June 13, 2002 Jacksonville, FL - Landstar System, Inc., (NASDAQ: LSTR) a safety-first transportation capacity provider, announced today that Landstar Chairman & CEO Jeff Crowe has been elected Vice Chairman of the United States Chamber of Commerce for 2002-2003. Crowe was elected to the position earlier this week by the Chamber's board of directors.
"Jeff's experience in leading one of the premier transportation companies in the country makes him an excellent choice for this position," said Thomas J. Donohue, Chamber President and CEO. "He will be a vital part of spreading the Chamber's message on business issues and policies."
As Landstar Chairman and CEO, Crowe has spent much of his career working with thousands of small business owners. A non-asset based transportation capacity provider, Landstar is a network of approximately 1,000 independent sales agents, 8,500 business capacity owners and 11,000 broker carriers. His experience as a leader of one of the country's largest networks of small businesses provides Crowe with insight into the issues and concerns facing both corporate and entrepreneurial businesses.
"This nation was founded on the entrepreneurial spirit," said Crowe. "I'm honored by the opportunity to serve small businesses and their corporate counterparts through this country's most influential association of business advocates."
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 Market® under the symbol LSTR.