Landstar Appoints Thackston Vice President of Heavy Haul National Accounts

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April 3, 2001 Jacksonville, FL Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), a safety-first transportation and information services company, has appointed Wayne Thackston as Vice President of Heavy Haul National Accounts. In his new position, Thackston will oversee the marketing expansion of Landstar's open equipment and heavy haul transportation services.

Prior to joining Landstar, Thackston served 34 years with Trism, Inc., most recently as Vice President of National Accounts. During that time, his responsibilities also included field sales staff management, pricing strategies and quality customer service development. "Wayne is known by his peers for his vision, integrity, judgment and leadership skills, " said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Crowe. "Those qualities coupled with his wide range of experience in everything from operations to customer service make Wayne a valuable team player.">

Thackston is a Georgia native, and attended Georgia State University in Atlanta. He has served his entire career in the heavy and specialized carrier industry.

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 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock MarketĀ® under the symbol LSTR.