Landstar Names Francis Employee of the Year

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Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity, has named Sharon Francis Employee of the Year for 2004.

Francis, a multimedia specialist in Corporate Communications, constantly inspires her coworkers with her professionalism, dedication and creative work, which includes Landstar's award-winning The Road to Success magazine, The LINK newsletter, as well as various advertising and promotional material.

" Sharon goes out of her way to help wherever possible no matter how busy she is,” said Landstar President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Gerkens. "She is a dedicated employee whose laughter and enthusiasm are contagious. Sharon represents the best Landstar has to offer.”

Francis was selected from a group of 24 Landstar employees at the company's service centers in Jacksonville and Rockford , Illinois , who were selected Employees of the Month during 2004. Francis was honored in August.

Francis joined Landstar in April 1995. She lives in Jacksonville and enjoys fashion design in her spare time.

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.