Non-asset based supply chain provider Landstar System has recognized 10 of its owner-operators, which it calls business capacity owners, as Landstar Roadstars.

This lifetime achievement award is the highest level of recognition a BCO can receive at Landstar. BCO is Landstar's term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.

This year's class of Landstar Roadstars was acknowledged at a dinner in their honor during Landstar's annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

Only a select few BCOs are honored each year. These 10 men were chosen out of more than 8,000 current Landstar BCOs. The addition of this year's class raises the total number of Landstar Roadstars to 252 who have been honored since the company began presenting the award in 1990.

Roadstars are chosen for their consistently high levels of safety, productivity and excellent customer service. Each has also been previously recognized as a Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver.

The Class of 2009 Landstar Roadstars inducted this year are:

* Mark Dillingham of Valparaiso, Ind.;
* J.J. Everett, Baltimore, Md.;
* Bill Higgins, Catawba, S.C.;
* Joe Kraft, Muskogee, Okla.;
* Guy Laman, Dunnville, Ky.;
* Bill Massey, Karnes City, Texas;
* Jim Meagher, Fremont, Ind.;
* Gary Ring, Virginia, Ill.;
* Keith Schultz, Ripon, Wis.;
* Michael Sills, Chaplin, Ky.