A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

By Pat O’Malley, Landstar Vice President and Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer

We’re now at the midpoint of our financial year and it’s an exciting time to be at Landstar. Coming off a second quarter that saw another successful BCO All-Star Celebration which included a second truck giveaway for the year, the grand opening of our Fort Worth, Texas, Orientation Center and record-setting revenue performance, it’s clear that the “Next 25 Years” of our company is off to an outstanding start.

Agents, BCOs, third-party capacity providers and employees should be confident that the aforementioned are all indicators that Landstar is thriving – tangible signs of a company on the rise. You may be familiar with the saying “a rising tide lifts all boats.” That belief is certainly applicable to Landstar and the symbiotic relationship it has with its constituents, most of whom are also thriving. Our success is a product of the success of the individually-owned businesses that make up Landstar.

What are some of the tangible signs of success in your own business? More loads, new customers, increased pricing? If your business is not experiencing this year’s uptick, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your operations and reach out to take advantage of the many tools and resources that Landstar offers to improve your profitability. We want each and every one of our associating businesses riding the wave of this success. Take pride in knowing that you are affiliated with a financially strong company willing to reinvest in itself. That, along with Landstar’s outstanding capacity pool, gives you a competitive advantage over the competition. Capacity is tight and customers are looking for unique, customized solutions and are coming to Landstar because we can provide what they need. This year’s strong performance thus far is not by chance. It’s a result of the collaboration, expertise and execution between agents, capacity and corporate that allows Landstar to help customers navigate the rough seas of transportation and logistics. Congratulations to all for a job well done. Let’s keep the momentum going as we sail into the second half of the year!