Landstar So Far

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by Dave_in_AZ, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Definitely the best place to work. Best place I have worked anyway.

    Good parts-

    Good freight / good money / they leave you alone.

    Bad parts-

    Very little help from the front office. You figure everything out for yourself.

    Agents-
    I've been there 6 weeks now, and have 3 outstanding agents calling me directly with good freight, sometimes really good freight, and have to turn it down sometimes.

    I've dealt with 10 agents now-
    4 are outstanding. Just pro's through & through.
    3 are very good.
    1 was " Praise God on everything" and somewhat slimy from Florida.
    1 was a gangster from Southern California and very slimy.
    1 was scum of the earth drug addict female based out of Reno.

    Good luck all. Be safe.

    It is the best company without question. Wished I had 6 more trucks they'd never stop lol.
     
  2. SGIT

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    Are you hiring?
     
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  3. Mr&MrsPete

    Mr&MrsPete Medium Load Member

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    Im a former Landstar agent. What kind of trailers do you run?
     
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  4. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Good to hear your doing good here Dave........
     
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  5. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    How much money do you make or plan on making say for the year ? How much will you report to IRS ? The reason I ask is because I was at LS several years and did not think the money was that good. I know haveing a truck you can basically not even worry about paying any taxes on personal income because of the truck write off for the first 3 years. Or do you actually making and reporting say $60,000+ and paying taxes on that.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I'm just an O/O. I have no clue how LS hires drivers for other drivers.
     
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Company van.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I did my truck as a lease through Freightliner.
    No state taxes or FET. No balloon. 100% write off. No penalty for early payoff. If I didn't have to be home, even having to be home, I think I could pay the truck off around the first of the year.
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

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    This I will tell you regarding agents. I've not seen any middle ground. Except maybe the dude from Florida

    They are either consumate pros or dirtbags.

    And if for a second you sense dirtbag, just move on.
     
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  10. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Watch some as they like to double broker some lds
     
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