Considering Landstar as a next step

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by IrreverentCrawfish, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Boondocker

    Boondocker Light Load Member

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    That plastic tee for the heater core cooks right above turbo and gets brittle. I stuck a galvanized back in
     
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  3. IrreverentCrawfish

    IrreverentCrawfish Light Load Member

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    The fact that they used a plastic tee instead of a brass one in an area like that makes me wonder about the build quality of the rest of the truck.
     
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  4. flood

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    I agree it's stupid. and the rubber hoses that run from it have a heatshield,,,,! it's bypassed for now and I will fix it right when I get home..
     
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  5. kindastupid

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    True. DUV was who I went through
     
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  6. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Me too.... RKY I think is a subagent or something which is who I’m domiciled to I think...
     
  7. kindastupid

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    I'm not even sure who I'm domiciled to. They did call me but I don't remember who it was. I was just coming out of orientation & my brain was already smoking. I'm in my 2nd week (4th load) & I think I'm really going to like it here. Still trying to figure things out but I'm doing ok to start out I think.
     
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  8. TomGodin

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    I spent over $40k on my truck in repairs 1st year, including an engine overhaul 6 mths and 50k miles into it. I looked it over well and had it dyno and blow by tested. I was also an ASE master tech on cars for over 10 years and had truck repair experience so I looked around a lot and thought I bought a good truck. It can definitely happen.
     
  9. IrreverentCrawfish

    IrreverentCrawfish Light Load Member

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    I've actually changed my mind on purchasing a truck to head to Landstar at the end of the year due to the fact that for a variety of reasons I won't be able to put away as much in savings as I had planned. I'm not comfortable buying a new truck that I'm stuck with and leasing onto a new carrier that I have no experience with if I don't have a significant amount in the bank. I'm thinking I may try to go over to ATS and do their 1 year lease program. That way I can rent a truck without putting up my savings as a down payment, and have the option to turn in the rental at will if the new carrier doesn't live up to my expectations. I know several people that have gone to ATS and been satisfied with their job and checks.
     
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  10. TomOfTx

    TomOfTx Road Train Member

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    Why not just get qualified with Landstar and then drive for a BCO. It will give you good insight into how Landstar works and then you can add your own truck on and become a BCO yourself later.

    Do not fall into one of these rental-lease programs that appear you can just walk away from without hurting you financially big time!
     
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  11. IrreverentCrawfish

    IrreverentCrawfish Light Load Member

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    I'm in a rental-lease right now at a different carrier, and believe me, I know the potential pitfalls. There's no chance I'd get into a rental lease without both I and my attorney scouring every word of the lease agreement to avoid the "surprises" that are all too common. I'm a firm believer that rental leases can be a good thing, but they can also be a huge albatross if you jump into the wrong one willy-nilly.
     
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