“I got a picture of my head in a T-Rex, can’t ask for a better day than that,” laughs Landstar Business Capacity Owner (BCO) James Morris. “I’ve been trucking for 30 years, and this was a really fun and exciting haul.”
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 back to their birthplace – a warehouse in Allen, Texas.
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 (Jan. 1, 2018- Nov. 30, 2018). During each contest period, BCOs earn entries for the truck giveaway by hauling safe and compliant loads. Additional entries are earned by participation in Landstar safety meetings, events and business classes.
The FMCSA cites poorly maintained tire pressure as one of the top 10 potentially fatal risks involved with operating a commercial motor vehicle. To increase safety and security on the road, Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs) are turning to technology to monitor their truck and trailer tire pressure while on the go.
Compared to U.S. adult workers, professional over-the-road truck drivers have a higher rate of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. And according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health they are the four most common and severe health issues facing America’s professional drivers.
Landstar business capacity owners have a reputation for their entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to safe driving and professionalism. Many also help steer fellow owner-operators down the path to success in the Landstar system.
Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR), a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, kicked off the year by giving away a truck on Jan. 24 during its BCO Appreciation Days event in Jacksonville. 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. Continue reading
The Landstar Roadstar® honor, first bestowed in 1990, pays tribute to the independent Landstar owner-operators who go the extra mile to deliver professionalism and customer service on a daily basis.
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. Continue reading
For three decades, Landstar agents and business capacity owners (BCOs) have enthusiastically chosen Landstar as the best place to build a career that suits their needs.
Members of Landstar’s family may not share the same DNA. Instead, they share traits that can’t be found in a blood test: entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to their profession and motivation to own and operate a successful independent business.
Following in the footsteps of the men and women who laid the groundwork for Landstar, the next generation of Landstar agents and BCOs encompass the same entrepreneurial spirit as the first. 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. Continue reading
When Landstar Business Capacity Owner (BCO) Steve Van Dyke leased on to Landstar 15 years ago, he says his truck’s fuel economy was the last thing on his mind. Van Dyke says he knew he wasn’t getting great gas mileage but he didn’t pay much attention to the numbers and kept on trucking. Continue reading