Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity, has named Melissa Smith December Employee of the Month at the company's Rockford, Illinois, Service Center.
Smith, a coordinator in Automotive Operations, works to ensure the timely pick-up and delivery of automotive freight. Brad Beauchamp, an independent Landstar agent, praised Smith for the unique perspective she brings to the job.
"Melissa helps us handle and coordinate many unusual loads,” said Beauchamp. "She understands that agents have a vested interest in what we do and she takes the same approach."
"Melissa's professional demeanor and focus on solutions play a vital role in servicing both our internal and external customers,” said President and CEO Henry Gerkens. " We're fortunate to have her as part of the team.”
Smith joined Landstar in June 2000. She lives in Rockford and in her spare time likes to visit family and friends.
Landstar System, Inc. delivers 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 and third-party transportation capacity providers. Landstar's carrier group, which is comprised of Landstar Gemini, Inc., Landstar Inway, Inc., Landstar Ligon, Inc., Landstar Ranger, Inc. and Landstar Carrier Services, Inc., delivers excellence in complete over-the-road transportation services. Landstar's multimodal group, which 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.