Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Robin Boardman and Chari Keller the January Employees of the Month at the company's service centers in Rockford, Illinois and Jacksonville, Florida, respectively.
Boardman, a customer service representative in Freight Operations for the Landstar Carrier Group of companies, has been with Landstar since March of 1997. She was nominated by two of her co-workers and a Landstar business capacity owner (BCO). BCO is Landstar's term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.
"During the holidays when most people are in too big of a hurry, Robin went above and beyond in assisting me with a problem,” said Landstar BCO Robert Symonds. “She should be complimented on her customer service and her work ethic. I owe her a big thank you.”
Those who work with Boardman describe her as a hard working individual who always goes the extra mile to help people.
Boardman is a native of Rockford, where she currently lives with her family. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Keller, a supervisor in the BCO Recruiting and Retention department for Landstar Express America, has been with Landstar nine years. She was nominated by the director of the department, who said she plays a vital role in the company.
"Chari exemplifies what a Landstar employee is all about,” said Darin Mark, the director of Landstar Express America BCO Recruiting and Retention. “Chari possesses the ability to work with others along with a passion to help our BCOs succeed.
Keller is a native of Jacksonville, where she lives with her husband of 18 years, Matt, and 16-year-old son, Robbie. In her spare time she enjoys riding motorcycles and playing golf video games and poker with her family.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens applauded the work ethic of Boardman and Keller.
"Robin and Chari are team players who focus on details to provide the best possible customer service,” said Gerkens. “Landstar is fortunate to have two such outstanding employees. ”
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, contract logistics and warehousing 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.