Landstar

( 800) 872-9400

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Based on 25 Reviews

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
Freedom, great hometime,great earnings
Cons
None

Great company to work for if You know what you're doing. My suggestion, talk to some of long time Landstar BCO's,let them explain to you how Landstar system works. Sooner You got the knowledge it's better. That's where the money are.

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None
Cons
They don't pay you!

Have fun trying to get paid from this company. We hauled a load in February and STILL have yet to receive payment...even with numerous phone calls and emails....nothing.

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Pros
Schedule.
Cons
Liars. Passive Aggressive. Retaliation. Unknown processes and requirements. Bad communication. Cancel loads. Few driver protection. 50-75% of their loads not listed. Good ole boy system.

Landstar is a terrible company for the following reasons. They don't communicate, they just place your unit on hold and then you find out when you try to fuel or book a load. They lie and cannot follow their own words. They will tell you that you have 48 hours to give them a copy of repairs that you paid for but they want a copy, but will put you on hold in 12 hours. Their agents lie and constantly cancel loads even after receiving load confirmations. This company treats their drivers like crap.

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Pros
There are no pros to this company
Cons
This company is only for the company, they are looking for slave labor. Never home no pay.

If you go to work for this company, you will be sorry. It cost us several thousand dollars out of pocket just to go to work for them . Dont plan on ever being home. Their does not mention the 35% they take off the price given. They charge every driver for Insurance, Tag, Fuel, inspection, permits. And anything else they canake up. We worked there 7 weeks. Load after load cancelled after we were at location. A 1800.00 load after cancellation paid us 350.00 did not even pay fot the fuel to get there that we paid for out of pocket. We went in the hole, this happed 3 times. Then you have to wait to be paid if load canceled until they get paid as much as 90 days. We worked there 7 weeks brought home 2000.00 in seven weeks. And we wete hauling 3 to 4 loads a week. The rest was taken out in charges they took. So if you made 4000.00 you lucky if you get paid 1500.00 the rest is their 35% and fees they take. Then when we quit they sent us a bill saying we owed them $3200.00. I guess that was what they wanted us to pay them for working. This company will bankrupt you.. Stay away from tis pos company..

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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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Pay
$400,000 per Year
Position
Owner Operator
Trailer Type
Dry Van
Years of CDL Experience
2 Years
Location
Seale
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$2,000 per Year
Position
Owner Operator
Trailer Type
Dry Van
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Dublin, GA
Currently Employed at Company: No
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

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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