July 15, 2003 Jacksonville, Florida - Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity, has named Tammie Ireland, a Recruiting Coordinator at Landstar's Service Center in Rockford, Illinois, Employee of the Month for July.
Ireland often goes above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to keep new business capacity owners (BCO) on the road to success. When a holiday weekend interrupted orientation for new Landstar BCOs, Ireland secured a trailer and load to help one truck operator driver get started.
"Tammie recognizes that productivity is the key to meeting the needs of our small business owners," said Landstar President and COO Henry Gerkens. "She goes the distance and we're proud she's part of the Landstar team."
Ireland, who lives in Rockford, has been with Landstar for 12 years. She and her husband, David, are the proud grandparents of one grandchild, with two more on the way.
Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset-based provider of transportation capacity delivering safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers throughout North America. The company identifies and fulfills shippers' needs through the coordination of individual businesses comprised of independent sales agents, business capacity owners, and other transportation capacity providers. The term, business capacity owner, refers to Landstar's independent contractors who operate a small business and provide the equipment necessary to haul freight.
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 Market® under the symbol LSTR.