Landstar Earns Top 100 3PL Provider and Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards from Inbound Logistics

Aug 02, 2011, 15:44 ET from Landstar System, Inc.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation, warehousing and logistics services, is proud to announce that Landstar has been recognized by Inbound Logistics as a Top 100 3PL. This is the ninth time Landstar has been recognized on this prestigious list acknowledging 3PL excellence. Landstar was also recognized by Inbound Logistics as eighth among the Readers' Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards for 2011.

"Our continued recognition by Inbound Logistics as a top 3PL provider is confirmation of Landstar's ability to provide excellence in transportation logistics solutions," said Henry Gerkens, Landstar Chairman, President and CEO. "We are pleased that the industry, in addition to our customers, recognizes our dedication to providing cost-effective, technology-based tools along with our extensive array of transportation services to address supply chain needs from basic transportation management to highly complex enterprise solutions."  

Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data against their readers' global supply chain and logistics challenges. Inbound Logistics editors selected this year's class of Top 100 3PLs from a pool of more than 300 companies. The service providers selected in the 2011 list are companies that, according to the magazine's editors, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience to meet readers' unique supply chain and logistics needs.

"One key driver in our selection process was how a logistics solutions provider enables scalability for its customers.  In today's economic climate, it is required that a 3PL produce direct savings for customers by optimizing a transport network, reducing an inventory-to-sales ratio, or advancing the order- to-cash cycle," said Felecia Stratton, Inbound Logistics Editor. "But it is just as important – in some cases more important – for a logistics partner to act as a business change agent, driving their customers' ability to match demand for their products more closely to supply, aligning enterprise operational performance to the larger economic trend. That is what Landstar does, and why we are happy to recognize it as a 2011 Top 100 3PL."

About Landstar:

Landstar System, Inc. is a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions.  Landstar delivers safe, specialized transportation, warehousing 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.

About Inbound Logistics:

Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at www.inboundlogistics.com.

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