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Owen Named Landstar Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

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October 8, 2001 Jacksonville, FL (LSTR:NASDAQ) - Jacksonville, FL., (NASDAQ: LSTR) - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation services company, announced today the appointment of Dennis Patrick Owen to the position of Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. In his new position, Owen will be responsible for all of the company's legal affairs, including contract administration, litigation management, risk management and human resources.

Owen has more than 28 years of experience in loss control management and legal affairs, including duties as general counsel. He began his career at Landstar in 1988 as Vice President of Risk Management. Owen holds a Doctor of Law Degree from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He is a deputy member of the Risk Management Society, a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Business Fraternity.

Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Landstar carrier group, comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. The Landstar multimodal group, comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., delivers excellence in expedited, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock MarketĀ® under the symbol LSTR.