"Landstar's Lease Program is one of the most popular programs for owner-operators who desire 100% freedom on when and where they run, and what types of freight they haul."
"Landstar's online application can be accessed here. The application process takes 20-30 minutes to complete, so please make sure you have adequate time before you get started."
"A common question our recruiting department receives is, 'How long does it take from the time I submit my application to when I can begin hauling for Landstar?'"
"Landstar Trucking offers a vast inventory of trailing equipment, involving a variety of specialty trailers, with the largest being the 75-ton Lowboy, capable of hauling equipment up to 150,000 lbs."
"Not only does Landstar Trucking have one of the safest fleets of drivers in the industry, all of Landstar's equipment gets inspected more frequently than required by law. High standards like these give Landstar the unique advantage of having loads worth millions of dollars insured by Loyds of London, one of the largest insurance companies in the world."
"Each new Landstar owner-operator attends a two-day orientation, with one day devoted to the topic of running a profitable, successful business."
"Landstar pays promptly with no holdback."
"Desired origin, destination, rates, dates, weight, trailer type, and several other filters can be entered into load alert settings."
"Each Landstar owner-operator can access the load board and perform a load search query filtered by location, equipment type, desired destination, desired rate, weight, dates, and several other factors."
"With 9,000 owner-operators in the Landstar system, Landstar uses this buying power to secure valuable discounts to improve its operators’ bottom line."
"Once a Landstar owner-operator books a load, they can have up to 50% of the load’s revenue advanced to them prior to loading."
"In 2015, with the cost of fuel at historically low levels, Landstar passed onto its owner-operators nearly $170 million in fuel surcharges."
"This level of freedom and Landstar’s percentage pay model allow owner-operators to make very good living."