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Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver James Johnson of Arlington, Texas, is the lucky winner of a sky blue 2023 Volvo® VNL860, including all registration fees and taxes.
The truck giveaway was the highlight of the 2022 Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration held earlier this month in Orlando, Florida, and marked the 45th truck giveaway by Landstar. Johnson, who was inducted as part of the new class of Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers during the event, leased on to Landstar in 2004. He says the new truck will allow him to take loads to and from more parts of the country. Johnson, who plans to pass his business down to his son one day, hopes this new truck will bring his business and family success for many years to come.
Johnson was one of four finalists randomly drawn from the pool of Landstar’s more than 1,100 eligible BCOs, Landstar’s term for independent truck owner-operators leased to a Landstar motor carrier. Onstage at the ceremony, the finalists each selected one of four boxes, one of which contained a replica truck key.
“I picked Box No. 2 because I was drawn second as a finalist, and I took that as a sign to which box I should choose,” said Johnson. When asked how he felt about winning the new truck, he replied, “All I can say is, God is good.”
The All-Star Truck Giveaway is exclusively reserved for Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstar honorees – the best and safest Landstar BCOs. Each of the owner-operators has driven at least one million consecutive miles with Landstar without a preventable accident. The Roadstar designation is awarded to the “best of the best” for high levels of safety, productivity and excellence in customer service.
“We are proud of the safety-first Landstar independent owner-operators who have reached the Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar milestones, and are pleased to continue the annual tradition of giving away a new truck to one of Landstar’s best and safest,” said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni. “We appreciate the contributing support of our sponsor companies, like Comdata, in helping us reward an independent owner-operator’s service excellence with a chance to win such a life-changing prize.”
Landstar was pleased to welcome Comdata Chief Operations Officer Randy Morgan to the stage along with Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni to help with the All-Star Truck Giveaway and personally congratulate Johnson on his big win.