Other company's like Landstar?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by TMFGO45, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. TMFGO45

    TMFGO45 Bobtail Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Saint Cloud, Fl
    Okay, well today I got my phone call from Landstar, who informed me that they have denied my application, but to reapply in 1 year. I asked what the reason was for denying me, and they said all they could say was after reviewing the overall application, they had to say no for now. Which I don't understand, because I meet every single one of their requirements by a long shot. So I really can't make sense of it.

    But now I am just hoping that maybe this is a good thing? Maybe there is another company an O/O can lease on too that works just the same...

    So here's my question...

    Can any of you fellow O/O's tell me company's like Landstar, where you get your own loads etc, and get a percentage of the revenue? I will be doing Tractor-Trailer Dry Van 53' so that is what I am looking for.
    Landstar is a 65/35 split on the revenue, and maybe there is a company that offers an even better deal than that?

    So please, just give me all of them, so I can get on with my dream of being an O/O.

    Thanks a lot everyone. You're always a big help!
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 Medium Load Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    Wyoming Mi
  3. dmg1029

    dmg1029 Light Load Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Coeur d Alene, ID
  4. TMFGO45

    TMFGO45 Bobtail Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Saint Cloud, Fl
    I know what you mean. I can't think of any reason why they would have said no? I have been working on my credit, since there are things on there that aren't mine, and they DEFINITELY need to get off there. But besides that, I can't think of anything. Do you have any suggestions on what all I might need to check into?
  5. Native Dancer

    Native Dancer Heavy Load Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Portland, Or.
    Identity theft. The fact they told you to come back in a year indicates there may be licence convictions or accidents on your record.
  6. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

    Jan 1, 2007
  7. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    Im sign up as a Brokered Carrier, Don't you have your own authority ? That's were may O/O make there mistakes. This way you'll have many eggs in your basket, not just landstar, there's to many to list. Goodluck to ya.
  8. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    M.A.G Carriers but you gotta have your own trailer.
  9. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    What is a brokered carrier?
  10. phroziac

    phroziac Road Train Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Gary, IN
    If they deny you because of information obtained on a credit or DAC report, guess what? They are required to tell you, and required to tell you what agency the information was obtained from. Then that credit reporting agency (or dac/hireright) is required to give you a free credit report. You can also get a free credit report every year from all of the agencies, which is also required by law. However, an MVR is different, but you might as well pull it and see whats on it. Here in michigan its $8.
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