News roundup, Oct. 25: IG reviewing FMCSA’s oversight of states’ processes for revoking CDLs, highway hero recognized, new Detroit-area dealer
The U.S. DOT’s Office of Inspector General this week announced it will be reviewing FMCSA’s oversight of state licensing agencies and their procedures for revoking CDLs from truck drivers. A Landstar owner-op was recognized by the company for his heroic efforts on the road. New M&K Truck Centers dealer opening in Detroit area.
October 25, 2019
Faces of the Road: 45 years a team, with two independents
“Moss doesn’t grow on a rolling stone.” Longtime specialized independent team owner-ops Kay and Ken Wagner don’t exactly divulge the secrets to remaining married while running as a team for forty five years, yet their history speaks for itself in this latest “Faces of the Road” installment.
October 15, 2019
News roundup, Oct. 9: Loadsmart brokerage launches ‘Smart Match’, Landstar’s in-app fuel tools
Digital freight brokerage Loadsmart launched its “Smart Match” tool to boost speed and ease for carriers matching dry van, reefer and port drayage loads to their available trucks. Landstar’s contractor app features fuel-related tools to help owner-operators find the best-priced fuel with discounts.
October 9, 2019
Landstar trailer-inspection event
Landstar’s “Inspection Connection” event is encouraging its leased owner-operators pulling company-owned or leased trailers to bring in those trailers for company standard 120-day inspections between September 19 and October 17 at any approved Landstar network inspection site, in exchange for an opportunity to win prizes.
September 5, 2019
Landstar recognizes owner-ops for safe driving milestones, gives away truck
Landstar System, during its eighth annual All-Star Celebration earlier this month, recognized 176 owner-operators for safe driving achievements and gave away a 2020 Kenworth T680 to one of its drivers.
July 17, 2019
Landstar names award recipients
Monthly Landstar owner-operators (or “business capacity owners”) and agents are honored with Landstar’s Star of Quality Award for their performance that goes “above and beyond the call of duty,” Landstar notes.
July 9, 2019
Landstar honors owner-ops, agents, customers
Landstar’s Star of Quality awards go to owner-ops and agents who regularly go above and beyond in performance in safety and service — March winners named here, as well as the agent Rookie of the Year award, which went to a former independent owner-op, and the company Customer of the Year award.
April 18, 2019
The lowdown on downsizing: Hauling in the cargo van owner-op niche
With its under-10,001-pounds regulatory category, cargo-van hauling might seem to hold the key to addressing some of the biggest complaints among Class 8 owner-operators. But its easy-in/easy-out rep isn’t always justified, and plenty challenges are shared between it and the Class 8 world.
April 8, 2019
Landstar owner-op wins 2019 Peterbilt 579
Rosemberg Villarreal, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was one of five finalists randomly selected from more than 217,000 contest entries to win the truck.
January 29, 2019
Profits at large public fleets continue to swell
The strong numbers stem from a booming freight economy that has tested industry capacity and spurred big rate hikes, with carriers posting revenue increases for the first nine months as high as a billion dollars and profit growth as much as $100 million.
November 6, 2018
Landstar owner-op lands new rig in truck giveaway
Susan Coffer won the Landstar Deliver To Win Truck Giveaway at a two-day Landstar event held in conjunction with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
September 26, 2018
Landstar owner-op wins new Western Star in truck giveaway
David Zelsdorf, of Albertville, Ala., won a brand new 2019 Western Star 5700XE after winning the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway earlier this month. His name was selected in a random drawing that started with 989 eligible Landstar owner-operators.
July 19, 2018
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