January 25, 2000 Jacksonville, FL - Landstar System Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Signature Technology Services, Inc. (STSI), announced today that it will introduce a new on-line freight information service. This new STSI offering, available February 1, 2000, enables users to pre-program a system of alerts to bring them results of their customized searches, even when they're not on-line. eFr8.com uses "push" technology to provide specific on-line searches for available freight or trucks, then delivers the information to users via phone, fax, e-mail or pager e-mail.
"eFr8.com fills a growing industry need by using technology to provide a faster, more convenient way to outsource additional capacity at a competitive cost," said Landstar Executive Vice President and CFO Henry Gerkens. "The site is a valuable outlet for shippers looking to increase their capacity and truck operators to fill their excess capacity. The beauty of eFr8.com is that it works to find exactly what you're looking for, while you concentrate on running your business. It's a straight forward process for subscribers, no frills just freight."
The secured site allows users to manage their own account information with customized log-in ID's and passwords, and provides the necessary software for automated mass downloading of available freight information. STSI is launching eFr8.com with free service through April 1, 2000.
STSI, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, was formed with the express purpose of utilizing the latest in e-commerce technology to bring high quality goods and services to the marketplace. These innovative transportation-related products and services will be made available to STSI customers at prices that enable them to improve the overall efficiency of their business.
Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Landstar's 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. 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 Market® under the symbol LSTR.