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Landstar Names Vandiver Employee of the Year

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January 20, 2004 Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation capacity provider, has named Jon Vandiver Employee of the Year for 2003.

"Jon represents the best Landstar has to offer," said Landstar Chairman and CEO Jeff Crowe. "His excellent customer service and enthusiasm for his profession make working with him a pleasure. It's our good fortune to know him as a person and to have him as an employee."

Vandiver joined the company as a Network Technician in March 1999 and currently holds the position of Technical Specialist in the company's Information Services department. He was singled out from a group of 24 Landstar employees at the company's Jacksonville, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois, service centers who were selected Employees of the Month during 2003. Vandiver was honored in July.

"Jon recognizes that productivity is key to meeting the needs of employees and our small business owners and he rises to the challenge," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "His commitment and focus on providing outstanding network customer service to Landstar's off-site employees throughout the country is instrumental in keeping the company connected."

Vandiver and his fiancé, fellow Landstar employee Amy Smith, live in Jacksonville, Florida, and are planning a spring wedding. In his spare time Vandiver enjoys designing home entertainment systems.

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 Market® under the symbol LSTR.