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Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by keith111475, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. keith111475

    keith111475 Seasoned Expediter

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    I was just told that nlmi was bought by landstar, does anyone know if this is true.
     
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    fastman_1 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Yep about 2 years ago, if you mean NLM
     
  3. keith111475

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    Yes, but i also heard they are changing again.
     
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    Explains why I got a call from Landstar today offering me a dedicated run from Peoria, IL to oh somewhere. I wasn't interested so I told them to save their breath LOL. I am not hauling that low paying crap. But nice of them to offer anyway.
     
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  6. keith111475

    keith111475 Seasoned Expediter

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    Im just concerned that the way the loads are distributed will be different.
     
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    Treadmill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    No sense getting your tighty whiteies in a wad. Landstar mainly bought NLM for their computer system. They kept everything the same. Landstar does not give their drivers any special favors regarding NLM. If changes are coming I don't think it will effect you. Remember they are working with the big 3, so whatever happens it has to benefit the big 3 instead of you.
     
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    Well we should,
     
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    landstar lets whoever will haul freight cheapest haul it !
     
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    LS/NLM does not decide who gets the load but the source does and it is a bit more complex than just the lowest bid.
     
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    Very true but lately most shippers could care less who is hauling the freight. It's getting bad that's why I went in a direction I hate flatbeds but the money is solid.
     
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    Dynamite 1 Moderator Staff Member Fleet Owner

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    aren't they in the process of changing the name ?
     
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    If Landstar takes loads away from the other carriers that are bidding on NLM, it would be a conflict of interest. They still award the load to the lowest bidder. I know, I deal with Landstar agents sometimes. NLM has a certain model and integrity that needs to be maintained in order to keep their customers and carriers happy.
     
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    A conflict of interest?

    Please explain that one to us.
     
  15. keith111475

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    I dont know if its a conflict of interest, but Im concerned about the other carriers that pull from the nlm board and if they will still be able to.:confused:
     
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    Much ado about nothing.
     
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    greg334 Veteran Expediter

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    So true ...

    So true ...
     
  18. keith111475

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    Oh, thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
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    What's there to clear up?

    There is no concern because the source picks who the winning bid is
     
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    And .... when I asked Landstar why we, (Landstar contractors), did not get first pick of "the good stuff", they were adamant that NLM works as a separate business. Just because they own it did not mean they cherry picked it. NLM is their own business, simply owned by Landstar.
     
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