Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Michelle Wright and Sonja Latham the December Employees of the Month at the company’s service centers in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois, respectively.
Wright, a coordinator in the Operations department, has been with Landstar for nearly 19 years. Wright was nominated by a co-worker for her hard work and pleasant demeanor when dealing with any situation.
“Michelle is always the one who comes through for me and helps with anything that I need. She handles everything with patience and kindness, no matter what hectic situation is thrown at her,” said co-worker Jessica Ryden, an orientation coordinator in the BCO Orientation department. “I am very impressed with the professional and courteous manner in which she conducts her job.”
Wright, a native of Utica, New York, has lived in Jacksonville most of her life. She and her husband of 16 years, David, have a 16-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family camping and going to church.
Latham, a contract services representative in the BCO Services department, has been with Landstar for 20 years. She was nominated by her manager and co-workers for her excellent attitude and attention to detail.
“Sonja is always bright and cheery. No matter how her day is going, she answers every call with a smile on her face that people hear in her voice. Her attitude is contagious,” said Michelle Brummett, a manager in the BCO Services department. “She does her job well and there is never a “T” not crossed or an “I” not dotted.”
Latham is a native of the Rockford area. She and her husband of 13 years, Ron, have two sons ages 12 and 6. In her spare time, Sonja enjoys spending time with her family.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens commended Latham and Wright on their many years of dedicated service.
“Sonja and Michelle are examples of two longtime employees who demonstrate great zest and passion for their work,” said Gerkens. “A positive attitude is extremely important in delivering excellent service and we are lucky to have such exemplary employees.”
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation and logistics 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 and logistics capacity providers. Through its operating subsidiaries, Landstar delivers excellence in complete transportation logistics services and solutions. 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.