May 8, 2000 MIAMI, FL - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation and information services company, named 24 Business Capacity Owners (BCOs) as Roadstars at the company's annual convention in Miami, Florida. A Roadstar is the highest level of recognition in the Landstar system. The term "business capacity owner" refers to a Landstar small business partner who supplies the company with the equipment used to haul freight.
Roadstars are honored for their consistently high levels of safety, productivity and customer service throughout their careers. It is a prestigious award with only a select few BCOs recognized each year. Those who earn this lifetime award represent Landstar as symbols of excellence and achievement within the transportation industry and to the public at large.
"Our Roadstars exemplify the safety and service conscious professionals who make up the Landstar system," said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Crowe. "Through their continuous commitment to quality and excellence they are shining examples of the good things going on in the transportation industry today. Landstar is proud to be associated with them."
The new Landstar Roadstars are: Gary Boyer, Toledo, OH; Ernest Caldwell, Christiansburg, VA; Dennis Capria, Brewerton, NY; Theresa Capria, Brewerton, NY; David Carson, Wheatland, IA; Richard Cassidy, Stryker, OH; Michael Chambers, Hamburg, NY; Curt Conway, Poway, CA; Roy Hayes, Dixon, MO; Alton Henson, Stewardson, IL; David Land, Bismark, MO; Jerry Lorenz, Chilton, WI; Karl Moreland, Duncan, OK; Harold Moushon, West Plains, MO; Connie Moushon, West Plains, MO; Tom Page, Hartford, KY; Richard Smart, Jacksonville, FL; Gene Smith, Mooresville, IN; Sam Strlek, Chicago, IL; James Vaughn, Clyde, NC; Burris Ward, Jr., Camp Hill, PA; Andrew Whitehead, Marana, AZ; Daryl Williams, Detroit, MI and Larry Worthington, Alamo, TN.
Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Landstar carrier group, comprised of Landstar Gemini, 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 9002 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR. For more information about Landstar, visit their web site at www.landstar.com.