Landstar Honors Truck Driver With Lifetime Achievement Award
Thursday, Feb 1 2018 Staff Writer
A truck driver at Landstar, a trucking company based in Jacksonville, Florida, has won one of the highest honors in the industry. Trucker Conrad Price was given the carrier’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the company’s All-Star Celebration in 2017. While you would think this award is given to individuals who have rounded out their trucking career, that’s not the case with Price. He is set to break Landstar driving records by continuing to drive safely over the road as a truck driver. Meet this outstanding truck driver and learn more about how Landstar drivers can work toward this prestigious award.
Meet Conrad Ray Price
Conrad Price, better known as Ray, is based in Cookeville, Tennessee. His wife Donna resides there while Price takes over the road trucking jobs for Landstar. She is also the main reason he wants to return home safely after going out on the road for trucking jobs. Price is a lease owner who operates for the Landstar fleet where he has been a driver since 1989.
By 2000 he had achieved his first safe mile award after hauling for more than one million miles safely. Six years later he reached the two million safe mile marker. Now, in those 29 years, he has managed to successfully drive 3.5 million miles without an accident.
After reaching each of these lofty safe driving goals, Price was given the honor and recognition of being named a:
- One Million Mile Safe Driver title
- Two Million Mile Safe Driver title
- Landstar Roadstar title
Today he can also add another title to that list thanks to receiving the Landstar’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Is the sky the limit from there? Price thinks so. He already has his sights set on the next goal: “I want to be the first Five Million Mile Safe Driver with Landstar. That’s my goal and I think I can do it.”
It looks like he is on the right track for this success. However, achieving these awards is another matter entirely. In fact, when Price was told that he was going to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, Price said, “You know, this award, it makes all the hard work worth it. I was extremely surprised and humbled.”
About Landstar Lifetime Achievement Award
So how do truck drivers for Landstar receive this major award for their hard work as a truck driver? Drivers need to have the Two Million Mile Safe Driver title, as well as the Landstar Roadstar title—both of which Price had achieved in years prior. From there, the truck driver must also maintain a high level of professionalism.
This means they need to have a good reputation in the industry and be able to work as a team with other Landstar employees. In addition, these truckers are expected to treat customers and agents with the utmost professionalism on a regular basis. Only the best truck drivers will be able to meet these goals, which Price proves is possible.
In regard to the recognition of Price, Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni stated, “The BCO Lifetime Achievement Award is the perfect way to honor Ray’s years of service and safe driving. This award is a testament to the values that guide Ray in both his personal and professional life.”
Truck Driving Jobs at Landstar
If you are considering a truck driving career at Landstar, one of the safest carriers in the US, then now is the prime time to submit your trucking application. The company has a fleet of more than 9,000 owner-operators who are leased to the company. In addition, Landstar features more than 44,000 capacity haulers who are networked with the carrier.
As an owner-operator looking for trucking jobs at Landstar, the company provides the opportunity to be your own boss with a stable roster of hauls. The haul types that are handled by Landstar truck drivers include:
- Truckload dry van hauling
- Flatbed trucking jobs for step deck trailers, heavy hauling, and specialized freight loads
- Less-than-truckload freight
- Expedited freight loads
- Emergency freight hauls
- Border crossing trucking jobs
- Rail intermodal loads
- Temperature controlled refrigerated hauling
When you are leased to Landstar you also benefit from having access to late model equipment and modern trucking technology. The company prides itself on implementing innovative trucking solutions to help drivers safely navigate the highways and byways for every freight load hauled.
Applying for Trucking Jobs Today
To get started with applying, check out the trucking jobs currently offered here at Trucker Classifieds. Search for jobs to see if the carrier has openings in your region. From there you can submit your job application for free using our secure and simple online process.
Source: Landstar - News
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