Landstar leasing process

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by PermanentTourist, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. PermanentTourist

    PermanentTourist Light Load Member

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    Hi guys

    I am buying a used truck and want to perhaps lease with Landstar. Do they provide assistance in obtaining plates, permits, IFTA, etc. or will I need to do all that myself? I'm quite new to this, any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    They will provide all that to you at your expense, deducted through your settlements.
     
  3. PermanentTourist

    PermanentTourist Light Load Member

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    That's still easier than doing it all myself. Another related question - if I buy a truck, is there a way to get a temporary license so I can bobtail it to a Landstar location and have them set it up? Or do I need to do all that from the location of the used truck before I can drive it?
     
  4. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    What do you mean "have them set it up"? Take your truck home. You'll need to go to an authorized inspection site for the 120 day inspection. They will mail your plates and credentials to you. You run paper logs for a week or so, until you can get to an installer for the Qualcomm. Beyond that they aren't going to need to see your truck.
     
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  5. thejackal

    thejackal Road Train Member

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    Hope u have a place to park your truck and their rrailer. The multimillion dollar company can't afford drop lots.
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Better get a lease offer before you buy,LS leases on less that 5% that apply.
     
  7. zx150

    zx150 Medium Load Member

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    When I bought my truck I had to get it home on my own dime.

    ALSO! Before your lease gets approved you need to pay for a Landstar DOT at one of their approved sites. It was about $140 for me and it was before I received my plates.

    You don't have to bring your truck to orientation. The only thing they need to do is put the ELD in your truck at an approved location.

    Also, if you're gunning for LS buy a truck 96 or newer so their ELD is guaranteed to work.

    Any other questions about the hiring process ask away.
     
  8. oicu812

    oicu812 Medium Load Member

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    I am just a couple steps away from leasing on, Hazmat, new physical and get a copy of my 2290 to them, but I am still a little unsure. I wonder if I'll have a difficult time finding loads to run over the weekends? I really hate to sit around for a day or two on a weekend if I have hours to run. Do any of you guys have a problem with this? If I book loads by Friday are there enough customers that are open on the weekends that you can pretty much keep moving?
     
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  10. HopeOverMope

    HopeOverMope Medium Load Member

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    Only way you'll end up with no load is if your waiting til the last minute on a friday to book your freight... and sometimes that is the case
     
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