Landstar Questions

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

  1. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    Here's the list of authorized sites in NY:


    BLASDELL, NY LAKE SHORE TRK/TRL-BUFFALO "SHARED SITE" 716 827 4884
    CONKLIN, NY LAING INDUSTRIES, INC. "SHARED SITE" (607) 775-9776
    CORFU, NY TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA #194 "SHARED SITE" (585) 599-4577
    DANSVILLE, NY TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA #208 "SHARED SITE" 585 335 6023
    FULTONVILLE, NY TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA #209 "SHARED SITE" 518 853 3411
    PLATTSBURGH, NY ESPOSITO & SONS FREIGHTLINER "SHARED SITE" 800-639-2620
    WATERLOO, NY PETRO LUBE #371 "SHARED SITE" 315 220 6577
     
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  3. Loke

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    Six weeks on the nose. They check EVERYTHING lol! The sixth week though was really because I had to replace the brake pads on my drives. But really 5 weeks seemed to be the average for guys who could remember.
     
  4. hutch311

    hutch311 Bobtail Member

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    I hear plenty of people on this subject saying that Landstar is not a good company,pay wise for the time involved. I talk to O/O with Landstar and they quote me that they take home,after all the expenses are paid- tolls-truck payment-fuel after fuel surcharge-tires-oil change and whatever, $150,00-$225,000 depending how much time they want to be on the road. I don't know who to believe.
     
  5. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    Well it's certainly not for everyone. I think the biggest factor in failure is guys who gained all the experience they have in working for someone else and think that it's enough to become a businessman...or even worse get into it not realizing that their job is to be a businessman who happens to also drive a truck. Amazes me how many people get some miles behind them and think they can operate a business. Truth be told the time spent driving is the relaxing part of the job. The actual work is done behind the scenes.

    So some say "Yes but I know 'how to run a business' and had to leave because of ZYZ"....Well, sometimes the timing of bad conditions and bad luck cause that. So not eveyone who has to leave LS has failed. Landstar is very picky on who they bring on but they are still guilty of bringing on people that do not have the aptitude for this business. I think it's just the nature of a large carrier. Look at the revolving door at the mega fleets. LS has a different version of it...just more experienced guys who have more personally at stake. The guy who is an excellent comapny driver may not be worth a crap at running a business. Guess you never know if you don't try though.

    And keep in mind everyone has different circumstances...If I was paying for the house in the suburbs and had a mountain of bills and was drowning in debt like lots of people do I woudn't be able to make it at LS. I take off at least 10-12 days evey month, usually more than that. That is more important to me than keeping up with the Jones'. Unlike other carriers who fleece people into a LP program with identical trucks eveyone here has a different truck with differerent specs so comparing truck expenses is irrelevant. A guy who grosses $225K may stand to make a lot less at the end of the year than the guy who only grosses $100K if he isn't managing his business properly. It has more to do with the ability to control costs than it does with finding high paying loads.

    Bottom line is it is a whole lot bigger picture than I think most people give it credit for being.
    Does it work for me? Absolutely. But I went into it with eyes wide open, I was almost looking for reasons to talk myself out of doing it rather than trying to justify it.
     
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  6. devildog3531

    devildog3531 Light Load Member

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    Just got my approval for hire today. Got my truck inspection same place that sold it to me.
     
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  7. le4e

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    What's up guys
    live in Arkansas, thinking about landstar teaming. any get drop and hooks out of TX or across the 40 and 10 to so called? thx
     
  8. torotat66

    torotat66 Bobtail Member

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    Having read most of this thread, I have a question. I have my tractor and dry van, am averaging between 1.40 and 1.80 per mile and pay my carrier 17%. Settlements are between 2,400.00 and 2,800.00 weekly. That is after fuel and insurance. Truck and trailer payments are 2,300.00/month. The only thing I see that would make me think of moving to Landstar would be fuel discounts. I pay pump price less .05 at Love's and TA. Is the fuel discounts that much greater to justify switching over? Also, other discounts, tires, maintenance? Thanks guys.
     
  9. devildog3531

    devildog3531 Light Load Member

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    Will be starting orientation on the 4th. Really need a seasoned vet for advice as far as what to expect and keys to success at landstar.
     
  10. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    I think the question you need to ask yourself is you're giving up 17% of what? Would 28% of LS rates combined with LCAPP fuel be better? You have to know what the gross money is to compare. LS fuel discounts are more like $0.20 at Love's, $0.25 at PFJ and between $0.30-$0.40 off at TA/Petro.
     
  11. devildog3531

    devildog3531 Light Load Member

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    Hey what's this is hear about SNI choice being better than landstar??? 1wk from orientation and all the gossip starts. I have to realize that this industry is full of the most liers, bull ###tters and over exaggeraters ever.
     
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