Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Rhonda Burke and Janet Groth the October Employees of the Month at the company’s service centers in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois, respectively.
Burke is a lead analyst in the Trade Payables department for Landstar Express America, a Landstar Global Logistics company. She joined Landstar in 2002. This month she was nominated by her manager for her excellent work ethic and positive, pleasant outlook.
“Rhonda continuously goes out of her way to seek resolution to issues and communicates professionally and courteously to everyone she comes into contact with,” said Stephany Durham, a manager in Trade Payables. ”I have received numerous emails praising Rhonda for her hard work and diligence.”
Burke was born and raised in Jacksonville. She has two daughters, ages 17 and 9. In her spare time, Burke enjoys following Florida Gator football and spending time with her family and friends.
Groth, an advisor to Landstar business capacity owners (BCOs), has been with the Landstar Carrier Group since September of 2006. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements. Groth was nominated by two managers in BCO Services, a coworker and a BCO for going above and beyond to help resolve a difficult situation.
“Janet is special to me and my family for helping us through a rough time with my truck,” said Landstar BCO James Harris. “I consider her a good friend and great business acquaintance and look forward to working with her more in the future.”
Groth, a native of Chicago, lives in the Rockford area. She and her husband, Jim, have been married for 19 years and have two daughters, ages 18 and 16. In her spare time, she enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and taking care of the family’s many animals.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens commended Burke and Groth for their positive attitudes and willingness to go the extra mile to help others.
“These two employees exemplify the dedication, positive approach and compassion for others that make this company successful,” said Gerkens. “Landstar is proud to showcase Janet and Rhonda as our Employees of the Month”
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 subsidiary Landstar Express America, 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.