Landstar Appoints Thackston Vice President of Heavy Haul National Accounts

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Landstar System, Inc.

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
 Landstar System, Inc. (Nasdaq: LSTR), a safety-first transportation and
 information services company, has appointed Wayne Thackston as Vice President
 of Heavy Haul National Accounts.  In his new position, Thackston will oversee
 the marketing expansion of Landstar's open equipment and heavy haul
 transportation services.
     Prior to joining Landstar, Thackston served 34 years with Trism, Inc.,
 most recently as Vice President of National Accounts.  During that time, his
 responsibilities also included field sales staff management, pricing
 strategies and quality customer service development.  "Wayne is known by his
 peers for his vision, integrity, judgment and leadership skills," said
 Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Crowe.  "Those qualities coupled
 with his wide range of experience in everything from operations to customer
 service make Wayne a valuable team player."
     Thackston is a Georgia native and attended Georgia State University in
 Atlanta.  He has served his entire career in the heavy and specialized carrier
 industry.
     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(R) under the symbol
 LSTR.
 
 

SOURCE Landstar System, Inc.
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ --
 Landstar System, Inc. (Nasdaq: LSTR), a safety-first transportation and
 information services company, has appointed Wayne Thackston as Vice President
 of Heavy Haul National Accounts.  In his new position, Thackston will oversee
 the marketing expansion of Landstar's open equipment and heavy haul
 transportation services.
     Prior to joining Landstar, Thackston served 34 years with Trism, Inc.,
 most recently as Vice President of National Accounts.  During that time, his
 responsibilities also included field sales staff management, pricing
 strategies and quality customer service development.  "Wayne is known by his
 peers for his vision, integrity, judgment and leadership skills," said
 Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Crowe.  "Those qualities coupled
 with his wide range of experience in everything from operations to customer
 service make Wayne a valuable team player."
     Thackston is a Georgia native and attended Georgia State University in
 Atlanta.  He has served his entire career in the heavy and specialized carrier
 industry.
     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(R) under the symbol
 LSTR.
 
 SOURCE  Landstar System, Inc.