January 17, 2001 Jacksonville, Florida - Landstar System, Inc., a safety first transportation and information services company, has named Baron Hicklin, Lead Coordinator in the Domestic Operations Department of Landstar Express America, Employee of the Month for January 2001.
Hicklin plays a vital role in assuring the smooth shipment of time-sensitive cargo for Landstar Express America by acting as an intermediary between business capacity owners and agents. "Baron's commitment and enthusiasm are contagious," says Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Crowe. "He brings out the best in others with his examples of hard word, flexibility and patience. Landstar is fortunate to have someone who comes to work each day believing he can make a difference."
Hicklin joined Landstar two years ago, bringing valuable experience with him from his previous career as a logistics planner for the U.S. Air Force. The native of Brooklyn, New York, says that background is a definite plus in his work for Landstar Express America, Landstar's wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to expedited transportation services. Hicklin calls himself a problem-solver and says he loves the opportunity to help BCOs and agents deliver customer satisfaction.
Outside the office, Hicklin is a dedicated volunteer at Hubbard House, a shelter for battered women, where he works the crisis hotline telephones.
Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first information and transportation company, 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. trades stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol LSTR.