September 9, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity, has named Lynette Blazier, an employee at Landstar's Rockford, Illinois, Service Center, Employee of the Month for September.
Blazier is an employee of exceptional quality - she's always willing to take on tasks outside of her normal responsibilities as an advance clerk. When she volunteered to help facilitate the exchange of Landstar trailers, Blazier impressed supervisor Jamie Lupke by swapping out 19 new trailers for old ones, in a two-month period.
"Lynette never passes on an opportunity to take on additional responsibilities," said Lepke, Landstar's supervisor of Freight Operations. "We appreciate and recognize the hard work she's done."
"Lynette proves that, with a little extra effort, everyone can have a positive impact on their company's success," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "It's her dedication to the Landstar family that makes Lynette such a valuable member of the team."
Blazier, who joined Landstar in January 2001, lives in Rockford. She likes to read, make handcrafts and entertain both children and adults with puppet shows.
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers throughout North America. The company identifies and fulfills shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents, business capacity owners, and other transportation capacity providers. The term, business capacity owner, refers to Landstar's independent contractors who operate a small business and provide the equipment necessary to haul freight.
Landstar's carrier group is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc. and delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides 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.