Landstar flatbed or stay with fedex freight?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Fupayme, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Fupayme

    Fupayme Bobtail Member

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    Hi my name is stupid and stupid has a question. I currently work for FedEx freight as a line haul driver (nights only) I drive 162 miles round trip and work the dock for 5,6 hours a night. Currently I make about 80-85k a year. In upcoming years as i move up the latter in seniority i can pick a better paying run over 500 miles a night and make around 115k a year. Home everyday off on weekends. But again I told you my name is stupid and I'm bored and want to buy a truck and pull flatbed at landstar. Now my question is about rates. I live in VA beach area and if I stay out 3 weeks a month and follow the money what are possibilities? Give me the scoop on what you flatbedders and step deck are averaging. I want to set up that s corp have the sun in my face and be my own boss again.
     
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  3. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    I think stupid would be stupid to give up FEDX job. However stupid is as stupid does.
     
  4. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Simply brilliant! Can I quote you on that?
     
  5. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    Yes. However, there is a small copyright fee.
     
  6. Fupayme

    Fupayme Bobtail Member

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    Stupid is bored and if stupid can make more money and have better tax loop holes like extra 401k deductions and pay myself per diem stupid is going to.
     
  7. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    <sigh> it's always something......
     
  8. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    I think stupid is stupid to think he is going to be an O/O and make more than stupid makes now. This is just stupid for stupid to do.
     
  9. RustyBolt

    RustyBolt Road Train Member

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    And every landstar driver I've spoke with lately wants to leave there for greener pastures. Problem is, there aren't any greener pastures. Just fields fertilized with a different brand of bull crap.

    I agree with the stupid replies above this stupid reply. Stay where you are stupid. Figure out a way to be happy and stupid at the same time.
     
  10. Just passing by

    Just passing by Road Train Member

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    Get a hobby. Volunteer at an old folkshome. Something.
    DO NOT abandon 80K for a "possibility".
     
  11. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    Money, security and happiness is relative to the individual. You won’t know ‘til you try.

    <— I’m with stupid

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