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Landstar Companies Earn 2001 Quest for Quality Awards

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October 5, 2001 Jacksonville, Florida (LSTR:NASDAQ) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first transportation services company, announced two of its wholly-owned subsidiaries earned Logistics Management & Distribution Report 2001 Quest for Quality Awards for delivering outstanding transportation services. Landstar Logistics, Inc. was one of five rail and intermodal companies in the Intermodal Marketing category and Landstar Ranger, Inc. was one of two truckload carriers in the Industrial and Heavy Haul category to earn the readers' choice awards.

"Landstar is built on delivering the best in safe, reliable transportation services," said Landstar President and CFO Henry Gerkens. "We're pleased to see our business capacity owners, agents and employees recognized for delivering quality service."

This is the 18th year the magazine has surveyed its readers to determine the best in transportation. Respondents rank each carrier's performance in categories including on-time performance, value, information technology, customer service, and equipment and operations. They also rank each category by importance. Landstar scored high in both performance, and equipment and operations.

"This study is more than a ranking of carriers, it is a tool for shippers, carriers and transportation providers striving for optimum performance across their supply chains," says Peter Bradley, editor in chief of the magazine.

These are not the first Quest for Quality awards Landstar has earned. Most recently Landstar was the only carrier in 2000 recognized in the Industrial and Heavy Haul division. The results of the magazine's 18th Annual Quest for Quality survey are published in the August issue of Logistics Management and Distribution Report.

Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first information and transportation company, is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Landstar's carrier group, comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group, comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., delivers excellence in expedited, contract logistics and intermodal transportation services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9002 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. trades stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol LSTR.