• Spend, Save or Stay the Course

    How Owner-Operators are Taking Advantage of the Industry’s Higher Rates Identifying and taking advantage of the right opportunities at the right time is often a key to success in business, and the current economic climate is providing many owner-operators, including those leased to Landstar, the chance to capitalize on higher freight spot rates. We asked Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs), our term for owner-operators leased to Landstar, how they are choosing...
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  • Cargo theft up as thieves take advantage of increased traffic, idled shipments

    Record container backlogs at U.S. ports and overstressed supply chains are creating conditions ripe for cargo theft, according to experts. “The backlog across all logistics infrastructure is causing containers and shipments to sit idle, not just in the ports but outside the ports, increasing opportunities for them to be targeted by criminals,” Ron Greene, vice president of business development at Overhaul, told FreightWaves. Overhaul is a real-time visibility and risk...
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  • Landstar Announces 174 New Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® Honorees

    Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services, is pleased to announce its Class of 2020 Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar® honorees. The Class of 2020 Roadstar® recipients: John Ard, Kenneth Boggess, Willie Branch, Jewell Daft, Mark Davis, Ed Godfrey, Merrill Jones, Benjamin Kohler, Jay Nelson, Richard Poole, Barry Stoner, Audrey Stowers, Lisa Tinnel, Ruben Vasquez The Class of 2020...
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