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NO dwell time OR Empty Move

Discussion in 'Landstar' started by TeamCaffee, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. TeamCaffee
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    Dwell Time or Empty Moves is a thing of the past.

    Once at Landstar if coming over from another Expedite Carrier these two words will leave your vocabulary and there is no such thing with Landstar.

    Other carriers will pay a truck to move to a better location or they use dwell time to decide who gets dispatched first. Landstar does not have these words in their vocabulary and it is a case of luck, of contacts, and if we have done the work to let agents know we will be available.

    Letting agents know we are headed into an area helps as well as having an established rapport with agents in that area.

    As a new LEA BCO how do you make this happen? A lot of hard work and phone calls. Send agents a flyer introducing yourself and what qualifications you have. Call the agents to let them know when you will be in their area. Keep track of agents and where they have freight.

    Moving to Landstar is not easy and in order to succeed we have to sell ourselves and let the agents know we will take care of their customer so they choose us first.
     
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