Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Cheryl Bean Employee of the Year for 2005.
Bean, a brokerage sales coordinator, epitomizes the best of the best among the 24 employees at Landstar's Rockford, Illinois, and Jacksonville service centers who were selected employee of the month during 2005.
"We're all incredibly proud of Cheryl," said Teri Schoepski, Landstar's vice president of brokerage services and Bean's boss. "She has exceptional talent and leadership skills, a can-do attitude and goes out of her way to help just about everyone."
This award marks the third time that Bean has been recognized for her contribution to Landstar since she joined the company in September 2001. She was employee of the month in November 2003 and in May 2005.
"What a surprise! I was completely overwhelmed,” said Bean. "I'm honored, but I simply see it as trying to do everything I can to help our independent agents succeed.”
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens traveled to Rockford for the occasion and said it was "an extraordinary honor for an extraordinary employee.”
"We're extremely fortunate to have someone as dedicated and talented as Cheryl as an employee,” said Gerkens. "Her professionalism helps make Landstar the industry leader it is .”
Bean lives in Winnebago, Illinois, with her husband, Richard, and their three children.
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation and logistics services to a broad range of customers world-wide. 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 Global Logistics, Inc., which is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides international and domestic multimodal transportation (over-the-road, ocean, air and rail), expedited, warehousing and contract logistics services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville , Florida . Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.