Landstar Honors Newest Class of Million Mile Safe Drivers


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 101 men and women for their outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel.

The business capacity owners (BCOs) were honored as Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers at a recent awards banquet in Jacksonville, Florida. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.

Collectively, these 101 BCOs have safely driven a total of 109 million miles – a distance that would cover the 4 million miles of public roads in the United States 27 times. On average, it takes a truck operator 10 years to travel a million miles. This distance would take the typical driver of a passenger vehicle 67 years – around the time of their 83rd birthday – to complete.

Leading the 2009 class is 3 Million Mile Safe Driver Charles Page of Hartford, Kentucky.

In addition, six BCOs reached the 2 million mile mark: Wayne Bennett, Hanson, Kentucky; Dennis Depoy, New Market, Virginia; Arnold Minot, Cumberland, Rhode Island; Billy Osborne, Eastern, Kentucky; Slawomir Szuba, Norwood Park, Illinois; and Andrew Whitehead, Marana, Arizona.

Ninety four BCOs were honored for the first time for driving 1 million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.

“These men and women are among the safest and most talented professional owner-operators in the industry,” said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens. “Their outstanding safety records are a tribute to their dedication and commitment to over the road safety. We’re proud to be associated with such accomplished professionals.”

This class of 101 brings the total number of active BCOs who have earned the Million Mile title to 639. The complete list of 2009 Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers is also available on

About Landstar:

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.

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