My Experience with Landstar

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  1. Bro_Dave

    Bro_Dave Medium Load Member

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  2. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Rickybobby, the rates are in the toilet with heavy haul..
    Too many people read your post and are trying it and slashed the rates. Plus the newbie working oil field had to come out and hunt work. They even slashed rates.. I got trk and trl. payments, I got kids to feed, so I'll move this ld. for 3.00 a mile plus buying permits, hopefully make a dollar or two....
     
  3. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    You must not have the clown I had assigned to me when I first started on the Choice program. Absolutely worthless, and for the price they charged...well, it just wasn't worth it.
     
  4. rickybobby

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    Lol.... To many people read my post. Dude I drive a dry van. I'm pretty sure heavy haul rates are better than dry van.
     
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  5. SouthernBelle21

    SouthernBelle21 Bobtail Member

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    Back to questions about Landstar Bro_Dave.......... How many loads and percentages can you average a week?
     
  6. Bro_Dave

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    I seem to be averaging 4 loads per week. What do you mean by percentages?
    For example, the load I am on now was 368 mi and paid $2.43/mi. The line haul was $840.00 . So I get 65% of that or $546.00. Plus I get 100% of the fuel surcharge which is $54.00.
    My gross (1099) revenue this week is $3200 which I am happy with. That's on 2500 miles (hub miles). I would say it's a little low but right now its survival mode so I take what I can get and am not too picky right now.
    I have a philosophy. My last carrier paid roughly $1.00 a mile plus fuel surcharge and I was making money so I know that if I can do that then I'll be good. (Now they paid on short miles and only paid $0.85 for deadhead miles unless the deadhead was over 150 mi then I got FS. Now at Landstar I pay myself on hub miles all miles).
    Next week will be $3700 gross to the truck.
    So I feel like I'm doing fine and looking forward to when rates pick up. It is pretty rough out there but I look at it as a challenge.
    That's what I like about Landstar is the challenge. I really don't want a job that's easy. I want to be challenged.
     
  7. Bro_Dave

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    I think you're doing ok with the way rates are currently. You're making money and will be there when the rates improve. Good luck.
     
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  10. SouthernBelle21

    SouthernBelle21 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks thats exactly what I was wondering. I'm stuck choosing between Landstar and Dart right now, so I really need some advice on which one would be the most successful. I'm not trying to get rich but I don't want to fail either.
     
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