Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services, has recognized 10 business capacity owners (BCOs) as Landstar Roadstars. This lifetime achievement award is the highest level of recognition a BCO can receive at Landstar. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.
The newest class of Landstar Roadstars was acknowledged at an awards dinner in Orlando, Florida, during Landstar’s annual convention.
Only a select few BCOs are honored each year. These 10 men were chosen out of more than 8,000 current Landstar BCOs. The addition of this class raises the total number of Landstar Roadstars to 252 who have been honored since the company began presenting the award in 1990.
Roadstars are chosen for their consistently high levels of safety, productivity and excellent customer service. Each has also been previously recognized as a Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver.
“It gives me great honor to showcase these BCOs and their remarkable achievements. Their driving skills, business acumen and overall professionalism are beyond reproach,” said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens. “They are the best of the best in this industry.”
The Class of 2009 Landstar Roadstars inducted this year are: Mark Dillingham, Valparaiso, Indiana; J.J. Everett, Baltimore, Maryland; Bill Higgins, Catawba, South Carolina; Joe Kraft, Muskogee, Oklahoma; Guy Laman, Dunnville, Kentucky; Bill Massey, Karnes City, Texas; Jim Meagher, Fremont, Indiana; Gary Ring, Virginia, Illinois; Keith Schultz, Ripon, Wisconsin; and Michael Sills, Chaplin, Kentucky.
Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions. Landstar delivers safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. All Landstar transportation companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.