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Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services, has recognized 101 men and women for their outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel.

The business capacity owners (BCOs) were honored as Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers at a recent awards banquet in Jacksonville, Florida. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.

Collectively, these 101 BCOs have safely driven a total of 109 million miles – a distance that would cover the 4 million miles of public roads in the United States 27 times. On average, it takes a truck operator 10 years to travel a million miles. This distance would take the typical driver of a passenger vehicle 67 years – around the time of their 83rd birthday – to complete.

Leading the 2009 class is 3 Million Mile Safe Driver Charles Page of Hartford, Kentucky.

In addition, six BCOs reached the 2 million mile mark: Wayne Bennett, Hanson, Kentucky; Dennis Depoy, New Market, Virginia; Arnold Minot, Cumberland, Rhode Island; Billy Osborne, Eastern, Kentucky; Slawomir Szuba, Norwood Park, Illinois; and Andrew Whitehead, Marana, Arizona.

Ninety four BCOs were honored for the first time for driving 1 million consecutive miles without a preventable accident.

“These men and women are among the safest and most talented professional owner-operators in the industry,” said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens. “Their outstanding safety records are a tribute to their dedication and commitment to over the road safety. We’re proud to be associated with such accomplished professionals.”

This class of 101 brings the total number of active BCOs who have earned the Million Mile title to 639.

The Class of 2009 Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers
Alabama

Boyce Erwin, Moody

Norman Harris, Bessemer

Allen Howard, Ohatchee

Charles Prater, Oxford

James Tidmore, Gadsden

Arizona

James Haselden, Benson

Carl McFadden, Bullhead City

Francisco Velez, Nogales

Andrew Whitehead - 2 Million Miler, Marana

Arkansas

Otis Suggs, West Memphis

Harvey Taylor, Rogers

California

Ricardo Marquez, Victorville

Alfredo Orozco, Solvang

Richard Winters, Wildomar

Colorado

Kerry Jordan, Grand Junction

Florida

Hugh Anderson, Crestview

James Baister, Pierson

Austin Bump, Eustis

William Downing, Live Oak

Walter Leitz, St. Augustine

Walter Littlefield, Vero Beach

Stephen Tracey, Dunnellon

Gary Worden, Bagdad

Georgia

Jeff Head, Gainesville

Barry Irick, Blackshear

Jimmie Maxwell, Augusta

Idaho

Randall Bohling, Mountain Home

Illinois

Carl David, Decatur

Ross Lawson, Petersburg

Michael Real, Montgomery

Gary Ring, Virginia

Slawomir Szuba - 2 Million Miler, Norwood Park

Iowa

Thomas Ritter, Belle Plaine

Indiana

Leonard Cornelius, New Palestine

Robert Jurashen, Bedford

Kentucky

Wayne Bennett - 2 Million Miler, Hanson

Blake Kessel, Radcliff

Paula Mason, Vanceburg

Billy Osborne - 2 Million Miler, Eastern

Charles Page - 3 Million Miler, Hartford

Bobby Whitworth, Hudson

Louisiana

Kevin Satcher, New Orleans

Maine

John Babine, Plymouth

Reginald Billado, Sumner

William Tyler, Auburn

Minnesota

Beverly Peterson, Grand Rapids

Mississippi

Johnny Lowery, Mize

Gerald Ward, Little Rock

Robert Wilson, Little Rock

Missouri

Charles Lowrance, Lebanon

Steven Neal, Meadville

William Ragland, Warsaw

Gary Reinbold, Oak Grove

Nebraska

Daniel Kelley, Omaha

Nevada

Michael Pangallo, Las Vegas

New York

Richard Kohl, Adams Center

North Carolina

Stephen Coiffi, Indian Trail

Randy Nelson, Robbins

Robert Phillips, Jamestown

Ohio

Joe Bender, Canton

Kim Dye, Wooster

Mark Hill, Boardman

Harold Martin, Leipsic

Oklahoma

Justin Brammer, Marlow

Monte Stapp, Muldrow

Marcella Woodlee, Fort Towson

Oregon

Christopher Skultety, Stanfield

Pennsylvania

Gary Deemer, Bolivar

Daniel Schulz, Grove City

Rhode Island

Arnold Minot - 2 Million Miler, Cumberland

South Carolina

Lyle Anderson, Aiken

Ronald Franklin, Wagner

Clarence McDonald, Wallace

William Rutledge, Eutawville

Tennessee

Carolyn Bazzell, Adamsville

Scott Broom, Medina

Thomas Brown, Cosby

Dennis Burns, Brentwood

Carolyn Limbaugh, Leoma

Robert Stansberry, Murfreesboro

Texas

Antonio Garza, Laredo

Billy Hatley, Abilene

Ronald Hill, Amarillo

Joy Mattice, Onalaska

Rudolph Menefee, Ferris

Scott Novick, Santa Fe

Harold Stewart, Lindale

Jonathan Young, Laredo

Virginia

Dennis Depoy - 2 Million Miler, New Market

Les Johnson, Abingdon

James Smith, Drakes Branch

Washington

Donald Lang, Federal Way

West Virginia

Evelyn McDonald, Inwood

Wisconsin

Robert Birner, Warrens

James Elliott, Winter

Wyoming

Ray Pierce, Evanston

Canada
Manitoba

Niko Thiessen, Horndean

Ontario

Dennis Dowsett, Windsor

Frank Little, Bracebridge

Klaus Pazilli, Cochrane

About Landstar

Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions. Landstar delivers safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. All Landstar transportation 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.