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Landstar Names Gelafio Employee of the Month

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

Gelafio, a representative in Landstar's Agency Services department, was honored for the extras she brings to the company. In addition to her regular duties, Gelafio trains new Landstar employees, serves on the employee training committee and on the trailer recovery task force.

"Melissa gets rave reviews from employees, co-workers and agents," said Landstar Manager of Employee Development Christy Smith, who nominated Gelafio for the award. "She deserves to be recognized for the dedication she continuously gives to Landstar."

"Melissa is a team player and her initiative is an excellent example of the quality employees we have at Landstar," said President and COO Henry Gerkens.

Gelafio lives in Rockford, Illinois, and enjoys spending time with her two daughters. She joined Landstar in August 2001.

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.