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Landstar Appoints Thomas Chief Information Officer

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May 2, 2001 Jacksonville, FL (LSTR:NASDAQ) - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation and information services company, announced today the appointment of Larry Thomas, Chief Information Officer replacing Bob Luminati, who resigned to pursue other interests. In his new position, Thomas will be responsible for all technology-based solutions for the company.

Thomas joined Landstar in 1994 as the Director of Management Information Systems at Landstar Ligon, Inc. Prior to his promotion, he served as Vice President of Research and Development at Landstar System, Inc. Thomas began his career in research and advanced information systems in 1983. His extensive background in evolving technologies will help him drive Landstar's information and communications services further into the forefront of the industry.

"I look forward to working with Larry as we continue to explore the innovative application of technology in providing excellent service to all our customers," said Landstar Executive Vice President and CFO Henry Gerkens. "Larry is a consummate professional with impressive hands-on experience and strong leadership skills. I'm confident that he will enhance Landstar's ability to move quickly in today's rapidly changing transportation industry."

Prior to launching his career at Landstar, Thomas held several positions at IBM. He earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville. He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his wife, Lynn, and two sons.

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 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock MarketĀ® under the symbol LSTR.