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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”