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Landstar Names Ware Employee of the Month

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December 15, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation capacity provider, has named Julie Ware December Employee of the Month for Landstar's Jacksonville Service Center.

Ware, a representative in Landstar's Revenue Processing department, was highly praised. "Julie is someone you can count on to get things done," said her supervisor, Tina Benitez. "She is the lead for revenue processing."

"Julie puts forth extraordinary effort, "said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "Her attitude and willingness to help others makes her a positive role model for her co-workers. We're proud to have her on our team."

Ware has been with Landstar for three years. In addition to regular duties, Ware also serves on the company's United Way committee. She lives in Jacksonville with her husband Chris and their two children.

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., provides 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.