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.