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Landstar Launches Mobile App For Freight Searches

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 16, 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 the launch of Landstar's Mobile App for Smartphones. With the new Mobile Application, Landstar BCOs, agents and employees will have the ability to search for loads or agents and perform status updates via mobile devices. The free Mobile App is available for download at the iPhone App Store, Android Market, and Windows Phone Marketplace.

"As more and more of our independent business capacity owners (BCOs) and agents started using their mobile devices to conduct load searches, we started developing an app to make it easier for those users," says Larry Thomas, Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

According to Thomas, the mobile communications market has undergone rapid change in recent years with the emergence of the smartphone, which combines voice with advanced Internet and multimedia capabilities.

"The Mobile site mimics the intranet site that Landstar BCOs use to find and select freight. It's fast and user friendly," says Thomas.

Utilizing the new app, users can identify Landstar Available Loads using specific and various search criteria, plus view load details including stops, accessorials and revenue breakdown. App features include user-controlled Search Favorites for repetitive and efficient searching, plus the ability to enter freight bill related Status Updates for In-Transit, Arrival/Departure locations, Loading/Unloading and Delivery time. Users can also set the load origin search criteria and in-transit location to their current location using their phone's GEO locator.

Since its launch on November 30, nearly 1,000 users have downloaded the new app.

The Mobile Application was developed by Landstar to enable its BCOs and agents to more efficiently and effectively operate their businesses using innovative technology.  Landstar has a long history of developing and supporting various technological tools for the use of its network of independent agents, third-party capacity providers and Landstar customers. In fact, Landstar made this year's InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology, for the 13th consecutive year. 

"We are committed to providing BCOs, agents and customers with the technological tools and support they need to succeed," said Landstar Chairman, President and CEO Henry Gerkens.  

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 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.

SOURCE Landstar System, Inc.

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