Landstar is getting cheap.

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by nightgunner, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. freightwipper

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    In the past yes but not anymore, that's why I left
     
  2. freightwipper

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    Gross after Landstar's cut
     
  3. freightwipper

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    I've got a reefer and am leased to a carrier doing my on thing, 90% pay.
    $1000+ a day $3-$4 a mile has been a piece of cake.
    Lastest week truck did over $4 a mile and $9,450 after carriers cut.

    So if I bring my truck to Landstar will I make 20%-30% more? $3.50-$5 a mile AFTER Landstar takes their 25%+?

    If the rates really are that good there I'd consider going but I've only ever heard they're cheap unless you've got a flatbed.
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

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    If it's not broken, why fix it?
     
  5. freightwipper

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    If you can do better why not? That's why I stopped being a company driver, why I left Schneider etc
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

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    I'd have to see what reefers are doing. I don't advocate having your own trailer, in the van world, because there is way too much pre loaded, and you cut yourself out of all of that with your own trailer.

    I do know there are some agents making a move on some refrigerated markets.
     
    freightwipper Thanks this.
  7. Dave_in_AZ

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    Reefer at a glance 200 mile radius Chitown. Most is $3 to $4.
    About half a dozen, maybe 8, that are from $5 to $9. Those are teams though.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

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    Take their load board webinar. You can see our board in real time, and they will do a search for you.
     
  9. freightwipper

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    How many miles are those $5-$9?
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

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    Take the webinar.
     
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