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September Star of Quality Awards

When members of the Landstar family go above and beyond the call of duty, their extra efforts are recognized with Landstar’s Star of Quality Award. Deserving business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum lapel pins recognizing their dedication to the best in transportation services.

Our thanks to the following Landstar owner-operators and agents who represent the best in the freight transportation industry.

Star of Quality Award Winners of September 2017:

Platinum:

Rodney Leon Hall & Craig Helsel

A platinum star is awarded in exceptional circumstances such as those faced with a life or death situation.

Gold:

Alec S. Costerus, Gregory Lee Huggins, Walter Jackson, John Glenn Jones, Laurie Ann Jones, David Allen McManus, Stephen Hugh McFarlane*, James Rowland*

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

Silver:

Linda M. Caffee, Gary R. Deemer, Gregory Lee Huggins, Peter F. Kohl, James Markey, Raymond Nickels, Kevin Todd Sigle, Thuong Van Truong, Martin Walsh.

Bronze:

Douglas James Arend Sr., Deloris Dianne Arend, Tamie Beaton, Yick Yuen Chui, Dale Lawrence Conklin, Patricia Conklin, Anthony W. Cox, George Raymond DeMarino Jr., Adolfo Bernardo Dolgiej, Gary L. Erdmann, Joey Homsey, Howard Waymond Hudson, Larry Ingham, Yvonne Lander, Valentin Lopez, Gregory Elliot McKnight, Nanette Newton, Scott Newton, Sheila Annette Nickels, Kerrick Jacob Rigmaiden, Anthony Burt Rouse, Ruth Rouse, Milton Marty Schlensig, Candice Settle, Derek Settle, Anthony K. Smith, Terence Raynard Thomas, Hill Tucker, Moises Zubiaur.

If you would like to nominate a Landstar BCO or agent to receive a Star of Quality Award, send an email to StarQ@Landstar.com

The Roadstar Distinction

The Roadstar distinction is awarded to Landstar owner-operators recognized for their outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel.

Roadstar award winners are considered to be the most elite of the company’s business capacity owners (BCOs) – Landstar’s term for independent owner-operators leased exclusively to Landstar.

Typically, it will take a Landstar BCO 10 years or more to earn the coveted Roadstar award.

Each Roadstar recipient is productive, profitable and exceptional in all aspects of operating his or her own business.

To be eligible for the honor, a Roadstar nominee must:

  • Have earned status as a one or more Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver
  • Provide an example to other truck operators in adherence to DOT regulations and Landstar’s safety-first culture
  • Produce significant revenue
  • Have a positive, cooperative attitude in his or her interactions with employees, agents and customers

June Star of Quality Awards Announced

 

When members of the Landstar family go above and beyond the call of duty, their extra efforts are recognized with Landstar’s Star of Quality Award. Deserving business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum lapel pins recognizing their dedication to the best in transportation services.

Our thanks to the following Landstar owner-operators and agents who are among the most elite in the freight transportation industry.

Star of Quality Award Winners of June 2017:

Gold:

Bill E. Ater Jr.*, Dennis Brannon, Denise Anne Gibson, Donald E. Hogan, Lisa Patton*, John Robert Swangstue*

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

Silver:

Alec S. Costerus, Gerald F. Fiset, Yan Krasnov, Sinisa Lukic, George Clayton Miller, Randall Eugene New, Paul Clayton Stone, Bartholomew Verdino, Terry L. Walter

Bronze:

Edwin Baker, Eugene C. Baker, Michael John Beaver, Roderick Laverne Benjamin, Rickey L. Black Jr., James Arthur Block, Mark Melcombe Chase, Dave Anthony Christian, Riza Ciftdogan, Sarah Cooper, George B. Cooper, Rusty Jay Dalrymple, Anthony R. Davis, Raul Diaz Sr., Antonio Tavories Dobson, Terry E. Ellis, Steffanie Gehl, Jennifer Gibson, William Grange Straw Jr., Richard D. Grim, Robert L. Hail Jr., Sammy Hipp, James Marquis Hollenquest, Gabriell “Gabby” Hudson, Alphaumare Jalloh, Dana R. Jones, Timothy Brice Keeney, Do Hyung Kim, Melanie Klein, Eric Lewis, Liviu Lisneanu, Robert Martin, Jean E. Mitchell, Donna More, Nancy Nicholson, Jeffrey Scott Robinson, Luis Felipe Alvarez Santiago, Mindy Schmitt, Earl D. Spradling, Timothy Lane Sullivan, Dedric Lakeith Sumpter, Darrell Duane Taylor, Eugene “Chip” Warner

If you would like to nominate a Landstar BCO or agent to receive a Star of Quality Award, send an email to StarQ@Landstar.com

 

 

 

Landstar Receives Top Recognitions from TCA

For the fifth consecutive year, Landstar received top honors and was recognized among the “Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For,” during the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) 2016 Annual Convention. Landstar Vice President of Safety and Compliance Mike Cobb attended the convention, held March 6-9 at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort.

“Landstar was honored to receive TCA’s National Fleet Safety Awards again this year.  We were pleased to also receive an exclusive honorable mention of being the only large fleet named in the ‘Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For’ for five consecutive years,” said Cobb.

Landstar was also honored with two National Fleet Safety awards during TCA’s convention. Among 17 trucking companies to earn National Fleet Safety Awards, Landstar was recognized in the Division II 5-14.99 million miles and the Division VI 100+ million miles categories. Division winners were selected based on their accident frequency per million miles, as verified by an independent audit.

This is the eighth year of the TCA survey which is open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets that operate 10 or more trucks. To be considered, fleets must be nominated by one of their drivers, either a company driver or an owner-operator.

“Landstar’s owner-operators help make Landstar an industry leader by providing excellence in safety and service. We are proud that the owner-operators leased to Landstar feel they have freedom, opportunity and the support services they need to successfully run their own businesses,” said Landstar Executive Vice President of Capacity Development Rocco Davanzo.TCA mar8_2016-8835

Best Fleets to Drive For Top 20

Landstar is among the Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For according to a survey by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).

The release of the Top 20 carriers identified in the seventh annual survey comes after months of nominations, interviews and scoring by the TCA and CarriersEdge. The nomination process began last year, when company drivers and owner-operators were asked to nominate carriers operating 10 or more trucks.

Brad Bentley, president of TCA, said, “Clearly, these fleets are doing something right, and their efforts are paying off on multiple levels.”

Nominees were evaluated in a variety of categories including professional development opportunities (training, coaching programs etc.), commitment to continuous improvement (including dispute resolution processes and inclusion of driver feedback in policymaking), annual turnover rate and the fleet safety record.

A selection of each fleet’s drivers or owner-operators was also surveyed, with its feedback compared to management’s and incorporated into the final score. The results are the Top 20 carriers selected. This is Landstar’s fourth year participating in the survey and fourth consecutive year in the Top 20.

“It’s great to hear that once again Landstar has been recognized by the owner operators who help make Landstar an industry leader by providing excellence in safety and service,” said Landstar Executive Vice President of Capacity Development Rocco Davanzo. “We’re proud that owner operators leased to Landstar feel that they have the freedom, opportunities and support services they need to successfully run their own businesses.”

The two overall winners, Best Overall Fleet for Owner Operators and Best Overall Fleet for Company Drivers, will be announced during the TCA’s Annual Convention March 10. To find out if Landstar is number one again this year, check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/LandstarOwnerOperators, Twitter account @LandstarNow or check back with us at www.leasetolandstar.com.