The Do's and Don'ts at Landstar

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by InternationalTrucker, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. landstar8891

    landstar8891 Road Train Member

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    You pay for everything here at Landstar.They pay ZERO ZERO ZERO...
     
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  3. luvtotruck

    luvtotruck Road Train Member

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    Glad I didn't go with L/S! I almost got the jump in gear! I almost jumped off the bridge into the L/S Ocean!
     
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  4. gerardo1961

    gerardo1961 Road Train Member

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    Here my LS-numbers.Workers-Comp-week $31.38-52 weeks $1631.76, bobtailinsurance week $19.45- 52 weeks $1011.40
     
  5. fortycalglock

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    What LS is saying is bobtail is actually called unladen liability as it covers you when you have a trailer attached. Since you dispatch yourself, that is why it includes the trailer. I've never leased to a company that didn't require at least bobtail, and I myself required O/O leased to me to have it.

    NY requires WC, otherwise he could have OCC/ACC at about half that price. A lot of companies that you lease to require this as well.

    There is nothing stopping you from running your own plate at Landstar, Mike is just to lazy to get his own. The $200 in permits charged here covers things like UCR which was $80 for a truck and trailer per year. Add in IFTA decals, NYHUT, NJ tax, etc and $200 is a bargain.

    E logs, well if Mike hadn't screwed up, he'd still be on paper. New hires don't have that option, but it is what it is. Given that a new entrant MC# will have an audit within 18 months, a log auditor is a pretty good investment, and they run about $30 a month.

    Group IFTA sucks for sure, but I'm to lazy to file my own, if LS would allow it. If I were getting 8-9mpg, I would look into it.

    All in all, the only thing that matters at the end of the day is profit per mile, no matter where you are. I make sufficient profit per mile, and have all of the freedom I want ( I just took two months off where I only pulled 4 locals, no issue from LS). I've run my own authority before, and the costs at LS are nothing compared to actual costs of running your authority properly. Especially if you forget, or did not know about AR and KS Ad Valorem taxes, NY HUT, NJ corporate tax, etc. It's even worse if you go through an IRP/IFTA audit with a revenue agent from your state. They are there to make your state money. Mike ####### about LS EVERY DAY, but he's still here. I dare him to get his own numbers. In fact, if he does and gets through his new entrant audit, I'll give him a $20 comcheck. How about it LS8891???
     
  6. InternationalTrucker

    InternationalTrucker Light Load Member

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    Why do I have to pay for workers comp if I am not hiring a driver.. ?i am the only one driving (owner)
     
  7. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    They require every driver to have an OCC/ACC policy. Some states like NY require actual Workers Comp. In TX, most likely you'll just need the base OCC/ACC. If you don't like it, lease somewhere else. A lot of carriers require it, and in ls8891's case, the state requires even better coverage. That amount he is paying is cheap BTW. My quote for Florida WC on my drivers when I had my authority was 18% of gross wages, which would have been almost $200 a week, per driver.
     
  8. rollin coal

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    Always keep in mind if you "go to a bad area on a "good" rate" and yet, can't seem to deadhead out farther than 100 miles to get another rate - then you got a poor rate to the dead area. Let go of the thinking that "deadheading 500 miles" is a bad thing. Shippers and agents expect to pay much higher rates into dead areas. Really no-one can answer your questions for you. You just have to get out there and learn where to go. It takes time. Find good agents with good paying freight and COMMUNICATE effectively with them. And you will not have a problem making money.
     
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  9. Victor_V

    Victor_V Road Train Member

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    And keep us posted on how it works out for you.

    40calglock is calling out ls8891. I kinda like this!
     
  10. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Works extremely well for me as an outside carrier for LS I get excellent rates from a few of their agents. Granted, since our saftey rating took a dump we are only able to work with them on a load by load basis now. Even so I'm 100% positive my advice applies to being an inside BCO as well. The successful ones will tell you it's spot on advice. Good communicators who always do what they say they will without anyone having to call asking where they are at will never have a problem making good connections and keeping profitable rates coming to the truck. Losers who can't figure out what real service is will attribute that to favoritism or some other sad excuse.
     
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  11. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Going Tarpless

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    I don't think he will, he's to comfy in mother LS's womb.
     
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