world submit entries to the SC&RA Award competition, which recognizes worldwide excellence in the crane, rigging and specialized transportation industry. More information is available via SCRANet.org.

The Landstar Roadstar® status is one of the highest levels of recognition a business capacity owner (BCO) can receive at Landstar. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent truck owner-operators who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease agreements.  

 

Pilot Flying J Extends 10 Point Offer

The 10 point promotion available for Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) through Pilot Flying J was so popular that it has decided to extend the offer indefinitely. BCOs simply purchase fuel using their Landstar BCO/Pilot Flying J Professional Driver myRewards card to receive 10 points. The points pilot_flying_j_logo-300x106are an added bonus to the 25 cent discount Landstar BCOs already receive on fuel purchases at Pilot Flying J.

BCOs who are not currently members of Pilot Flying J’s myRewards program can join by requesting a card from a cashier at any Pilot Flying J location. The cashier can register the card on site or you can register by visiting www.pilotflyingj.com, then clicking on the gray box titled “Drivers – Earn myRewards Points.”

pilotTruck drivers instantly redeem points for food, merchandise and other amenities at Pilot Flying J travel centers and restaurants. Among the benefits of the myRewards program is the “Shower Power” program. By fueling over 500 gallons in one month, drivers are rewarded with a free shower each day for the rest of that month and one additional month.

Click here to learn more about the Pilot Flying J myRewards card.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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We appreciate truck drivers 52 weeks a year, but during this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week from September 11-17, 2016, we’re showing some extra love to the professional drivers who help move America.

Landstar Business Capacity Owners (BCOs) – our term for independent owner-operators – play a huge role in transporting goods safely and on time. So, we ask that everyone join us in saying “thank you” to the men and women professional truck drivers who are on the roads each day.G - BCO-appreciation-Hipp

Attend our online celebration all week by following Landstar on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll have fun posts to share, prizes to win and photo tributes. Use the hashtag #ThankYouBCOs to participate in this online high-five with the Landstar family.

Also throughout the week, Landstar BCOs are invited to visit any of Landstar’s Orientation Centers for lunch. The free meal will be served at Noon, Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 16 at our Orientation Centers in: Fort Worth, Texas, Jefferson, Georgia, Indianapolis, Indiana, St. Augustine, Florida, Lewistown, Pennsylvania, Reno, Nevada, Rockford, Illinois and Burlington, Ontario.

rocktruckTo top off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, BCOs are invited to join us at our service center in Rockford, Illinois for Landstar BCO Appreciation Days on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14. The event offers BCOs the chance to connect with Landstar executives, attend education and safety meetings, and network with fellow professional drivers. Also, one lucky BCO will drive off in a 2017 T680 Kenworth – the grand prize in the Landstar Truck Giveaway, powered by Comdata.

From everyone in the Landstar family … Thank You BCOs!

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