Landstar v 80%

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Northerntanker, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Northerntanker

    Northerntanker Bobtail Member

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    Good afternoon friends, soooo, currently doing a variation of tank, hopper and van.
    To cut a long story short, I'm looking to go leased operator, done with the whole (non) forced dispatch thing.
    To that end, clean abstract, excellent safety record, winter/mountain driving experience, blah blah blah......my real quandary is which company to go with?.....my present one is a no-go as their van rates are mileage based...and awful.
    Ive basically narrowed it down to 2 companies, very different in their way of operating but both percentage paid. These companies being Landstar or Len Dubois(winnipeg).
    Sooo....65% ($US) at Landstar or 80% ($ca) at Len Dubois!
    What would you do?
     
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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I tend to usually go for the smaller outfits. Usually a better atmosphere. Assuming they have a decent reputation.
    Canadian outfits on percentage usually only pay monthly. Lanstar pays way more often than that.
    I was at Double C out of Edmonton ten years ago at 80 percent, plus all the extras. The thing that killed you was if you sat for three days in L.A. Or San Antonio.
    Afterwards I went to TST Overland on mileage. Terminal to terminal, pin to pin . Stayed in Canada, home every week. Kept me rolling and brought home more money.
     
  4. Northerntanker

    Northerntanker Bobtail Member

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    Ok, thanks for the reply bud. Actually LD pay weekly!....and have a decent reputation. I just like the whole LS concept of running things the way i want!.......but the 'security' and back up of the office staff at LD gives me more confidence as a new leased operator.
    Such a dilemma....I actually know people at both companies and each one says they are awesome. Decisions, decisions!
     
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  5. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    Do not, I repeat, do not go with Len Dubois. You will get screwed.
     
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  6. Northerntanker

    Northerntanker Bobtail Member

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    Oh!....care to elaborate?
     
  7. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    Several company drivers have not been paid properly, labour board claims. Your call.
     
  8. Scvready

    Scvready Light Load Member

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    Landstar only 65%???
     
  9. Northerntanker

    Northerntanker Bobtail Member

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    Yup.....or 72% with your own trailer!
     
  10. Northerntanker

    Northerntanker Bobtail Member

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    Ok....Penner International?....any good?
     
  11. Scvready

    Scvready Light Load Member

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    why would anyone go with Landstar when other companies are paying 82-90%? Is there an advantage to being with Landstar?
     
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