Owner Operators

Lots of Trucking Companies Claim Non-Forced Dispatch.

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

October 30th, 2012
Posted by: Landstar

General Trucking

Truck Driver Training

Every career has a starting point. With the trucking industry that point is truck driver training. When one decides to become a truck driver, it is life changing notonly for the driver, but also the family. Driver training never fully prepares any driver for the demanding schedule and adjustments for all involved. Being taught logs, … Continue reading Truck Driver Training

May 21st, 2016
Posted by: Landstar

General Trucking

Hotshot Trucking- Is It Right for You?

What is Hotshot Trucking? According to some, Hotshot trucking began in the 1970’s in the Texas oilfields. Drivers would be waiting for adrill part to be manufactured, then load it on the bed of the truck or trailer and drive non-stop to the destination. Today, hotshot trucking is used primarily when there is less-than-truckload (LTL) … Continue reading Hotshot Trucking- Is It Right for You?

May 20th, 2016
Posted by: Landstar

Trucking Insurance

Is your truck over or under insured? Tips for finding insurance for trucks.

Tipsto Find the Right Trucking Insurance Coverage First of all, it is important to find an insurance agency that speaks your language. There are many choices out there, so don’t be afraid to ask around and check a few options. Your agent should work with you to understand each aspect of commercial truck insurance. Don’t … Continue reading Is your truck over or under insured? Tips for finding insurance for trucks.

May 16th, 2016
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Trucking Life

How to Stay Awake While Driving

Let’s face it; trying to stay awake on those long hauls is not easy regardless of all the tricks you have tried. The white noise of the tires, the same old scenery can eventually put a person into a trance where their mind just wants to drift off. All the energy drinks that promise to … Continue reading How to Stay Awake While Driving

May 7th, 2016
Posted by: Landstar

Trucking Industry

The Future of Trucking

Trucking is the rather invisible driving force behind many companies — moving nearly all goods and products in this country. Nearly 70% of goods are transported by the trucking industry, but is by far the most overlooked. How often do you think about how the groceries got to the store and on the shelf? Or, … Continue reading The Future of Trucking

April 28th, 2016
Posted by: Landstar

General Trucking

Pre-Trip Inspection – How it is done and its Consequences

Why do a Pre-Trip Inspection? Generally, it is required by law to do a pre-trip truck inspection for at least every 24-hour driving period. A pre-trip inspection should be the start of any truck driver’s day. A good inspection should take at least half an hour to complete, andwill help ensure that you don’t miss … Continue reading Pre-Trip Inspection – How it is done and its Consequences

April 21st, 2016
Posted by: Landstar

Trucking Life

Time Management Tips – Making the best of time on the road and at home

Next to money, time is a precious commodity for every owner/operator and, like money, there never seems to be enough of it. Unforeseen circumstances can derail the best laid plans in the blink of an eye. Thinking on the fly is nearly a requirement to excel in the life of a truck driver. However, time … Continue reading Time Management Tips – Making the best of time on the road and at home

April 11th, 2016
Posted by: Landstar