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Landstar Promotes Thomas to Vice President of Research and Development

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August 22, 2000 Jacksonville, FL - (NASDAQ: LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation and information services company, has promoted Larry Thomas to Vice President of Research and Development. In his new position Thomas will be responsible for researching, selecting and implementing technology solutions for the corporation.

Thomas has worked in research and advanced information systems since 1983. He joined Landstar in 1994 as the Director of Management Information Systems at the company's wholly owned subsidiary Landstar Ligon when it was headquartered in Madisonville, Kentucky.

"Larry was instrumental in transferring Landstar Ligon's information services systems to Jacksonville," said Landstar Chief Information Officer Bob Luminati. "His extensive exposure to changing technology, and ability to analyze systems and implement comprehensive solutions make him the ideal candidate for this position."

Prior to launching his career at Landstar, Thomas held several positions at IBM including Computer Integrated Manufacturing Marketing Specialist. He earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville and is a member of Toastmasters International and the Society of Minority Engineers. Thomas lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his wife and two sons.

Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Landstar's 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. Landstar's 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 MarketĀ® under the symbol LSTR.