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Insight From Landstar's Chief Executive Circle

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful,” French-German theologian, philosopher and physician, Albert Schweitzer once said.

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.

Every year Landstar agents representing the best of the industry are inducted into the Chief Executives Circle during the annual agent convention. Each new inductee is an agent of record with Landstar. The agents inducted into the CEC have generated a minimum of $40 million in Landstar revenue over 10 or more consecutive years.

The CEC Gold Level is the ultimate recognition of success as a Landstar agent. This award honors the agency’s long-term performance and commitment to excellence in both customer service and safety. Gold Level inductees are required to have a minimum of 15 consecutive years and $125 million in Landstar revenue.

Ten agents were inducted into the CEC Class of 2015 this year, seven were recognized as Gold Level agents – and all have found their individual keys to success.

Scott Loeffler
J & S Distribution, Inc. (FAT)
Fresno, California
The Key to Success:
“Be honest in all situations, do what you say and provide excellent customer service.”

Don McDaniel, Jr.
All American Global Logistics (AAL)
Euless, Texas
The Key to Success:
“Being honest with myself, others and customers – no matter the situation.”

John Perryman
LLA Agency
Centerton, Arkansas
The Key to Success: “Attention to detail and my constant concern for my drivers and customers.”

Calvin Sachs
CES Newstar, Inc. (RCL)
Roseville, California
The Key to Success: “Learning from other successful people.”

Rebecca Sandy
Sanpin Logistics, LLC (RSS)
Stuart, Florida
The Key to Success: “Years of forging mutually beneficial, honest relationships with customers.”

Also inducted but not in attendance:
Brad Arbuckle– MAP Logistics (OCF), Morriston, Florida
Rhonda Fermanich – Help Me Rhonda, Inc. (TPA) Tampa, Florida
Mark Madigan – Transport Logistical Consultants (LMD) Woodstock, Georgia
Brian Nickerson – Nickerson Trucking, Inc. (VMI) Vestaburg, Michigan
Ronald Young – R & P Logistics (RPL) Ellicott City, Maryland

Class of 2015 Gold Level CEC Inductees:

Jack Faulk
Jack Faulk Agency, Inc. (JFA) Madisonville, Kentucky
The Key to Success: “Creating a team so everyone involved can be successful – employees, customers and our corporate associates.”
I knew I had made it as a successful Landstar agent:
“When I realized how many customers and BCOs were telling us how much they respected our agency.”
Most valuable career advice I’ve ever received:
“My father told me to be the best at your profession, and to be honest and fair with everyone.”

David Franks & Mike Miller 
Citation Investments, Inc. (HMD) Ponchatoula, Louisiana
The Key to Success: “Hard work, never giving up and loving what you do.”
I knew I had made it as a successful Landstar agent: “When our agency won the Outstanding Agency award in 1998.”
Most valuable career advice I’ve ever received:
“A long-time Landstar agent said, ‘Get as personal as possible with your customers on all levels.’”

Dawn Greaney White
Greaney White & Associates (VAL) Valley,Alabama
The Key to Success: “Courtesy, integrity and determination. Our BCOs and the support Landstar
gives us.”
I knew I had made it as a successful Landstar agent: “When I was inducted into the CEC circle.”
Most valuable career advice I’ve ever received: “Set attainable goals and never, ever quit!”

Mary Montz
International Transport, Inc. (ITS)
Huntington Beach, California
The Key to Success:
“The support I receive from my family and staff. Plus, building a strong base of customers and continually adding to that base.”
I knew I had made it as a successful Landstar agent:
“Being able to provide my staff and my family a better life.”
Most valuable career advice I’ve ever received: “Your name and your word are the most important tools you have in this business.”

Jeff Secrest
Secrest Direct, Inc. (DUV/CAN)
Bolivar, Ohio
The Key to Success: “Enjoy what you do and have a team you can trust.”
I knew I had made it as a successful Landstar agent:“When important executives at Landstar started to know my name.”
Most valuable career advice I’ve ever received: “When you stop growing, you start dying.”

Also inducted but not in attendance:
Andy Buckman - Spectrum Transportation Corporation (BMA) Owensboro, Kentucky
Doug Cooper - DOC Brokerage, Inc. (DOC/DOG) Henderson, Arkansas



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