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Landstar Launches Exclusive Owner-Operator Mobile App for Available Loads
Jacksonville, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2017) – Owner-operators leased to Landstar now have access via their smart phones to thousands of Landstar loads available at any given time, through the new Available Loads mobile app. Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR), a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions, announces the launch of the enhanced mobile app that enables owner-operators to rapidly search, save and book loads.
Designed with input from Landstar owner-operators, which the company calls business capacity owners (BCOs), the mobile app provides immediate access to the most commonly used features of Landstar’s online load board. Plus, there are new, user friendly functions designed specifically for smart phone use to create a more intuitive and efficient experience.
“Every minute an owner-operator spends searching for a load is time away from him or her moving freight and making money, which is why we designed a mobile app to help owner-operators find loads more efficiently and effectively. We understand time-savings can add up for small-business owners like our BCOs,” said Landstar Transportation Logistics Executive Vice President of Capacity Development Rocco Davanzo.
Approximately 70 percent of Landstar’s nearly 9,000 BCOs have downloaded the app in its beta and pre-launch phase since early August 2017. The mobile load board is easy to navigate, and a simple swipe to the left or right on a specific load lets the user hide or save the load. Tapping on the listed load’s blue phone icon makes an instant call to a Landstar agent to book that load, saving even more time. The app’s precise city, state and mile radius search parameters help owner-operators pinpoint the loads they are looking for. After booking a load, the app allows users to work ahead by using the search “Loads at Destination” feature.
According to Landstar BCO Brian Sheesley, who is an early adopter of the mobile app, “I can plan more efficiently. I’m already booked for the next two loads. That’s one of the great advantages of this app – I can work ahead and set my parameters for the next load.”
Landstar’s Available Loads mobile app is one of many technologies created and customized to support the company’s vast network of small businesses, including nearly 9,000 owner-operators, more than 47,000 truck brokerage carriers, and 1,100 independent agents. All of the company’s technology enhancements and new developments are geared for creating efficiencies and providing advantages to those working hard each day to move freight throughout North America and globally for more than 25,000 customers.
Landstar System, Inc. is a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity providers and employees. Landstar transportation services companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standards and RC14001:2013 environmental, health, safety and security management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. (www.landstar.com) is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.
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