Jacksonville, Florida – Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity, has recognized 17 Business Capacity Owners (BCOs) as Landstar Roadstars. The lifetime achievement award is the highest level of recognition a BCO can receive at Landstar. The new Roadstars were recognized at a dinner in their honor during Landstar's annual convention in Miami Beach, Florida .
Only a select few BCOs – the term used to refer to the independent small business owners who supply Landstar with the equipment used to haul freight – earn the title of Roadstar each year. Out of more than 8,000 Landstar BCOs, the 17 chosen this year raise the total number of Landstar Roadstars to 283 since the company began presenting the award in 1990.
Roadstars are honored for their consistently high levels of safety, productivity and excellent customer service. Each has also been previously selected as a Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver.
"We're proud to be associated with the BCOs who have earned this lifetime achievement award. They set the standard for safety and professionalism in the transportation industry,” said Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens. "Roadstars understand the value safety, reliability and excellent customer service brings to the industry.”
The Roadstars inducted this year are: Anthony Bolduc, Lake City, FL; Nicholas Candela, Minden City, MI; Owen Chambers, Bowling Green, IN; Gordon Coen, Rosebud, MO; Robert De Ruiter, Freeport, IL; David Frerichs, Ceylon, MN; Ronald Gibson, Clearfield, KY; George Gilmour, Jr., Lawrenceville, PA; William Hamilton, Cookeville, TN; Howard Lockaby, Indianapolis, IN; Rudy Lunsford, Camden, OH; Harold McCurdy, Dorris, CA; Gary McDonald, Martinsburg, WV; Gary Smith, London, KY; Steven Volles, Marietta, NY; Ben Willcutt, Haydenville, MA; John Zawadzki, Jacksonville, FL.
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers throughout North America . The company identifies and fulfills shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents and third-party transportation capacity providers. Landstar's carrier group, which is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar Carrier Services, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group, which is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides expedited, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.