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Landstar Names Hutcheson Employee of the Month

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January 10, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first, non-asset based provider of transportation capacity, has named Patricia Hutcheson, a documentation specialist at the Jacksonville Service Center, Employee of the Month for January.

A valued Landstar employee for three years, Hutcheson joined the Quality Assurance department last March. She quickly impressed co-workers and superiors with her ability to organize and maintain procedures, documents, and work instructions crucial to the Landstar Management System.

Hutcheson doesn't shy away from tackling tough problems. She developed a process for 1,100 Landstar employees to schedule a training seminar at their convenience. She also was instrumental in streamlining administrative functions between her department and others.

"Patricia's efforts play a vital role keeping Landstar operating companies certified to the latest ISO Quality Management System Standards," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "She is a team player and we are fortunate to have her."

Hutcheson stays busy outside of work, too. She spends much of her free time at home with her family in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, but still finds time to participate in the Landstar pen pal program.

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.