Multiple trucks with Landstar?

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by Hagins07, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Hagins07

    Hagins07 Bobtail Member

    Apr 5, 2017
    I currently own a truck, but I'm thinking about buying a second one. My question is can i take both of my trucks to Landstar and hire another driver to operate my second truck?
  2. flood

    flood Road Train Member

    Dec 25, 2010
  3. Hagins07

    Hagins07 Bobtail Member

    Apr 5, 2017
    Do you know some of the details pertaining to running 2 trucks at landstar is, like is pay distributed by landstar or do i get paid then pay my driver, do/or can i setup my driver with loads, etc...?
  4. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Not fully sure. You can find the lds for your driver or let them or you both work together on lds. You pay the driver.
    Landstar does not have a 2 check system any more, since they weeded out all the old Ranger guys that were Teamsters years ago
  5. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    The man I'm leased to has trks on with Landstar. He has his own dispatcher looking for the lds. For his drivers
  6. VolvoTerry

    VolvoTerry Light Load Member

    Sep 7, 2015
    Based out of Omaha,NE
    Keep in mind, any driver you want to have run your 2nd truck must also undergo the Landstar vetting process.
  7. Loke

    Loke Light Load Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    All the revenue goes to the settlement card. The driver will have his/her own fuel card. You can load that card for fuel or payroll or both should you choose to go that route. Or you just pay the driver directly from your business account.

    You can book your drivers loads or you can set them up a separate account that allows them to see the load board but not your settlement or fuel info, so they can book loads for themselves.

    I'd try to find someone who has either worked at Landstar, or ran load boards somewhere else who no longer wants to be an O/O. Booking loads for yourself and another driver is very doable, but a huge headache.
    kee1227 Thanks this.
  8. Learning the game

    Learning the game Light Load Member

    Aug 6, 2017
    That exactly what I want to do, except I'm initially will start with 1 truck, I've gotten it down to land star or Interstate.
    Loke Thanks this.
  9. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    New Albany, IN
    A previous employer gave me some advice one day....

    "You either own one truck or a dozen trucks" ;)
    RStewart and subseaguru Thank this.
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