Thinking of coming over to LS from Schneider.

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by kanidana, Oct 24, 2021.

  1. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

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    Maybe third attempt will be a charm. 2 false starts applying due to life situations and backing out because they said my physical was improper. I've now got a clean new physical.

    Haven't been here for awhile so I hate to open with a question for some info but here goes.

    I'm right on the verge of paying off my truck and I'm strongly considering jumping ship. I'm at Schneider getting 65% just like at Landstar. The problem is, freight out of Phoenix to anywhere just sucks. The rates and the places that the freight goes. I've been getting around this by deadheading 300 plus miles into LA and coming back to Phoenix for decent rates. I'm sick of half of my miles being empty, although I'm loving staying near my home in Phoenix.

    So, now to the question. How abundant is freight leaving Phoenix and going into the LA area and how good are the rates? Also, how's the freight leaving the LA area and coming back to Phoenix? I'll give you hard numbers for comparison.

    Lately, I've been deadheading into Colton, CA to pickup 810 dollar loads going back to the Buckeye Walmart. 305 dh and 305 loaded for 810. If I'm lucky enough to land one of the six loads leaving Phoenix going to Rancho C for Frito Lay, they pay between 310 and 325, about 1.10 a mile. Lately, I've lucked into some really good Amazon loads leaving Phoenix paying 2.10 but those are rarity level diamond loads (3 so far in 3 weeks, I've never seen them before, something new) so I can't count on getting them regularly at all.

    These questions are probably asked all of the time but I've offered up hard numbers from Schneider when asked by inquisitive newcomers so I thought I'd ask about Landstar. Anyways thanks for your time.
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    @Dave_in_AZ might be a good place to look.
    Might be a good hook up until you get your feet on the ground as well
     
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  4. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

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    Lol. My ex-girlfriend used me as a hook up until she got her feet on the ground. Wish she'd used one of her two police officer brothers that live here instead.

    But, yeah, Dave has some good info but just a little vague on the specifics sometimes.
     
  5. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Work with him and take your time.
    I'm almost sure he's not going to unload his best customer on you on your first day out.
    As I understand it, it takes time.

    Congratulations on paying off your truck.
    Good luck and happy trails.
     
  6. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    I’m guessing your power only if you do Amazon.?

    jbhunt, Schneider, Amazon, coupled with DAT.

    But I run my own numbers so it might not work for you.
     
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  7. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

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    I kind of figured you guys ran your own numbers. These are loads under Schneiders freight board and they very rarely show up. I see trucks at Amazon all the time that just have a dot number on the side so I assumed these are indy o/o's running their own numbers.
     
  8. LoneRanger

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    naa most trucks at Amazon are company drivers. Very rarely i see O/O like me pull Amazon.
     
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