June 22, 2000 Jacksonville, FL - Landstar System Inc., a safety-first transportation and information services company, announced today the expansion of operations at eFr8.com, an e-commerce, alert services website operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary Signature Technology Services Inc. ( STSI). To enhance the expansion efforts, the company appointed Sandi Edwards Vice President of Operations and Pamela Miller Director of Marketing Services.
"The additional expertise and industry knowledge of these two outstanding professionals will bring eFr8.com to a new level of customer service," said STSI President Jim Martin. "They are more than qualified to take on the challenges of growing our e-commerce products and services."
Edwards joined Landstar in 1977 and has served in various positions including Supervisor of Rates and Billing and Vice President of Administration. Most recently she served as Vice President, Credit Services. In her new position, Edwards will be responsible for website operations and continuing development of the eFr8.com site.
Miller joined Landstar in 1990 and most recently served as Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landstar System, Inc. Miller earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida, in Tampa. In her new position, Miller will be responsible for business development and customer service.
eFr8.com fills a growing industry need by utilizing the latest in e-commerce technology providing a faster, more convenient way to outsource additional capacity at competitive prices. The online freight information service alerts shippers in search of additional capacity and truck operators seeking to fill their excess capacity. The website enables users to pre-program a system of alerts to bring them results of their customized searches, even when they're not online. eFr8.com uses "push" technology to provide specific online searches for available freight or trucks, then delivers the information to users via phone, fax,e-mail or pager.
STSI, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, was formed with the express purpose of utilizing the latest in e-commerce technology to bring high quality goods and services to the marketplace. These innovative transportation-related products and services will be made available to STSI customers at prices that enable them to improve the overall efficiency of their business.
Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Landstar's 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. Landstar's 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 9002 quality management system standards. Landstar System, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.