Landstar leasing process

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

  1. PermanentTourist

    PermanentTourist Light Load Member

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    I thought for a minute you were making a joke about bobtail hunting, as in deer.
     
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  2. Learning the game

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    What's the requirements for lands tar bco program,? I'm debating on Putting a truck on with them and hire a driver? TI any of you guys that, leased your equipment (truck/trailer ) to landstar, is this at all possible, and still generate revenue, after you paid all expenses, ando driver?
     
  3. csw1818

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    if your quick about getting loads you can still be profitable. plenty of decent loads around $1.80-2.00 a mile but you as the owner and the driver as the operator both have to go to orientation. I definitely recommend the owner to go first as for the requirements I don't remember go to their website
     
  4. Learning the game

    Learning the game Light Load Member

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    Thanks what's a good amount to pay my driver? Percentage wise?, ando come wise? Thanks
     
  5. HopeOverMope

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    Look, not to jump into your deal. But you seem to ask very novice questions to be an owner. USUALLY owners are owners because they've already experienced the reality of the questions you ask. Think one truck first, then two, then more etc. they hire drivers because they HAVE a system that worked for the first one so they try to duplicate it and grow more business.

    With that being said; you can make good money at LS. Real good... (;) if your quick, fast, and in tune with your emails/lanes/ geographical SENSE. You must work the hell out of your emails to be profitable enough to actually pay a driver LEGALLY on a W-2. Ok.

    Great loads last 10-30 seconds. ($3 plus)
    Good loads lasts 30 seconds to 3 minutes($2.50/$3)
    Decent loads last 2 minutes to about 15 minutes($2.00/$2.50)
    Average loads last 5 mins to an hour ($1.80-$2.25)
    All the left overs will hang around on the board until coverd by BCO or outside carrier ($1.00-$1.85)

    I don't work for LS no more so is doesn't really matter for me to put this out. I was with LS from 2013-2017. Did real well in my opinion. But I was sharp and provided excellent service-
     
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  6. Learning the game

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    Thanks, could you send me your email, so I can communicate with your dir3ct, got some questions in regards to starting a small fleet with Landstar.? Thanks
     
  7. HopeOverMope

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    What do you want know? Consulting is big business lol
     
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    Are there a lot of loads on the West coast on that load board, I was thinking of setting it up so My driver can run regional, from So. CAL and back.
    I know interstate has a lot of west coast freight, but not to sure about land star, but of course where picking our own freight
     
  10. HopeOverMope

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    Well, west coast is a tough cookie. To stay in the west coast at LS almost always means lower revenue. I'm pretty sure the guys that live there make their money else where and on the haul coming home. Not on the way out;


    Now- as an owner AND driver you MIGHT be able to well working the L.A area on short hauls with the occasional long haul out n back. But squeeze in paying a driver on W-2 plus workmanship comp and fica... tough tough I say. Slim profits

    But out there you may really want to considering specializing in some niche' that has a demand or plan on long haul. This is my opinion. I dreaded taking loads west unless I made a killing going in. Because chance were that I'd get stuck doing the "western shuffle" for a little while til I found something worthwhile coming out that didn't destroy my pride.

    The west is tougher on trucks, more mountainous ='ing more fuel spent/ more wear and tear etc/ less demand more trucks, extreme competition for P-nuts

    (With few exceptions of course) I've made great money hauling trade show stuff on a flatbed going from Seattle to L.A / and L.A back north

    BUT THIS IS THE EXCEPTION!!

    Reefer guys might see it different / van guys probably don't see it different either
     
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