My journey at Landstar

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  1. AsphaltFarmer

    AsphaltFarmer Medium Load Member

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    Which economic coup is the one prophecied?
     
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  3. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    IF…if, if my aunt had a pe nis , she’d be my uncle.

    Been listening to prophecies the last couple years.

    I’ll just keep my head down, hope I’ve prepared enough for whatever, and cross bridges when I come to em.
     
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  4. YardMule89

    YardMule89 Medium Load Member

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    I'm asking this to try and learn the business, not being smart-assed about it, if it comes across like that I apologize.

    So you were still running profitable at LS chasing revenue but loads were fewer and farther between that "fit that bill". I understand that part, but how is running for $1.50/mile and chasing miles any better? Is it the overall compensation at FCC with insurance/fuel discounts/etc that you feel won't hurt your bottom line?
     
  5. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    People have been predicting doom and gloom for years.99% of the time, it's no where near as bad as the experts and media wants us to believe. Be wary of the future? Sure.Hunker down under the covers? Not me.....
     
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  6. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    You have my attention. Please expand on this.
     
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  7. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Me personally, I’d like to be around when the end comes. Either by a big rock, a nuclear apocalypse, or just a friendly press conference from the big boy at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave that the earth shifted off its axis and we have a week left on this old worn out rock.
     
  8. BigR

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    Good to have you back here brother! Good luck to you sir, not that you will need it. You already know they will keep the wheels turning here. Hopefully we will cross paths one of these days.
     
  9. runningman0661

    runningman0661 Road Train Member

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    I look forward to it.
     
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  10. runningman0661

    runningman0661 Road Train Member

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    Look, I’m a numbers cruncher, and before I made this decision I crunched a lot of numbers. So many people just look at the rate per mile.

    On these two loads I’m currently assigned at FCC with the fuel surcharge are paying me $1.98 and $1.96 the naysayers will say that’s a horrible rate, but it’s not just the rate per mile that led me to this decision. I will save close to $14K annually at FCC from Landstar on things like plates. Here if you run at least 120K miles a year FCC pays for your plates and license fees. FCC pays all tolls, they pay my fuel and mileage taxes, they pay for my permits, and my 80K renewal. That alone is $8900. My cost to run Landstars plate was $2069, LS also charged EOBR air time fees, which last year came to $1996.00 for the year. FCC doesn’t charge for any of that garbage.

    They have more freight than the can handle, they still have customers asking them to take more lanes and more freight. The head of sales today told me FCC plays the long game. When rates were through the roof they took care of their Customers, instead of being lured to put assets on the spot market and take of advantage of those historic rates, they remained loyal to their contact customers, and are being rewarded for that loyalty.
     
  11. YardMule89

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    That's exactly what I was curious about and I appreciate you responding. I figured there was "more than meets the eye" but wasn't sure.
     
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