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Landstar Earns Quest for Quality Awards from Logistics Management
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation and logistics services, is proud to announce that Landstar has been recognized as one of the leading transportation logistics providers in the industry in Logistics Management's 2012 Quest for Quality Awards Survey.

Landstar received three 2012 Quest for Quality Awards, ranking second in the Dry Freight Carriers category, fifth among Industrial & Heavy Haul Carriers, and fourth in the Third Party Logistics category.

Each year since 1983, Logistics Management has surveyed a representative sample of its readers to evaluate the transportation logistics service providers that they use. More than 4,700 buyers of transportation and logistics services cast their votes for the carriers and 3PLs providing outstanding service performance over the past year.   "Providers must receive a minimum number of reader responses to qualify for a win—at least five percent of the total base for the category," according to the magazine.

The survey ranks transportation service providers on five key criteria: On-time Performance, Value, Information Technology, Customer Service, and Equipment & Operations. A different set of criteria is used to judge companies in the third-party category. Third-party logistics providers are rated on the following attributes: Carrier Selection & Negotiation, Order Fulfillment, Transportation & Distribution, Inventory Management, and Logistics Information Systems.

"We are honored to be recognized again this year as a quality carrier and 3PL provider by Logistics Management and our customers," said Henry Gerkens, Landstar Chairman, President and CEO. "We are committed to providing our customers with flexible, cost-effective transportation logistics solutions and services to address their evolving supply chain needs.  We recognize the need to be responsive and proactive in today's economic environment."

For more information on the 29th annual survey results, visit

About Landstar:
Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions.  Landstar delivers safe, specialized transportation and logistics services to a broad range of customers worldwide utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity owners and employees. All Landstar transportation services companies are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standards and RC14001:2008 environmental, health, safety and security management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.

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Ginger Whitcher, Landstar System, Inc., +1-904-390-1457