Landstar System Inc has opened a multipurpose trailer interchange facility in Laredo TX. The 11-acre drop yard site includes offices for several Landstar agents, cross-docks for transloading, interchange inspection facilities, and complete amenities for the independent business capacity owners (BCO) who supply the equipment used to haul Landstar freight.
With its new facility, Landstar will pool its capacity in one location and enhance equipment maintenance through mandatory in- and outbound inspections. Eight acres of the site are paved and have security-lighted enclosures, an eight-bay open cross-dock, and a lounge for Landstar BCOs. The lounge will provide Landstar BCOs with computer access to posted loads on the Landstar web site along with hookups for their personal laptop computers.
The drop yard and lounge will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Several of Landstar's independent sales agents in the Laredo area will relocate to the facility. The company's Mexico Carrier Group Trailer Control offices also will be on-site.