Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Solectron Corporation , a leading provider of electronics manufacturing and integrated supply chain services, the 2005 M.U.S.T. Customer of the Year. The award was presented at Landstar’s annual convention held in Orlando, Florida, at the end of May.
M.U.S.T., or Mutual Understanding of Safety Together, is Landstar’s collaborative safety program that brings shippers together with Landstar representatives to develop safer working environments and effective delivery processes. The program is part of Landstar’s extensive outreach safety effort which includes employees, customers, Landstar’s independent network of capacity providers and agents, and the public at large. In addition to education, awareness and training programs, the company hosts a nationwide Safety Thursday conference call each month.
Solectron, together with independent Landstar Agent David Kocan and Landstar representatives, devised a method to protect a DVD kiosk system from shipping damage from the company’s facility in Creedmoor, North Carolina, to distribution points throughout the United States.
"I’m delighted Solectron was recognized by Landstar and I feel honored to be part of a unique partnership to promote workplace safety and strive for better results,” said Kocan.
"Landstar’s collaborative approach has enabled us to improve quality and delivery performance, which in turn enables Solectron to deliver quality products and services to our customers,” said Reid Thompson, Senior Director, International Logistics, Solectron.
"The M.U.S.T. award serves as an opportunity to recognize companies like Solectron who strive for excellence and are committed to safety, just like we are,” said Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens. "Solectron is to be congratulated for helping raise safety and efficiency standards.”
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation 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 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’s global logistics group, which is comprised of Landstar Global Logistics, Inc. and its subsidiaries Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides international and domestic multimodal (over-the-road, air, ocean and rail) transportation, expedited and contract logistics 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.