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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:
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...
I had a friend who went to work with landstar THEY SUCK. If your not grandfathered in ? DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. Fck landstar
Landstar has taken a nose dive in the last two years. You'll go broke pulling freight off their load board. They'll hire anyone now
Booked a load and these crooks took money from my pocket because their customer didn’t ship three pallets. This is a sad company, why does owner operators wanna give companies like this 35% of their money. Stand up drivers companies like this are garbage.
Getting started is slow at first, but once you get going it's about the best you can do anywhere. They let you be your own business without micromanaging what you do and yes you do have to wait to get a trailer out of orientation but they will pay you to go get that trailer. They are good about working with everyone. You truly have freedom here to make money.
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.Full Discussion
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.
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.