August 29, 2000 Jacksonville, FL - Landstar System Inc., a safety-first transportation and information services company, has earned one of the highest honors in the Investor Relations field, a 2000 International ARC Award. Known as the "Academy Awards" of annual reports, the ARC Awards honor the "World's Best Annual Reports." Landstar's 1999 Annual Report "Transporting Business into the New Millennium" earned the Silver Award in the transportation category of Annual Report: Written Text.
The ARC Awards are presented through MerComm, Inc., an independent organization dedicated to defining the standards of excellence in the communications field, and to recognizing individuals whose work has made an outstanding contribution to their organization, corporation, or client.
"Landstar is proud to be awarded this international mark of excellence," said Landstar Executive Vice President and CFO Henry Gerkens. "It's a fine example of our commitment to providing exceptional quality in all our services."
Judges for the esteemed awards represent top-level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from advertising agencies and corporations throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Judging is not based on budget or company size, but on creativity, clarity, effectiveness, and innovation.
This year's competition was intense, with more than 1,400 entries representing 20 countries around the world. The competition has gained international recognition as a way to honor those who contribute to the advancement of the communications arts and sciences, and whose creativity and craft make a difference in the global marketplace.
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 Market® under the symbol LSTR.