Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Milton Ojeda and Dorothy Ziemann the April Employees of the Month at the company’s service centers in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois, respectively.
Ojeda, a customer service representative in the Fuel & Miles department, was nominated by supervisor Rebecca Chandler.
“Milton is always willing to help his co-workers and volunteers for extra work outside the department,” says Chandler. “His strong work ethic and team attitude are why we so highly value his contributions.”
Ojeda joined Landstar in September 1999 and lives in Jacksonville. In his spare time, he likes to travel and follow his favorite sports teams.
Ziemann, a receptionist in the Rockford Service Center, was nominated by four co-workers, including supervisor Connie Kortus and recruiting manager Kurt Erickson.
“Dorothy doesn’t hesitate to take on additional work or special assignments. In fact she asks for them,” says Kortus. “We sometimes forget how important those people who serve as the first lines of contact are to the success of the company.”
“Dorothy’s assistance entering leads into the recruiting database enabled our department to focus on recruiting new owner-operators,” says Erickson. “We increased the number of calls and the number of new recruits in 2007, thanks in part to Dorothy‘s efforts.”
Ziemann became a Landstar employee in February 1994 and lives in Belvidere, Illinois. To relax, she enjoys walks with her husband Ben, and their dog.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens commended Ojeda and Ziemann on their excellent service to Landstar.
“Milton and Dorothy embody the best characteristics of enthusiasm, team spirit and overall dedication in the workplace,” said Gerkens. “They help define Landstar as a leader in the transportation and logistics industry.”
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide. The Company identifies and fulfills shippers’ needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents and third-party transportation capacity providers. Landstar's carrier group, which is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc., Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar Carrier Services, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar Global Logistics, Inc. is a third-party logistics company, providing international and domestic multimodal (over-the-road, air, ocean and rail) transportation, contract logistics and warehousing services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.