Jacksonville, Florida (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a safety-first non-asset based provider of transportation capacity and logistics services, has named Deborah Roberts and Gina Brannum the August Employees of the Month at the company’s service centers in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rockford, Illinois, respectively.
Roberts, a representative in the Compliance department, has been with Landstar since May of 2000. She was nominated by members of her department for her dependability, teamwork and pleasant attitude towards co-workers and business capacity owners (BCOs). BCO is Landstar’s term for the independent contractors who provide the company with transportation capacity under exclusive lease arrangements.
“Deborah has an excellent rapport with co-workers, BCOs and management,” said Stevie Dines, a supervisor in the Compliance department. “She’s a team player who always focuses on the job at hand and sees every task through to its completion, making sure the BCOs are always satisfied.”
Roberts, a native of Savannah, Georgia, has lived in Jacksonville since 2000. In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing and watching classic movies.
Brannum, an agent sales coordinator in Capacity Utilization, has been with Landstar since October of 2003. She was nominated by members of her department and a Landstar agent for her professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile for Landstar agents.
“Gina is dedicated to finding capacity solutions for agents and is willing to go the extra mile,” said Heather Keating, a manager in Capacity Utilization. “She is a team player who consistently goes above and beyond normal expectations.”
Brannum, a native of Carrollton, Illinois, has lived in the Rockford area for 24 years. She and her husband of 24 years, Bruce, have a 19-year-old son and a 14-year-old daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies and amusement parks and fishing.
Landstar President and CEO Henry Gerkens commended Roberts and Brannum on their dedication to providing top notch service to BCOs and agents. “The consistency that Deborah and Gina demonstrate in providing the best possible support to our BCO and agent families deserves high praise,” said Gerkens. “It’s this type of dedication that helps make Landstar the great company that it is.”
Landstar System, Inc. delivers safe, specialized transportation and logistics 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 and logistics capacity providers. Through its operating subsidiaries, Landstar delivers excellence in complete transportation logistics services and solutions. 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.