Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Shane McDavitt and Lois Johnson the December Employees of the Month at the company’s service centers in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois, respectively.
McDavitt, a staff accountant, has been with the company for 8 years. He was nominated for his willingness to assist people, resourcefulness and for providing excellent customer service.
“He goes above and beyond in everything he does. He does whatever is necessary to get the job done and produces high quality, very accurate information,” said Trudi Lawson, a Senior Manager in Accounting, who supervises McDavitt.
A Florida native, McDavitt moved to Jacksonville 9 years ago. He is married with one child.
Johnson is a part-time file clerk in the Business Capacity Owner (BCO) Services department. BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements. Johnson, who joined the company in December of 1995, was nominated by coworkers who describe her as the “backbone” of BCO Services. One of the many jobs for which Johnson is tasked is sending birthday cards to the more than 8,000 BCOs leased to Landstar.
“Lois is so kind and takes care of the entire department. She is always quick to assist when we ask for help,” said Michelle Brummett, Johnson’s supervisor in BCO Services. “Her commitment to our department is a huge asset and we appreciate all that she does for us.”
Johnson lives in Rockford and enjoys watching her grandchildren play sports and going on small trips with neighbors.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens applauded the work ethic of McDavitt and Johnson.
“Shane and Lois are model team members who exemplify Landstar’s focus on detail and customer service,” said Gerkens. “Their efforts are greatly appreciated.”
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers worldwide. 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 global logistics group, which is comprised of Landstar Global Logistics, Inc. and its subsidiaries Landstar Express America, Inc. and Landstar Logistics, Inc., provides international and domestic multimodal (over-the-road, air, ocean and rail) transportation, expedited, contract logistics and warehousing services. All Landstar operating companies are certified to ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.