Landstar driver wins 2017 Western Star 5700XE

Landstar driver Dickie Penrod is the owner of 2017 Western Star 5700XE tractor, which was the top prize in the company’s All-Star Truck Giveaway powered by Comdata and Western Star.

The random drawing and giveaway was held during the sixth annual Landstar BCO All-Star Celebration held July 6 – 8 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Landstar driver Dickie Penrod with the 2017 Western Star 5700XE tractor he wonLandstar driver Dickie Penrod with the 2017 Western Star 5700XE tractor he won

The new red pearl truck with a proprietary Detroit powertrain and a 68-inch High Roof Stratosphere sleeper was reserved for a Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver or Landstar Roadstar, the company’s highest honor for business capacity owners (BCOs). BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent owner-operators who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.

Penrod of Fayetteville, North Carolina was one of eight semi-finalists drawn by random computerized name generators. He leased on to Landstar in 1999 and was named a One Million Mile Safe Driver in 2008.

“Landstar is very proud of the safety-first professionals who make up Landstar’s unique system of independent owner-operators, sales agents and customers,” said Landstar president and CEO Jim Gattoni. “We’re pleased to have the contributing support of companies like Western Star and Comdata as Landstar rewards positive driver behavior with a chance to win such a grand prize.”