Lone Star Transportation

(855) 615-3178

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Based on 4 Reviews

Salary

Lone Star Transportation offers the following pay and benefits to its company drivers:

  • .40 to .50 cpm loaded or empty depending on verifiable OD experience
  • Tarp pay
  • Stop Off pay
  • No cost rider program
  • 401K
  • Paid vacations
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Flatbed Securement Training Available
  • Sign-On Bonus


Lone Star Transportation offers its owner operators the following pay and benefits:

  • 67% of the gross line haul for Tractor only. . . 8% for trailer
  • Weekly settlements
  • Fuel discounts
  • Fuel surcharge
  • No cost rider program
  • Tarp Pay
  • Maintenance Reserve Program

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  • Equipment and Maintenance
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Pros
equipment, red color, 401k
Cons
No home, time, subpar pay, driver facing cameras, audio recording in cab all the time, and they talk down to all drivers.

YOU WILL BE GONE Months at a time, when time to go home they will send you 1000 miles away from home to keep you from going home. Have to watch your pay closely too. Dont believe the guarentee pay bull, its a gimmick, nothing is free. Vacation time with them is only 5 days or they take your truck. Daseke ruined Lonestar Transportation.

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Pros
Good pay, good home time if you choose it, easy advancement
Cons
8 speeds, months out if on a project

Very much a family oriented company. Non-project loads average 500 miles to 1,500 miles. Not many multi stops. They keep you rolling.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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Pros
Decent miles. Better pay. Ok equipment
Cons
Canada. Canada. Canada. Canada. Canada

A company that doesn't treat you like dirt under their feet like most companies do. Just had a 10cpm raise for all drivers.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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Pros
Good equipment
Cons
Laredo terminal is a joke

There all right better than most of the company's I have worked for, some of there terminals are a bit over stocked with coffee cup holders.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes

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Pay
$52,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Fort Worth, Texas
Currently Employed at Company: No
Pay
$1,710 per Week
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Open deck
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Ft. Worth, TX
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$1,200 per Week
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
All
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$53,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
GAINESVILLE TX
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$45,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Specialized
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Burgaw, NC

Discussion


American-Trucker
My Experience with Lone Star Transportation

Lone Star is generally considered pretty good around here. They were real big into wind a few years ago. That has died out quite a bit. They moved to Ft W from original headquarters in Gainesville, TX a while back. They bought the old Ceramic Cooling Tower headquarters at 820 & Blue Mound Rd in Ft W. If you do well they will get you into over dimension . That is what I like best. Good luck!

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LeeBoy
Lone Star , Tmc , Melton questions.

You will make the most at lone star....hands down...also, you'll get real OD load training at lone star which will increase your earnings substantially.

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LeeBoy
Lone Star , Tmc , Melton questions.

I second this. Lone Star is like all companies, but overall it's a pretty great place to work...or it was a couple years ago. I made good money and got a lot of practical, valuable experience with them.

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Rockford
Lone Star bought out by Daseke

Lone Star transportation of Fort Worth, TX became the latest flatbed company to purchased by Daseke. Kind of reminds of the 1990s when Ameritruck Refrigerated Transportation bought out a bunch of reefer companies. No problems until they merged them all together into one company which then quickly went bankrupt. I was working for Thompson Bros Trucking out of Sioux Falls, SD when they were bought by Ameritruck. That was the end of several good companies. No idea if the same thing will happen in this situation. Anybody who works for any of the Daseke companies notice any changes? Hauling each other's freight or being dispatched by other companies when in each other's territories?

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