September 18, 2002 Jacksonville, FL - Landstar System, Inc., (NASDAQ: LSTR) a safety-first transportation capacity provider, announced today that Vincent Ruppel has been named Landstar Logistics Vice President, Carrier Procurement/Development. In his new position, Ruppel will be responsible for developing and enhancing relationships with railroads, and drayage and over-the-road carriers. He is also charged with developing programs that enable Landstar to leverage buying power with carriers and the initiation of new contract logistics projects.
"We're excited to have Vincent back on our team," said Landstar Logistics President Jim Hertwig. "His hands-on experience in the various aspects of our business will serve both Landstar and our customers well."
A graduate of Jersey City State College, Ruppel began his career in the transportation industry as a truck operator 25 years ago. He worked his way up through the ranks, serving in various executive positions for two of the nation's largest carriers and expediters. In 1998, he joined Landstar as Director of Business Development at Landstar Logistics then left to work at a Landstar Logistics agency in Cape Coral, Florida.
Ruppel is relocating to Jacksonville, Florida.
Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Landstar 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. The Landstar 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 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.