Landstar Questions

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by Brickman, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Autocar

    Autocar Road Train Member

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    I've only been doing flats, here, for a little over 2 years. Before my husband retired, we did van/drom combo AA&E for 12 years.
    90% of my loads come from the load board, although I do get repeat business from a number of Agents. Some actively track me and I send out blast emails with my where abouts and photos of my latest loads.
    It's a lot different to call someone that has a load and is looking for a truck, than calling someone that you hope has freight and is hopefully willing to put it on you.

    The real salesmen are the Agents. They not only have to sell the customer on LS, then they have to sell us, to pull the loads.
     
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  3. Sawmill2Driver

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    Does Landstar brokers give you Truck Route Directions to Shipper/Reciever address?
     
  4. LSAgentOZR

    LSAgentOZR Road Train Member

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    Not typically. Should, but we don't always have that information either. Most of what I do I do off google maps which is just as easy for you to pull up on your laptop or ipad.
     
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  5. Autocar

    Autocar Road Train Member

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    Does the phrase "Complete and accurate dispatch" ring a bell? :biggrin_25522:
     
  6. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

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    That's the only way to do it, is to double check the directions on something like google maps. With some of the people giving directions to places, they are OBVIOUSLY not familiar with truck routes. :biggrin_2551: There is a reason for the phrase 'Blond Star'!:biggrin_2559:
     
  7. truckfam

    truckfam Medium Load Member

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    We get calls and can't take the loads. We send the calls to Landstar, for now.
     
  8. Dewey120

    Dewey120 Road Train Member

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    What are the start up costs with Landstar when you first start with them? My tractor is paid off but do I have to put out money for registration, IFTA, base plate, etc. What kind of capital should I have saved up for those first couple of weeks?
     
  9. Autocar

    Autocar Road Train Member

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    No upfront money required. You can pull advances as soon as you book loads.
     
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  10. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

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    dumb question here but i see some trucks that look like company landstar trucks. are their company trucks?
     
  11. milskired

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