JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 2, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Landstar System, Inc.
(Nasdaq: LSTR), a safety-first non-asset-based provider of transportation
capacity and logistics services, has recognized 18 Business Capacity Owners
(BCOs) as Landstar Roadstars. This lifetime achievement award is the highest
level of recognition a BCO can receive at Landstar. BCO is the Landstar term
used to refer to the independent small business owners who supply the company
with the truck capacity used to haul freight under exclusive lease
This year's class of Landstar Roadstars was acknowledged at a dinner in
their honor during Landstar's annual convention in Orlando, Florida.
Only a select few BCOs are honored each year. Out of more than
8,000 current Landstar BCOs, the 18 chosen raise the total number of Landstar
Roadstars to 301 since the company began presenting the award in 1990.
Roadstars are honored 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.
"We're proud to be associated with the BCOs who earn this lifetime
achievement award. They represent the best in safety and quality in the
transportation industry," said Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens.
"Landstar Roadstars understand the value of safety, reliability and overall
performance required to meet this high standard."
The Class of 2005 Landstar Roadstars inducted this year are: Allan
Biedowicz, Rockford, IL; Kenneth Bramm, Covington, PA; Rollie Clark,
Morgantown, KY; Bernard Collins, Frankfort, OH; Avery Dean, Sr., Hillsdale,
FL; Earl Eaton, Scotia, NY; Jack Grayson, Summit, MS; James Hibbs,
Russellville, KY; Harold Hortin, Robards, KY; Kenneth Johnston, Urbana, MO;
Burt McKinney, Jr., Wingo, KY; John "Tip" Nunn, Tazewell, TN; Kenneth
Rasmussen, Clitherall, MN; Charles Shelton, Jr., Slaughters, KY; Timothy
Snyder, Orchard Park, NY; David Sutherland, Granite Falls, NC; Jeff Thompson,
Del City, OK; Philip Wensko, Tarrant, AL.
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation services
to a broad range of customers worldwide. The Company identifies and fulfills
shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of
independent sales agents and third-party transportation capacity providers.
Landstar's carrier group, which is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc.,
Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar
Carrier Services, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road
transportation services. Landstar's global logistics group, which is comprised
of Landstar Global Logistics, Inc. and its subsidiaries Landstar Express
America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides international and
domestic multimodal (over-the-road, air, ocean and rail) transportation,
expedited and contract logistics services. All Landstar operating companies
are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar
System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock
trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market(R) under the symbol LSTR.
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