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    Getting in to expediting. Please help with truck info.

    Since no one answered the question i will tell you that a class seven is hitting the end of the road at 500k miles. Need to have one that has had a major done to it with that many miles. Get a dyno on the engine before you buy... As far as engines go. everything is better pre-egr. As far as...
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    Fleet owner wannabe, hello all

    If fleet ownership is your ultimate goal good luck, the prior poster is correct it does take years to develop a good fleet. I myself have 8 trucks which took me two years to accumulate, and its just getting to the point where it is profitable enough to make it worth the investment in time and...
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    Another SAD Fedex driver....sob sob

    Let me be the first BCO to Jump in and say WHY WONT THIS GUY SHUT UP ALREADY!!! ....... I wish the Fed had not palmed him off on us. :mad:
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    How's it Going at Landstar?

    Mr. Madeson: As you are no doubt aware my post was directed at other drivers who are considering a change. Why you feel it nessisary to respond to this post is beyond me. But having done so I feel it relevant to point out the context of my post was to urge caution. Your blog and posts...
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    How's it Going at Landstar?

    T those of you following this post, please please take the time to talk to other Landstar BCO's before you consider making any sort of change. I can tell you that I find based on my time at Landstar the numbers posted are atypical. I have six trucks on with them and have run team so I have a...
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    Truck shaking?

    toledo spring at the pilot exit. Have also had that problem when inner wheel weight comes off. Befor you spend any big money spin balance the tires see how much they are out. Had a driver spend 560 dollars on front end work when the whole time it was the unbalanced tire. :eek:
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    DRIVER Addendum to Owner provided contract

    This is only a framework of the points needed to be addressed under a contract. Obviously the language needs to be crafted in the appropriate legaleze, which I can do as well. I realize everyone doesnt need certain spacific paragraphs, and you could simply strike that paragraph if not...
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    DRIVER Addendum to Owner provided contract

    bruno I am a fleet owner... got 6 trucks... what i am trying to do here is provide the driver with real defined contract rights. Why should I care? It would make it a better industry to give the drivers some uniform rights across the board and use market pressure to weed out the guys that...
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    DRIVER Addendum to Owner provided contract

    Ok I have spent some time considering the matter of a contract that protects the driver. I have thought about it, and due to the nature of the sheer diversity of business models and contract terms utilized, a uniform contract is not really practical. What I have come up with is framework for...
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    Carrier Appearal Question; Removing Old Logos

    Well Ateam I will allow that you feel that there is some benifit to wearing your uniforms, hey, do what you like if it makes you happy. However If you feel that somehow wearing a makeup uniform in any way equates to sales and marketing I have to say, I simply dont buy it. Sales and...
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    Owner of the Year ?

    Well all i can say is what goes around comes around.... I hope the owner gets whats coming to him, I think your wasting money buying a Tval unit anyway. Look at the free classifieds lots of people trying to unload those high dollar units. Running your balls off to make the truck payment...
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    How's it Going at Landstar?

    he is just speaking of the express america side not the ranger side.
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    Expediter Services leaving E-1

    Well Ontariovanman, can you tell me what the deductions are out of that money? 1050 per week for a team but what do they have to pay? Workmans comp? Knock off 80 bucks a week for the pair.... other deductions like prepass, advance fees or some other crap? even if it was free and clear 1k...
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    Owner of the Year ?

    If in fact that was the series of events, the fleet owner handled it poorly. I am constantly amazed that people have zero compassion for their fellow man when it comes to money. Now its probably true that the owner does have a big nut to crack on the tval truck, and we all know what has...
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    Expediter Services leaving E-1

    Got to chime in again, Turtle your a card! I thought you were quite right in your analysis of the drive-by blow ES post. Part of the purpose of this forum is to educate, and as well we all know, no deal is wonderful, they all have warts. I see it as a recruiting spam as well. So this...
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    Carrier Appearal Question; Removing Old Logos

    I am always wondering about the psycological implications of a uniform, or the need to create one, in an environment where none is required? Not picking on you, but is part of the reason you feel the need due to the absence of the over regulated atmosphere you just exited? You started...
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    Best Medium Duty Expediter

    best truck.... best expediter... best engine
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    Carrier Appearal Question; Removing Old Logos

    Well I can tell you we are not uniform people here at landstar. Landstar sells its brand thru service, not uniform appearance. Clean and personable gets the job done. I personally always got a giggle at the fuel isle when the matching hubbie teams climbed out of the Fed truck. I represent...
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    Best Medium Duty Expediter

    Medium duty, I would have to say the old Fl106 with the series 50 or the cummins 8.3 is about the best. Cheap and reliable. Some people like the internationals with the dt series motors but then your stuck going to international for parts and service. Big all tons of posts on this topic, do a...
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    Carrier Appearal Question; Removing Old Logos

    Landstar has some nice apparel you need to look at the Lcapp website. Last long enough and they give you some nice shirts. Also at BCO days you can buy a ton of logo apparrel. I think you got something fruedian going on there Ateam, listing yourself in your caption as with the Fed for 8...
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