Landstar System

Landstar sees “continued strength in revenue per load”

If this week’s earnings report from Landstar Systems is any indication, the rest of the year looks good for owner-operators. “I would characterize the overall second quarter freight environment as a little choppy, but moving in an upward direction,” said Henry Gerkens, chairman, president and CEO of Landstar, the nation’s biggest owner-operator carrier.  “Pricing continued to be strong.” Landstar’s numbers were strong, too. Compared to the second quarter of 2010, this second quarter saw increased revenue ($676 ...

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A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.

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Forbes, Fortune honor Werner Werner Enterprises, based in Omaha, Neb., was recently named one of the world’s most admired companies by Fortune magazine and one among the most trustworthy companies by Forbes magazine. HONORS Dart Transit Co. named Larry Hamilton and team drivers Cindy and Jim Donovan Contractors of the Month for January. . . . For 2009, Hunt Transportation named Bob Colyer its Safety Driver of the Year, Jeff Butler as Owner Operator of the Year and ...

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Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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