Landstar says truck and flatbed=73%=$2.25-2.30 a mile average loaded

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  1. kduvall

    kduvall Bobtail Member

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    it is fairly well customized as is. My late cousin Eric, RIP, died in bed at home....Set the spread up with a lift kit on the back axle for tight spots and empty tolls, has a hanging rack on the truck(Volvo 880) as well as a headboard on the trailer, has 24 I believe 4" straps and winders(he used to pull totes in oilfield) Getting a bit discouraged right now at the length of time it looks like its going to take to get rolling, but not giving up. Once in a lifetime opportunity for me. 05 880, 18, 3.25, rebuilt Cummins 565, 800K total. Trailer is 99 Transcraft Eagle. 40K for both, nothing down, 8% for 4 years. Like I said, I cant pass it up, its practically being given to me by family.
     
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  3. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    THere is a link somewhere on the homepage where you can do a truck search…..and i just play with it and you can put it different trailers and options……..I can't remember the number…I think it was like 8800 active…..
     
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    Scott72 Road Train Member

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    Mine is doing exactly that. They try twice and if they don't respond, they skip them is what I was told.
     
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  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I've done the same - not sure if it included trucks that were "Unavailable for load" or not. I thought it was closer to 10,000 when I started.
     
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    kduvall Bobtail Member

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  7. Hegemeister

    Hegemeister Road Train Member

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    I heard there is 3 thousand something open deck BCOs. Could be wrong.
     
  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    I have doubts about that figure. 2.25 ttt is a bit high. I'm not saying some guys aren't making that, but as a fleet average? I doubt it. Not trying to bash landstar, just saying they got the same problem we do at mercer. Some guys figure out how to make money and some don't. Those that don't figure it out drag the average numbers down.

    Is the potential there? Absolutely. But not everyone is smart enough, or willing to work to reach that potential.
     
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  9. sawmill

    sawmill Road Train Member

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    Just did a truck search. 8620 active BCOs and of that 1926 are step or flat.
     
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  10. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Ok I thought it was roughly 1800 platforms...not including rgn/dd,etc I thought the number was low.....I think there are more steps than flat also.......
     
  11. sawmill

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    You're right, there was about 900 flats and just over 1000 steps. And about 380 DD/RGN.
     
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