Landstar questions

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Rattlehead808, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. sugerfree

    sugerfree Bobtail Member

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    • im just going buy what west motor freight told me when I tried to lease on with them they told me no because my CSA score was 200 but I'm leased on to a company now and I asked corporate they said my csa score was no where near 100
     
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  3. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

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  4. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

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    Is the money going to be better with my own van or with a LS van?

    I'm prepared to haul their van for the first year.
     
  5. Pepper24

    Pepper24 Road Train Member

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    I personally found owning the trailer is a good return on a investment.A van trailer you can find at a responsible price the extra money made,and trailers maintenance is a lot lower.But the disadvantage at companies like Landstar is you will lose out on drop and hooks.
     
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  6. whoopNride

    whoopNride Road Train Member

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    That is a good question. You will lose out on some good drop/hook opportunity at times. It is not a big deal as long as freight is busy, there are plenty of loads, but in the winter/slow times being able to drop/hook can keep you from sitting.

    Example, this week my 3 loads are all drop/hook on one end, not both ends.
    2 of which pay very well, that I could not have done with my own trailer.
     
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  7. Blind Driver

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    I can park my trailer if need be. Might be easier to pull a company trailer for a few months
     
  8. D00Rswingin

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    LOL at mailbox numbers they send you.
    Do we get the neat little omnitracs sticker too?
     
  9. D00Rswingin

    D00Rswingin Bobtail Member

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    I watched a LandStar load board webcast
    Last week and the lady said always ask for the agent to break up the amount the load pays, if it shows there is no accessorials (for FSC) , so that the BCO can get 100% of that part.
    So is that something that most of you guys do, or you just take it as is.
    Thanks.
     
  10. jsnell

    jsnell Light Load Member

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    I always split out as much as I can get.
    Fuel, expedited, overnight, hm, stops, load unload, assist or count, any time I need a twic, or I know it will be difficult like an airport, cross dock or a show.
     
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