Many trucking companies claim to be a no-forced dispatch. You as the driver when working with a dispatch trucking company has a dispatcher, and must move that load, or there are consequences. If you refuse to move the load the dispatcher could stick you at the bottom of the list and risk the chance of not being offered another load for some time.
A no forced dispatch trucking company such as Landstar is very real. It is simple – there is no forced dispatch of any kind!
With Landstar trucking company, we have ‘agents.’ Each agent has their own customers, so on any given day, there might be 80 different agents with 100 different loads going different ways. So, where do you want to go? How heavy of a freight load do you want to carry? Do you want to run hard this time, or easy? Do you want to haul a full truckload? It is straightforward, want a day off? Turn your phone off and take the day off. Whatever you decide, it is your choice!
As owner-operators, you can make relationships with an agency, assuming they have the freight you like, at rates you want, otherwise do not call them – and deal with someone else – that is the beauty of Landstar. This is the beauty of a no forced dispatch trucking company.
Benefits of No-Forced Dispatch
With a no-forced dispatch company, drivers have the freedom to choose which loads they want to haul. If they want to take the week off for family functions, they have the freedom to do so. Owner-operators at Landstar have many more benefits compared to company drivers. Company drivers must deal with dispatchers who tell them where to go and how long to stay out on the road. As an owner-operator, you get to make that decision for yourself and get to choose which load to take from the load board.
As an owner-operator who works with a no-forced dispatch company such as Landstar you also benefit from being your own boss. You are in control of your success. However, with Landstar, you are not completely on your own to be successful. When driving with Landstar, we ensure each driver has the tools to become successful and run a successful trucking business with the Landstar load board.
Thinking about becoming an owner-operator, owner operator jobs, or have questions about how no-forced dispatch works at Landstar? Chat with us online or give us a call at 330-484-6013. Also, check out our frequently asked questions about Landstar.