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February 21, 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 19, 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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February 14, 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 23, 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 14, 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 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 9, 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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November 14, 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 10, 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 4, 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 1, 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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October 24, 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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October 18, 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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October 3, 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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September 10, 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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September 5, 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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September 4, 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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July 23, 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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July 16, 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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July 15, 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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July 15, 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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June 28, 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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June 25, 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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June 24, 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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June 20, 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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June 17, 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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June 10, 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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May 22, 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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April 16, 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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April 12, 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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March 27, 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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March 15, 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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February 25, 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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February 7, 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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January 28, 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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January 23, 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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January 14, 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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December 11, 2018

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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December 7, 2018

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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December 4, 2018

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 20, 2018

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 14, 2018

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 8, 2018

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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October 29, 2018

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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October 30, 2018

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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September 25, 2018

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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September 21, 2018

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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September 9, 2018

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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September 5, 2018

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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July 25, 2018

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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July 23, 2018

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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July 18, 2018

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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July 11, 2018

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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July 9, 2018

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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June 26, 2018

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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June 13, 2018

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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May 10, 2018

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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April 9, 2018

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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April 2, 2018

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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March 19, 2018

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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March 12, 2018

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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February 15, 2018

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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February 15, 2018

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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January 10, 2018

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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December 29, 2017

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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December 27, 2017

Industry Regulations New for 2018

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



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December 21, 2017

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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December 19, 2017

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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December 18, 2017

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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December 15, 2017

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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December 8, 2017

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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December 6, 2017

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 28, 2017

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 28, 2017

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 15, 2017

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 9, 2017

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 3, 2017

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 1, 2017

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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October 18, 2017

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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October 13, 2017

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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October 11, 2017

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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October 9, 2017

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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September 9, 2017

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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July 26, 2017

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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July 14, 2017

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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July 3, 2017

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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June 9, 2017

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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May 16, 2017

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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May 12, 2017

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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May 4, 2017

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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April 13, 2017

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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March 16, 2017

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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March 16, 2017

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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February 23, 2017

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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February 5, 2017

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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January 22, 2017

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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January 19, 2017

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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January 9, 2017

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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January 9, 2017

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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January 4, 2017

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 14, 2016

#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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