Jacksonville, Florida – (NASDAQ: LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity, recognized 69 men and women for their outstanding safety records and professionalism behind the wheel at an awards banquet on October 9 in Jacksonville.
Leading the class of 2004 Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers is Jerry Travis of Marion, Kentucky. Travis is the first Landstar business capacity owner (BCO) to drive 4 million miles without an accident or freight claim.
Lenwood Ashton of Montross, Virginia, and Harold Eanes of Christiansburg, Virginia reached the 3 million mile mark, while six BCOs achieved 2 million miles of safe driving. They are: Gerald Bow, Baxter, Tennessee; David Carothers, Nashville, Tennessee; Neil Hartman, Findlay, Ohio; Eugene Houck, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania; Aubry Kirk, Pearisburg, Virginia; and Allan Koehler, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. In addition, 60 BCOs were honored for driving one million consecutive miles without an accident or freight claim.
Combined, the group has a total of 82 million miles of safe driving – a distance that would take driving at an average of 60 miles per hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, roughly 156 years to complete. On average, it takes a truck operator 10 years to travel a million miles.
"The entire Landstar family is extremely proud of these men and women whose professionalism and driving skills exemplify the discipline and focus on safety that Landstar business capacity owners display every day," said Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens.
The awards banquet in their honor is part of Landstar's Annual Appreciation Days, a three-day open house with safety and technology seminars, a truck beauty contest and a safe truck driving championship.
The addition of this year's class brings the total number of active BCOs who have earned the title of Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver to 450. The complete list of 2004 Landstar Million Mile Safe Drivers is also available on www.landstar.com.
Landstar 1 Million Mile Safe Drivers: R. Philip Allen, Sr., Linesville, Pennsylvania; Khaled Alzghari, Ft. Worth, Texas; Felix Arnon é, Grand Bay, Alabama; William Asberry, Castile, New York; Thomas Batchelor, Waleska, Georgia; Paul Beck, Bossier City, Louisiana; John Belz, Hamburg, New York; Kim Blakely, La Puente, California; William Boyer, Jr., Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania; Charles Brumbaugh; Vinita, Oklahoma; Bruce Brutsman, Fenton, Missouri; Larry Bryson, Kirkwood, New York; Nicholas Candela, Minden City, Michigan; David Charles, Sr., Mille Isles, Quebec; Rollie Clark, Morgantown, Kentucky; Billy Clevenger, Warwick, Maryland; Douglas Clifton, Thomasville, Georgia; Robert Costello, Sloansville, New York; Marcus Dailey, Summerton, South Carolina; Gilbert Dancy, Wetumpka, Alabama; Larry Dingus, Sr., Kingsport, Tennessee; Ralph Erickson, Thamesville, Ontario; Donald Fore, McFall, Missouri; Steve Free, Cadiz, Kentucky; David Frerichs, Ceylon, Minnesota; Willard Gilland, Sr., Sacred Heart, Minnesota; Duane Griffith, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Billy Harrell, Cherokee, Alabama; Dean Haydt, Kresgeville, Pennsylvania; Harold Jarman, Milton, Florida; Chuck Jones, Middleburg, Florida; Timothy Joyce, Talladega, Alabama; Ronald King, German Valley, Illinois; Edward Layton, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; David Linda, Portage, Wisconsin; Roy Lovvorn, Stanfield, Arizona; William Massey, Karnes City, Texas; Harold McCurdy, Dorris, California; Steven Milman, Boydton, Virginia; John Morrow, Birch Tree, Missouri; Francis Mosley, Jr., Slidell, Louisiana; Glenn Parker, Morristown, Tennessee; Eric Peterson, Stone Mountain, Georgia; Paul Puglese, Las Vegas, Nevada; Terry Reed, Leicester, North Carolina; Cletus Renninger, Thompsontown, Pennsylvania; Dale Reuman, Las Vegas, Nevada; Donald Ring, Maysville, Kentucky; Carl Roe, Beaverton, Michigan; Randy Sasser, Elba, Alabama; Donald Small, Cranberry Lake, New York; John Smith, Dublin, Virginia; Sotirios Sotiropoulos, Livonia, Michigan; Charles Spradling, New London, North Carolina; George Stephens, Cleveland, Texas; Diane Stubbs, Oxford, Alabama; Hubert Tobitt, Orlando, Florida; Joseph Unklesbay, Christiana, Tennessee; Jerry Walters, Shelby, North Carolina; and Billy Weeks, Opp, Alabama.
Landstar System, Inc. delivers 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 and third-party transportation capacity providers. Landstar's carrier group, which is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar Carrier Services, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group, which 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 Market® under the symbol LSTR.