Chris Burruss, TCA's president, said, "Everyone knows the trucking industry has been dealing with a shortage of professional truck drivers for some time. If all carriers could get their drivers to feel as passionate about their companies as Landstar and Grand Island Express, I bet that driver shortage would disappear pretty quickly."
CarriersEdge reports a 50-percent increase in nominations and participation in the 2013 survey over 2012. "Clearly, being named a Best Fleet to Drive For is a prestigious title that is motivating companies to constantly raise the bar on the offerings they provide their truck drivers," said Murrell.
This is Landstar's second year participating in the survey, second year in the Top 20 and first year as the number one Best Fleet for owner-operators.
About Landstar:Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions. Landstar delivers safe, specialized transportation and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. All Landstar transportation services companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standards and RC14001:2008 environmental, health, safety and security management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR. SOURCE Landstar System, Inc.