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!

Comprehensive List of Items to Pack on the Road

You may have your well-established list of items you pack while on the road. But there are many resources you may find useful that aren’t already in your arsenal. Check out the below items and make a checklist of what’s …

HOW TO KEEP YOUR MIND AND BODY HEALTHY WHILE ON THE ROAD

It’s easy to fall into bad health habits while on the road. We’ve all caught ourselves eating at truck stops and sleeping in our cabs. But pursuing truck driving opportunities or an owner operator truck driving job doesn’t mean that …

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUCCESSFUL OWNER/OPERATOR?

It takes a specific type of person to run a successful business as an owner/operator in the trucking industry. There are many glory and horror stories surrounding these positions. It’s important that you understand the qualities that make an effective …

Preparing for a DOT Inspection

You must always be prepared for the truck squad units who are on constant lookout for unsafe trucks and truck drivers. A level 1 check will be a detailed check of the vehicle, its driver and the load. You will …

Time Management – How to best maximize your time at home and on the road

It takes time to adapt yourself and your schedule to the commercial trucking industry. Time management is the key to running your business successfully. You must learn to be productive not only on the road but also when you are …

How to Execute those Healthy Options: Eating Healthy on the Road

We admit it’s tough to find affordable and healthy options while out on the road especially when you avail truck driving opportunities or perform an owner operator truck driving job. But with a little planning, you can maintain a healthy …

Keep your Medical Card Up-to-Date

We often talk about the importance of keeping our body healthy resulting in better work performance. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets medical standards that a majority of U.S. drivers are required to meet. Below is a basic …

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

There are an overwhelming amount of distractions while availing truck driving opportunities. From texting to eating and drinking…it’s easy to quickly lose focus. It’s important to identify what a distraction truly is. You may not think that looking at a …

Common health conditions truckers encounter and the resources available to help overcome them

Often truckers are more vulnerable to health conditions than the average person. Identifying these conditions and taking advantage of resources for prevention and treatment can assist you in overcoming a health risk. Below are two common conditions with available resources …

Are You Over or Under Insured? Tips for Holding a Smart Auto Plan for Your Truck

As an owner/operator, part of the responsibility of running a successful business is making smart decisions about important topics. We can all agree that auto insurance is one of these topics. Commercial trucking insurance is just one part of your …

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