Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity, has learned that the Safety Management Council of the Florida Trucking Association (FTA) has named a scholarship award in honor of Landstar Carrier Group Vice President of Safety Services Herman Fauss.
"The scholarship is something Herman dreamed of and talked about for several years,” said FTA Safety Management Council Chairman Mark Darling. "The decision to name the award after him is a tribute to his leadership.”
The announcement was made during the FTA's annual Safety Management Council Awards banquet in Tampa . It came as a surprise to Fauss, chairman of the scholarship committee and immediate past chairman of the Safety Management Council.
"I was just flabbergasted that the award would be named after me,” said Fauss. "The scholarship makes me feel proud to give something back to an industry that has been so good to me.”
Since joining Landstar in 1987, Fauss has championed safety to make it a company hallmark and, through his association with the FTA, he has worked to improve the overall image of the trucking industry.
"This honor is more than recognition of what Herman has meant to the Florida Trucking Association,” said Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens. "It's recognition of his commitment to improve over-the-road safety and promote a positive image of trucking to the public.”
A high school senior who is the child or grandchild of a professional truck operator with a Florida Commercial Driver's License and who drives for a FTA member company can apply for the scholarship . Danielle Watson of Mulberry, Florida, was the initial award winner.
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.