Advice to new Landstar bco's booking loads

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by kanidana, Oct 20, 2023.

  1. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

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    On a drop and hook delivery always ask the agent about empty availability at the rcvr. I'm stranded in South Carolina for 3 days due to there being no empties and the receiver won't give an ETA for unload on my drop. That's just insane. I had a great week pre-planned and lost it all due to lack of empties. Just something I wish I knew before I booked this load. Also book ahead because if you wait, especially at the end of the week, zero freight until Monday. I was all excited about things. This very first load was a wake up call.
     
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  3. LOTSO

    LOTSO Medium Load Member

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    If it was supposed to be a D&H I would have dropped the loaded trailer. No MT's??? Oh, ok, I'll just go somewhere else to get an MT. Why sit around for 3 days? Here's another tip. Just because someone says there AREN'T any empties doesn't mean there aren't any. I've had guards tell me that and I ask if I can go and look anyway and end up finding one.
     
  4. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

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    I dropped the trailer and looked for empties. The load instructions were drop THEN wait 24 to 72 business hours for them to unload the trailer. I'm still stuck here without a trailer.
     
  5. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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    Least you priced it right if those were your instructions.
     
  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Check SOS board.
    Sometimes a breakdown on someone else will allow you to do that load.
    Or call other agents, some may let you haul with a trailer a few days and bring it back.
     
  7. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    Your 100% at fault for this one
     
  8. LOTSO

    LOTSO Medium Load Member

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    I've never heard of something this ridiculous. How could it go from a D&H to a wait a couple days...:dontknow:
     
  9. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

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    It wasn't worded in a way that made that clear. Here's what the rate con said: drop 24 to 48 hours. That's it. Sounds to me like I have 24 to 48 houirs to drop the trailer. It doesn't sound like I have to drop the trailer and wait for 24 to 48 hours. I could show you the rate con. That's all it says.
     
  10. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

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    And I've never heard of anything like this in the 12 years I've been doing this and this was my first load for Landstar. This sounds like a drop and hook where I have 24 to 48 hours to drop and hook the trailer not a drop then wait 24 to 48 hours for the trailer to be unloaded. Very tricky wording. I know now.
     
  11. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

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    As a matter of fact, almost all drop and hooks are referred to as drops the hook is always assumed in my experience.
     
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