Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Michelle Stone and Elaine Mancuso the March Employees of the Month at the company’s service centers in Rockford, Illinois, and Jacksonville, Florida, respectively.
Stone, an agent development coordinator in the BCO Services department, has been with Landstar since July of 2003. She was nominated by her manager and a manager in the Brokerage Services department for her enthusiasm and her professional, courteous manner in dealing with new agents.
“Michelle sets a great example in how to treat our new agents with patience and respect. She is a great ‘cheerleader’ and always makes us smile,” said Diane Henson, a manager in the BCO Services department, who is Stone’s supervisor. “She is a huge asset to Landstar and we appreciate everything she does.”
Stone is a native of the Rockford area. She has two daughters, age 16 and 11, and one son, age 10. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and scrapbooking.
Mancuso, a representative in the Compliance department, has been with the company for 27 years. She was nominated by her co-workers for her knowledge, hard work and great attitude in assisting business capacity owners (BCOs). BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.
“Elaine is very BCO oriented. She has been with this company for 27 years and knows how critical BCOs are to the Landstar system. She’ll do anything to help them out,” said Brandi Bergesen, Mancuso’s manager in the Compliance department. “We’re lucky have to have someone like her.”
Mancuso is a native of Jacksonville. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and fishing.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens commended Stone and Mancuso on their excellent service to Landstar’s internal customers – independent Landstar agents and BCOs.
“Michelle and Elaine understand that the success of Landstar rests largely upon solid relationships with our agents and BCOs. These two consistently demonstrate the kind of positive attitude and people skills it takes to make that happen,” said Gerkens. “We are fortunate to have them as part of our team.”
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide. 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 Express America, Inc., 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. is a third-party logistics company, providing international and domestic multimodal (over-the-road, air, ocean and rail) transportation, contract logistics and warehousing 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.