October 31, 2000 Jacksonville, Florida - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation and information services company, has recognized two Three Million, 11 Two Million and 64 One Million Mile Safe Drivers. The 77 business capacity owners were honored for their professionalism and outstanding safety records at a recent awards banquet in Jacksonville, Florida. The ceremony is part of Landstar's Annual Appreciation Days, when the company hosts a week-long open house, National Safe Truck Driving Championship, safety and technology seminars and small business workshops.
To become a Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver, a professional truck operator must drive at least one million consecutive accident and claim-free miles. That's equal to 357 trips from New York to Los Angeles or two round trips to the moon.
"These professional truck operators set the standard for safety and service in the transportation industry," said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Crowe. "Earning the title of Million Mile Safe Driver is an exceptional accomplishment. Most of these operators have worked more than 10 years to earn this honor. There aren't many people in any career who can say they've worked that long without making a mistake. Everyone at Landstar is proud to be associated with them."
This year's Three Million Mile Safe Drivers are: Theodore Duvall, Carmi, IL and Dean Rardin, Kansas, IL.
This year's Two Million Mile Safe Drivers are: Roy Beavers, Charlotte, NC; Jerry Benson, Princeton, KY; Gary Coleman, Lewisburg, TN; Junior Max Currin, Sugar Tree, TN; Franklin Hild, Greenwood, CA; Harold Jones, Richmond, VA; Chuck Miller, Oxford, MS; Billy Mosley, Hopkinsville, KY; Charles Page, Hartford, KY; Thomas Stiles, Christiansburg, VA; Mark Webb, Manhattan, IL.
This year's One Million Mile Safe Drivers are: Billy Allen, Georgetown, MS; Larry Allison, Amarillo, TX; Clarence Ballard, Glasgow, KY; John Barker, Florissant, MO; Randall Braden, Turners Station, KY; Bobby Joe Brown, Mayfield, KY; Bruce Bryant, Mobile, AL; J.D. Bryant, Bogalusa, LA; Richard Chinn, Lafayette, IN; James Coleman, Chapel Hill, TN; Todd Deerhake, New Knoxville, OH; Robert Deruiter, Falmouth, MI; Donald Dirickson, Bristol, TN; Richard Eberhart, Dunbar, PA; Harold Eltz, Cincinnatus, NY; James Frantz, Sarver, PA; Gerald Fritts, Jr., Cordova, TN; Joseph Garand, Columbus, MI; Kenneth Gaver, Mechanicsburg, OH; Duane Goetzinger, Omaha, NE; Albert Graham, Java Ctr.; Charlie Hall, Orange, TX; Ellis Helton, Rogersville, TN; James Hughes, Winnemucca, NV; Raymond Johnson, Jacksonville, FL; Kenneth Johnston, Urbana, MO; William Jones, Youngstown, OH; Al Jordan, Indianapolis, IN; Russell Lampley, Oliver Springs, TN; Virgil Lewis, Tyler, TX; Larry Lilly, West Sunbury, PA; Jerome Lorenz, Chilton, WI; Jorge Luna, Tucson, AZ; Archie Maloney, Puxico, MO; Leonard Mason, Vanceburg, KY; Richard McCoy, Mt. Juliet, TN; Burt McKinney, Wingo, KY; William Napier, Hyden, KY; Larry Oliver, Bremen, KY; Tom Page, Hartford, KY; Don Pasley, Cincinnati, OH; Wallace Pegelow, Jr., Darlington, SC; John Pinkerton, Afton, OK; Ronald Plymell, Assaria, KS; Jack Pratt, Irondale, MO; Conrad Price, Cookeville, TN; Daniel Reed, Stewardson, IL; Ronald Reinhardt, Lena, WI; Dale Reynolds, Phoenix, NY; Craig Ringelstetter, Plain, WI; Donald Roby, Byesville, OH; James Samuel, Columbia, SC; Edward Schmidtka, Clay NY; Dennis Shaw, Manchester, NH; Gregory Smith, Fenton, MI; Gary Swords, Sterling, IL; Roger Wagner, South Bend, IN; Ralph Walters, Jr., Pleasantville, PA; Burris Ward, Chadbourn, NC; Thomas Wilcox, Dardanelle, AR; James Worsham, Maben, MS; Harold Wright, Salina, KS; Robert Wuchterl, Sparks, NV; Donald Wyatt, Marshfield, MO.
Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Landstar 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. 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.