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Old 08-02-2008, 04:50 PM
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Default Landstar vs Schneider Choice programs

Approved at both, looking for input and experience from others. Currently running flat under my own authority. Any help appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:26 PM
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I thought running flat with your own authority was the only way to make money in this business?

On topic I was leased to Landstar,I wouldn't go back but from what I have seen they are the better of the 2 choices.Get with one or two agents and haul for them exclusively or as much as possible.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:29 PM
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I don't know why you would want to go from running your own authority to leasing on to a carrier. I did OK with Landstar some years ago when I leased to them. The main difference between running your own authority and leasing to Landstar is that they do the paperwork for you. I did fairly well with them, but that was several years ago. I make more money running my own authority. I don't know anything about the Schneider program. If you want to continue pulling flats you will likely be better off with Landstar. Schneider is primarily a van carrier. If you run your own authority you can broker loads through either of them and probably make more money than if you leased to them.
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:24 PM
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You might be able to get some help from TruckerChris. He recently went with Schneider. I don't know if he's doing the choose your own loads deal or not. http://www.truckerchris.blogspot.com/
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:31 PM
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Thanks for the info, I am getting to old to keep tarping in the summer heat. Couple of times this year I came close to passing out, not worth it. Also, flatbedding by nature limits the number of paid miles you can get per week. My estimate is that I lose a full day each week to the live load and unload and tarping. Calculate the difference and the amout of money needed per load approaches $2.50 per mile at 2000 miles a week versus $1.60 at 2800 including the difference in fuel cost.

Want to lease on pulling boxes to help eliminate some of the work for my wife who is hurting right now.

My gut tells me that the Schneider plan is going to pay a little less but offer much more freight without the hassle of dealing with agents. The one constant complaint about landstar I hear are the agents that give all the "good" loads to their own trucks. That having been said, I talk to very few BCO's that are not making a decent living and getting the things they need and expect. I suspect that the "hassle factor" will be higher with Schneider given the size of its fleet alone. Not a big fan of hopping around so looking to make the best choice up front.
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:59 AM
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Tken, might PM Rev Vasco I think he pulls Landstar vans. I don't know what the Schnider deal is but with Landstar you just go online to their web site and pick the load you want where you want to go.
I heavy haul for one of their divisions and love it, plus they front all the $$s for "stuff"
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Tken, might PM Rev Vasco I think he pulls Landstar vans.]
Yeah, I'd talk to Rev Vasco, whoever that is. :wink:
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Tken, might PM Rev Vasco I think he pulls Landstar vans.]
Yeah, I'd talk to Rev Vasco, whoever that is. :wink:
Wasn't he a famous explorer back in the 1500s???? :lol:
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:09 AM
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Ok so I am disalesexico, I'll have my doctor send a note, or a urine sample
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:18 AM
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I'd like to PM the good Rev but I have not posted enough to get past his spam filter. Any help would sure be appreciated.
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