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November 15, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation capacity provider, has named Lisa Thompson Employee of the Month for Landstar's Jacksonville Service Center.

Thompson joined Landstar in May as an administrative assistant for the Landstar Contractor's Advantage Purchasing Program (LCAPP). She was nominated because her high energy stood out during Landstar Appreciation Days, an open house for the company's independent business capacity owners (BCOs). Thompson coordinated lodging for several hundred guests among four hotels.

"Lisa is extremely resourceful and enthusiastic and she did a fantastic job," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "She's an great example of the Landstar spirit that pulls us all together and makes our BCOs and independent agents feel a part of the family."

Thompson lives in Jacksonville with her husband Demetrio and their three children. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and going to the beach.

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.