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October 15, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation capacity provider, has named Kyla Eastabrooks October Employee of the Month for Landstar's Rockford, Illinois, Service Center.

"Kyla's a great asset to the Automotive department," said Les Spooner, her supervisor. "She's always willing to help her co-workers and offer her assistance no matter how busy she is with her own duties."

Eastabrooks joined Landstar just over a year ago as an Automotive Coordinator.

"Kyla is a team player and her efforts play a vital role in the Landstar system," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "She never passes an opportunity to take on additional responsibilities. We're fortunate to have her."

Eastabrooks lives in Freeport, Illinois, with her husband Dana. Her hobbies include fishing and gardening.

Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity delivering safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers throughout North America. The company identifies and fulfills shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents, business capacity owners, and other transportation capacity providers. The term, business capacity owner, refers to Landstar's independent contractors who operate a small business and provide the equipment necessary to haul freight.

Landstar's carrier group is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc. and delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides 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.