Landstar flatbed or stay with fedex freight?

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

  1. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

    4,903
    17,495
    Jun 1, 2019
    Valrico FL
    0
    I was thinking about dragging you into this too, glad you found it on your own lol. Op we are stupid to 99.9% of the people out there too lol
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Fupayme

    Fupayme Bobtail Member

    14
    33
    Nov 8, 2019
    0
    Fuel is listed. He might not have a truck payment. Health insurance sucks yes. But as far as taxes goes he has a HUGE advantage if he is an s corp. He can put waaaaay more in a solo 401k with a s corp than a self proprietor. Maintenance 300 bucks a week and all the other bs I'd say 3 or 400 a week maybe. Now his trailer ain't no joke. But I'm looking into something more simple in flat or step. I've had my own truck before that was paid for but I pulled containers and the pay wasnt good. Iij didnt know I was waaaaay greener than I am now.
     
    blairandgretchen and FlaSwampRat Thank this.
  4. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    18,517
    10,870
    Jul 6, 2009
    0
    Revenue is listed. Expenses aren't.

    Maint. Can be way higher then $300 a week.

    One truck I drove spent $10g in 2 months for a electric wire issue.
     
  5. Fupayme

    Fupayme Bobtail Member

    14
    33
    Nov 8, 2019
    0
    I'm speaking on avg.
     
  6. Tx Countryboy

    Tx Countryboy Road Train Member

    1,969
    4,369
    Sep 18, 2019
    0
    Lol some people didn't want to see that, they have been told that there is no money to be made .
     
  7. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

    3,022
    8,944
    Jan 9, 2012
    glasgow ky
    0

    Hey how you doing Lepton? Hope your recovery is going well. Best wishes to you.
     
    D.Tibbitt and FlaSwampRat Thank this.
  8. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

    2,748
    6,409
    Aug 19, 2012
    0
    I am not trying to talk anyone in or out as I don’t care what someone else does, but it can be done. My opinion had always been if you like your job and make nearly $100,000 keep working a job. If you don’t like it and have some sense and the desire to try it, go for it. I did not do it for the money, I wanted a change. The money came along in time, but money is not my top priority in life and hasn’t been in many years. 1950D340-D83B-402C-8465-F8F8CC4B9D4A.png
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
  9. Fupayme

    Fupayme Bobtail Member

    14
    33
    Nov 8, 2019
    0
    How often do you make it home putting up those numbers?
     
    FlaSwampRat Thanks this.
  10. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    5,085
    24,810
    Jul 1, 2018
    0
    I would 100% stay running local with FedEx. O/O is a rat race that continues to get worse. Way to many trucks out here competing for the same freight.

    You'll come out further ahead in the end with where your at now.

    Dont believe all the big numbers you read on here either... :oops:
     
  11. RustyBolt

    RustyBolt Road Train Member

    2,012
    3,151
    Feb 21, 2015
    Bement, IL
    0
    I "see" vans all over too. But I "talk" to the flatbedders because I'm a flatbedder and I load/unload at the same places they do.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted