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Are there any Expid. Solo drivers with Landstar here?

Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by jbrodgers, Jan 27, 2018.

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    jbrodgers New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    I would like to ask some specific questions to anyone who drives Expedite or LTL with Landstar... Especially solo drivers. Thanks
     
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    Greg has been a solo at Landstar Express America for several years. He has been home for the weekend but I am sure he will chime in on this thread. What kind of questions are you trying to get answered?
     
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      Hi Greg,
      I have been an OTR class A driver for a few years now, for a large carrier co....solo. But am thinking about O/O solo an Expedite truck.
      I would like to know how well a solo expedite driver can do with Landstar?
      I have spoken a little with the Landstar recruiter, but I only trust recruiters as far as I can throw them.

      Specifically... What is an average take home $$ (after obvious overhead) for solo?
      How difficult is it to find your loads?
      What percentage of the Linehaul do you get?
      Is Landstar a reputable company to work for?
      Does Landstar have a fuel purchase (advance program)?
      Do I need to have my own authority?
      Does Landstar take care of permits/insurance, if leased to them?

      Thank you in advance.
       
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