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Landstar Names Hess Employee of the Month

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June 15, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity, has named Judy Hess, a trainer at Landstar's Rockford, Illinois Service Center, Employee of the Month for June.

Hess tutors Landstar's independent sales agents on the company's proprietary computer program called L.E.A.D.S. - Landstar Electronic Administrative Dispatch System. Agents use L.E.A.D.S. for everything from dispatching trucks to authorizing cash advances. And Hess puts in long hours to ensure they're up to speed.

"Judy is highly regarded for helping agents establish a comfort level that helps them succeed," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "We appreciate the full-service support she provides our small business owners."

This is the fourth time Hess has been named Employee of the Month since joining Landstar in 1994. She and her husband Mel, live in Loves Park, Illinois. Together they have three daughters, two sons and nine grandchildren. In her spare time, Hess likes to work in her flower garden.

Landstar's carrier group is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc. and Landstar Ranger, Inc. and delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group is comprised of Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides 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 MarketĀ® under the symbol LSTR.