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Crosson Agency exec recognized for safety by Landstar

Lacey Crosson-Cornelius recognized as the top safety officer for 2016 by Landstar

Lacey Crosson-Cornelius was recognized by Landstar as the top safety officer for 2016

Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions, presented the 2016 Landstar Safety Officer of the Year Award to Landstar agent Lacey Crosson-Cornelius at its annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

Crosson-Cornelius of the Crosson Agency of Gadsden, Ala. was selected from the 12 Landstar Safety Officers (LSO) of the Month winners. The agencies the monthly winners represent have very low accident and cargo loss frequency rates and continuously look for ways to improve safety.

“Each LSO exhibits true leadership qualities and embraces the Landstar safety culture, providing safe, damage-free transportation service,” says Mike Cobb, Landstar vice president of safety and compliance. “The Landstar Safety Officer of the Year, like Lacey, consistently showcases efforts and implements programs that standout to support and reinforce the importance of safety.”

During a special ceremony held in April, 2017, Cobb presented the award to Crosson-Cornelius, who was recognized in February 2016 as the Landstar LSO of the Month.

“I am very excited that Landstar is recognizing our agency this year. Our team at the Crosson Agency is committed to creating a safe and reliable service for our capacity and customers by providing a complete and accurate dispatch. It is important for us to constantly be aware that the actions of every individual can make a difference,” Crosson-Cornelius said.

In 2016, the Crosson Agency supported seven safety meetings with Landstar owner-operators. Crosson-Cornelius also participated at two national trucking shows, and sponsored the agency’s annual safety event held in Gadsden. She conducted two customer visits as part of Landstar’s Mutual Understanding of Safety Together (M.U.S.T.) program, which involves an extensive tour of a customer’s facility, followed by discussion of best safety and securement practices with the customer.

Landstar requires each of its 1,100 agents to name an individual responsible for the safety performance of their agency. The designated Landstar Safety Officers (LSOs) promote safe, secure and compliant driving, participate in a monthly Safety Thursday Conference Call, and support customer safety initiatives. Each month, Landstar names a Landstar Safety Officer of the Month from which the Landstar Safety Officer of the Year is selected.

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.