Landstar Questions

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

  1. tirednaz

    tirednaz Heavy Load Member

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    IMO, yes. As a new BCO you will be required to put an EBOR in your truck. Landstar will give you the unit and pay for installation.
     
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  3. Vegas Reaper

    Vegas Reaper Light Load Member

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    Well, its been a year since I had to give up my truck and dealing with a screwed up finance situation and leave Landstar. I was curious, have the rates on the board gone up in California to any noticeable extent since all the CARB stuff has kicked in? I might have a chance to get another truck in the near future and seeing if I should just hang my hat back in the Midwest with a dirty motor cash truck or if Cali is worth the stretch for a truck payment again. Gut is telling me cash truck but still curious about Cali rates.
     
  4. Dewey120

    Dewey120 Road Train Member

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    I did not notice any difference in the rate for California loads but there seems to be more available now which is frustrating for a guy like me. My 2006 engine has me doing that low mile provision and I am getting my ducks in order to apply for financing with Daimler Truck Financial so I can opt in for the good faith provision.
     
  5. Vegas Reaper

    Vegas Reaper Light Load Member

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    so no real difference in loads rates coming or going but just more of them. That's a quandary haha. Just keep an eye on things and see what pops when I get closer to decision time. Thanks for the input.
     
  6. 2wildT

    2wildT Light Load Member

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    Picked the truck up on your authority, or under Landstar's? I'm currently with Dart and looking at moving to LS.
    My mentor suggested it would be best to leave the truck there since I'm only two years into the lease and bring
    another truck of my choosing over there. Looking into my options to make that happen. I've spoken to a LS
    recruiter, and she suggested using Arrow. I've see others here suggest Lone Mountain. If by chance you moved
    over on Landstar's authority, I presume you still had to have the 2290 and insurance paid first before hand?
    I don't want a lag in the transition, how did you time things out at Landstar to prevent one........what I'm asking
    I guess is Landstar let you go through the application process and orientation without actually having a truck to
    drive? As you stated, and I agree, I don' want or need another truck unless I'm sure I've made the cut. Dart's
    lease is a walk away, just a matter of where they want the truck turned in at. So timing would be everything.

     
  7. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    You would want to get qualified and approved by Landstar first, pick out a truck and be approved for financing and go ahead and have a new lease Landstar inspection done on it. Since you're in the southeast, the do orientation in Jefferson GA and St Augustine FL twice a week, most weeks. Go to orientation, then go pick up your truck from the dealer ready to go. That's how finch did it, it seems, and how I would do it as well. As a new purchase, you should have the typical grace period for the 2290, although it won't be much at this time of year, maybe $175. I would recommend shopping around for your physical damage as Landstar is pretty expensive. I use OOIDA and have for over a decade. Every other insurance, you'll need to buy through Landstar and it will come out of your settlements.
     
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  8. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

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    I hate to tell you this but to get the good faith provision you needed to apply before January 1[SUP]st[/SUP] for financing to have a filter installed.

    From http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel...g-good-faith-efforts-to-meet-regulations.aspx

     
  9. Dewey120

    Dewey120 Road Train Member

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    How about the small fleet option (phase-in)? Where I can have one truck with a DPF and one without.
     
  10. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

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    OOIDA has a document at https://www.ooida.com/IssuesActions/Regulatory/Resources/CARB.asp that covers the CARB regulations.

    Their article that covers the small fleet compliance is at https://www.ooida.com/IssuesActions/Regulatory/Resources/docs/CARB/CARBsmallfleet_comp.pdf.

    According to http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel...g-good-faith-efforts-to-meet-regulations.aspx even with the small fleet exemption at least one truck needs to be fitted with a filter before January 1[SUP]st[/SUP] 2014.

    FYI, you stated before that you were using the mileage exemption. Many users read that as allowing for up to 5,000 miles to be run in California but it does not. It says that if the truck runs a total of 5,000 mile anywhere it is exempt (it was intended for farm vehicles for the most part). There is only a 1,000 mileage exemption for OTR trucks and you need to notify CARB that you are using the exemption. From http://www.landlinemag.com/Story.aspx?StoryID=26203#.UwZ_wnCYamQ..........

     
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  11. Dewey120

    Dewey120 Road Train Member

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    I reported my truck to CARB in December and picked the low mileage provision. I was crossing my fingers that CARB would raise the 1K to 5K but it looks like I will pay some kind of fine as soon as they audit my CA total miles
     
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