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Landstar Honors Newest Class of Million Mile Safe Drivers

2009 Class of Million Mile Safe Drivers
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Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services, has recognized 101 men and women for their outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel.

The business capacity owners (BCOs) were honored as Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers at a recent awards banquet in Jacksonville, Florida. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.

Collectively, these 101 BCOs have safely driven a total of 109 million miles – a distance that would cover the 4 million miles of public roads in the United States 27 times. On average, it takes a truck operator 10 years to travel a million miles. This distance would take the typical driver of a passenger vehicle 67 years – around the time of their 83rd birthday – to complete.

Leading the 2009 class is 3 Million Mile Safe Driver Charles Page of Hartford, Kentucky.

In addition, six BCOs reached the 2 million mile mark: Wayne Bennett, Hanson, Kentucky; Dennis Depoy, New Market, Virginia; Arnold Minot, Cumberland, Rhode Island; Billy Osborne, Eastern, Kentucky; Slawomir Szuba, Norwood Park, Illinois; and Andrew Whitehead, Marana, Arizona.

Ninety four BCOs were honored for the first time for driving 1 million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.

“These men and women are among the safest and most talented professional owner-operators in the industry,” said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens. “Their outstanding safety records are a tribute to their dedication and commitment to over the road safety. We’re proud to be associated with such accomplished professionals.”

This class of 101 brings the total number of active BCOs who have earned the Million Mile title to 639.

The Class of 2009 Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers

Alabama
Boyce Erwin, Moody
Norman Harris, Bessemer
Allen Howard, Ohatchee
Charles Prater, Oxford
James Tidmore, Gadsden

Arizona
James Haselden, Benson
Carl McFadden, Bullhead City
Francisco Velez, Nogales
Andrew Whitehead - 2 Million Miler, Marana

Arkansas
Otis Suggs, West Memphis
Harvey Taylor, Rogers

California
Ricardo Marquez, Victorville
Alfredo Orozco, Solvang
Richard Winters, Wildomar

Colorado
Kerry Jordan, Grand Junction

Florida
Hugh Anderson, Crestview
James Baister, Pierson
Austin Bump, Eustis
William Downing, Live Oak
Walter Leitz, St. Augustine
Walter Littlefield, Vero Beach
Stephen Tracey, Dunnellon
Gary Worden, Bagdad

Georgia
Jeff Head, Gainesville
Barry Irick, Blackshear
Jimmie Maxwell, Augusta

Idaho
Randall Bohling, Mountain Home

Illinois
Carl David, Decatur
Ross Lawson, Petersburg
Michael Real, Montgomery
Gary Ring, Virginia
Slawomir Szuba - 2 Million Miler, Norwood Park

Iowa
Thomas Ritter, Belle Plaine

Indiana
Leonard Cornelius, New Palestine
Robert Jurashen, Bedford

Kentucky
Wayne Bennett - 2 Million Miler, Hanson
Blake Kessel, Radcliff
Paula Mason, Vanceburg
Billy Osborne - 2 Million Miler, Eastern
Charles Page - 3 Million Miler, Hartford
Bobby Whitworth, Hudson

Louisiana
Kevin Satcher, New Orleans

Maine
John Babine, Plymouth
Reginald Billado, Sumner
William Tyler, Auburn

Minnesota
Beverly Peterson, Grand Rapids

Mississippi
Johnny Lowery, Mize
Gerald Ward, Little Rock
Robert Wilson, Little Rock

Missouri
Charles Lowrance, Lebanon
Steven Neal, Meadville
William Ragland, Warsaw
Gary Reinbold, Oak Grove

Nebraska
Daniel Kelley, Omaha

Nevada
Michael Pangallo, Las Vegas

New York
Richard Kohl, Adams Center

North Carolina
Stephen Coiffi, Indian Trail
Randy Nelson, Robbins
Robert Phillips, Jamestown

Ohio
Joe Bender, Canton
Kim Dye, Wooster
Mark Hill, Boardman
Harold Martin, Leipsic

Oklahoma
Justin Brammer, Marlow
Monte Stapp, Muldrow
Marcella Woodlee, Fort Towson

Oregon
Christopher Skultety, Stanfield

Pennsylvania
Gary Deemer, Bolivar
Daniel Schulz, Grove City

Rhode Island
Arnold Minot - 2 Million Miler, Cumberland

South Carolina
Lyle Anderson, Aiken
Ronald Franklin, Wagner
Clarence McDonald, Wallace
William Rutledge, Eutawville

Tennessee
Carolyn Bazzell, Adamsville
Scott Broom, Medina
Thomas Brown, Cosby
Dennis Burns, Brentwood
Carolyn Limbaugh, Leoma
Robert Stansberry, Murfreesboro

Texas
Antonio Garza, Laredo
Billy Hatley, Abilene
Ronald Hill, Amarillo
Joy Mattice, Onalaska
Rudolph Menefee, Ferris
Scott Novick, Santa Fe
Harold Stewart, Lindale
Jonathan Young, Laredo

Virginia
Dennis Depoy - 2 Million Miler, New Market
Les Johnson, Abingdon
James Smith, Drakes Branch

Washington
Donald Lang, Federal Way

West Virginia
Evelyn McDonald, Inwood

Wisconsin
Robert Birner, Warrens
James Elliott, Winter

Wyoming
Ray Pierce, Evanston

Canada

Manitoba
Niko Thiessen, Horndean

Ontario
Dennis Dowsett, Windsor
Frank Little, Bracebridge
Klaus Pazilli, Cochrane

About Landstar

Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions. Landstar delivers safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. All Landstar transportation 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® under the symbol LSTR.