May 23, 2000 Jacksonville, FL - Landstar System, Inc. ("Landstar") announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") has "terminated for convenience" the US Department of Transportation Emergency Transportation Services Contract recently awarded to Landstar Express America, Inc. ("Landstar Express America"), a wholly-owned Landstar subsidiary, as a result of a protest challenging the FAA's award methodology.
Ronald G. Stanley, President of Landstar Express America, stressed the fact that the FAA's decision to "terminate for convenience" was necessary in order for the government to make corrections to the technical differences in its procurement process. Stanley said, "Landstar Express America is anxious to proceed and expects the FAA to make the necessary corrections as soon as possible. I am confident in the Company's abilities to meet the government emergency services needs and requirements."
Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Landstar carrier group, comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. The Landstar multimodal group, comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., delivers excellence in expedited, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9002 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR. For more information about Landstar, visit their web site at www.landstar.com.