Every year, Landstar gives away a truck, including all registration fees and taxes, to a Million Mile Safe Driver independent owner-operator for the Jacksonville, Florida-based worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, July 8 was the first time the Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway took place virtually, via Zoom video conferencing.
That did not dampen the excitement of Bobby Jordan, who a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia 126 at the 2020 Landstar All-Star Truck Giveaway sponsored by Pilot Flying J.
“Wow! Thank you very much,” said a very emotional Jordan, once he realized he’d won the giveaway truck. “Landstar has been good to me from the very beginning.”
The Soso, Mississippi, resident had been one of four randomly drawn “Roadstar” finalists. Roadstar is Landstar’s highest honor for truck owner-operators deemed the “best of the best” based on their high levels of safety, productivity and excellence in customer service.
Each finalist selected a box that they hoped contained the key to the giveaway truck. Jordan, who picked first, selected the box with the key that started his new viper blue Freightliner Cascadia with a suite of safety systems, fuel efficiency features, a Detroit DD15, 14.8-liter engine and a Detroit DT12 automated transmission.