March 10, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based transportation capacity provider, has named Vada Davis, a carrier qualifications representative at the Jacksonville Service Center, Employee of the Month for March.
Davis is responsible for contract carrier qualification for Landstar Logistics. It's her job to track, update, and maintain records on some 8,200 independent carriers who provide transportation capacity for Landstar. The task is arduous, but Davis loves it.
"Over the last year, our approved contract carrier count increased by some 65 percent," said Cindy Beasley, director of Transportation Services. "Vada played a significant role in making that happen."
"Vada understands and takes seriously her role in the Landstar system," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "She is always willing to go the extra mile to raise the level of success that is synonymous with the Landstar name."
For Davis, who joined the Landstar family in 1987, the honor is twice as nice. She also was selected Employee of the Month in January 1995. A Jacksonville native, Davis plays the guitar and sings in the church choir. She has two daughters and one grandchild.
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 safe 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.