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Landstar Owner-Operator Minimum Requirements

Have you considered becoming an owner-operator with Landstar? At Landstar, we treat all our owner-operators with the utmost respect and provide the tools needed for you to be successful.

There are minimum qualification standards that you must meet to become an owner-operator with Landstar. These requirements are subject to the DOT requirements. The Landstar Carrier Group may impose more stringent requirements at its option. However, there will be no exceptions, and no one will reduce these minimum standards for less qualified prospective owner-operators.

  • 23 years of age or older.
  • Class A CDL with HazMat (H) or combination (X) endorsement.
  • One (1) year of verifiable over-the-road driving within the past three years (3) or three years of verifiable experience in the last 10 years. Out of those years, six months must be within the previous 48 months, with a Class “A” CDL using the type of equipment similar to what you will be operating at Landstar.
  • No more than three (3) moving violations within the past three (3) years, with no more than one (1) excessive speeding (15+) within the last three (3) years.
  • No at fault DOT recordable accident(s) within the past 12 months.
  • No DUI or DWI in the past five (5) years, and no felony convictions in the past seven (7) years.
  • No reckless driving, careless driving, and no suspension of driver’s license over thirty (30) days in the past three (3) years.
  • Must speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the public, understand highway traffic signs and signals in the English language, respond to official inquiries, and make entries on reports and records.
  • No prior positive tests from any drug and/or alcohol testing were performed by the applicant’s previous employers or lease carriers.

Landstar is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate. Landstar also offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, fuel discounts through Landstar, and premium loads every day to our owner-operators with the Landstar Load Board.

If you are interested in furthering your career as an owner-operator, contact our Recruiting Department today at 330-484-3013 Ext 2.