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Benefits of a Heavy Haul Owner Operator

When you become a Heavy Haul owner-operator, you are never alone. Owner-operators with Landstar are family and treated as such. Take control over your business, and gain the ability to choose your own hours, make the money you want and be 100% nonforced dispatch!


Driver Advantages

Receive excellent rates when hauling heavy haul loads. Also, owner-operators can qualify for heavy haul loads after completing two years of flatbed or step-deck oversized experience after leasing with Landstar.


Non-Forced Dispatch

Landstar is 100% non-forced dispatch. This means you get to pick and choose when you go out on the road. Also, this means you get more time at home with your loved ones. Never miss an important moment with your family.


Landstar Load Board

With Landstar’s Load Board, you have access to over thousands of available loads. The Load Board allows you to filter loads according to your needs such as – location, equipment type, desired destination, desired rate, weight, dates, and more.

Be Your Own Boss

With Landstar, you get to call the shots. You are in complete control of your business. While you get to make your decisions based on your needs, you are never alone. Landstar offers the Landstar Contractors Advantage Purchasing Program (LCAPP).

Landstar Heavy Haul Requirements

Landstar and DOT requires owner-operators to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 23 years of age
  • Class A CDL with HazMat (H) or Combination (X) Endorsement
  • 1-year experience of over-the-road driving in the last 3 years – or 3 years’ experience in the last 10 years. Within those 10 years, 6 months must be within the last 48 months with a Class A CDL using the same equipment in which you will be operating at Landstar.
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years.
  • No more than 1 excessive speeding (over 15 mph) over the previous 3 years.
  • No at fault DOT accidents in the last 12 months.
  • No past DUI or DWI charges in the last 5 years.
  • No felony convictions in the last 7 years.
  • No reckless driving, careless driving, and no driver’s license suspension over 30 days in the last 3 years.
  • Must be able to adequately speak English and be able to conversate with the public.
  • Must be able to understand traffic signs and be able to make entries on reports and records.
  • No positive drug or alcohol tests from previous employers or lease carriers.

Heavy Haul Salary

Specializing in heavy haul trucking does not always mean you will continuously haul heavy freight. Instead, there may be times that you haul regular freight, but when larger freight needs hauled, you are the one who gets called out. It is hard to put an exact number on how much a heavy haul owner-operator makes yearly. However, the larger freight you haul, the larger your wage becomes.

The average salary for heavy haul owner-operators in the United States is $69,577. However, top heavy haul earns can earn up to $84,000 or more.

Whether you are looking to haul freight for heavy haul, dry van, step deck, or expedited your future begins with Landstar. Landstar is looking for owner-operators who are wanting to pursue their future and be in control of their business. At Landstar, owner-operators are a top priority and treated like family. Landstar allows owner-operators to be in control of their own business and call all the shots. However, Landstar provides its owner-operators with all the tools and resources to maintain a successful business and continue to grow within the trucking industry.

Landstar Owner-Operator = Freedom

As a Landstar flatbed owner-operator, you are in complete control of your success and weekly settlements. Landstar knows that flatbed trucking is in high demand, and we understand how important your business is to us. Landstar invites you to lease on as an owner-operator, and when you do, you partner up with the best!


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