Too big to care

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by Get*Real, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. Get*Real

    Get*Real Bobtail Member

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    The Landstar “model” is deteriorating. Corporate has brought in employees from trucking entities used to addressing company drivers. Gone is the respect for driver independent status. Their “safety cult” is so worshiped they will crucify anyone who breaks even the slightest commandment. Agents being hired barely speak english and no longer actively persue new freight. They list freight offered by other agents and have no idea when you contact them whether the load is still available or not. Corporate could care less about driver retainment. Think I’m wrong? Go for it then. Seeing is believing.
     
  2. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    I got a friend who just left there, Definitely not what is use to be. I notice thy have had a huge advertising campaign go on XM radio.
     
  3. Get*Real

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    Years ago Landstar did not have to advertise. Word-of-mouth built their driver pool. Word-of-mouth works because real truckers care about each other.
     
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  5. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    So true. Thy would once Hire about 5% of the O/O that applied.
     
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  7. shogun

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    Why do I keep hearing Landstar has hot loads?


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  8. Get*Real

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    It isn’t what I know about Landstar that bothers me so much, it’s what I don’t know, but suspect. Secrets of who’s on their preferred list and who’s not, and how information is used to reward and punish.
     
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  9. stayinback

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    I refuse to do business with them, most carrier,/brokers think they are above all drivers and independents.

    Till the day comes where they address outside carriers as professional business folks......won't touch them,

    And yes,I'll go in on their customers violently selling my service without losing a second sleep about it
     
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