Published On: Thu, Jun 9th, 2016

Becoming an Owner-Operator – What You Need to Know

When you’re looking into becoming an owner-operator at Landstar, you need to know the benefits as to why they’re one of the best truck driving companies to work for. Not only does leasing to Landstar allow you to become the boss of your own schedule, but it also allows you to run almost any type of rig. If you want to do heavy haul, hot shot, flatbed, van, step deck or expedited, Landstar allows you to choose what type of rig you’d like to run. If you’re looking to move up to a step deck or flatbed, but don’t have the experience, Landstar offers securement training to help you learn how.

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In addition to the type of rig you’re looking to run, Landstar gives you full access to loads, 24/7 via their freight load board. Not only do you have complete access to loads, you can also choose your origin, destination, and rate-per-mile so the loads that you see fit your criteria. The Load Alerts application will search the Landstar freight board for your criteria and when something matches, you will get an e-mail or call with the details.

In addition to being able to choose your load criteria, Landstar offers tons of savings through their various programs. They offer fuel and tire discounts, as well as savings on phone and data plans, hotel stays, maintenance, and repair programs.