Newbie Landstar questions

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by F4T6UY, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    I had my own plates, I guess I over guesstimated a few bucks.
     
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  3. dosgatos

    dosgatos Medium Load Member

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    There are other charges. $1000 for escrow and more if you buy the omnitracs eld.
     
  4. Road*Runner

    Road*Runner Light Load Member

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    Landstar doesn’t have a forced escrow. They have one that is up to you if you decide to use it. Also up to you how much to put in it.
     
  5. dosgatos

    dosgatos Medium Load Member

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    There's a $1000 forced escrow for chargebacks etc if something comes up after you leave. Not the maintenance account type.
     
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  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I was there 12 years ago and Laredo was a place you just didn't go to unless you already had something coming out. Should only take one trip down there to figure that out. And the loads out were there.
    There is definitely a learning curve at LS, and the sooner you can get away from being totally dependent on the load board the better you will be.
     
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  7. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    As to the base plate..

    I have my own.... 1st year was $1,450.. cash
    Each year after that it will change depending on the miles and states you run.....

    I've never had to pay over $1,600
    My base plate is TN
     
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  8. F4T6UY

    F4T6UY Medium Load Member

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    So, (and again, I’m knew you all this) if I get my own plates, does that mean I need to get my own bobtail/unladen, or can I use Gallagher or whoever it is that Landstar uses? And what other things would I then be responsible for if I get my own plates versus using Landstars? Does Landstar still keep track of IFTA and other things?
     
  9. flood

    flood Road Train Member

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    If you get your own plate

    YES you can use Gallagher if you wish
    YES landstar will do your ifta

    If you plan to get your own plate or go with a landstar's plate you must first file IRS form 2290.... it's $550 per year. It's due 7/1 and must be paid before the last day of Aug.... first year is prorated... so say you did it in may you would owe 2 months (may, june) then in July you would owe $550....
     
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