JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System has presented the Business Capacity Owner Lifetime Achievement Award to Landstar Three Million Mile Safe Driver and Landstar Roadstar Conrad “Ray” Price in a special ceremony July 8.
The award was kept under wraps until Price’s name was revealed as part of the company’s 6th Annual Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration honoring the best and safest Landstar owner-operators. Business capacity owner is Landstar’s term for the independent owner-operators who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.
During the award presentation, Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni referred to Price as an “ambassador of safety.”
“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,” said Gattoni.
Price, who lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, leased on to Landstar in 1989 and has driven nearly 3.5 million safe miles with Landstar.
In 2000, Price was named a One Million Mile Safe Driver, then in 2006 he achieved two million safe miles.
In 2012, Price was named a Landstar Roadstar and in 2013, he reached three million safe miles on the road with Landstar.
Aside from Price’s annual safety awards, his professionalism has been noticed and noted over the years with Landstar’s prestigious Star of Quality Award given to those in the Landstar system who go above and beyond the call of duty.
The BCO Lifetime Achievement Award was first introduced during Landstar’s 2012 BCO All-Star Event.
To be considered for this honor, nominees must be an active or retired Landstar BCO who has been or was leased on to Landstar for 20 consecutive years. Nominees must be a Two Million Mile Safe Driver and a Landstar Roadstar. Recipients of this prestigious award must also have consistently demonstrated professionalism by developing a positive reputation with regulatory and enforcement personnel, customers, agents and Landstar employees, as well as through industry recognition.
Landstar System is a worldwide asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees.