May 5, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based transportation capacity provider, has named 17 business capacity owners (BCOs) to the 2002 Class of Landstar Roadstars. The professional truck operators were recognized for their lifetime achievement at a dinner in their honor during Landstar's annual convention in Miami, Florida, this month. A Roadstar is the highest level of recognition in the Landstar system. The term "business capacity owner" refers to the small business owners who supply the company with the equipment used to haul freight.
Roadstars are honored for their consistently high levels of productivity, excellence in customer service and safety. Every member of the new class is a million mile safe driver. Only a select few are recognized each year - out of more than 7,000 Landstar BCOs, the 17 chosen raise the number of Landstar Roadstars to 249 since the company began presenting the award in 1990.
"We're proud to be associated with the BCOs who have earned this lifetime achievement award. They represent the best in safety and quality in the transportation industry," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "Roadstars understand the value of delivering the safest, most reliable transportation services available."
The Class of 2002 Roadstars are: Jon Barnes, Pensacola, Florida; Richard Bickel, Knoxville, Illinois; Charles Boyles, Billingsley, Alabama; Alan Buckman, Sr., Bryant Pond, Maine; Arthur Didde, Burnsville, Minnesota; Kenneth Gonyea, Sr., Lambertville, Michigan; Raymond Jay, Little Orleans, Maryland; Normand LaPointe, Sandy, Oregon; Don Lee, McKenzie, Alabama; Michael Magee, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; Otis Melton, Madisonville, Kentucky; Clarence Metzger, Jr., Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Gerald Nichols, Leeds, Alabama; Henry Rich, Seagrove, North Carolina; D.C. Smith, Denver, Colorado; Steven Tillett, Sulphur, Kentucky; Moses Torain, Chesapeake, Virginia.
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 safe 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 Market® under the symbol LSTR.