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Landstar Earns Quest for Quality Awards from Logistics Management
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ-LSTR) -- Landstar System, Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation 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 2013 Quest for Quality Awards Survey.

Landstar received three 2013 Quest for Quality Awards – in the Truckload Industrial & Heavy Haul category, the Third Party Logistics Transportation Management Solutions category and in the Third Party Logistics Warehousing & Distribution Solutions 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 6,000 buyers of transportation and logistics services cast their votes for the carriers and 3PLs providing outstanding service performance over the past year.

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 categories. Third-party logistics providers are rated on the following attributes: Carrier Selection & Negotiation, Customer Service/Value Add (Warehousing & Distribution), Order Fulfillment, Transportation & Distribution, Inventory Management, and Logistics Information Systems.

"What makes the Quest for Quality Awards stand out in the market is the fact that the winners are determined by the readers of Logistics Management—the buyers of logistics and transportation services who put these carriers and service providers to work around the clock and around globe," said Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media, LLC., the publisher of Logistics Management.

"And when you consider the challenging operating environment in which our nation's transportation services providers have been operating over the past 12 months, our editorial staff agrees that walking away with a Quest for Quality Award in 2013 is nothing less than a tremendous achievement."

"We are honored to be recognized by Logistics Management and our customers as a quality carrier and 3PL provider," said Henry Gerkens, Landstar Chairman, President and CEO. "This recognition confirms the industry's confidence in Landstar's ability to provide excellence in transportation logistics solutions. We are committed to providing our customers with flexible, cost-effective solutions to address their needs in today's ever changing economic environment."

For more information on the 30th annual survey results, visit

About Landstar:
Landstar System, Inc. is a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services to a broad range of customers 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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