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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.

July and August 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 July and August 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.

Gold:

John M. Adams, John D. Ard*, Charles Jones*, Jeffrey Scott Keenan, Robert Mead*

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

Silver:

Joe Lorence Caetano III, Melissa A. Caetano, William J. Dobrie, Dennis R. Fuss, Jesse Mark Hounslow

Bronze:

Gary Samuel Barnett, Andriques L. Brown, William C. Carter, Billy Comeaux. Ruth Ann Comeaux, Todd C. Conner, Dennis R. Fuss, Brandy Galloway, Shane Gorter, Michael Ray Harrell Jr., Roger Robert Hinkley II, Terrelle Horn, Mathew John Hounslow, William Marcus Ireland, Andres P. Lopez, Larry G. McCann, Patricia A. McCann, George R. Moon, Srdjan Pandurevic, Joseph Julian Porche, Joseph Lee Richardson, Larry Riddle, Jermario Artez Spruill, James L. Taylor, Ned W. Thalmann, Daniel Vincent Vodoplch, Jodie Edward Wolfe

If you would like to nominate a member of the Landstar network for a Star of Quality Award, please email StarQ@Landstar.com

May and June 2020 Star of Quality Recipients

Recognizing Service and Professionalism in the Landstar Network

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 May and June 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.

Gold:

Rusty Andersen, Tommie Elbert Davis Jr., Edward Doss*, Arthur Lee Hall, Randy Alan Kemp*, Randy Wayne Ladd*, James R. Lawson, Errol Rogers*, Calvin V. Whaley Sr., Gary White, Darlene L. Wright-Recchioni

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

Silver:

Armando Alverez, Luis Javier Alvarez Lopez, Scott E. Buchanan, Elbert R. Butler, Michael T. Collins, Ray Davis, Christopher S. Higgins, Ricardo Keith Kelly, Debra Anne LaBree, Thomas W. Leaman, Marcia McCoy, Richard George Parchoc, Mark A. Schallhorn, Raymond Joseph Senegal, Wayne Shaw, Wayne Herold Shaw, Dena Marie Sorge, Mark David Sorge, Holly Waggoner

Bronze:

Chukwudi Paulinus Achalu, Kokouvi Alphonse Agbodeka, Wilner Alcime, Javier Martinez Alonso, Paul Kenneth Anderson Jr., Phillip M. Araujo, Dawn M. Arrington, Larry L. Bell, Sergey Bireta, John Phillip Blair, Greg E. Bridgman, Robert Broadway, Clyde E. Carson, Dewitt Peter Carson Jr., Jerry Roger Corley, Izell Cummings III, Delali Kofi Dagadu, Jason A. Deaver, Ronald Melvin Doughty Jr., Barbara Ann Durand, Kenneth Dale Durand, Richard L. Edwards, Jimmie Raz-Geim Evans, Dennis Faber, Undray Ficklin, Stephen Fields Jr., Erick Garcia, Corey Lanard Gleason, Juan L. Gonzalez, Robert Allan Gray, Troy Anthony Green, Steven Grimes, Jackson Jean Guerrier, James Heyward, Michael J. Hess, Maike E. Hess, Richard D. Holloway, Jesse Mark Hounslow, Rick Lee Huffman, Ezekiel Idowu, Kendall S. Jackson, Robert Thomas Jackson, Kyle T. Johnson Jr., Jonathan Joseph, Richard Kieser, Del D. LaBree, Alexis Chon Lauzardo, Horacio Lopez, Andral Lorencyl, Michael Lyke, Lee G. McCracken, Errol Marvel McCullough, Clarence Alan McGee, Debbie Kay McGee, Richard A.

Mellon, John Matthew Messer, Grigoriy Metlenko, Joseph Alan Montgomery, Patrick Morello, Sigifredo Moreno-Valencia, Richard Thomas Moriarty Jr., Aubrey N. Murray, Jeffrey Lynn Nailor, Julian V. Nunez, Joseph John O’Brien, Corleone T. Pate Sr., William Ponzo, Richard E. Poole, Patrick D. Pope, Sebastien Poupas, Stephen B. Powder, Joshua Daniel Pye, Jorge Ramirez, Bruce Dale Reben, Robert Rebman, Jose Antonio Rivera, Salvador Sanchez,  Skirmantas Slusnys, David E. Smith, Kelly R. Smith, James Charles Starks Jr., Mary Steele, Ricky Steele, Dinise Stevens, Ocie Bernard Stevenson Sr., Miguel Suarez Perez, Myron Anthony Tanner, Aaron Bernard Thomas, Diane C. Toliver, John Paul Vargas Jr., Holly Waggoner, Jonathan Ware, Wilbert R. Washington Jr., Dennis Wimberley, Jerry Don Woods, Charles A. Wright Jr., Elizabeth Maria Zelten, Kenn Everson Zelten

If you would like to nominate a member of the Landstar network for a Star of Quality Award, please email StarQ@Landstar.com.

Landstar’s New Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar® Honorees

Landstar System, Inc. is pleased to announce its Class of 2019 Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar® honorees.

This year Landstar is celebrating 143 business capacity owners (BCOs) for their safety records and professionalism behind the wheel. BCO is Landstar’s term for an independent owner-operator who provides transportation capacity to a Landstar motor carrier under an exclusive lease agreement.

The Class of 2019 safe drivers is comprised of 14 new Landstar Roadstar® honorees, 117 new One Million Mile Safe Drivers, 10 new Two Million Mile Safe Drivers and two new Three Million Mile Safe Drivers. Each of the owner-operators has driven at least one million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.

Of Landstar’s 1,086 active Million Mile Safe Drivers, 14 individuals were recognized this month for earning the Roadstar distinction. The Roadstar designation is one of Landstar’s highest honors for truck owner-operators awarded to the “best of the best” on their high levels of safety, productivity and excellence in customer service. Each of the 14 Roadstars previously earned Million Mile Safe Driver status.

“Landstar is proud to showcase the 2019 Class of Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar honorees as the industry’s best. Their skill and dedication to their profession makes the roads safer for all of us,” said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni. “Landstar Roadstar recipients raise the bar for the entire trucking industry and their dedication to service excellence has earned them the right to be called the most elite independent business capacity owners at Landstar.”

The new class raises the total number of active Landstar Roadstar recipients to 178. Landstar began presenting the Roadstar award in 1990.

The Class of 2019 Roadstar® Recipients:

Jose Cruz, Kenneth Dillon, Robert Haas, John Highley, Leslie Johnson, Dwight McGrew, William Ragland, Lisa Ringelstetter, Delinda Schumacher, Linda Short, Helen Stonesifer, Lloyd Tubbs, William Watkins, Stacy Yoder

The Class of 2019 Million Mile Safe Drivers:

One Million Mile Safe Drivers:

Miguel Acosta, Apolonio Aguirre, Gustavo Almaguer, Rusty Anderson, Ronald Arguin, Aldas Armoska, David Bach, Laszlo Banyasz, Argailla Bard, Dennis Barron, Gerald Baugher, David Billinger, Alveano Blackwell, Charles Bledsoe, Anatoliy Blidchenko, Rodney Book, Manuel Cabrera, Dauris Capellan Peralta. Robert Carpenter. Jason Castro, Daniel Catherman, Jesus Cedillo, Andrzej Chalupka, Scott Childress, Gale Choffin, Susan Coleman, David Cox, Jeffrey Crenshaw, Darwin Davison, Denijal Denic, Amir Denic, Manuel Deveze, Robert Dowdy, Johnny Dubose, Gary Dyer, Dwight Everett, Donald Ewing, Richard Fassett, Almir Ferhatbegovic, Harry Gary, Joel Garza, Kenneth Gaugler, Baldev Gill, Eliseo Godina, Victor Gomez, Sage Goodner, William Granthum, Marc Guerin, Sabas Gutierrez, Michael Haase, George William Hayden, Brian Henning, Charles Henriques, Dewey Hester, Anthony John, Ira Johnson, Howard Jones, John Jordan, John Kacir, Vernon Kauffman, Jay Keem, Edin Kovacevic, Jeffrey Laird, Charles Locke, Howell Lovelace, John Lower, Gerhard Lutnik, Jose Maldonado, Baljit Mangat, Jeffrey Marden, Rick McCall, Walter McKinney, Ronny McRath, Brian Mirolo, Thomas Moody, Patrick Mooney, Jay Nelms, Robert Pinkston, William Pittman, Alvin Poindexter, Richard Poole, Gary Pugh, Donald Quinby, Ruben Quintana, Gurmukh Rana, Danny Reay, Steve Richey, Lisa Ringelstetter, Joseph Rogers, Walter Rubenzer, Andrzej Salata, Salvador Sanchez, Raymond Schenk, Henry Serrano, Robert Shannon, Henry Sihock, Frank Smith, James Smith, John Smith, Randal Smith, Scott Smith, Helen Stonesifer, Glenn Stump,Harold Sword, Janusz Szklarski, Mary Taylor, Steven Thiemann, Malcolm Thomas, Jon Treptow, Lavar Tye, Ruben Vasquez, Gary Veach, Ronald Walsom, Clyde Weaver, Gary Wiggins, Stacy Yoder, Roberto Zamarripa

Two Million Mile Safe Drivers:

Robert Birner, Kevin Bouchard, Thomas Dawson, David Dubuc, Leslie Johnson, Paul Nickles, Bill Ruch, Ronnie Sellars, Steven Van Dyke, Pete Wood

Three Million Mile Safe Drivers:

Keith McClain and Barry McLarty

Star of Quality: Honoring Service Excellence

January & February 2020 Recipients

Each month, deserving business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award. The award, for members of the Landstar family who go above and beyond the call of duty, recognizes those extra efforts and 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.

Platinum:

Mark Edward Fullbright

A Platinum Star of Quality is awarded in exceptional circumstances such as those faced with a life or death situation.

Gold:

Donald G. Acor Sr., Bill E. Ater Jr.*, Robert Francis Barnard*, Wesner Ludwin Gutierrez, Ronald C. Haddan*, Randy Alan Kemp, Victor Markle*, Robert Mead, Michael Medina, Matthew Nickolson*, Duriel Jovan Pittman, Tonya Mae Pomeroy, Yasmany Vidal Ruiz*, Michael J. Rybicki*, Alan Franklin Sheain Jr., Zenoviu O. Sirbu*, Rod J. Timmer, Larry Steve Wheeler

*Going beyond the Gold – recipients have received multiple Gold Star of Quality awards.

Silver:

Dennis Dale Adams, Brayan Alcantara, Rusty Andersen, Cheri Charlene Blair, John W. Clifford, Andrew P. Dawsey, Thomas G. Dawson, Steven H. Doyle, Matthew Edward Gauthier, Joseph Gill, Tyrone D. Grant, Katharina Groening, Jacob Guenter, James A. Guiste, Kenneth Jason Harrell, Jessica Hernandez, Jeffrey Scott Keenan, Joseph A. McElroy, Dwight McGrew, Ronald R. Moore, Scott A. Navarro, William Steve Pittman, Jeffrey T. Sacre, Nathaniel Henderson Smiley, Jermaine K. Smith, Corbett A. Southerland, Kurt Daniel Sumner, Ernest Ray Webb, Jon Derick Williams, Edmund Jan Winnicki

 

Bronze:

Robert D. Abraham, Alvin D. Adams, Arthur Wayne Adamson, Brayan Alcantara, Joan Alvarez, Charles W. Alwell, Riyadh Nalem Alzayadi, Marcus F. Anderson, Cecil Thomas Arthur, Obnet Auguste Jr., Ramon Alejandro Ayala, Jeffrey Todd Barker, Kelly Hardin Barker, Courtney Omar Barnes, Lance Marshall Benesh, Dana L. Benjamin, Anita L. Benjamin, Irick Lewis Blair, Gregg Boss, Brian Keith Bowen, Jeffrey Alan Boyer, Jamie Branigan, John Patrick Brown, Shedrick Lamarr Brown, Krzysztof Bystron, Mark A. Campbell, Michael Carr, Robert Carreiro, James H. Cedar, Michael J. Connally, James Edward Cook, Richard Anthony Cook Jr., John S. Cox, David Davis, David Wayne Dawson, Dennis L. Depoy, James Robert Durrett, Jerry Lee Ecker, Laurel Kopta Ecker, Ignatius Ugochukwu Edoh, Roger Allan Efram, Abdi H. Farah, Tharlley A. Felismino, Shaen A. Fields, Tammy R. Fields, James Cleven Fitzgerald Jr., Brenda Gabel, William S. Gardner, Scott J. Gargano, Jason N. Gentry, Barry Gibson, Rogers A. Gibson, Sandra J. Goche, David Lee Gonzales, James M. Goodwin, Andrew Gould, George Y. Gozah, Joseph Allen Grace, Barrington Grant, William Victor Green, Demetrius Renardo Hall, Stephen G. Halsted, Theodore Steven Hands, Gerald Jerome Hearvey, Steven Francis Hede, Jose Florentino Hernandez, Ruben L. Hernandez, Eric Alan Hessler, Jeffrey Michael Hill, Donald B. Hoffman, Eris Hoxhalli, David Hulcy, Arvin Itwaru, Lafayette Jackson, Seth H. Jackson III, Ricardo Aragon Jimenez, Jay Justice Jr., Steven A. Kavanagh, Herman Kellahan, Jedidiah D. Klein, Michael Krapfl, Peter J. Ladd, Leroy Lawrence, Alan David Lesueur, Mitchell Dwayne Lightfoot, Daniel Clyde Loving, Latricia Deean Loving, Heather Renee Lowery, Jason Lowery, Dennis Wade Lynch, Quanette M. Lynch, Michael L. Markee, Donald Barry Mays, Leah Keyatta McClarity, Terry McClure, Jacqueline McDowell, Herbert McFadden II, James H. McKean, Luis H. Medina, John Ricky Mickens, Willie Damien Miles, Cesar Monterrozo, Jose Z. Morales, Lakendrick D. Morgan, William Earl Mozingo Jr., Flint A. Murray, Chris Bryan Nejedly, Bonnie Jo Norris, Craig J. Norris Jr., Richard A. Norton, Dean O. Odle, Marcelo N. Oliveira, Reginald Jevon Palmer, Aleksandr G. Pastukhov, William Paye, Daniel Coleman Peach, William Pierce, David Lee Pittman, Matthew Ali Ploski, Nancy Louise Ploski, Gretchen Anne Prentler, Raul Quiroz Lopez, Okie Ramey, Kenneth Jerome Randolph, Andrew Thomas Reed, Lorenzo Antonio Reynoso Hernan, Alonzo Bethel Foxworth Richardson, Lester Richardson Jr., Roxanne Richardson, Leroy Robert Ricketts, Adalberto Rodriguez Valdez, Mario Antonio Rodriguez Valdez, Mario Antonio Rodriguez Valdez, Ryan Phillip Rogala, Scott C. Roswell, Murray Allan Russin, Larry Scheffler, Brian S. Schulte, James Robert Seward, Daniel Shapiro, Anthony G. Smith, Haden Barrington Smith, Timmie N. Smith, Kevin Lee Stanton, Jessie William Stroud, Jay E. Stuart, Rebecca Suzanne, Troy Gordon V. Talbot, Samuel J. Taylor, Francisco Trundle, Gregory S. Vinson, Steve Alan Waldrop, Byron Robert Wellman, Clyde Lee Westcott, Antonia M. Willingham, Donald Chris Willingham, Frankie Lee Wilson, Michael Guy Woodley, Stacey W. Yearout

 

The Landstar Star of Quality Award

July & August 2019 Recipients 

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 dedication to service.

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women earned them a Star of Quality Award. Our thanks and praise to the following members of the Landstar network who represent the best in the freight transportation industry.

Platinum:

Joshua Aaron “Buford” Williams

*A Platinum Star of Quality is awarded in exceptional circumstances such as those faced with a life or death situation.

Gold:

Robert Boyle, Robert L. Haas, David Michael Hawkins, Robert D. Hill Jr., Charles Kumalaa, Matthew Mickenberg, Alan D. Poole, Mark William Rosian, Richard Snyder Jr., Steven Grillo*, Robyn Eve Taylor*, William Asher Taylor*, Larry A. James*

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

Silver:

Kenneth Adams, Ivan Evar Fridell, Lincoln Ryan Hunter, Vincent Leon Jackson, Jeron Long, Bryan L. Mair, Ryan James Nussbaum, Donald A. Ray, Jesus G. Valenzuela, Robert Esnayra Valenzuela

Bronze:

Michael Wayne Allen, Lance E. Allinson, Nicholas C. Altvater, Bryan Duane Arnesen, Thomas Baker, Elbert N. Banks Jr., Mustapha Benallou, Javier Betancur, Jorge Enrique Bueno Sr., Joe Lorence Caetano III, Melissa A. Caetano, Raymond John Calvosa, Juan M. Caracheo, Manuel Deveze, Louis A. Dominguez, Robert David French, Jibin George, Andres Fernando Giraldo, Jose Fernando Giraldo Murillo, John A. Giraldo, Lissa Gressley, Nestor Grijalva, Johnny Lewis Heath, Christopher S. Higgins, Christopher Lee Inson, Charles Lee Jones Jr., Robert Kimble, Daniel Glen Lea, William Shotwell Lee III, Sergio Hernan Lopera, Milton James Nolan Jr., Carlos Andres Osorio Jr., Samuel Erroll Parker, Steven David Pestor, Stephen D. Polan, Dennis B. Pugh, Alex S. Rebelatto, Giacomo Jack Riccobono Jr., Jeremy Jason Silcott, Jack Simpson, Patty Simpson, William Bryan Southard, Francine Undercoffler, Tracy E. Underwood, Christopher Wade, Matthew Caleb West, John Jerry White, Audrey Lynn Wilder

 

Awarding Service Excellence

June 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 go 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. For their outstanding efforts, these men and women earned a Landstar Star of Quality Award during June.

Gold:

Bill E. Ater Jr.*, Robert Francis Barnard*, Emilio M. Coe, Kenneth E. Dodd, Steven Grillo*, James D. Henson*, James H. Kelly, Lloyd Edward Lampman*, Harmon Elwood Meeker III, Lloyd Cleve Tubbs*.

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

Silver:

William Anderson, Paul E. Boitnott, Robert Bruce Boyle, Paul D. Christensen, Cary M. Dawson, Dennis Day, Kim Lloyd Dye, Dennis Fields, Phillip Lamar Frese, Damien L. Goff, David Michael Hawkins, Richard D. Healey, Joseph M. Kren, Christopher D. Kuczmarski, Frankie D. Langley, Terrill Antonio Lee, Dakota Lynn, Osvaldo Medina, Raul Medina Jr., Alan D. Poole, Glen E. Reams, Mark William Rosian, Richard J. Rukstalis II, Katherine M. Sheets, Lonnie R. Sheets, Richard Snyder Jr., Davor Zecevic.

Bronze:

Thomas E. Allen, Michael Barnes, Robert William Batten, Buddy Paul Baynum, Todd Blankenship, Larry D. Cothran, David C. Counce, Troy Lajon Daniels, Kirk D. Dayse, Robert L. Drechsel, Christopher Keefe English, Jeffery Evans, Chavis Jerad Everett, Derrick Lionnel Foster, Denard Desila Gauze, Travis Gilley, Lawrence James Glover, Donald Allen Growe, Kenneth Jason Harrell, Don Hill Jr., Mark Anthony Hoggs, Danny Dale Housley, Jorge A. Jacquez, Bobby Richard Johnson, Antonio Jaime Jones, James Jones, Guy Laman, Val lane, Jeron L. Long, John Garrick Lord, Dakota Lynn, George Antoni Maculo, Emanuel Mihai, Nick Morrow, Rondy Edward Mosley Sr., Jenna Lynn Nagy, Sandor Nagy, Kent L. Newsom Sr., Irena Marie Parsons, Matt L. Paulson, Edgar Noel Ramos, Joel Skye Ramsey, Larry L. Rice, Marshall Edward Rodgers, Jeremy Ray Ruhl, Carl A. Skees, Rheen John Smalls, Barry David Smith, Paul Daniel Smith, Jason Lynn Taylor, Jake Austen Waterbury, Greg Williams, Latravion Devonta Williams.

 

If you would like to nominate an independent Landstar owner-operator or agent for a Star of Quality Award, please email: StarQ@Landstar.com.

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

Awarding the Star of Quality

March 2019 Star of Quality Recipients

The Landstar Star of Quality is awarded to Landstar agents, business capacity owners (BCOs) and operators who regularly go above and beyond the call of duty.  Their constant dedication to safety and service is recognized with a bronze, silver, gold or platinum Star of Quality lapel pin.

Congratulations to the following men and women who received a Star of Quality Award during March 2019. Our thanks and praise to these professionals, their outstanding efforts provides customers with the best in transportation services.

Gold:

Alec S. Costerus*, Ben Easters, Darrell G. Eisenhauer, Jason Lloyd Mollett*, Craig S. Williams

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

 Silver:

Robert C. Finch, George Robert Jacobs Jr., Rebecca Martin Jacobs, Stanley B. Rice, Gustavo Sanchez Jr., Michael L. Vickers

Bronze:

Josie Alvarez, William R. Bass Sr., James Louis Bell, Johnny Clark, Lisa Faye Clay, Juan Antonio Contreras, Johnny Lamell Ealy, Aaron Ellis, Ruben Fraire Jr., Ivan Evar Fridell, Cody Franklin Gallagher, Joe David Garcia, Scott Michael Grafton, Dujuan Deante Howard, Ty Lorn King, Shawn M. Loy, Mark Anthony Markin, Shawn Keith McCroskey, Mark Thomas McElwey, John Minckler, Darrell Mitchell, Zdzislaw “Ziggy” Mroczkowski Jr., Raymond Lewis Munoz Jr., Rodney Iderrick Orr, Volodymyr Samchuk, Nicky Derron Seville, Awwall Ajit Shah, Sami Radwan Smaisem, Keith Lamar Jay Spillman, Enouche Ramond Trosclair Jr., Harold Scott Wade, Marie Anne Wade, Winston J. Wells, John Robert Wilson

 

Steering Women Toward Their Dreams

Before Landstar owner-operator Deb LaBree embarked on a career in the trucking industry, she enjoyed helping others through her work in cosmetology and sales. LaBree didn’t become a professional truck driver until later in life. While her career took a big turn, her personality stayed the course as she climbed into the driver’s seat.

“There’s no greater feeling than helping people. It’s always been in my nature. I think people reach out to me with questions because I make them feel comfortable,” explains Landstar Business Capacity Owner (BCO) Deb LaBree.

When she became an over-the-road team driver with her husband Del, LaBree says she never imagined her trucking career would take her down the path of advising or coaching other owner-operators. The BCO laughed out loud when asked for a count of the number of drivers she’s mentored over the years.

“I can’t keep track. I just do it. I’ve always liked to help people and encourage them to do well in whatever they are trying to accomplish,” says LaBree, whose official work mentoring women began when she volunteered for the nonprofit organization Women in Trucking (WIT).

A WIT board member and administrator of the organization’s Facebook page, LaBree says she started by mentoring a few women who were new to the trucking industry.

“I’d help them apply for scholarships to help pay for truck driving school. When they finished school, I’d help them apply for their first over-the-road jobs,” says LaBree. “Many of them have become close friends, and some of them even call me ‘Momma Deb.’”

LaBree says she didn’t realize how impactful her advice to fellow drivers was until September 2018 when she was selected to appear on a national network television show during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW).

That week, LaBree traveled to New York City to appear on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today. LaBree spoke candidly with Kelly about life on the road and being a female owner-operator in the transportation industry. Then, near the end of the segment, Kelly shocked LaBree by presenting her with a $10,000 check from segment sponsor Shell Rotella.

“After that segment aired, I heard from hundreds of professional drivers from coast to coast. Some were Landstar BCOs congratulating me, others were complete strangers who saw the segment and had questions of their own,” says LaBree. “It was incredible to hear from so many people within the industry and to offer them my advice.”

The segment also included a taped interview with one of LaBree’s mentees, Landstar BCO team driver Pam Kays, who spoke to NBC about her relationship with LaBree. Kays had originally contacted LaBree through Facebook four years ago when Kays was a new BCO looking for some advice from someone already leased to Landstar.

“Deb has helped me with paperwork and procedures over the years, anything I’ve needed. She is the kind of person who would literally give you the shirt off her back if you needed it,” explains Kays. “That mentorship has transpired into a true friendship.”

Despite their busy lifestyles, LaBree and Kays still find ways to connect. When they are out on long hauls and in the same area of the country, the two make it a point to meet – even if it’s for a quick hug at a truck stop.

“Through kindness, Del and I have met great people and built some beautiful friendships over the years,” says LaBree. “Everything we do to help our fellow owner-operators, is because we don’t want people go through the same struggles we did when we first started out on the road. Aside from that, it just feels great to help others.”