Mississippi driver wins new Cascadia in Landstar drawing

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Landstar System, Inc. recently announced the winner of the 2020 All-Star Truck Giveaway sponsored by Pilot Flying J.

Million Mile Safe Driver and Roadstar Bobby Jordan of Soso, Mississippi, was the winner of a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia 126. For the first time ever, the giveaway, held on July 8, took place on a Zoom video conference.

Jordan was one of four finalists randomly drawn from the pool of Landstar’s 1,086 active 1 Million Mile, 2 Million Mile, and 3 Million Mile Safe Drivers and Roadstars. The Roadstar designation is one of the company’s highest honors for owner-operators and is based on the drivers’ levels of safety, productivity, and customer service.

This year’s winner was determined after each of the four finalists selected which box they believed to contain the key to the giveaway truck. Jordan guessed correctly to win the Viper blue Freightliner Cascadia spec’d with a suite of safety systems, fuel efficiency features, a DetroitTM DD15, 14.8 L engine and a Detroit DT12TM automated transmission.

“Wow! Thank you very much,” said Jordan. “Landstar has been good to me from the very beginning.”

Jordan leased to Landstar in 1982. He was named a Million Mile Safe Driver in 1993 and a Roadstar honoree in 2001.

Each year, Landstar gives away a truck, including all registration fees and taxes, to one of its Million Mile Safe Driver independent owner-operators. The 2020 Landstar All-Star giveaway truck marked the 41st truck giveaway in Landstar’s history.

“Awarding a Landstar independent owner-operator with a new truck is an honor every year,” said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni. “This year, we take tremendous pride in continuing this tradition during these unprecedented times of a global pandemic. We thank all of our Roadstar and Million Mile Safe Drivers for their skills and their service excellence. We also appreciate the contributing support of our sponsor company, Pilot Flying J, in helping us give away such a life-changing prize.”