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U.S. DOT Gives Landstar Ligon a Satisfactory Safety Rating

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January 6, 2000 Jacksonville, FL-Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation services company, announced today that Landstar Ligon, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary in Madisonville, Kentucky, will maintain its United States Department of Transportation (DOT) satisfactory safety rating. The carrier's rating status was in question after a scheduled DOT safety audit unveiled discrepancies in its regulatory compliance area

"We want to thank the DOT for pointing out some irregularities in Ligon's system," said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Crowe. "We are committed to 100 percent compliance and take safety issues seriously."

Following the November 19, 1999 audit, the government agency proposed an unsatisfactory rating for the carrier, set to go into effect this month. After evaluating Landstar's corrective action plan and performing an on-site audit, the DOT removed its proposal, leaving in effect Landstar Ligon's satisfactory status.

In its response to the DOT's concerns, among other things, Landstar disqualified a major fleet, restructured parts of its Landstar Ligon safety compliance area and re-notified all of its contractors and fleet drivers of its commitment to safety and regulatory compliance procedures.

"We're not afraid to play hardball when it comes to safety," said Crowe. "It's the foundation of Landstar's culture and we want to make sure everyone knows it."

Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Landstar's carrier group, comprised of Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's 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 9002 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock MarketĀ® under the symbol LSTR.

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.