Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Amanda Forbes and Chris Knoppel April Employees of the Month at the company’s service centers in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois, respectively.
Forbes, a junior staff accountant in the Accounting department, has been with Landstar for eight years. She was nominated by her managers for her attention to detail and professional attitude.
“In a highly deadline-oriented environment, Amanda can be relied upon to work quickly and with intense focus. Her work consistently maintains a high level of accuracy, and she works in a methodical and well documented manner. She is very deserving of Employee of the Month recognition,” said Susan Mizner, a manager in the Accounting department.
Forbes is a native of Jacksonville. She and her husband, Paul, have been married one year. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and training dogs.
Knoppel, a coordinator in Heavy/Specialized Services, has been with Landstar since 1991. She was nominated by her supervisor and a Landstar BCO for her work ethic and willingness to assist in any way necessary. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.
“Chris is highly knowledgeable, organized and is a valuable asset to the company. She has a ‘can do’ work ethic no matter what is asked of her,” said Mark Harris, a supervisor in Heavy/ Specialized Services.
Knoppel was born in England and has lived in Rockford for 21 years. She and her husband, Jorgen, have been married 12 years. She has three children and one grandchild. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, walking her dogs and traveling.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens commended Forbes and Knoppel on their willingness to be team players and ability to take on any task.
“The talent and teamwork demonstrated by Amanda and Chris in their day-to-day work is commendable, and indicative of what makes Landstar a success,” said Gerkens. “We are fortunate to have them as part of the Landstar family.”
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 and logistics capacity providers. Through its operating subsidiaries, Landstar delivers excellence in complete transportation logistics services and solutions. 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.