Lots of Trucking Companies Claim Non-Forced Dispatch.

October 30th, 2012 - Posted by DUV/RKY Landstar Agency to Owner Operators

Non-forced dispatch at Landstar is very real. It’s simple – there is no forced dispatch of any kind!

How do available online tools help owner/operator truckers reduce unforeseen surprises while driving?

April 23rd, 2014 - Posted by DUV/RKY Landstar Agency to Trucking Life

Before you hit the open road, plan ahead with the many online tools available to owner/operators. Not only are online resources available, but apps specific to calculating various stats while on the road are available for free for your smartphone …

Electric On-Board Recorders: Costs & Benefits to Owner-Operators

September 11th, 2012 - Posted by DUV/RKY Landstar Agency to Owner Operators

You’ve probably heard about the new Electric On-Board Recorder [tooltip title=”What’s This?” content=”EOBRs connect directly to a vehicle’s engine control module and store data, as well as transmit it wirelessly to the motor carrier (not the DOT). There, analytics reports …

Company Driver vs. Owner Operator

August 23rd, 2012 - Posted by DUV/RKY Landstar Agency to General Trucking

When I decided to switch to pulling a VAN, I also decided to go 48 states, and I came to realize that I hated forced dispatch! So after much tire kicking I decided to go to Landstar (back then, it was Gemini – a company bought by Landstar). A bit later I moved to the sister company Ranger, and there I stayed (with a few name changes – Ranger Landstar, Landstar Ranger, and now just Landstar) until I got off the road.


August 23rd, 2012 - Posted by DUV/RKY Landstar Agency to Landstar Trucking

Unlike other owner-operators, Landstar BCOs (Business Capacity Owners) receive a percentage of the revenue paid for each load they haul. With non-forced dispatch, Landstar BCOs enjoy the freedom to choose their own freight, run where they want to go, and when they want to go there. Landstar has thousands of loads to choose from at any given time with driving opportunities for van, flatbed, specialized freight and heavy haul. Drivers are given the tools, technology and training to move their independent business forward with minimal upfront costs.

Landstar One of the Best Companies to Drive For in 2012

August 21st, 2012 - Posted by DUV/RKY Landstar Agency to In the News

Landstar makes the 2012 Top 20 List for Best Trucking Companies to Drive For. If you’re an owner-operator or a company driver looking to become your own boss, we can help you operate a successful and profitable business.

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