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A Message From Landstar President & CEO Jim Gattoni
The June Safety Thursday Conference Call marked Landstar’s 300th call in the last 25 years. The first ever safety call happened in June of 1991, under then CEO Jeff Crowe, Landstar’s first Chief Executive Officer.
Every year, Landstar prides itself in being one of the safest transportation providers in the industry and thanks to all of Landstar’s BCOs and agents, the focus on safety will continue and will always be a top priority at Landstar.
In 1991, when Landstar held its first ever safety Thursday Conference Call, I wasn’t yet an employee of the company; however, I was part of the team that was responsible for Landstar’s annual financial audit. Back in 1991, Landstar had revenue of $595 million dollars and, in 2015, Landstar generated $3.3 billion. In fact, in the first three months of 2016, we generated more revenue than the entire 1991 fiscal year.
We had 6,000 tractors provided by independent truck operators in 1991. Today, we have more than 9,000 Business Capacity Owners (BCOs) providing truck capacity to the Landstar network.
Landstar’s growth over that 25 year period is exceptional and it is all due to the power of the network, the commitment and the contributions that every BCO contributes to Landstar.
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! Thank you for all you do every day to make Landstar the best transportation company in the United States.