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June 21, 2024

Landstar Listed on Inbound Logistics G75 List

According to Inbound Logistics, “From 3PLs to air cargo carriers, and from ports to truckers, Inbound Logistics recognizes 75 supply chain visionaries who have come full circle by demonstrating their commitment to sustainability every day in every way.”



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June 19, 2024

Landstar Hauls Train Safety Equipment for Duostech

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, transportation and safety merged in Jacksonville yesterday when Landstar picked up an oversized data center from Duos Technologies headquarters which will be used to detect potential safety issues on Amtrak high-speed passenger trains.



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June 18, 2024

Point of View: CEO On Wheels

Landstar VP of BCO Retention Gregg Nelson, calls Landstar BCOs "CEOs on wheels." Read what he has to share about the top reasons why owner-operators stay with Landstar.



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June 7, 2024

When Life Partners Become Business Partners

To open one's own business is a journey unto itself. And while taking the first steps can be daunting, the results are often worth the work. What's more, those initial steps are made even easier with the support of a reliable partner.



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June 4, 2024

The Road to Success® Magazine 2024, Issue 1

Read the latest issue of The Road to Success Magazine®



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May 22, 2024

Landstar Operating Companies Earn ATA Safety Management Council Awards

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Safety Management Council has recognized Landstar operating companies with fleet safety awards for 2023.



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May 15, 2024

Landstar Ranks in Top 10 on FleetOwner’s 2024 List of Top 500 For-Hire Carriers

Landstar System, Inc. maintains the eighth spot in the annual FleetOwner 500: For-Hire list published Feb. 12, 2024.



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May 9, 2024

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Spring 2024

The Spring 2024 issue of The Landstar Link is now available.



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May 7, 2024

Education Through Networking

Before arriving at Landstar System’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, 13 students from the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy had a specific request regarding their upcoming educational experience with Landstar: they wanted to speak with Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) and see the inside of a truck firsthand.



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May 3, 2024

SC&RA Recognizes Landstar and BCO Bruce Bryant for 2024 Transportation Safety Awards

Landstar Transportation Logistics and BCO Bruce Bryant were recognized for safety accomplishments at the SC&RA 2024 Annual Conference.



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May 2, 2024

Landstar Named Masonite's National Carrier of the Year 2023

Masonite® — a leading global designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of interior and exterior doors — named Landstar the winner of its National Carrier of the Year 2023 award in late April.



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May 2, 2024

Landstar Ranks on Two Transport Topics Top 100 Lists for 2024

Transport Topics ranks Landstar among the industry’s top freight brokerage firms, air and ocean freight forwarders, dry storage and refrigerated warehouse operators and dedicated contract carriers.



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April 26, 2024

Landstar BCO Named a Driver of the Year by Women in Trucking

Congratulations to Landstar independent owner-operator Deb LaBree, who was named one of Women in Trucking’s 2024 Drivers of the Year.



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April 19, 2024

James Carithers Named Landstar LSO of the Year

James Carithers was named Landstar’s 2023 Safety Officer of the Year at the company’s annual event for independent Landstar agents.



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April 19, 2024

Landstar Awards Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year to DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations

At its 2024 Agent Convention, Landstar announced DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations of Pineville, Louisiana, as its 2023 Overall Landstar M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year. Read more to learn what DIS-TRAN is doing to earn this safety award.



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April 19, 2024

Landstar Honors Executives for Empowering the Landstar Network

Landstar awarded two longtime executive team members and the Company’s former CEO with its highest achievement awards at the 2024 Landstar Agent Convention in April.



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April 12, 2024

Bill O’Neill Named Landstar Agent Rookie of the Year

Landstar named independent Landstar Agent Bill O’Neill as its 2023 Rookie of the Year during Landstar’s annual Agent Convention held April 5, 2024.



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April 10, 2024

2024-2025 Landstar Scholarship Recipients

Pursuing a college degree is a little easier for 13 new Landstar Scholarship recipients. Names of the recipients for the 2024-2025 academic year were revealed in April at Landstar’s annual Agent Convention.



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April 5, 2024

Unlocking Heavy/Specialized Success

Al Reisman, EVP of Specialized Freight Services at Landstar, shares invaluable insights on how to achieve success in the complex task of heavy/specialized shipping.



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February 20, 2024

Landstar System Named a Recipient of the Responsible Suppliers Award

Landstar System, Inc. has been recognized by global chemistry leader The Chemours Company as a recipient of the company’s 2023 Responsible Supplier Awards.



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February 13, 2024

Landstar System Named a Best Midsize Employer by Forbes

Landstar System, Inc. has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2024.



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February 12, 2024

The Drive to Compete

For many of Landstar’s independent owner-operators, trucking is more than a career; it’s a lifestyle. For some, competing in truck beauty shows or truck driving competitions becomes a part of that lifestyle as an outlet for their industry-related passion.



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February 12, 2024

Living the Dream

Landstar BCO Willie Flores achieved his dreams with his wife, Landstar agent Magdalena Flores. And when they found a 1995 Peterbilt 378 overseas in England, they knew it was meant to be theirs.



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February 12, 2024

Landstar Hosts Grow Your Star Program for Agents

Agents participating in Landstar’s Grow Your Star program are reporting they’re more prepared and more motivated to find ways to improve their independent businesses. The program helps agencies reach new goals by providing information, support and mentors to agents through small group, three-day sessions.



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February 8, 2024

BCO Jay Hosty Named Trucker of the Year by Overdrive

Congratulations to independent Landstar owner-operator Jay Hosty for being named Overdrive’s Trucker of the Year for his business performance in 2023.



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February 5, 2024

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Winter 2024

The Winter 2024 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available!



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January 26, 2024

One Step at a Time

How going for a simple walk can help Landstar BCOs stay healthy while out on the road.



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January 24, 2024

Point of View: Managing Sensitive Freight

Landstar EVP Justin Norman discusses what an individual should consider when it comes to shipping sensitive freight.



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January 18, 2024

Landstar Breaks Ground on New Facility

Landstar has announced the groundbreaking of its new field operations center in Crawfordsville, Indiana.



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January 16, 2024

2023 Sponsor Spotlight: Insurance Office of America

Landstar would like to thank 2023 diamond-level sponsor Insurance Office of America for its support and sponsorship of this year’s annual events: the Landstar Agent Convention and the Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration.



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December 4, 2023

2023 Sponsor Spotlight: Comdata



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December 4, 2023

Seeds of Success and Shipping Live Plants

Co-agent of B&B Transportation, Brandon Coburn, says he’s the green thumb in the third-generation agency, which includes his co-agents Mitzi Baker and Bruce Burford, Jr. They know something about sowing the seeds of a successful business relationship.



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November 28, 2023

A Little Luck Goes a Long Way

When Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway winner Peter Perez first got the news he was one of the five finalists in the annual giveaway held during Landstar BCO Appreciation Days, he wasn’t sure if he should put his cards on the table.



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November 20, 2023

2023 Mexico Cross-Border Agent & Carrier Summit

Landstar agents and carriers that conduct cross-border freight transportation along the U.S.-Mexico border congregated in Laredo, Texas, for Landstar’s 8th annual Mexico Cross-Border Agent & Carrier Summit held Oct. 10 through Oct. 12.



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November 16, 2023

Rookie of the Year: Driven to Succeed

Levar Ramsey launched his Landstar agency, Gorilla Freight, LLC, in Loganville, Georgia, to a whirlwind of success, and he shows no signs of slowing down.



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November 14, 2023

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Fall 2023

The 2023 fall edition of The Landstar Link newsletter is now available!



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November 9, 2023

Hauling The Wall That Heals

When the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's mobile exhibit suddenly needs some wheels, it's Landstar BCO Mark Winhoven who steps up. Learn more about Winhoven's trip and the "Wall That Heals" on our blog.



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November 2, 2023

The Road to Success® Magazine 2023, Issue 2

What fuels one agent's success is more than beginner’s luck! Read more about that in this issue of The Road to Success® magazine.



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November 1, 2023

Brighten Your Child’s Future with a Landstar Scholarship

Applications to the Landstar Scholarship Fund for the 2024-2025 academic school year are now available online. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2024.



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October 31, 2023

Landstar Named a Top Company for Women in Transportation

Landstar System, Inc. is recognized as a 2023 “Top Company for Women to Work For in Transportation” by Redefining the Road, the official magazine of Women In Trucking.



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October 27, 2023

Five Signs It’s Time to Start Your Own Freight Agency

If you’re not sure whether it’s the right time in your career to establish your own freight agency, start by asking yourself five pivotal questions.



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October 10, 2023

Take a Detour Off the Lonely Road

Being a long-haul truck driver can be stressful and isolating. Read our blog for some ideas and resources to fight loneliness over the road.



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September 29, 2023

Landstar #4 on the 2023 Transport 50 Index by International Cranes and Specialized Transport

Landstar Transportation Logistics Inc. has ranked fourth on the International Cranes and Specialized Transport (IC&ST) Transport 50 Index for 2023, the highest ranking US-based company and up two positions from the 2022 index ranking. The 2023 index was announced in the publication’s August edition.



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September 13, 2023

Just Ask!

At Landstar, there’s a team of friendly, helpful and experienced professionals dedicated to helping independent business capacity owners (BCOs) succeed. They’re called BCO advisors, and every BCO leased to Landstar can call on an advisor for a truckload of information and resources.



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September 6, 2023

BCO Peter Perez Wins 2023 Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway

Landstar independent owner-operator Peter Perez of Houston, Texas won a 2024 Freightliner® Cascadia®, including registration and fees, during the annual giveaway held on Aug. 29, 2023, in Reno, Nevada.



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August 23, 2023

Four Mistakes That Can Derail Your Specialized Freight Shipment – And How to Avoid Them

Don't make these four specialized freight shipment mistakes! Here are four mistakes that can derail your specialized freight shipment - and how to avoid them.



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August 14, 2023

Landstar Named Among Top 100 Freight Transportation 3PL Providers in 2023 by Inbound Logistics

The editors of Inbound Logistics named Landstar System, Inc. among the best 3PL providers on the publication’s alphabetical list of the 2023 Top 100 3PLs published in July.



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August 9, 2023

Moving an All-Electric Garbage Truck

A massive garbage truck loaded on a double-drop RGN is a sight to see, especially when it happens to be color-coordinated. Learn more about how Danny Anderson of independent Landstar agency Taylor Shipping Solutions managed the oversized load.



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August 2, 2023

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Summer 2023

In this issue of the Landstar Link, you’ll find out who won Landstar’s 2023 BCO All-Star Truck Giveaway, the 2023 BCO Lifetime Achievement Award, and recent safe truck driving and beauty contests. Plus, new to the LINK newsletter, Mexico Made Simple™ focuses on the expansion of Landstar's cross-border facility. All that, and more news from around the 'Star!



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August 1, 2023

Challenge Solved

Independent Landstar agents John Henderson and Hal Gagliano connected to take on a complex international project. Click to read about their use of heavy haul, ocean, hazmat, cranes, and on-site delivery in their customized solution.



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July 28, 2023

Boost Your Bottom Line with LCAPP®

You’re in business to make money. LCAPP® helps you keep it.



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July 7, 2023

Landstar Celebrates 133 New Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Honorees

Landstar honored the best and safest independent owner-operators earlier this month at the 2023 Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration.



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July 7, 2023

Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver Willie Mixon Wins 47th Truck Giveaway

Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver Willie Mixon Wins 47th Truck Giveaway at the 2023 All-Star Celebration.



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June 21, 2023

It’s a “Shore” Thing

How Nearshoring is Creating Waves in Transportation and Mexico Cross-Border Services



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June 6, 2023

The Road to Success® Magazine 2023, Issue 1

Nearshoring is creating waves in transportation. In this issue of The Road to Success®, read more about why industries are moving closer to home and how Landstar offers cross-border solutions many manufacturers need.



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June 5, 2023

Landstar System, Inc. Ranks #489 on Fortune 500 List

Landstar ranks 489 on the Fortune 500 list for 2023. Read more about Landstar's place on the well-known list of America's top 500 companies.



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May 24, 2023

Introducing the Chief Executive's Circle Class of 2022

Members from the Chief Executive's Circle Class of 2022 share what they have learned from being a Landstar agent for a decade or more.



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May 16, 2023

Landstar Ranks on Two Transport Topics Lists

Landstar System, Inc. is ranked No. 19 on Transport Topics 2023 list of the Top 100 Logistics Companies and ranks No. 5 on the publication’s list of the Top 100 Freight Brokerage Firms.



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May 11, 2023

SC&RA Recognizes Landstar Transportation Logistics and Landstar Owner-Operator Ray Price for Exceptional Safety

Landstar Transportation Logistics Inc. took home three safety accolades from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) 2023 Conference.



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May 5, 2023

2023-2024 Landstar Scholarship Recipients

Pursuing a college degree is a little easier for nine new Landstar Scholarship recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year. The recipients’ names were revealed in April at Landstar’s annual Agent Convention.



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May 1, 2023

Landstar Honors Two Executives for Inspiring the Success of Business Owners in the Landstar Network

Landstar awarded two longtime employees with the company’s highest achievement awards at its 2023 Landstar Agent Convention.



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May 1, 2023

LeVar Ramsay Named Landstar Agent Rookie of the Year

Landstar named independent Landstar Agent LeVar Ramsay as its 2022 Rookie of the Year during a ceremony held April 14, 2023.



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May 1, 2023

Landstar Names Independent Agent Rick Owens as Safety Officer of the Year

Landstar named Rick Owens, owner of independent Landstar agency Owens Leasing, Inc. in League City, Texas, as its 2022 Landstar Safety Officer of the Year.



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May 1, 2023

Landstar Awards Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year to MAXIM Crane Works, L.P.

Landstar announced MAXIM Crane Works, L.P. of Wilder, Kentucky, as its 2022 Overall Landstar M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year.



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April 28, 2023

The Road to Success® Podcast - LCAPP Insider

On The Road to Success podcast, Zane Gravino, an account manager at Michelin Tires, discusses pricing and supply, while Ginger Robinson from TA Petro explains how fuel prices are determined and the various discount types.



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April 25, 2023

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Spring 2023

This issue features photos, honorees, and the newest Chief Executive Circle inductees from 2023 Landstar Agent Convention, 2023-2024 Landstar Scholarship winners, information about this year's BCO All-Star Celebration, and more!



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April 6, 2023

Landstar Ranks on FleetOwner’s 2022 List of Top 500 For-Hire Carriers

Landstar System, Inc. maintains the eighth spot on FleetOwner’s ranking of the 2022 top 500 for-hire carriers published Feb. 13, 2023.



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March 15, 2023

Technology Solutions

Landstar Executive Vice President of Business Intelligence and Strategy Jim Applegate sat down with Inbound Logistics to talk about the role of technology in transportation logistics.



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March 3, 2023

Keep Your Eyes & Your Career on the Road

Whether you are behind the wheel for work or just out for a Sunday drive, healthy vision is an important component of safe driving. Commercial drivers must meet the vision requirements in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations, and all drivers must pass a vision test to determine if they meet the state’s mandatory minimum vision standards when obtaining a state driver’s license.



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February 27, 2023

Forbes Ranks Landstar on Two Lists - Best Midsized Employers and Best Midsized Companies

Landstar System, Inc. ranks on the Forbes 2023 Best Midsized Employers list published. Forbes also named Landstar as one of America’s Best Midsized Companies.



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February 22, 2023

Landstar ranks on AJOT’s 2022 List of Top 100 Trucking Companies

Landstar System, Inc. maintains the eighth spot on the American Journal of Transportation’s (AJOT) ranking of the 2022 Top 100 North American Trucking Companies published Jan. 23, 2023.



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February 14, 2023

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Winter 2023

Read about a record year of savings with LCAPP, the latest Landstar industry recognition, as well as information and deadlines to apply for the 2023-2024 Landstar Scholarship in this issue of The Landstar Link.



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January 27, 2023

Working Against Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Listen to Laura Cyrus from Truckers Against Trafficking on the latest episode of the Road to Success® podcast.



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January 19, 2023

Star of Quality Awards - November 2022

When independent Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents go above and beyond, their efforts are recognized with Landstar’s Star of Quality award.



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January 5, 2023

Landstar Honored with 2022 Penske Logistics Freight Management Carrier Award

Landstar System, Inc. was recently named a Flatbed Transporter Award winner by Penske Logistics during the 2022 Penske Logistics Freight Management Carrier Awards program in Phoenix, Arizona.



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January 3, 2023

Landstar Tops ACTtransport50 Again in 2022

Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc. continues to maintain its No. 1 ranking on the American Cranes & Transport (ACT) 2022 ACTtransport50 list. The magazine’s annual ranking of North America’s largest specialized transportation companies was published in December.



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December 29, 2022

Landstar Gives Back in 2022

Landstar’s culture includes support of local communities through donations and employee participation in many non-profit organizations. In 2022, Landstar employees raised thousands of dollars for and donated hundreds of hours to a variety of causes.



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December 27, 2022

A Mother’s Legacy of Safety Lives On

Being named the 2021 Landstar Safety Officer (LSO) of the Year was more than just an honor for Tammy Clark of SJA Transport Services in Stoneboro, Pennsylvania. Clark says it was a continuation of her family’s legacy in Landstar’s safety-first culture.



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December 20, 2022

A Dump Truck Paved the Way

As with any career, working as a professional truck driver requires a certain amount of “paying your dues” in the beginning. Read more to learn how Landstar BCO Lifetime Achievement Winner Lenwood Ashton reflects on 4 decades of driving.



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December 13, 2022

Need Wheels? He’s Got ’Em

What makes a new independent Landstar agent successful in the first year? According to Landstar’s 2021 Rookie of the Year Matt Emer, his customer-focused background, access to Landstar’s network of capacity providers and the backing of a recognized leader in the transportation industry all contributed to his success.



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December 8, 2022

Landstar Recognized for Advancing Gender Diversity in the Boardroom

Landstar System, Inc. was honored with an Elevate Award at the Women Executive Leadership (WEL) 2022 Corporate Salute event on Oct. 20, 2022, for helping to accelerate the advancement of gender diversity in its boardroom.



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December 6, 2022

Rock On!

After a year and a half of canceled events, concerts and shows, the live entertainment business hit a high note in 2022. Find out how Landstar’s unique capacity network helps to ensure that “the show goes on.”



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December 5, 2022

Landstar Recognized by NSC for Online Safety Programs

Landstar was honored with a 2021 Excellence in Driver Safety Training Center Award by the National Safety Council (NSC) during the 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego, California.



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November 22, 2022

Thanks For Giving

When Landstar agents, fleet owners and owner-operators leased to Landstar, aren’t busy moving freight, they often can be found giving back to their communities or supporting causes.



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November 21, 2022

Landstar Fuels Success with College Scholarships

Since 1995, Landstar has granted over $1 million in scholarships to Landstar BCOs, agents and employees. Occasionally a scholarship recipient will update us on how their education enriched their lives.



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November 16, 2022

Five Reasons Why Owner-Operators Choose Landstar

There are many reasons why independent owner-operators choose to lease to Landstar and many more reasons why they choose to stay. Read more to learn why recent Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver award winners and Roadstar® honorees say they chose Landstar.



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November 11, 2022

Committed to Serving Our Country

In honor of Veterans Day, Landstar is recognizing a few of the independent BCOs who have served our country both in the armed forces and as one of the millions of truck operators who deliver America’s goods.



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November 10, 2022

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Fall 2022

Extra! Extra! The 2022 fall edition of The Landstar Link newsletter is here!



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November 10, 2022

Landstar Ranks on Transport Topics’ Top 50 Global Freight Companies

Landstar System, Inc. is ranked No. 45 on the 2022 Transport Topics Top 50 Global Freight Companies list. The annual list was published by Transport Topics in November.



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November 2, 2022

Star of Quality Awards – September and October 2022

Each month, deserving BCOs and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award for the outstanding efforts they make every day. Our thanks and praise to these members of the Landstar network, who represent the best in the freight transportation industry.



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October 28, 2022

Landstar's TMS Drives a More Efficient Freight Agency

Landstar’s transportation management system (TMS) is helping independent Landstar freight agents save time and increase efficiencies for everyone involved in a shipment.



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October 24, 2022

The Road to Success® Magazine 2022, Issue 2

If you've been to a concert recently, there's a good chance a Landstar trailer was parked behind the venue. Find out how Landstar is helping many shows to go on around the country in this issue of The Road to Success® magazine.



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October 19, 2022

Finding a Place to Put it in Park

According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), truck parking continues to rank as a top issue in the trucking industry by surveyed truck drivers, as it has for several years. How do owner-operators leased to Landstar find available truck parking? Read what a few Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) had to say.



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October 12, 2022

2023-2024 Landstar Scholarship Fund Applications

Applications for the Landstar Scholarship Fund for the 2023-2024 academic school year are now available. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2023.



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October 4, 2022

It was Meant to be Mine

Landstar independent owner-operator Tony Green of Swayzee, Indiana, wins the 2022 Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway, including registration and fees, in the annual giveaway held on Sept. 29, 2022, in Carmel, Indiana.



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September 28, 2022

Landstar Ranks No. 8 on the Commercial Carrier Journal 2022 CCJ Top 250 List

Landstar System, Inc. has moved up one spot on the Commercial Carrier Journal 2022 CCJ Top 250 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America with a U.S. operating authority.



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September 26, 2022

10 Tips for Moving Cross-Border Freight

For shippers with freight headed across the border by truck, here are 10 recommendations that can help the process run smoothly.



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September 26, 2022

Landstar Selected as a Top 100 Trucker by Inbound Logistics

The editors at Inbound Logistics have selected Landstar System, Inc. as a Top 100 Trucker for 2022. Landstar appeared in the alphabetical list of winners published by the magazine in September.



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September 21, 2022

Landstar Express America Honored with Fleet Safety Award

Landstar Express America has placed first in the Truckload Category – Under 5 Million Miles of the Florida Trucking Association’s (FTA) 2022 Fleet Safety Awards.



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September 14, 2022

Technology and Relationships – Two Links Your Supply Chain Needs

The balance of technology and relationships was one of the topics covered during a live session at Reuters Events: Supply Chain Execution 2022, featuring Landstar Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom and Landstar Independent Agent Brandon Coburn.



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September 9, 2022

Celebrating America’s Professional Truck Drivers

This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, when professional truckers are recognized for hauling everything from the food on our tables to the clothes on our backs, and much more.



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September 9, 2022

LandstarOne® Mobile App Now for Third-Party Carriers

LandstarOne® is the one-stop mobile app for independent owner-operators leased to Landstar and now it is also available to Landstar-approved third-party carriers.



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September 8, 2022

Helping Customers Build a Flexible Supply Chain

A flexible supply chain can help businesses manage the disruptions that are beyond control and focus on what can be controlled to keep freight moving.



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September 7, 2022

Star of Quality Awards – July and August 2022

Each month, deserving BCOs and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award for the outstanding efforts they make every day. Our thanks and praise to these members of the Landstar network, who represent the best in the freight transportation industry.



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August 22, 2022

Landstar Recognized with Logistics Management 2022 Quest for Quality Award

Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc. has ranked eighth in the Dry Freight Carriers category of the Logistics Management 2022 Quest for Quality Award. The awards were announced in the publication’s August issue.



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August 17, 2022

Landstar Named a Top 100 3PL Provider by Inbound Logistics

The editors at Inbound Logistics named Landstar System, Inc. among the best 3PL providers again in 2022. Landstar appeared in the alphabetical list of the 2022 Top 100 3PLs published by the magazine in July.



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August 15, 2022

Lessons from a Kentucky owner-operator committed to delivering relief

Landstar BCO Jim Walden has jumped into action twice to help communities in need after his home state of Kentucky faced a number of extreme weather events over the past year. He shares what he's learned about volunteering and delivering aid after natural disasters.



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August 5, 2022

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Summer 2022

Extra! Extra! The 2022 summer edition of the Landstar Link newsletter is packed with news from the 2022 BCO All-Star Celebration, info on CSVA's Brake Safety Week, featured technology to help independent agents succeed and more!



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July 28, 2022

Owner-Operator Lenwood Ashton Honored with Landstar BCO Lifetime Achievement Award

Landstar's BCO Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Landstar Three Million Mile Safe Driver and Landstar Roadstar® Lenwood Ashton earlier this month at the 2022 Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration.



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July 27, 2022

James Johnson Wins 2022 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway

The truck giveaway was the highlight of the 2022 Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration held earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, and marked the 45th truck giveaway by Landstar.



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July 13, 2022

Landstar Announces 142 New Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Honorees

Landstar honored the best and safest Landstar independent owner-operators earlier this month at the 2022 Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration.



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July 7, 2022

Star of Quality Awards – May and June 2022

When independent Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents go above and beyond, their efforts are recognized with Landstar’s Star of Quality award.



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July 5, 2022

Hitting the Road and the Books



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July 5, 2022

2022 Sponsor Spotlight – Comdata Inc.

Landstar would like to thank our 2022 diamond-level sponsor Comdata for the assistance provided throughout the year to support our programs, including LCAPP, Landstar’s annual BCO All-Star Celebration and the Landstar convention for independent agents.



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June 30, 2022

Landstar ranks No. 6 on Transport Topics’ Top 100 For-Hire Carriers List

Landstar System, Inc. has ranked No. 6 on the 2022 Transport Topics Top 100 For Hire-Carriers list. The company moved up three spots from the publication’s 2021 list after generating a record $6.5 billion in revenue during fiscal year 2021.



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June 21, 2022

Carving Out a Business Niche

Independent Landstar Agents have the freedom to run their businesses their way, with the support of a reputable leader in the industry. For Landstar agent Thomas Osco and Landstar BCOs Jeff Thompson and Mike Keinz, focus is helping their businesses thrive.



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June 13, 2022

2022 Sponsor Spotlight – Insurance Office of America

IOA offers Landstar’s independent owner-operators workers’ compensation insurance coverage plus a unique high-value trip transit cargo insurance policy for Landstar’s high-value cargo shipments.



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June 7, 2022

How a Healthy Mouth Can Help Keep You in Business

Maintenance and routine truck inspections are an important part of staying on the road and keeping your transportation business moving forward. Your dental health is no different. Like routine maintenance keeps your vehicle running efficiently, good oral health can help keep your whole body healthy.



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June 3, 2022

2022 Sponsor Spotlight – Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J offers Landstar independent owner-operators exclusive fuel rebates at its owned and operated travel centers in the United States.



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June 1, 2022

Hauling in Hurricane Season

Just as you would prepare your home for hurricane season if you lived along the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts, truck operators can take extra steps during hurricane season to prepare and stay safe while on the road.



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May 31, 2022

Going All In Internationally

Agents can leverage the executive relationships Landstar has with major companies, including shipping lines and shippers, and businesses around the world to find the right transportation solution for any customer.



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May 27, 2022

Grow Your Fleet Your Way

Having the freedom to run your businesses your way means owning a fleet in the Landstar network can look different and achieve a variety of goals. Here’s a look at a few of the ways Landstar business capacity owners have structured their fleets.



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May 26, 2022

2022 Sponsor Spotlight – Gallagher Transportation Services

Gallagher Transportation Services has offered independent Landstar owner-operators insurance and risk management products and services to meet their needs as business owners for more than 30 years.



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May 23, 2022

Landstar Named to Fortune 500 List for First Time

Landstar System, Inc. is named for the first time to the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations by revenue.



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May 17, 2022

Tips from a Serial Entrepreneur

Larry Long, nicknamed “The Serial Entrepreneur,” is a Landstar independent BCO and owner of Blue Ribbon Logistics who applied lessons learned from owning successful businesses outside of the trucking industry to growing his business as a fleet owner in the Landstar network.



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May 12, 2022

Clarity

Landstar Clarity™, Landstar’s new proprietary freight-tracking exception-management tool, is enabling Landstar independent freight agencies to be even more competitive in the technology-driven transportation industry through shipment visibility and tracking.



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May 10, 2022

Chief Executive's Circle - Class of 2021

The Class of 2021 Chief Executive’s Circle (CEC) members includes agents representing 23 independent Landstar agencies, plus 10 agencies elevated to the Gold Level.



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May 9, 2022

Star of Quality Awards - March and April 2022

When independent Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents go above and beyond, their efforts are recognized with Landstar’s Star of Quality award.



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May 5, 2022

Matt Emer Named Landstar Agent Rookie of the Year

Landstar named independent Landstar Agent Matthew Emer as its 2021 Rookie of the Year.



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May 4, 2022

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Spring 2022

The 2022 Spring Landstar Link newsletter is now available.



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May 3, 2022

Landstar Recognizes Contributions from Longtime Safety and Technology Executives with Highest Achievement Awards

Landstar System, Inc. awarded two longtime employees with the company’s highest achievement awards at its 2022 Landstar Agent Convention.



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April 29, 2022

Landstar Names Independent Agent Tammy Clark as Safety Officer of the Year

Landstar named Tammy Clark, owner of independent Landstar agency SJA Transport Services, LLC in Stoneboro, Pennsylvania, as its 2021 Landstar Safety Officer of the Year.



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April 29, 2022

Landstar Awards Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year to ChampionX Chemical Technologies

Landstar announced ChampionX Chemical Technologies of Sugar Land, Texas, as its 2021 Overall Landstar M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year.



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April 28, 2022

Cooking up a Memorable Delivery

Landstar BCO Joshua McCord says he got plenty of interesting looks from other drivers as he moved a 14,360-pound Lodge® cast-iron skillet on his platform trailer between Alabama and Lodge headquarters in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.



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April 26, 2022

Celebrating a Record-Breaking Year

Landstar President & CEO Jim Gattoni shared highlights of the company’s recording-breaking success in 2021 during the general session of the 2022 Landstar Agent Convention earlier this month.



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April 19, 2022

The Road to Success® Magazine 2022, Issue 1

The latest issue of Landstar’s The Road to Success® magazine is now available!



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March 30, 2022

Double Time

Mohammad “Mo” Chatila, the managing partner and designated Landstar Safety Officer (LSO) at independent Landstar agency Let’s Move It LLC, gave a virtual presentation via video conference in the spring of 2021 to earn his final grades in college.



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March 25, 2022

Safety Builds Strong Businesses

On this episode of The Road to Success® podcast, we are highlighting ways safety programs can strengthen your transportation logistics business.



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March 22, 2022

Dedicated to Service

When Landstar independent owner-operator James Walden of Williamsburg, Kentucky, heard about the widespread tragedy and saw the need of families in his own state of Kentucky, he took action.



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March 16, 2022

History Comes Home

Twenty-two historic cannons have returned safely to their home at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument on the banks of the St. Johns River in St. Augustine, Florida, thanks to Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs), our term for owner-operators leased to Landstar.



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March 7, 2022

Star of Quality Awards - January and February 2022

When independent Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents go above and beyond, their efforts are recognized with Landstar’s Star of Quality award.



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March 3, 2022

Thank you, Thank You Very Much

More than 500 Landstar independent business capacity owners (or BCOs), their families and guests recently attended the first BCO Appreciation Days event of 2022, held at Graceland Exhibition Center in Memphis, Tennessee.



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February 22, 2022

2022 Best Fleets to Drive For

The votes are in! Landstar Transportation Logistics is named among the “Top 20 Fleets to Drive For” by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge.



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February 16, 2022

Climbing To the Top

In 2021, Landstar named 18 agents to the CEC Class of 2020 and six agents as Gold Level honorees. According to these top-tier entrepreneurs, the steps toward success can include everything from surrounding yourself with smart people to sheer determination.



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February 4, 2022

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Winter 2022

The Landstar Link Newsletter, Winter 2022 is now available!



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February 1, 2022

Love Your Heart

Whether sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle or at a desk, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns that sitting too much may increase the risk for heart disease. And if you’re not moving enough, you’re not alone.



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January 28, 2022

Landstar's 2021 Industry Recognition

Landstar is recognized as one of the best transportation providers in the industry year after year. Click to see the awards and rankings by industry publications and associations that Landstar received in 2021.



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January 18, 2022

Landstar is Working Against Human Trafficking

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and Landstar is committed to working with industry groups and supply chain partners in the fight against human trafficking.



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January 17, 2022

Never Say Never

On this episode of The Road to Success® podcast, we hear from 2021 Landstar Deliver to Win truck winner Mike Lamb about what it feels like to win a brand-new 2022 Kenworth T680 truck and the impact it will have on his business.



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January 4, 2022

Star of Quality Awards - November and December 2021

Each month, deserving BCOs and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award for the outstanding efforts they make every day. Our thanks and praise to these members of the Landstar network, who represent the best in the freight transportation industry.



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January 3, 2022

Ready to be Your Own Boss

Every Landstar agent is an independent business owner with the tools and support of a multi-billion dollar, industry-leading transportation company. The Road To Success® magazine sat down with Landstar’s Matt Dannegger, executive vice president of the Northern Field Division, to ask the questions that many prospective agents have when considering Landstar.



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January 3, 2022

Spend, Save or Stay the Course

Identifying and taking advantage of the right opportunities at the right time is often a key to success in business, and the current economic climate is providing many owner-operators, including those leased to Landstar, the chance to capitalize on higher freight spot rates.



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December 30, 2021

When Security is a M.U.S.T.

A plan to increase supply chain and facility security earned Southwire Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer of wire and cable used to transmit electricity, the Landstar Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year award. Learn more about this collaboration between Landstar, the agent and the customer.



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December 28, 2021

Dedication and Communications

This year, Landstar made a few changes to provide more personalized service and enhance communications between business capacity owners (BCOs) and the staff in departments that work closely with them. Each BCO has been domiciled to one of the seven Field Operations Centers throughout North America.



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December 22, 2021

Landstar’s Special Deliveries

Landstar employees supported children in need with gift donations this holiday season.



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December 20, 2021

The Landstar Link, Fall 2021

The Landstar Link, Fall 2021 newsletter is now available!



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December 16, 2021

Business that's Better than OK!

When Cole opened OKiE Logistics LLC, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he did so with more than 20 years in business and logistics. Find out why he decided to open his own business as an independent Landstar agent.



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December 8, 2021

The Road to Success® Magazine 2021, Issue 2

The latest issue of Landstar’s The Road to Success® magazine is now available!



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November 19, 2021

Star of Quality Awards - September and October 2021

When independent Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents go above and beyond, their efforts are recognized with Landstar’s Star of Quality award.



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October 29, 2021

Going the Extra Mile

Each month, deserving BCOs and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award for the outstanding efforts they make every day. Our thanks and praise to these members of the Landstar network, who represent the best in the freight transportation industry.



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October 22, 2021

TIDA's Hero of the Highway

Landstar BCO DeWayne Walker has been named a “Hero of the Highway” by the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) for his actions on a cold night in February 2021.



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October 21, 2021

2022-2023 Landstar Scholarship Fund Applications

Applications for the Landstar Scholarship Fund for the 2022-2023 academic school year are now available. The deadline to apply is March 7, 2022.



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October 14, 2021

Joe Beacom Talks Capacity and Transportation Planning with Reuters

Landstar Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom recently spoke about capacity and transportation planning with Reuters’ Nick Stylianou during Reuters Events Supply Chain Execution 2021. Hear what Joe had to say.



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September 30, 2021

Going Above and Beyond

Each month, deserving BCOs and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award for the outstanding efforts they make every day. Our thanks and praise to these members of the Landstar network, who represent the best in the freight transportation industry.



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September 29, 2021

Winner of 2021 Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway

Landstar has announced the winner of the 2021 Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway, sponsored by Comdata. Read more to find out who won and their plans for the new truck.



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August 12, 2021

The Landstar Link, Summer 2021

The Summer 2021 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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July 28, 2021

A Special Trailer for Special Freight

The 3,500-pound stainless steel structure named Emergence first had to hitch a ride across North America. At 18-feet in diameter, with 50 engineered thermoformed acrylic rods that glow with colored light, the piece could not travel on just any trailer or with just any carrier.



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July 19, 2021

Landstar Announces 174 New Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Honorees

This year Landstar is celebrating 174 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.



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July 16, 2021

Congratulations Dennis Bramblett Winner of the 2021 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway

Congratulations Dennis Bramblett, Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and winner of the 2021 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway.



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July 14, 2021

The Winner of the 2021 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway

And the winner is ...



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June 29, 2021

Watch the Interviews of the 2021 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway Finalists

Join us in congratulating the 2021 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway Finalists.



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June 28, 2021

Landstar Announces 2021 All-Star Truck Giveaway Finalists

One of Landstar’s Safest Owner-Operators to Win a 2022 Volvo® VNL64T on July 13



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June 23, 2021

The COVID-19 Impact on Human Trafficking

Frontline workers in transportation are once again being called upon to step up during the global pandemic – only this time it’s not about safely delivering the goods needed to survive the coronavirus, but to help fight what could be considered a side effect.



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June 4, 2021

Landstar Awards Matt Miller with Outstanding Management Achievement

Landstar System, Inc. presented Landstar Transportation Logistics Vice President of Trailer Management Matt Miller with the company’s Outstanding Management Achievement Award.



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June 3, 2021

Lance Cole Named Landstar Agent Rookie of the Year

Landstar System, Inc. named Landstar Agent Lance Cole as its 2020 Rookie of the Year.



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June 2, 2021

Landstar Awards Southwire Company, LLC Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year

Landstar System Inc. announced Southwire Company, LLC headquartered in Carrollton, Georgia, as its 2020 Overall Landstar M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year.



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June 1, 2021

Landstar Names Mohammad Chatila Safety Officer of the Year

Landstar System, Inc. named Mohammad Chatila, managing partner at Let’s Move It LLC as its 2020 Landstar Safety Officer of the Year.



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May 28, 2021

Heroes On and Off the Highway

Awarding the Star of Quality in March & April 2021



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May 24, 2021

Weather Gone Wild

Expecting the unexpected – whether it comes in the form of snow, ice, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, thick fog, or just a sudden gust of wind – being prepared for erratic weather has always been a part of Landstar’s safety message to owner-operators.



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May 24, 2021

Landstar Hires Fred Pensotti as New Chief Financial Officer

Landstar announced that Fred Pensotti has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 24, 2021.



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May 12, 2021

The Landstar Link, Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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May 10, 2021

Moving Shaba, A Decommissioned F-117 Nighthawk

When the opportunity came to plan the logistics for another Lockheed fighter jet, Thompson, the agency owner of D&M Transportation Inc., felt like he shouldn’t brag about the move. However, his customer Air Zoo thought the arrival of its new F-117 nicknamed Shaba really was something to boast about.



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May 4, 2021

The “Ultimutt” Travel Companion

Hours on the road, time spent away from friends and family – it is no secret that being a professional truck driver can be a lonely profession. A pet, whether it be feline, canine or a feathered friend, can offer drivers companionship during isolated times, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lead to a healthier, happier life.



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April 30, 2021

Reuters Events: Supply Chain Flexibility

Scaling Up & Scaling Down - Keeping your Supply Chain Moving in an Uncertain World Register to attend the upcoming Reuters Events supply chain series webinar with Landstar on Thursday, May 6, at 10 a.m. ET. Landstar Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom is among the expert panelists on the webinar discussing transportation in today’s marketplace.



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April 26, 2021

Past Careers Lead to Present Success as Owner-Operators

When asked about becoming an entrepreneur, business owners often say that being their own boss and running a business is exciting and freeing, and above all, challenging. Entrepreneurship takes both skill and determination. For independent owner-operators like those leased to Landstar, it is not always the most obvious expertise that makes them successful.



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April 12, 2021

Awarding Exceptional Service

Each month, deserving independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and independent freight agents earn Star of Quality awards which recognize extra efforts and individual dedication to service.



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April 12, 2021

The Road to Success® Magazine 2021, Issue 1

The latest issue of Landstar’s The Road to Success® magazine is now available!



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April 8, 2021

2021-2022 Landstar Scholarship Recipients

The Landstar Scholarship Fund was established to recognize outstanding undergraduate achievement and civic involvement. Since 1995, Landstar has recognized and awarded 378 scholarships totaling more than $952,000.



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March 10, 2021

5 Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress

Stressful situations impact everyone differently but according to experts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about and your community stronger.



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March 8, 2021

Landstar Honored with American Trucking Association Awards

Low Department of Transportation (DOT) reportable accident rates earned Landstar Express America a fleet safety honor from the American Trucking Association (ATA) Safety Management Council and the Florida Trucking Association.



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February 18, 2021

Record Breaking LCAPP Savings

Landstar independent BCOs saved millions of dollars with LCAPP in 2020!



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February 11, 2021

Supporting Safety

As Landstar’s “ambassadors of safety,” Landstar Safety Officers (LSOs) are the representatives from each independent agency at the forefront of Landstar’s customer safety initiatives. Congratulations to the Landstar Safety Officers recognized as LSO of the Month.



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February 4, 2021

Cheers to Customer Service

Owner of Sommelier Logistics Peggy Mauldin was caught on camera providing top shelf customer ser-vice this summer.



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February 3, 2021

Star of Quality

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.



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January 28, 2021

The Landstar Link, Winter 2021

The Winter 2021 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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January 20, 2021

Saving the Best for Last

Landstar BCO Steve Wheeler, who was at the end of the alphabet, watched with anticipation as the first three finalists selected their boxes when prompted during the virtual event.



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January 19, 2021

Outstanding Customer Service and Professionalism

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women during November and December 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.



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January 18, 2021

Cross-Border Collaborations Drive Business

Because of the versatility of the Landstar network, Nestor and Horne say their agency relationship on cross border freight remained strong, enduring the challenges presented by the pandemic in 2020.



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January 15, 2021

Welcome to Alaska

Landstar BCOs David Johnson and Lloyd Tubbs snapped photos of their trucks upon arrival at the Alaskan border. The BCOs had just finished a 10-day and 4,400 mile transport from the southeast corner of the “lower 48” to Fairbanks, Alaska.



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January 12, 2021

Don't Be a Victim: Protect Your Personal Data

As workplaces moved into home offices and people spend more time online during the pandemic, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says the business of stealing data picked up.



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January 5, 2021

How a Housefly Changed One BCO’s Life

Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Bobby Jordan has placed a very special decal on the driver side door of his new Landstar blue Freightliner® Cascadia® 126 – a small, but conspicuous, housefly.



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December 23, 2020

Stepping Up to Support a Business’s Response

As the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) soared in response to the coronavirus pandemic, an unlikely source stepped up – a footwear manufacturer.



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December 22, 2020

Business Strategies from Landstar Roadstar® Honorees

As one of the highest honors for Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs), the Roadstar® award is reserved for the independent owner-operators considered to be exceptional at customer service and, productive and profitable in all aspects of operating his or her business. We asked members of the Roadstar Class of 2019 to share their strategies for dealing with shifts in business and the economy.



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December 21, 2020

Landstar Gives in 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, Landstar would like to thank the many employees who take time each year to support the communities in which the company operates.



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December 21, 2020

Signs of the Times: Navigating Business in 2020

Entrepreneurs around the world have been faced with a challenging business environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the challenges, many Landstar independent agencies and owner-operators saw 2020 as an opportunity to adjust their businesses for continued success.



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December 17, 2020

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

If you’re passionate about being the best in the industry and shifting your business to meet customer needs, like the independent agents named to Landstar’s Chief Executive Circle (CEC), you might just find that your glass is half full – of lemonade.



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December 10, 2020

Promoting Safety From Dispatch Through Delivery

Landstar Safety Officer (LSO) of the Year Don Ellis draws on his experience as a former Landstar business capacity owner (BCO) to set his agency up for success.



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December 9, 2020

Lumber, Logistics and Landstar

Having previously used Landstar services to move freight and a full book of business that connected back to his days in lumber sales, Rios decided to start his own freight agency.



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December 9, 2020

The Road to Success® Magazine 2020, Issue 2

The latest issue of Landstar’s The Road to Success® magazine is now available!



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December 8, 2020

M.U.S.T. Customer: A Cut Above the Rest

Landstar’s Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year KMT Waterjet, a Shape Technologies Group® company in Baxter Springs, Kansas, provides its customers with the ultimate experience in ultrahigh-pressure water-cutting technology.



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November 23, 2020

Embracing Landstar's Safety-First Culture

Congratulations to the August, September and October 2020 Landstar Safety Officers recently recognized as LSOs of the Month.



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November 20, 2020

Achieving Excellence in Service and Professionalism

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women during September and October 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.



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November 16, 2020

The Landstar Link, Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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November 16, 2020

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!



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November 6, 2020

An End-To-End Solution for Less-Than-Truckload Shipments

Staxi needed a transportation provider that specialized in simplifying the complexity of LTL shipping and creating customized solutions to meet customer challenges.



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November 2, 2020

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Stay at the Forefront of Logistics

Landstar Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom recently spoke at Reuters Events Supply Chain USA Virtual about how entrepreneurs can stay at the forefront of the logistics industry.



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October 28, 2020

3 Critical Questions About Oversize/Overweight Shipments

Although your supply chain may not require oversize/overweight shipments on a regular basis, there will likely be a time when the need arises. If this level of specialized shipping is not within your comfort zone, you should turn to the expertise of a heavy haul carrier to guide you rather than trying to handle it on your own.



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October 27, 2020

The 2021-2022 Landstar Scholarship Fund

Applications for the Landstar Scholarship Fund for the 2021-2022 academic school year are now available. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.



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October 20, 2020

Truck Giveaway Winner Takes Home Freightliner Cascadia

Watch as 2020 Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway Winner Steve Wheeler is wowed when he sees his new Freightliner® Cascadia® 126 for the first time!



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October 15, 2020

Landstar Opens New Facility in Carnesville, Georgia

The new facility includes classrooms, a conference room and several convenient amenities for owner-operators leased to Landstar, such as a business center with free Wi-Fi, laundry, showers and breakrooms.



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October 6, 2020

How to Avoid Heavy Haul Nightmares

Download the white paper to see some of the disastrous scenarios you are risking unless you work with an experienced heavy/specialized carrier.



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September 29, 2020

Business at the U.S.-Mexico Border

As trade at the United States-Mexico border continues to expand, so do the opportunities available in the Landstar network.



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September 25, 2020

How Your Freight Agency Can Succeed in an Uncertain Market

The new decade presented unique challenges to nearly every industry. Since transportation and logistics companies service many of those impacted industries, your business was likely affected, too. The following are tips to help your freight agency succeed despite an uncertain market.



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September 24, 2020

July & August 2020 Star of Quality Recipients

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women during July and August 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.



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September 23, 2020

Success from Landstar's BCO Mentor Program

Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) have a reputation for their entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to safe driving and professionalism. When an owner-operator becomes a Landstar BCO, they are given the support, tools and resources needed to nourish their independent businesses and keep them on the road to success.



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September 21, 2020

Landstar Announces Winner of Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway

Landstar independent owner-operator Steve Wheeler of Greenville, North Carolina, won a 2020 Freightliner® Cascadia® 126 in the annual giveaway on Sept. 18, 2020.



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September 18, 2020

The 2020 Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway Winner!

See who won a new Freightliner® Cascadia® 126 from Landstar in the 2020 Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway held virtually via Zoom video conferencing on Friday Sept. 18.



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September 13, 2020

A Message of Appreciation from Landstar

From Sept. 13 -19, Landstar has planned a virtual celebration for its nearly 10,000 independent business capacity owners (BCOs), the term used for independent owner-operators exclusively leased to Landstar.



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September 2, 2020

Operation Nighthawk Landing

“We had one month to arrange the transport of the Nighthawk from the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® division to two locations,” explains Mike Thompson, agency owner of D&M Transportation Inc.



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August 31, 2020

Business Plan: A Roadmap for Success

When Shelley and Trevor Hagerman opened their Ontario, Canada-based Landstar agency, TH Logistics Inc., the agents say, they didn’t have a business plan in place nor did they know how to get one started. But, they knew they could turn to Landstar for support.



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August 27, 2020

Landstar BCO to Win a 2020 Freightliner® Cascadia®

Landstar System, Inc. has announced the date of the 2020 Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway. The annual giveaway, for which all of the nearly 10,000 Landstar owner-operators are automatically entered, will take place virtually via Zoom video conferencing on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.



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August 25, 2020

10 Tips for Facilitating Cross-Border Trade

With such a high volume of loads crossing the U.S.-Mexico border on a daily basis, shippers should be aware of the intricacies of cross-border transportation regulations and procedures to have a successful, efficient supply chain.



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August 24, 2020

Going Above and Beyond to Promote Safety

Congratulations to the May, June and July 2020 Landstar Safety Officers (LSOs) of the month!



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August 19, 2020

Over-the-Road to Under the Sea

“Something I transported will soon be exploring underwater volcanoes on the ocean floor near Fiji – and that’s freight you don’t forget.”



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August 17, 2020

Landstar Continues to Receive Industry Recognition

Landstar’s ongoing commitment to service excellence has led to recognition as an industry leader by Inbound Logistics, Logistics Management and Transport Topics.



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August 13, 2020

How Well Do You Know Your Own Freight Agency?

Landstar works directly with our network of independent freight agency owners to help them establish business plans. While the plan is unique to every freight agency, these are the components we frequently assess throughout the process.



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August 7, 2020

Deb LaBree Shares Her Passion For Truck Driving

“We live in a beautiful country, and trucking is a great way to see it.” Those words might sound like a recruiting pitch to some, and in a way, they are. They’re the heartfelt advice of Debra LaBree.



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August 4, 2020

The Landstar Link, Summer 2020

In this issue of The Landstar Link newsletter, you'll read about the winner of the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway, updates to LandstarOne® mobile app, Landstar's new freight management system and more.



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July 28, 2020

May & June 2020 Star of Quality Recipients

The outstanding efforts made by these professional men and women during May and June 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.



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July 24, 2020

2020 All-Star Truck Giveaway Winner Takes Home Freightliner

Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Bobby Jordan and his wife Miche are headed home to Soso, Mississippi, with Bobby’s new Freightliner® Cascadia® 126!



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July 10, 2020

The Winner of the 2020 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway

Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Bobby Jordan of Soso, Mississippi, was the lucky winner of a 2020 Freightliner® Cascadia® 126.



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July 7, 2020

A New Truck for an Essential Worker

To reward Landstar’s safest owner-operators, the company gives away a new truck each year in the annual All-Star Truck Giveaway.



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July 6, 2020

Landstar's New 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.



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June 18, 2020

Landstar Announces Date for All-Star Truck Giveaway

For the first time ever, the truck giveaway will take place virtually via Zoom video conferencing. This unique event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, and is sponsored by Pilot Flying J.



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June 10, 2020

Powering a Superload

TLG Transport Inc. uses computer-aided design (CAD) software to predict the best transportation route for superloads.



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May 26, 2020

What Every Heavy Haul Shipper Needs to Know

If your company does not have the resources or expertise to manage over-weight and/or over-dimensional moves, and you don’t bring in a heavy haul specialist who does, you could be setting yourself up for failure.



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May 26, 2020

How Landstar's LTL Services Stack Up

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight doesn’t require a full truckload, but it does require a full understanding of just how complex it can be to combine several smaller shipments to fill one truck.



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May 26, 2020

Landstar Receives SC&RA Safety Awards

Each year, the SC&RA selects one professional driver from a SC&RA member company to receive the Million Miler Safety award. 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.



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May 13, 2020

The March & April 2020 Star of Quality Awards

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 March and April 2020, earned them a Landstar Star of Quality Award.



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May 7, 2020

Over-The-Road Tech Making Life Easier

Here’s a look at just a few tech advances designed to make life over-the-road a better experience for the professional truck owner-operator.



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May 6, 2020

How the Landstar Network Was Built to Deliver

Landstar knows from experience that when we move a shipper’s freight, we’re not just transporting products. We’re taking their business, mission and values along with us.



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May 6, 2020

The Landstar Link, Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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May 4, 2020

Introducing The Road to Success® Podcast

Landstar has launched a podcast that highlights the entrepreneurial spirit and industry knowledge of the independent freight agents, owner-operators and logistics experts in the Landstar network.



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April 28, 2020

Operator Honored with Platinum Star of Quality Award

When Mark Fullbright recounts the events that earned him a Platinum Star of Quality Award from Landstar in December, he says he thinks about the many circumstances involved that put him in the right place at the right time to save a woman’s life.



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April 28, 2020

Essential Deliveries

Safety masks, hospital beds, food and even ethanol to be turned into hand sanitizer are just a few of the essential items that independent Landstar agents and business capacity owners (BCOs) continue to deliver during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.



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April 24, 2020

Experience Drives History

Organizations with irreplaceable pieces of history should only trust a carrier with experience in moving high-value, high-security freight – which is why they call Landstar.



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April 16, 2020

Landstar Agent Rookie of the Year Announced

“It is Louis’ experience, professionalism and determination that earned him the Rookie of the Year recognition,” said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni.



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April 16, 2020

Don Ellis Named 2019 Safety Officer of the Year

Don Ellis of Shipment Transport, Inc. based in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, was selected for his outstanding support of the Landstar safety culture.



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April 16, 2020

2019 Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year Award

Landstar announced Shape Technologies as the overall winner. Also recognized was independent Landstar Agent Mike Nelson of Nelson Logistics Management LLC, the Landstar agency that provides the customer with transportation logistics services.



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April 10, 2020

Agent Analytics Promotes Agent Business Growth

Independent Landstar Agent Bobby Schlieske shares how he uses the data presented in the agent analytics tool to run and grow his business.



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April 9, 2020

2020-2021 Landstar Scholarship Recipients

The Landstar Scholarship Fund was established to recognize outstanding undergraduate achievement and civic involvement. Since 1995, Landstar has recognized and awarded 366 scholarships totaling more than $902,000.



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April 7, 2020

Landstar’s Georgia Orientation Center Is Moving to Carnesville

The Landstar orientation center currently located in Jefferson, Georgia, will close Aug. 31. The new center in Carnesville is expected to open in September 2020.



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April 6, 2020

Delivering in a Time of Crisis

Truck owner-operators and freight agents are in the spotlight as they transport much needed supplies being used to protect first responders in the United States from coronavirus (COVID-19).



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April 3, 2020

Putting the Brakes on Human Trafficking

Landstar has pledged its support of TAT and the organization’s goals of educating owner-operators about human trafficking since 2014.



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April 3, 2020

BCOs Certified With Truckers Against Trafficking

More than 200 BCOs became certified with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) during Appreciation Days.



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April 3, 2020

Truckers Against Trafficking

Human trafficking may seem like the subject of a Movie of the Week or a crime solving drama on television, but it is all too real. And it’s not necessarily in some far off land, where we can’t see it.



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April 2, 2020

Finding Your Road to Success in 2020

The freedom and independence of Landstar’s business model are key to why so many small business owners succeed at “the big blue star.”



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March 27, 2020

The Road to Success® Magazine 2020, Issue 1

The latest issue of Landstar’s The Road to Success® magazine is now available! Click on the cover below to view or download the publication.



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March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Positive Relief Monies for BCOs

During this crisis, Landstar has temporarily authorized monies for any Landstar business capacity owner (BCO) who is diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or is required to be quarantined by a public health authority.



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March 18, 2020

Landstar Statement Concerning Coronavirus

Landstar is closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and is proactively taking measures to minimize potential risks while consistently providing the service excellence that Landstar customers expect.



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March 9, 2020

Star of Quality: Honoring Service Excellence

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.



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February 19, 2020

Backstage Pass to Entertainment Logistics

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February 19, 2020

Harnessing the Wind One Superload at a Time

According to Meyer, a combination of technology, experienced owner-operators and agency staff, and coordination with the customer have made moving each wind-power superload a success.



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February 19, 2020

Operation Logistics

Supporting the United States military is part of daily operations at Lee’s Services and Storage LLC. The independent Landstar agency has more than three decades of experience moving multi-load projects for the DoD.



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February 19, 2020

Podcast: Technology and Data Drive Growth

Katie MacDonald, Landstar Transportation Logistics vice president of agent development, explains how freight agents can use technology and data to drive growth on the Inbound Logistics podcast.



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February 19, 2020

Special Delivery to Landstar BCO

As John Sharlow explains it, he left his wallet at the Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Center in Laredo, Texas – but the BCO didn’t realize it was gone until hundreds of miles later, when he and his wife and team driver Tammy arrived in Houston for a delivery.



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February 19, 2020

Hero on the Alaska Highway

Landstar BCO Lloyd Tubbs doesn’t consider himself a hero, even after he earned a Landstar Platinum Star of Quality award. Tubbs explains, “I simply found myself in the right place to offer help.”



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February 12, 2020

Supporting Landstar's Safety Culture

Congratulations to the November 2019, December 2019 and January 2020 Landstar Safety Officers (LSOs) of the month!



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January 27, 2020

Customer Credit Management At Your Service

First introduced to independent Landstar agents in the summer of 2019, the Customer Credit Management dashboard gives agencies instant access to Landstar customer credit information.



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January 27, 2020

Owner-Operator's Olympic Connection

“If it weren’t for Landstar, we wouldn’t have the income to support Sabien’s dreams. Now, with him going to Utah, I’ll be able to find loads there and plan routes around Salt Lake City so that I can be a part of that experience and continue to run my business,” says Landstar owner-operator Scot Tinson.



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January 27, 2020

Luck, Love, Landstar

Landstar Roadstar® Cece Logan was one of eight semi-finalists and one of four finalists selected randomly in the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway. The new truck, according to the Logans, guarantees them even more time on the road together and is another opportunity from Landstar that will help support their independent business.



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January 22, 2020

The Landstar Link, Winter 2020

The Winter 2020 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available. Click on the front cover of the newsletter to read or download the publication.



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January 21, 2020

Objective: Project Logistics

Shasko and his team secured a wide range of transportation modes for the project, including: truckload capacity, air, ocean and rail intermodal services. After weeks of planning and collaboration with TPS, a logistics plan was in place for the year-long plant construction projects.



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January 13, 2020

Landstar Scholarship Fund Applications 2020-2021

Applications for the Landstar Scholarship Fund for the 2020-2021 academic school year are now available. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2020.



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January 13, 2020

Help From the BCO Benevolence Fund

The Landstar business capacity owner (BCO) who received financial assistance from the BCO Benevolence Fund says despite some hardships, 2018 gave him many, many reasons to be thankful.



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January 13, 2020

Beating the Trucking Industry Epidemic

Improving your health takes time, energy and access to the right food. A few Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) are up for the challenge and on the road to beat the health odds against truckers.



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January 8, 2020

A Flawless 40-Year Safety Record

“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.



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January 8, 2020

Awarding The Landstar Star of Quality

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 an individual’s dedication to service.



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January 2, 2020

M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year: Google LLC

A quick online search will call up the winner of the Landstar 2018 M.U.S.T. Customer Award – Google LLC. In 2018, 61 Landstar customers opened their doors to members of the Landstar safety team to discuss safety practices and improvements. The Mutual Understanding of Safety Together, or M.U.S.T., onsite customer visits offer shippers a unique and valuable experience.



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December 31, 2019

A Personal Calling to Safety

Landstar Safety Officer (LSO) of the Year Wyatt “Ike” Tate remembers the exact moment he learned the importance of putting safety first around commercial vehicles.



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December 23, 2019

12 Days of Safe Driving Tips

Follow these tips from the FMCSA to always put safety first.



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December 18, 2019

Is Your Transportation Provider Meeting Your Needs?

The company you trust your freight with can make or break your supply chain. These are the qualities that you should think about when evaluating your relationship with your transportation provider.



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November 25, 2019

#RoccoRolls: Landstar EVP Tweets On The Road

Landstar BCO C.J. Moore and I have known each other – or at least known of each other – for 15 years, going back to when we were both coaches in our kids’ flag football league in south Jacksonville in the early 2000s.



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November 25, 2019

December 2017 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.



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November 25, 2019

A Message From Landstar President & CEO Jim Gattoni

I would like to personally thank all of the BCOs on the call with us today for their commitment to safety and for their contributions to the success of Landstar over the past 25 years. You are the drivers of our success!



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November 25, 2019

Capacity Increases Customer Efficiencies

The top automotive company required a new transportation solution to move all the frames for its best-selling pick-up...



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November 21, 2019

How to Build Your Freight Agency

Opening a freight agency is an exciting undertaking. But any entrepreneur knows that growing a business is not a simple mission. What do you need to do to build your freight agency?



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Star of Quality

When independent Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents go above and beyond the call of duty, their efforts are recognized with Landstar’s Star of Quality award.



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November 21, 2019

5 Tips to Grow Your Freight Agency

Whether you already own a freight agency or you are considering becoming a freight agency owner, these steps will guide you in your quest to becoming a successful entrepreneur.



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November 21, 2019

Freedom, Security, Support

Landstar has always fully supported Michael Lemasters commitment to the military. This support was evident when he received mobilization orders to report to Fort Benning in Georgia.



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November 21, 2019

Bravo Zulu Landstar: Veteran's Memorial Move

The A-7’s transport from Pocahontas, Arkansas, into Jacksonville is part of the first phase in constructing a National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum on the decommissioned Navy base.



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November 21, 2019

Promoting Safe and Compliant Safety Initiatives

Landstar Safety Officers (LSOs) are the representatives from each independent agency at the forefront of Landstar’s customer safety initiatives.



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November 21, 2019

Mission Possible: Alaskan Logistics Challenge

When independent agency Crosson Logistics was approached by its customer to pick up a load by truck in Juneau, Alaska and deliver in Washington State, the agency team turned the “impossible” challenge into a solution.



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November 21, 2019

FMCSA ELD Mandate Approaches

The FMCSA ELD mandate deadline is quickly approaching. Landstar independent business capacity owners (BCOs) must complete the final upgrade to ELD software by Dec. 1.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available!



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November 21, 2019

How LandstarOne® Guides Business Decisions

The LandstarOne® app gives BCOs access to their LCAPP® fuel savings, the Landstar Maximizer® and Available Loads apps, a quick link to LandstarOnline.com, and is a source for news and information from Landstar.



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November 21, 2019

Kudos to the Landstar Scholarship Fund

“With the help of Landstar and the scholarship program, our daughter is living her dreams,” wrote independent Landstar Business Capacity Owner (BCO) Don Knuth and his wife Kathy in a thank you note addressed to Landstar.



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November 21, 2019

Hero on the Highway

After witnessing a multi-vehicle accident on Texas Interstate 45 this summer, Landstar Business Capacity Owner Aaron ...



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Receives Fleet Safety Award

Landstar earned first place in the Florida Trucking Association’s (FTA) Fleet Safety Awards for outstanding achievement in the Truckload Division over 15 million miles.



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November 21, 2019

Managing the Realities of Today's Freight Market

The keys to navigating the current environment are tied to selling value, understanding the competitive landscape and the working relationships between agents and BCOs.



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November 21, 2019

Top Honors from the National Safety Council

Four Landstar independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and a Landstar employee were recognized during the National Safety Council Congress & Expo.



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November 21, 2019

The Transition to Freight Agency Ownership

For those transportation and logistics professionals who have been toying with the idea of entrepreneurship, there are some points to take into consideration to help make the right choices.



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November 21, 2019

The Road to Success® Magazine 2019, Issue 2

The latest issue of Landstar’s The Road to Success® magazine is now available!



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November 21, 2019

Manage Fuel Expenses at the Click of a Button

With daily fuel searches exceeding 146,000, the mobile technology is making a positive cost-savings impact for Landstar independent business capacity owners (BCOs).



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Named as a Top Company by Women in Trucking

Landstar Transportation Logistics is named one of the “Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation” by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT).



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Star of Quality Award

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.



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November 21, 2019

Free Lunch for BCOs during NTDAW

Landstar appreciates the dedication of the country’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers every day of the year. During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we show some extra gratitude to Landstar owner-operators by providing free lunch.



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November 21, 2019

Inspection Connection

Follow the signs to get your Landstar trailer inspected and get hooked up with prizes during the first-ever Landstar Inspection Connection! The event kicks off on Safety Thursday Sept. 19, and continues through Safety Thursday on Oct. 17.



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November 21, 2019

A Show Stopping Load

When it comes to assuring the company’s Innovation Roadshow is in perfect condition during its annual tour of North America, Daikin Applied relies on Landstar.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Summer 2019

The Summer 2019 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available!



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November 21, 2019

Does Your Transportation Provider Prioritize Safety?

The safe and secure delivery of your company’s freight is likely your top priority so it’s important that the transportation provider you work with makes safety its top priority, too.



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November 21, 2019

Awarding Service Excellence - July 2019

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.



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November 21, 2019

Roadstar Wins Landstar All-Star Giveaway Truck

Independent Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Cecilia Logan was the lucky winner of the 2020 Kenworth T680, featuring a fuel efficient PCCAR MX-13 engine, PACCAR transmission and PACCAR drive axles.



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November 21, 2019

A Superload Challenge

When the pieces of a logistics puzzle are extreme in size, the challenge requires the support of the Landstar network and the company’s unique ability to tailor a proportionate solution.



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November 21, 2019

BCO Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Art Trezise

Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni called Art Trezise’s safety record “flawless.” Since leasing to Landstar in 1979, Trezise has driven more than 3.5 million miles at Landstar without incident.



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November 21, 2019

176 Owner-Operators Honored During BCO All-Star Celebration

The annual event recognizes outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel. The Class of 2018 is one of the largest classes of Million Mile Safe Drivers inducted in Landstar history.



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November 21, 2019

A Jurassic Adventure

Morris, a BCO fleet owner of Steed Trans Inc., used crates, straps and blankets to coax 20 interactive animatronic dinosaurs into vans and transport the reptilian replicas from the Columbus Zoo in Ohio.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Truck Giveaway Makes a Wish Come True

Landstar BCO Rosemberg Villarreal was one of five finalists, randomly selected from more than 217,000 entries during the 2019 Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway contest period.



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November 21, 2019

Giveaway Truck Ready for 2019 All-Star Event

On July 2, one lucky business capacity owner (BCO) will get the keys to a new 2020 Kenworth T680 during the annual BCO All-Star Celebration.



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November 21, 2019

Save Money, Download LandstarOne® Today!

LandstarOne® is a new mobile app from Landstar, created to give independent Landstar owner-operators one stop for all of their business needs.



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November 21, 2019

Under Pressure: The Benefits of TPMS

Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are not a new trucking technology, however, recent advancements to existing TPMS technologies are making it easier for owner-operators to track tire pressures.



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November 21, 2019

Awarding Service Excellence

Announcing the April & May 2019 Landstar Star of Quality recipients. The award, for members of the Landstar family who ago above and beyond the call of duty, recognizes extra efforts and an individual’s dedication to service.



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November 21, 2019

Tornado Shelter Delivery

The BCOs hauled the 11-foot wide, 4,000 pound shelters 268 miles from Murchison, Texas to the Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman, Oklahoma.



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November 21, 2019

LandstarOne®: Now Available for Download

Introducing LandstarOne®, a new mobile app from Landstar, created to give you one stop for your business needs.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

Landstar announced that Robert S. Brasher has been appointed to succeed Patrick J. O’Malley as Landstar’s Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, effective June 3, 2019.



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November 21, 2019

6 Ways To Get Healthy On The Road

The CDC notes plenty of reasons why living in a truck can make for an unhealthy lifestyle. How many of these six health tips do you follow?



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November 21, 2019

Historic Cannons Loaded for Transport

During the five-year project, 25 cannons will be transported to Texas A&M University, where the experts in the Conservation Research Laboratory (CRL) will work to preserve the heavy artillery.



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November 21, 2019

How Freight Agents Utilize Data to Grow Businesses

Freight agents rely on technology to maintain the daily operations of their businesses. But how are they using data gathered from technology to drive growth?



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November 21, 2019

Priceless Support: Benefits of Landstar's M.U.S.T. Program

Black and his customer worked closely with the members of the Landstar safety team to create an intermodal plan with a new approach to cargo securement in support of the shipper’s coast-to-coast needs.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available. Click on the front cover of the newsletter to read or download the publication.



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November 21, 2019

J. Marshall Mizell Named Landstar Rookie of the Year

Landstar presented the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award to independent Landstar Agent J. Marshall Mizell during Landstar’s Annual Agent Convention held in Marco Island, Florida, this month.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Honors Employees with Achievement Awards

Landstar awarded two long-time employees with the company’s highest achievement awards at the 2019 Landstar Annual Agent Convention.



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November 21, 2019

Awarding March Star of Quality Winners

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.



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November 21, 2019

Steering Women Toward Their Dreams

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.



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November 21, 2019

Google LLC Named Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year

Landstar System Inc. presented the 2018 Overall Landstar M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year Award to Google LLC during Landstar’s Annual Agent Convention held in Marco Island, Fla.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Agent Ike Tate Named LSO Of The Year

Landstar System, Inc. presented the 2018 Landstar Safety Officer of the Year Award to independent Landstar Agent Ike Tate during Landstar’s Annual Agent Convention held in Marco Island, Fla.



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November 21, 2019

Shipping Time-Sensitive Freight Across the Border

Good end-to-end visibility and coordination is critical when shipping time-sensitive goods across the U.S.-Mexico border.



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November 21, 2019

A Plan to Succeed: Landstar's BCO Mentoring Program

Landstar has created a more formal approach to the support of its independent owner-operators and their success on the road.



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November 21, 2019

February 2019: Awarding the Star of Quality

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.



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November 21, 2019

The Road to Success® Magazine 2019, Issue 1

The latest issue of Landstar’s The Road to Success® magazine is now available!



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November 21, 2019

Growing With Landstar

A former professional truck driver and logistics coordinator, Gherzu opened her Land O’Lakes, Florida-based independent Landstar agency with more than 20 years of industry experience and a book full of potential customers.



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November 21, 2019

What's On That Flatbed?

Whether hauling a replica Viking ship, a statue of Abraham Lincoln or one of these other specialized hauls, we’ve got you covered.



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November 21, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption

While the price of fuel may be out of your control, there are ways owner-operators can easily reduce fuel consumption. 



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November 21, 2019

Customer Benefits Are A M.U.S.T.

The customer-centric program is unmatched in the industry and designed to give members of the Landstar safety team a direct connection with the shipper to support its safety efforts.



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November 21, 2019

Less-Than-Container Loads Move The Global Supply Chain

Instead of paying for a full container load (FCL), LCL keeps the global supply chain moving as a timely, economical alternative for smaller ocean shipments.



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November 21, 2019

Shipping a Viking Ship

The careful coordination needed to move a replica Viking ship across the country required an expert in heavy/specialized transportation.



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November 21, 2019

Awarding New Stars of Quality

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 their extra efforts.



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November 21, 2019

Transporting Specialized Freight Across the Border

Heavy or specialized loads present their own unique set of challenges for shippers handling cross-border trade. Pre-trip planning on this type of freight is critical.



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November 21, 2019

Moving Marilyn Monroe

Moving this 26-foot tall, 34,000-pound statue of Marilyn Monroe, called for just one owner-operator with many years of experience.



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November 21, 2019

Deliver to Win Truck Winner Gets His Birthday Wish

Landstar Business Capacity Owner (BCO) Rosemberg Villarreal of Grand Prairie, Texas, won a 2019 Peterbilt 579 UltraLoft, the first of two trucks Landstar will give away to its owner-operators in 2019.



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November 21, 2019

A Winning Premonition

Landstar million mile safe driver David Zelsdorf says something magical happened at the 2018 BCO All-Star Celebration in Savannah, Georgia.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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November 21, 2019

Cross-Border Freight Visibility

Access to data has facilitated better visibility and a qualified cross-border carrier should be able to provide shippers with shipment tracking even after their freight crosses into Mexico.



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November 21, 2019

Trucking a Ship

It would be impossible to haul an entire ship on a truck, even for the most experienced owner-operator with a super heavy duty truck, but Joe Donovan, Landstar business capacity owner (BCO), Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® honoree, came close.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar’s First Truck Giveaway of 2019

The annual Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway sponsored by Pilot/Flying J will happen Thursday, Jan. 24, during Landstar’s BCO Appreciation Days event in Jacksonville, Florida.



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November 21, 2019

Podcast: Hazmat Transportation Safety

Landstar Transportation Logistics Vice President of Safety and Compliance Mike Cobb spoke with Inbound Logistics about the steps a shipper can take to qualify a hazmat carrier and work cohesively with the carrier to keep a shipment in compliance.



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November 21, 2019

Ambassadors of Safety

As Landstar’s “ambassadors of safety,” Landstar Safety Officers (LSOs) are the representatives from each independent agency at the forefront of Landstar’s Mutual Understanding of Safety Together or M.U.S.T. program.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Gives in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, Landstar would like to thank the many employees who take time each year to support the communities in which the company operates.



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November 21, 2019

21 Days with Cirque du Soleil

Seventeen dry vans and one step deck hauled all of the lighting, sound and rigging equipment, sets, stages, costumes and props for the event.



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November 21, 2019

Managing The Requirements of Cross-Border Shipments

Handing over a load of freight to a customs broker and/or meeting regulatory requirements of cross-border shipments can present unique challenges.



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November 21, 2019

The 12 Days of Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration suggests, stay safe on the roads this holiday season with 12 days of safe driving tips.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Roadstar® Honor

As Landstar’s highest honor for business capacity owners (BCOs), the company’s term for independent owner-operators with exclusive lease agreements, Roadstar award winners are considered the most elite professional drivers.



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November 21, 2019

More 2018 Star of Quality Awards

The outstanding efforts by these professional men and women throughout October and November earned them a Star of Quality Award.



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November 21, 2019

Podcast: Qualifications of a Specialized Carrier

Landstar’s Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom explains the qualifications a shipper should look for when choosing a heavy/specialized carrier in this podcast from Inbound Logistics.



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November 21, 2019

The First Generation: A 30-Year Tradition

As the first generation of independent Landstar entrepreneurs tells it, what hasn’t wavered is Landstar’s commitment to its independent business owners.



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November 21, 2019

The Next Generation: Millennial Agents and BCOs

In their 30s, this group of millennial business owners are eager for the future, to grow their businesses and the freedom to succeed with Landstar.



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November 21, 2019

Moving a Superload Takes Experience

When Landstar had to move oversized freight through five states, it developed and executed a plan for a safe delivery.



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November 21, 2019

Is a New Truck Worth the Investment?

“Instead of spending more money to repair or modify my old truck, I realized if I bought a brand-new truck with better fuel economy, I would actually save money,” says Van Dyke.



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November 21, 2019

Kevin Rutherford's Business Advice for Owner-Operators

Kevin Rutherford, radio host of Trucking Business & Beyond on SiriusXM / Road Dog Trucking, explains to independent owner-operators the importance of investing in new equipment.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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November 21, 2019

How Landstar's Pricing Tools Serves Agents and Customers

After collaborating with numerous agencies, Landstar found a need for a tool that would not only help agencies develop fast, accurate quotes for their customers, but would find available capacity quickly too.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Scholarship Fund 2019-2020

The Landstar Scholarship Fund was established to recognize and reward outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and civic involvement of children of Landstar employees, business capacity owners (BCOs) and independent sales agents.



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November 21, 2019

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency

In a world where the price of fuel is consistently trending upward and the average over-the-road truck gets roughly 6.5 miles per gallon (mpg), some owner-operators are going to great lengths to improve their fuel economy.



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November 21, 2019

Star of Quality Award Recipients

Each month deserving business capacity owners (BCOs), operators and agents earn Landstar’s Star of Quality Award.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar's Approach to Safety and Innovation

Our unwavering commitment to high-quality service and safety has made Landstar the success that it is today and will continue to be our core principles for the future.



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November 21, 2019

The Road to Success® Magazine 2018 Issue 2

The latest issue of the Road to Success® magazine is now available!



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November 21, 2019

How to Choose a Specialized Carrier

Landstar’s Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom answered a few questions about choosing a heavy/specialized carrier in the September issue of Inbound Logistics.



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November 21, 2019

Mile Markers of Success

After three decades in business, a glance in the rear view mirror reveals Landstar has passed many significant “mile markers” along the company’s steady course as an industry leader on the road to success.



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November 21, 2019

The 2018 Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway Winner

Landstar BCO Susan Coffer of Claremore, Oklahoma is driving a brand-new Kenworth T680 after winning the semi-truck in a random drawing held Sept. 12 in Rockford, Illinois.



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November 21, 2019

SkyCam Scores With Landstar

Tackling the logistical challenges associated with variable destinations and quick turn-around times called for some creative plays in transporting the SkyCam gear during the 2017-2018 football season.



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November 21, 2019

Awarding the Star of Quality

Landstar’s Star of Quality Award is awarded to members of the Landstar family who have been recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.



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November 21, 2019

Monitoring and Preparing for Hurricanes

For all of our agents, business capacity owners, carriers and customers in the path of the storm, stay safe and take precautions. Everyone at Landstar is thinking of you.



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November 21, 2019

Huey B: Moving Vietnam War History

Landstar Business Capacity Owner (BCO) Wayne Bennett hauled the 1962 Huey B model helicopter from Warsaw, New York, to the Northeast Alabama Regional Airport.



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November 21, 2019

Thank You BCOs!

Each year during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), industry professionals across America take time to honor the country’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers.



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November 21, 2019

Who Will be the Next Truck Giveaway Winner?

Landstar is giving away a big rig to one of its 10,000 independent owner-operators (business capacity owners or BCOs). The annual Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway powered by Comdata, will happen Wednesday, Sept. 12.



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November 21, 2019

A Really Tall Heavy Haul

The creator turned to independent Landstar agency WW Transport Inc. and Landstar Business Capacity Owner (BCO) Ronald Shaw, who has 21 years of experience hauling heavy and overdimensional freight with his double-drop trailer.



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November 21, 2019

White Paper: Understanding Hazmat Transportation Management

To learn more about the intricacies of shipping hazardous materials, click here to read and download the Understanding Hazmat Transportation white paper.



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November 21, 2019

How To Secure Capacity for Cross-Border Freight

Eric Meyer, Landstar Transportation Logistics executive vice president, operations, shared this advice about securing capacity for freight crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the July issue of Inbound Logistics.



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November 21, 2019

How to Move a Heavy Haul Masterpiece

The agency, L-5 Transportation Inc., has provided transportation services for RWI’s parent company, Tri-Mer Corporation, for the last 30 years. When faced with the new challenge from their longtime customer, the agency was prepared.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar’s 2018 LTL And Expedite Expo

The challenges of customer support in the booming less-than-truckload (LTL) and expedite sectors of the transportation industry topped the agenda for attendees of Landstar’s 2018 LTL & Expedite Expo.



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November 21, 2019

Mission Dream Chaser® - Giving a Spacecraft a Road Test

Seasoned in coordinating the transport of high-security freight, independent Landstar Agent Lori Brackus at CJXL Transport (LPB agency) in Conifer, Colorado, started planning for the spacecraft’s move months in advance.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Summer 2018

The Summer 2018 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar 2018 Diamond-Level Sponsors

Landstar is thankful for the support of all the companies that sponsored our two major annual events: the 2018 Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration and 2018 Landstar Agent Convention.



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November 21, 2019

7 Women Honored as Best and Safest Landstar Owner-Operators

Landstar System, Inc. honored seven female owner-operators among Landstar’s best and safest during the 7th Annual Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration held earlier this month.



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November 21, 2019

166 Owner-Operators Honored by Landstar For Safe Driving

Each of the inductees has driven more than one million consecutive miles without a preventable accident, a distance that takes a truck operator approximately 10 years to travel.



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November 21, 2019

Delivering Information: Landstar's Business Analytics Tool

The agent analytics tool provides Landstar agents with detailed data and graphs pertaining to the agent’s specific business. Agents are able to access key performance indicators, review current data, and set goals for revenue, shipment and margin.



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November 21, 2019

Million Mile Safe Driver Wins New Truck

Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver David Zelsdorf was the lucky winner of the 2019 Western Star 5700XE at the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway powered by Pilot/Flying J and Western Star.



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November 21, 2019

Maximizing Load Searches

Landstar’s new technology tool for business capacity owners (BCOs), the Landstar Maximizer® mobile app, is designed to help owner-operators find more revenue opportunities and keep their trucks loaded.



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November 21, 2019

June 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.



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November 21, 2019

2018 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway

Come July, one lucky Landstar Million Mile business capacity owner (BCO) will drive home from the annual BCO All-Star Celebration in a new 2019 Western Star 5700XE.



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November 21, 2019

What Is In The Landstar Van? Pieces of History

Some priceless wartime artifacts were secured inside this Landstar dry van – irreplaceable items used by the many men and women who, as they served our country, were captured and held for years in captivity.



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November 21, 2019

What Is In The Landstar Van? A Replica of A Glacier

While it is impossible for someone to physically move a real glacier, when it comes to moving a replica of these natural wonders, it just takes a little Landstar know-how.



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November 21, 2019

May 2018 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.



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November 21, 2019

What's In The Landstar Van? Industrial Kitchen Equipment

When the time came to move to a new location, it took three dry vans to transport the industrial kitchen equipment that filled a large warehouse.



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November 21, 2019

How to Become a Heavy Haul Transportation Provider: Part 2

Independent Landstar Agent David Rilee has an extensive background in heavy haul sales. He left his previous company of 18 years to join the Landstar family in 2017.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar’s Commitment to National Defense Transportation

Transportation may not be the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of national defense but it plays a critical role in maintaining the United States’ security.



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November 21, 2019

How to Become a Heavy Haul Transportation Provider: Part 1

Dan Lawry (LFS) is new to heavy-haul transportation, but not to the Landstar network. An existing customer was disappointed with its heavy-haul carrier and asked Lawry if he could handle the heavy-haul freight.



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November 21, 2019

April Star of Quality Awards

Deserving business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum lapel pins recognizing their dedication to the best in transportation services.



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November 21, 2019

2017 Rookie of the Year

Although Mariana Gherzu is a “rookie” to the Landstar agent network, she’s not new to the transportation industry.



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November 21, 2019

Collaborating for Safety: Landstar’s M.U.S.T. Program

Landstar’s Mutual Understanding of Safety Together, or M.U.S.T. program, brings Landstar agents and safety team members together with customers in a joint effort to get freight delivered safely, on-time and damage-free.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Star Performance Awards

Congratulations to all the award winners at the 2018 Landstar Agent Convention held in April at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.



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November 21, 2019

2018 Landstar Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the newest recipients of the Landstar Scholarship, announced during the 2018 Landstar Agent Convention.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available. Click on the front cover of the newsletter to read and download the publication.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Honors Three Employees

Landstar awarded employees with the Jeffrey C. Crowe-Robert E. Zonneville Lifetime Achievement Award and the Landstar Outstanding Management Achievement Award.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Recognized on Top 50 Trucking Companies List

Landstar placed ninth on the annual top 50 trucking companies list which is prepared for the publication by SJ Consulting Group.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Names Rick Owens 2017 Safety Officer of the Year

Landstar System Inc., presented the 2017 Landstar Safety Officer of the Year Award to Landstar Safety Officer Rick Owens during Landstar’s Annual Agent Convention in Boca Raton, Fla. in April.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Awards 2017 Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year

Landstar System, Inc., presented the 2017 Overall Landstar M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year Award to fairlife, LLC during Landstar’s Annual Agent Convention held in Boca Raton, Fla., in April.



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November 21, 2019

March 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.



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November 21, 2019

8 Tips For Outsourcing Your Transportation Management

If your company has items to ship but is having a hard time coordinating loads, it may be time to outsource to a 3PL. Follow these tips to find the best transportation provider to fulfill your supply chain demands.



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November 21, 2019

Are You A #LandstarFan?

Fans are available at the 2018 Landstar events! Snap a photo with your #LandstarFan, post it, join the #LandstarFan conversation and follow Landstar's social media channels to see if your photo is featured.



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November 21, 2019

ELD Mandate: Know the Hours of Service Rules

With full enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) ELD rule underway, avoid potential delays and know the hours of service (HOS) rules.



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November 21, 2019

The Road to Success® Magazine 2018 Issue 1

The Road to Success® Magazine, an award winning publication from Landstar System Inc. is published twice a year and distributed nationwide in over 600 truck stops.



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November 21, 2019

Easier Access to Tools and Information on LandstarOnline

Landstar is launching the new look for the company’s extranet, LandstarOnline, to independent owner-operators leased to the company.



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November 21, 2019

February 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.



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November 21, 2019

4 Tips for Choosing a Hazmat Carrier

While shippers must determine for themselves best practices for selecting carriers to transport hazmat shipments, these four steps can aid the process of hiring a carrier to transport a hazmat shipment.



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November 21, 2019

Teaming Up to Teach Safety in the No-Zone

Throughout 2017, several members of the Landstar family provided valuable No-Zone safety education to drivers of all ages how to share the road safely with large vehicles.



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November 21, 2019

Experience Counts

Anyone involved in moving heavy or oversize loads knows that some take more effort than others. That was certainly the case with a 94,000-pound scissor-lift platform that stretches 110-feet long and spans 24 feet 6 inches – taking up 2 lanes.



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November 21, 2019

January 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.



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November 21, 2019

Maximize Revenue Opportunities

Landstar independent owner-operators save time and maximize revenue opportunities with the Landstar Maximizer™ mobile app, now available for Android or iPhone.



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November 21, 2019

LSO: A Safety Ambassador

Landstar Safety Officers (LSOs) are ambassadors of safe transportation, responsible for establishing and maintaining awareness and support of Landstar’s many safety initiatives.



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November 21, 2019

How One Company Overcame its Hazmat Challenges

While working with a large, national customer several years ago, Landstar discovered several issues with the hazmat descriptions listed on the customer’s shipping documentation.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar System Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, today announced it has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA).



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November 21, 2019

Habits of Successful Salespeople

Successful sales professionals seem to have several shared personality traits and work habits. Landstar's top agents definitely support that theory.



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November 21, 2019

Confidential Cargo

Months before the move, NASA turned to Landstar Agent Jim Robinson who put his team at Specialized Transportation (STR) into motion to start coordinating the confidential move.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Named Company of the Year

Landstar is honored to be named the Traffic Club of Philadelphia’s (TCP) 2018 Company of the Year.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Winter 2018

The Winter 2018 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available. Click on the front cover of the newsletter to instantly download the publication.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar TMS - Better Technology, Bold New Tools

As an industry leader, Landstar is developing a new TMS to help its agents stay at the forefront of industry trends and efficiently meet customer needs.



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November 21, 2019

How to Manage the Massive Moves

The massive tanks, built to hold a wide variety of liquids and crops, are a true testament to the saying “everything is bigger in Texas.”



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November 21, 2019

December 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.



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November 21, 2019

Innovative Solutions for Innovative Freight

History was made the day SpaceX successfully launched Falcon 9, a rocket designed for the safe, reliable transport of satellites and spaceships into orbit.



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November 21, 2019

An Ambassador of Safety

Landstar business capacity owner, Roadstar and Three Million Mile Safe Driver Conrad “Ray” Price says he was overwhelmed when he received the company’s BCO Lifetime Achievement Award.



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November 21, 2019

Industry Regulations New for 2018

The New Year rings in some new industry regulations to be aware of in 2018.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Gives in 2017

Throughout 2017, Landstar employees in Jacksonville, Fla. and Rockford, Ill. participated in dozens of fundraisers, clothing and food drives, and volunteered at community events.



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November 21, 2019

Becoming Owner-Operator of the Year

Gary Buchs was overwhelmed when he stood at the podium in March to accept the Owner-Operator of the Year award from the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and Overdrive magazine.



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November 21, 2019

Intermodal: A Solution to The Capacity Crunch

It’s important for shippers to become familiar with alternate modes of transportation such as intermodal to avoid supply chain disruptions.



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November 21, 2019

Happy-Go-Lucky

Penrod won the red-pearl 2017 Western Star 5700XE during the Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration held in July at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Prepared for ELD Mandate

Landstar’s fleet of independent owner-operators is 100 percent compliant with the federal mandate to switch from paper to electronic logs.



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November 21, 2019

Pride & Polish Competition Win

The expedite team drivers knew exactly what to do to get "truck show ready" for an inspection that covers every inch of a competition truck.



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November 21, 2019

2017 Diamond-Level Sponsor, Pilot/Flying J

Landstar’s 2017 diamond-level sponsor, Pilot Flying J, offers Landstar independent owner-operators exclusive fuel rebates at its owned and operated travel centers in the United States.



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November 21, 2019

Hauling a Hospital

The Crosson Agency LLC (GAD) aided FedEx in transporting a mobile field hospital for the global humanitarian nonprofit organization International Medical Corps.



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November 21, 2019

November 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.



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November 21, 2019

5 Ways to Get your Business Ready for ELDs

While the price of fuel may be out of your control, there are ways owner-operators can easily reduce fuel consumption.



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November 21, 2019

Moving Truck-Racing History

Drivers may talk about seeing the Bandag Bandit on display in Walcott, Iowa, but few can boast about hauling the famous racing truck that set a land speed record of 151 mph in 1988.



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November 21, 2019

ELD Ready? The Mandate Impacting the Supply Chain

By Dec.18 professional truck drivers who operate in North America will be required to log their hours of service (HOS) using an electronic logging device (ELD).



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November 21, 2019

Support in the Wake of the Hurricane Season

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the U.S., the urgent need for help was evident and members of the Landstar family stepped up to support those impacted.



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November 21, 2019

Tracking the Batmobile

The replica of the Rambler Batmobile from the Christopher Nolan Batman film trilogy was secured behind Landstar BCO John Turner’s Kenworth T-700.



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November 21, 2019

2017 Diamond-Level Sponsor, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Landstar is thankful for the assistance Gallagher provides throughout the year in support of owner-operators and our annual BCO All-Star Celebration.



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November 21, 2019

October 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.



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November 21, 2019

Knowing the Risks of Shipping Hazardous Materials

Because shippers, carriers and drivers all work together, it is important to know the risks to each if not compliant with the law.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Honored with NDTA Distinguished Service Award

For the 25th consecutive year, Landstar is a recipient of the National Defense Transportation Association’s (NDTA) Distinguished Service Award.



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November 21, 2019

BCOs Maximize Opportunities

Searching through thousands of loads to put together a multileg run takes time that could be better spent on the road, generating more revenue.



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November 21, 2019

Opportunities, Technology and the 3PL Industry

Landstar is proud to sponsor the University of North Florida’s (UNF) upcoming panel discussion about the evolving role of third-party logistics (3PL) providers.



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November 21, 2019

What Shippers Need to Know About the ELD Mandate

What do shippers need to know about the federal mandate on electronic logging devices (ELDs) before it takes effect Dec. 18?



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available. Click on the front cover of the newsletter to instantly download the publication.



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November 21, 2019

An Owner-Operator's Journey to Health

Landstar owner-operator Ken Denzer has tried dieting to get his weight in check and that never seemed to work. So Denzer found a different way to put being overweight and unhealthy in his past.



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November 21, 2019

Hazmat 101: Exceeding Safety and Compliance Standards

Any company working with hazardous materials of any type must understand the nature of hazardous materials and the steps that should be taken to ship those goods in the safest possible manner.



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November 21, 2019

2017 Diamond-Level Sponsor, Comdata Inc.

Landstar’s 2017 diamond-level sponsor, Comdata Inc., offers Landstar independent owner-operators and Landstar independent agents innovative B2B payment and operating technology, in support of their independent businesses.



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November 21, 2019

2016 Landstar Rookie Of The Year

Her business motto of putting customers first and “making their problems go away,” are among the reasons she was named Landstar’s Rookie of the Year.



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November 21, 2019

The Overall M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year

Landstar’s customized Mutual Understanding of Safety Together, or M.U.S.T. program brings Landstar executives together with customers to ensure the freight is delivered safely, on-time and damage-free.



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November 21, 2019

2018-2019 Landstar Scholarship Applications

Applications for the Landstar Scholarship Fund for the 2018-19 academic school year are now available. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2018.



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November 21, 2019

The New Face of Trucking

Just 6 percent of drivers in the trucking industry are women and the industry goal is to double that percentage, according to the Women in Trucking (WIT) Association.



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November 21, 2019

Promoting and Practicing Safety-First

“I have a passion for safety,” says Landstar Safety Officer (LSO) of the Year Lacey Crosson-Cornelius. “I have a passion for helping our business capacity owners (BCOs) stay safe on the road.”



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November 21, 2019

Operation Safe Driver Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual “Operation Safe Driver Week” begins this week of October 15-21, 2017. The goal is to improve the driving behavior of all drivers – whether operating a commercial or passenger vehicle.



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November 21, 2019

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.



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November 21, 2019

Q&A: Mexico Cross-Border Operations

Executive Vice President of Operations Eric Meyer answered some of the most common questions customers have about transportation management at the U.S./Mexico border in the September issue of Inbound Logistics.



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November 21, 2019

The Roadstar® Distinction

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



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November 21, 2019

Landstar EVP Selected to Participate in USTRANSCOM Meeting

Landstar has a special educational role at this year’s joint National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Fall Meeting & Exposition.



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November 21, 2019

The Road to Success® Magazine, 2017 Issue 2

The Road to Success® Magazine, an award winning publication from Landstar System Inc. is published twice a year.



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November 21, 2019

Expanding Mexico Operations With Opening of Landstar Metro

Landstar Metro is a full-service transportation logistics provider with access to truckload, less-than-truckload and expedite third-party capacity, with the benefits of Landstar’s North American freight transportation network and management services.



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November 21, 2019

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Thank You BCOs!

We appreciate professional truck drivers all year, but during this year’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, from September 10-16, we’d like to show our gratitude to Landstar owner-operators by providing a free lunch.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Headquarters Closing Due To Hurricane Irma

Landstar’s Jacksonville, Fla. headquarters will be closed on Monday, Sept. 11 and Tuesday, Sept. 12, due to Hurricane Irma.



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November 21, 2019

Hurricane Harvey Impacts

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 26, 2017. The storm, which has inundated parts of the Houston, Texas area with more than 40 inches of rain has caused severe widespread flooding.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available. Click on the front cover of the newsletter to instantly download the publication.



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November 21, 2019

Coming Soon: Three Steps to Book a Load

Landstar’s brand new Available Loads app is coming soon to Android and iPhone.



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November 21, 2019

Million Mile Safe Driver Wins All-Star Truck Giveaway

Landstar gave away a brand new rig in the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway powered by Comdata and Western Star.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar To Give Away Another Truck

For the second time this year, Landstar is giving away a big rig to one of the more than 9,000 independent owner-operators leased to Landstar.



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November 21, 2019

Moving American History

From uniforms and weapons to historic medals, Landstar BCOs were honored to haul this freight from the Air Force's Airmen Memorial Museum.



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November 21, 2019

Haul Helps Re-discover History

Approximately 150 years old – that’s the age of the cannons and Civil War-era artifacts Landstar BCOs hauled from Savannah, Georgia to Texas A&M University, northwest of Houston.



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November 21, 2019

Big Meals on Wheels

“What’s under that tarp?” That’s the question Landstar BCO Victor Clark heard asked over and over again while hauling a certain heavy load 420 miles across the country.



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November 21, 2019

May 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.



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November 21, 2019

Custom-Built, Custom-Designed Landstar Solutions

Landstar worked closely on site with the approved vendors to prepare the rare pieces for transport all while under the observation by staff from the NHHC.



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November 21, 2019

Moving High-Risk, High-Value Cargo

Coordinating the transport of large, heavy, high-value, and time-critical project cargo is a specialty of the Charlotte Express Center Inc., an independent Landstar agency owned and operated by Ike Tate.



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November 21, 2019

Vote Landstar As Top 10 3PL

It’s time to cast your vote for Landstar as a Top 10 3PL in Inbound Logistics’ annual reader survey.



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November 21, 2019

Spencer Boys Transportation Lends a Hand

Landstar has always been my family, the agents I grew up knowing, and the BCOs we’ve worked with – they are my family,” says Spencer.



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November 21, 2019

Load Securement Crucial to Safety

Good load securement is critical, not only because law enforcement will be keeping a close watch, but because the public is vulnerable if a load is improperly secured.



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November 21, 2019

A Carrier For All Seasons

Early on in Landstar Agent Jeff Baker’s relationship with a major retail customer, he was asked by a transportation manager to “make a problem go away” regarding a particularly troublesome transportation lane.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Named Among Top 20 Fleets to Drive For

For the sixth consecutive year, Landstar is among the “Top 20 Fleets to Drive For” according to the latest survey conducted by Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge.



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November 21, 2019

April 2017 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.



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November 21, 2019

2017 Landstar Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the newest recipients of a Landstar Scholarship announced during the 2017 Landstar Convention.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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November 21, 2019

March 2017 Star of Quality Awards Announced

Deserving business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents receive bronze, silver, gold or platinum lapel pins recognizing their dedication to the best in transportation services.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Case Study: Transportation Management Solutions

“I can do that as a Landstar agent. We can make it so you don’t need to hire a transportation manager,” Johnson told the customer – an industrial manufacturer of mining, ship building and energy power equipment.



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November 21, 2019

All-Star Wins First Giveaway Truck of 2016

When Hill arrived at Landstar headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, he couldn’t wait to drive his new truck – and the galaxy silver 2017 Peterbilt 579 sat in the back lot waiting for its new owner.



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November 21, 2019

February 2017 Star of Quality Awards Announced

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



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November 21, 2019

The Road To Success® Magazine, 2017 Issue 1

The Road to Success Magazine, an award winning publication from Landstar System Inc. is published twice a year and distributed nationwide in over 600 truck stops.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Case Study: The Information Age of Transportation

The ongoing technology revolution has made information more attainable, at faster speeds than ever. But being able to analyze, strategize and execute on that information is where the rubber meets the road for providers of transportation.



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November 21, 2019

January 2017 Star of Quality Awards Announced

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



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Safety Officer of The Year

As we prepare to announce the 2016 Landstar Safety Officer (LSO) of the Year at this year’s annual Landstar Agent Convention, we take a moment to profile last year’s LSO of the Year, selected from the 12 LSO of the Month winners for 2015.



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November 21, 2019

Announcing Landstar's 1st Truck Winner Of 2017

Landstar BCO Ralph Hall is driving a brand new Peterbilt 579 after winning the semi-truck in a random drawing held Jan. 26 in Jacksonville, Fla.



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November 21, 2019

Enhancements To Landstar Connect® Mobile App

Landstar’s mobile app provides users the ability to review load details, receive shipment status updates and capture/submit documentation via a smartphone.



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November 21, 2019

The Landstar Link, Winter 2017

The Winter 2017 Landstar Link Newsletter is now available.



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November 21, 2019

Insight From Landstar's Chief Executive Circle

In any successful individual, you will find passion, drive and commitment to a job well done – the kind of qualities found in Landstar’s Chief Executive Circle inductees.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway Powered by Comdata

The contest will run from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, and all entries must be received by January 15, 2017.



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November 21, 2019

BCO Appreciation Days 2017 Truck Giveaway

One lucky Landstar business capacity owner (BCO) will drive home from the 2017 Landstar BCO Appreciation Days in Jacksonville, Florida in a brand new 2017 Peterbilt 579.



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November 21, 2019

New Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center In Laredo

The company has provided Mexico cross-border services out of Laredo since 1999, and has moved its operations to this new, expanded logistics center.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar Case Study: Combined Solutions

Landstar independent agency Artisan Logistics is bringing a world of different services to a worldwide manufacturer of heavy machinery.



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November 21, 2019

Landstar VP To Participate in Annual Transportation Panel

The Columbus Roundtable of CSCMP will host the annual blue-ribbon panel on which Grady will serve as the motor carrier representative.



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November 21, 2019

TravelCenters of America Honors Landstar BCOs

When TravelCenters of America announced its 2016 Citizen Drivers of The Year, three Landstar BCOs received the life-changing news that they would be honored among eight total professional drivers.



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November 21, 2019

Million Miler, Roadstar & 2016 Citizen Driver of The Year

Among the three is Landstar BCO Bill Ater, who not only matches the criteria for becoming a Citizen Driver, he is the very definition of an outstanding Landstar BCO, professional driver and model citizen.



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November 21, 2019

Fine Tuning Leads to Saving Money

What Landstar means to a leading technology equipment manufacturer in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley is hundreds of thousands of dollars in saved chargeback fines.



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November 21, 2019

Download the Landstar Connect App Today!

Download Landstar Connect today to experience the app’s new features – less work for app users and more visibility for customers.



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November 21, 2019

Critical, Coordinated, Collaboration

Some years ago, a big-box retailer of home improvement and construction products began collaborating with a select group of agents and executives to improve transport of the retailer’s products during peak seasons.



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November 21, 2019

Muriel's Journey: Unique Solutions Move Historic Aircraft

The world’s last original 1935 Lockheed Electra L-10E twin engine airplane, called “Muriel,” made her way across the United States from El Cajon, California to Atchison, Kansas this summer thanks to custom solutions provided by Landstar.



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November 21, 2019

Windmill Blade Trailer Enhances Landstar Capacity

The trailers, made by TransMaster Trailers extend 199 feet, allowing BCOs to haul the industry’s longest windmill blades. The trailers themselves weigh in at 49,000 pounds and are able to haul a 36,000 pound windmill blade.



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