November 25, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ: LSTR) – Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based transportation capacity provider, announced today that Precision Logistics, an independent Landstar Logistics agency, has received the UniPro Foodservices’ Carrier Partner Award. Precision Logistics owners Laurie Brown and Lisa Rudell are the first recipients of the food service distributor’s award for outstanding supply-chain management.
"Laurie and Lisa’s strong business ethics and integrity over the years have been instrumental in growing our relationship,” said UniPro Senior Vice President of Logistics John Burke. "They have a can-do attitude and can be innovative when necessary.”
UniPro is the leading food cooperative network in the United States with over 300 member companies. The award presented to Brown and Rudell recognizes their agency for inbound logistics support as part of the UniPro Foodservice Peachtree Logistics program. Peachtree is a customized freight management program designed specifically for UniPro’s member companies.
"We're proud of the excellent customer service standards agents like Laurie and Lisa set for the industry," said Landstar Logistics President Jim Hertwig. "That’s the beauty of the Landstar business model. Customers like UniPro get the benefit of complete coverage at competitive rates along with the personal customized service only small business owners can provide."
Brown and Ruddell have more than 20 years combined experience in transportation and logistics. They joined the Landstar family in 1998 and have built a successful agency providing intermodal services.
Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity delivering safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers throughout North America. The company identifies and fulfills shippers needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents, business capacity owners, and other transportation capacity providers. The term, business capacity owner, refers to Landstar's independent contractors who operate a small business and provide the equipment necessary to haul freight.
Landstar's Carrier Group is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc. and delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., providing 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.