* * Landstar System, Inc. is a top U.S. trucking firm. Landstar operates on a "variable cost non - asset based business model," which means rather than having the company buy and maintain its own trucks, Landstar hires owner - operators as subcontractors. The carrier segment of Landstar's business is manned by 7,300 owner - operators, whom the company refers to as "business capacity owners" (BCOs), supplying 8,400 tractors and 14,300 trailers. They are dispatched by 1,000 agents, most of them independent contractors as well. Landstar also contracts with third party truck, rail, and air providers. * Landstar has two other business segments: multimodal and insurance. Landstar Logistics and Landstar Express America make up the multimodal segment, the capacity of which is provided by more than 300 independent contractors. Signature Insurance Company and RMCS form the insurance segment. * Landstar was formed through the acquisition of several trucking firms, some of whose names are reflected in operating companies Landstar Gemini, Landstar Inway , Landstar Ligon , and Landstar Ranger. These and other units are owned through Landstar System, Inc. subsidiary Landstar System Holdings, Inc. * The U.S. military is a major customer. Landstar also specializes in serving the automotive and construction industries, and counts many well - known corporations among its client list * In the list of the best ( in terms of traffic ) transport companies great changes have taken place . - The Dutch company В« Mammoet В» of leadership , but its lead over second - place noticeably declined . The second place went rapidly growing Logistics Transport Company В« Landstar В». * Landstar System, Inc. is a worldwide asset - light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of agents, third - party capacity owners and employees. * Landstar's success in connecting people and products has long been recognized by some of the most notable names in technology and high finance. * Everyone at Landstar works hard to be the best in the business and we are proud of our accomplishments. We are equally proud of those men and women who keep us at the forefront of the industry by continually setting new standards of excellence, paving the road to success for us all. * Landstar provides supply chain solutions and complete global and domestic transportation services. * Through our unique and vast network of independent transportation and warehouse capacity providers and independent sales agents, we have the flexibility and experience to meet any supply chain challenge. * Landstar , long known for its safety - first culture, continues to emphasize safety, security and compliance. * And our state - of - the art technology provides you with the option to outsource all or any portion of your supply chain to us - from carrier selection and carrier management to real - time order management and optimization to intransit and inventory visibility. * At Landstar , weвЂ™re committed to providing you with the most reliable transportation and logistics services in the global market. * Whatever your transportation logistics needs вЂ“ whether you're transporting cargo via ground, air or sea, have a specialized/heavy haul load or require a third party logistics (3PL) solution, Landstar has the expertise and flexibility to handle your needs in a safe, secure manner.