JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ-LSTR) Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation and logistics services, announced it is the world's second largest specialized transport company according to International Cranes and Specialized Transport (IC) magazine. 2011 is the second consecutive year Landstar has been recognized as second among the publication's "Transport 50 listing of the world's largest specialized transport companies."
"We are pleased that we have been able to retain our status among the world's leaders in the specialized transport industry," said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens. "We are even more proud of the long history we have of serving our customers with the heavy haul and specialized transport they require. While this is just one of the many transportation logistics and supply chain solutions Landstar offers, this recognition is a reflection of the expertise and capabilities that Landstar brings to customers every day. The ranking results from the overall skills and dedication of Landstar's independent sales agents, third-party capacity providers and employees."
The magazine's listing of the world's largest specialized transport companies is ranked by the total maximum carrying capacity of the specialized transport equipment fleet. Landstar has more than 600 pieces of highly specialized freight equipment and over 1,700 stepdeck and 1,400 flatbed trailers available throughout North America. With a staff of seasoned professionals ready to serve, Landstar is uniquely equipped to handle any customer's specialized transportation needs.
International Cranes and Specialized Transport is the leading international magazine for the lifting and specialized transport industry. The seventh annual "IC Transport 50" list appears in the magazine's August 2011 edition.
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 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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