Landstar Ukraine agency employees 400 agents & netted $1.1 billion last reporting year

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  1. sentry

    sentry Bobtail Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    For those that don't believe major Ukrainian Landstar agents exist, here's the proof. Yeah, this particular agency just temporarily closed (Wait, CNN says they're winning), they have other major agencies in Bosnia, The Philippines, & Mexico. How many other Landstar agencies in the U.S. do you think employ 400 agents? Zero.

    Source: Landstar closes major Ukraine operation in wake of invasion
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  3. Just passing by

    Just passing by Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2017
    Dang, driver! Chill, already. It's spelled "globalization" and no amount of ranting will undo it.
  4. mwonch

    mwonch Light Load Member

    Dec 3, 2014
    San Antonio, TX
    How is this any different than calling your bank and having someone in India handle your issue? Or, calling Uber only to speak to someone in a South-East Asian nation? At times, for both of those examples, you get someone based in the US or Canada.

    Landstar doesn't operate their broker offices anymore. Essentially, every brokerage is an independent operating exclusively for Landstar. Kind of like...a franchise. The US-based numbers are ported through a computer system to hook to whatever "office" is handling that particular load. There are still US offices, and none of them communicate with one another. If a driver hauls two Landstar loads, each from a different office, if you call the first office for the second load they will not know what you're referring to. And, they cannot connect you to the correct number. Totally decentralized beyond the franchise agreement.

    Why are many nations seeing an increase in Landstar brokers? Because they are paid in US dollars, which allow for hiring bigger staff due to the dollar's power. 400 agents in Ukraine v USA/Canada is easy to do while still making big profits. Why not? After all, we do live in the days of satellite connections and portable phones/computers. It makes sense from LANDSTAR'S point of view. Especially since they handle a lot of global freight, as well.

    Doesn't make much sense from a driver's POV, though, since those brokers know nothing of the areas we run or our laws/regulations. It's a bad move for Landstar to allow folks outside of the nation of that load to handle that load. But, ain't gonna change any time soon without legislation, so get used to it...or...never work for or haul for Landstar (and the like).
  5. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Walmart doesn’t have any stores overseas!!!

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  6. TexasRiverRat

    TexasRiverRat Light Load Member

    Sep 4, 2021
    We saw one in San Jose, Costa Rica on our honeymoon, but it was surrounded in razor wire.
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  7. Anonymousproxy

    Anonymousproxy Road Train Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    They do have stores overseas…. In China.
  8. kidz bop

    kidz bop Medium Load Member

    Oct 5, 2017
    what does the agencies even do? im not familiar with landstar. i mostly do company driving.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2023
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