Landstar

( 800) 872-9400

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Salary

The Glassdoor.com average salary for an owner operator at Landstar System is $81,162 per year.


Landstar System only hires owner operators and offers them the following benefits:


  • Discount Medical Plan
  • Load Board you pick your own freight off of

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Pros
Cons
Harassment

A Landstar representative tried to force me to drive 13 hours/ day to meet a deadline. When I explained it was unsafe and against the law he got rude and became extremely hostile. Went on to play on my call- calling back to back.

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Pros
Good agents.
Cons
no cons

Best company to work for.Very organized management . Good loads, pay check is good too. Can make great money. Always good connection and communication with an agents.

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Pros
I make my own schedule
Cons
bad loads, bad leadership, terrible support, they basically don't give a damn about their BCOs

Landstar does not care about its BCOs (OO drivers). Landstar only cares about its own money. Customer service is a joke. My truck was loaded with my assigned load, and then the load of the other truck that broke down, and could not make it. So I took two loads, full to the doors, and not one cent more. For more than 2 weeks they refused to respond, and then send me an email with less than 8 words. Their management and advisors are worthless. It is a Good Ole Boy system. Their load board sucks. Their brokers lie. Terrible company to work for.

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Pros
Good Pay in the good times
Cons
Expensive company drivers make it impossible to get new customers

The biggest issue with Landstar drivers is that they have an inflated idea of what rates are supposed to be- the average right now in the United States is about 2.12 per mile for van freight- but almost every single company driver will not move a load for under 3 bucks per mile?? how do they expect to get more money than the rest of the drivers are running for? it is killing the industry...

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Pros
Suck
Cons
Suck

I had a friend who went to work with landstar THEY SUCK. If your not grandfathered in ? DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. Fck landstar

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Pay
$100,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Low Boy
Years of CDL Experience
2 Years
Location
Chicago, IL
Pay
$165,000 per Year
Position
Owner Operator
Trailer Type
Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
FL
Currently Employed at Company: No
Pay
$850,000 per Year
Position
Owner Operator
Trailer Type
Dry Van/Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
2 Years
Location
Atlanta, GA
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$225,000 per Year
Position
Owner Operator
Trailer Type
VAN
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Pay
$8,300 per Week
Position
Owner Operator
Trailer Type
Van
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Dallas,TX

Discussion


speedyk
landstar, mercer, malone, ats??

Well at Landstar it's all about safety. As long as your safe, stay out of trouble, and pass your 120 day inspections there will be no recourse of your time off. That's your business to run as you see fit. Take a few weeks off, and get back on the road covering loads when your ready, true self dispatch.

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speedyk
landstar, mercer, malone, ats??

I regularly take ten days or two weeks off. Thing is, if you do that you have to be prepared to make up for it when you go back out...the fixed expenses like insurance keep going even if you're at the house, just like if you had your own authority. It's funny to me how some guys get all the way through the process of coming on board to LS and still don't get that they have to be in charge of their business...they fail to understand that as long as the safety rules are followed then LS will never call...not to check on you, not to help, they call for nothing...until you screw up.

On the other hand sometimes guys who are curious about LS and who have been beaten down by years of working for a 'hold your hand' nanny company think you're BS'ing them when you tell them they can make all the decisions for themself with no intervention. They think it sounds like utopia. You have to be self disciplined here. It's very easy to get in a rut of sitting at home if you're accustomed to someone telling you when you need to go back out...one day turns into two or three and into a week very quickly.

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Bro_Dave
My Experience with Landstar

I seem to be averaging 4 loads per week. What do you mean by percentages? 
For example, the load I am on now was 368 mi and paid $2.43/mi. The line haul was $840.00 . So I get 65% of that or $546.00. Plus I get 100% of the fuel surcharge which is $54.00.
My gross (1099) revenue this week is $3200 which I am happy with. That's on 2500 miles (hub miles). I would say it's a little low but right now its survival mode so I take what I can get and am not too picky right now.
I have a philosophy. My last carrier paid roughly $1.00 a mile plus fuel surcharge and I was making money so I know that if I can do that then I'll be good. (Now they paid on short miles and only paid $0.85 for deadhead miles unless the deadhead was over 150 mi then I got FS. Now at Landstar I pay myself on hub miles all miles).
Next week will be $3700 gross to the truck. 
So I feel like I'm doing fine and looking forward to when rates pick up. It is pretty rough out there but I look at it as a challenge.
That's what I like about Landstar is the challenge. I really don't want a job that's easy. I want to be challenged.

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