Loads with landstar

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Always the best info from “when I was there” “I heard “ “ my friends friend told me”
    The best info comes from people that never leased to LS.
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Yes they do, and they are very lucrative but they are not all that simple and you do work for the money.

    Yeah because as we say at LS, bcos at landstar are too busy to play on forums, we are making money.
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    I ran a crane trailer for North American Van Lines for a couple years. Did a lot of those elevator loads and yes you had to get off your duff and do some work. But it was not hard. Just know how to rig up the pieces and get them out of the trailer. We had a lot of equipment, probably way more than LS carries, but we could still haul a lot of regular type freight if need be.
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  5. serozhah

    serozhah Light Load Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    it often takes a year to get setup with landstar. It did for a friend of mine, and same for me when i was setting up with them. All women working in landstar offices. You have to revoke your authority if you have one. While yes, people say loads pay good, I often see landstar drivers messed up sitting around. Recently i talked to landstar driver who took like 3 day load with only 1 day worth of driving. he was sitting for two days at 200 dollars a day, which i make 600-700 dollars profit per day pulling power only for jb hunt. My understanding, is that there arent that many loads available with landstar, and you are stuck only doing landstar loads, as they make sure you dont have any other options outside of them, hence revoked authority requirement. I compared prime to landstar to jb hunt to uberfreight with your own trailer and i decided that i like jb hunt power only the best. I pretty much tried everything in the trucking business: company driver, o/o flat bed, reefer, dry van, power only, and my pick is jb hunt power only.
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
  7. Codycodycody11158

    Codycodycody11158 Bobtail Member

    Oct 27, 2020
    I'm currently at landstar. It took about 4 months from the time I applied til the time I was in orientation, but during those 4 months I was purchasing my first truck and everything that went with that. I'm pulling a landstar leased flatbed. Ive only dealt with landstar direct shippers and 1-2 calls a week will say the load is already covered.., but plenty of loads to find something that fits my needs.
    Landstar doesn't bother me. I think they've called me once in the 8 months I've been leased on. It was to re-scan a BOL. They have a very user friendly system set up. See a load, call on it, negotiate rate, hit the road. Works extremely well for me. They have good fuel discount at ta/Petro..50 cents or so off posted price. If you have any specific questions feel free to pm me

    Edit: just seeing another post and just wanted to add, I've never sat on a load. Maybe because I'm pulling a flatbed but I've always dropped a load and had my next load already booked. No waiting around a day or two to get unloaded or loaded. I've gone to Laredo a few times in the past few months and got loaded within 2-3 hours. Maybe that's a dry van thing? I'm not sure about that side of landstar's business.
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  8. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

    Feb 17, 2013
    Three weeks in my case.

    Seriously, a year?
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  9. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kingsport, Tennessee
    Prime Rules!
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  10. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    All being fair, not much wrong with landstar. I was leased there almost 11 years(left 2 years ago) I opened my own authority and my own customers..... its far better than Landstar.

    I think those with their own authority say landstar sucks because for the most part in dealing with them, LOTS of their agents do suck.
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  11. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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