In the spring of 2003 the Carton Co. and Landstar Ranger provided essential transportation and logistical coordination services to assist the US Military during deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the first month alone Carton Co and Landstar coordinated hundreds of truckloads of equipment enabling many ocean-going vessels to get en route off of the Eastern Seaboard.
Landstar has been instrumental in supporting other large-scale government efforts. FEMA and Landstar have partnered up when southern states were devastated by Hurricanes. In August of 2005 Landstar provided trucks, trailers, and drivers to assist with disaster relief from Hurricane Katrina Complete with an on site logistical command center which was staffed by Landstar.