Landstar Questions

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

  1. W9onTime

    W9onTime Heavy Load Member

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    The thing about the Landstar load board is , when freight gets abundant the rates skyrocket fast , shippers know that’s the only way the freight moves .
    Rates are great right now , don’t go taking on big payments yet , I’m worried they can drop just as fast .
    Let’s just bank some big checks and hope the rates hold , take it for what it’s worth
     
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  2. Erod2018

    Erod2018 Bobtail Member

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    well it was a new company started with 1 driver then 2 and so on and 5 years later here we are and I was the second driver that started and yes its hectic at times and the my cell not stops ringing
     
  3. VanDammem

    VanDammem Bobtail Member

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    It sounds like you can still make a good profit doing Dry Van there even at 65% (using Landstar TRL) . The application approval process takes longer than a lot of other joints, but maybe it will be worth it, eh.
     
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  4. VanDammem

    VanDammem Bobtail Member

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    HAHAHA Yeah those old fools bring me down, they complain, that's why I don't eat at the country pride or iron skillet. And also the food sucks.
     
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  5. ladiesman304

    ladiesman304 Light Load Member

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    I got out of orientation on Thursday. And my first load pays what i use to make in a month at Swift. So far I'm happy
     
  6. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    You pulling van or open deck?
     
  7. ladiesman304

    ladiesman304 Light Load Member

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    Van. Im not ready for flatbed yet
     
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  8. ladiesman304

    ladiesman304 Light Load Member

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    So what I've learned this week is don't book loads within 4 hours of each other or make sure that there is a huge pick up window on your next load. So far every place that I've loaded or unloaded from has taken more than 3 hours
     
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  9. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    Dang. That sucks. 95% of the time I'm in & out in 2 hrs or less.
     
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  10. ladiesman304

    ladiesman304 Light Load Member

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    I had a drop & hook that was quick. But i had 10 pallets of chips at the Walmart distribution center in buckeye, az today and it took them 5 hours
     
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