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Lone Star Transportation Company Review

Lone Star Transportation

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Founded in 1988 as a small oilfield carrier in Abilene, Texas, Lone Star has grown to be one of America's premier specialized heavy haul carriers and is recognized annually as one of the largest in North America.

Lone Star has been privately held since its inception. Their terminal network has grown from its original three Texas locations, to multiple full service operations throughout North America.

Lone Star Transportation Corporate Headquarters

Map of Lone Star corporate headquarters
1100 North Way Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76131
Phone: 1-800-541-8271
Website: Lone Star Transportation

Getting Hired At Lone Star Transportation

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be 22 years of age
  • 1 yr of verifiable OTR within the last 3 yrs or 2 yrs of verifiable OTR within the last 5 yrs
  • No more than 3 moving violations within the past 36 months (non-serious)
  • No DUI within the past 5 years (only 1 in a life time and none in a CMV)
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Taken case-by-case.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI within the past 5 years (only 1 in a life time and none in a CMV).

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Lone Star Hiring Area

Lone Star hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Age For Lone Star Transportation

Lone Star Minimum Age:
22 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Cowan 23  
    .
  • TMC 23  
    .
  • Stevens 22  
    .
  • Lone Star 22  
    .
  • Southeastern 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Lone Star Transportation

Lone Star Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Lone Star  12  
    .
  •  Stevens
    No Experience Required
  •  ODFL
    No Experience Required
  •  Central
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Schaffer
    No Experience Required

Lone Star Transportation Driver Pay

$5000 Sign-On Bonus ($500 after 1st dispatch, $1500 after 180 days, $3000 after 1 year)

Tarp pay

Stop off pay

Lone Star Average Weekly Pay

Lone Star Average Weekly Pay:
$1,200 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • Lone Star  $1,200  
    .
  • Millis  $1,115  
    .
  • Dart  $1,100  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  $1,100  
    .
  • KLLM  $850  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Lone Star Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Lone Star Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
40 cpm

Lone Star requires 12 months experience

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Lone Star  40 cpm  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  40 cpm  
    .
  • Ozark  39  cpm  
    .
  • Prime  38 cpm  
    .
  • Navajo   34 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  26 cpm  
    .

Lone Star Transportation Driver Benefits

  • No cost rider program
  • 401K
  • Paid vacations
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Flatbed Securement Training Available

Lone Star Transportation Operations

Driving Opportunities At Lone Star Transportation

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Specialized

Route Types:

  • OTR
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Lone Star Operating Area

Lone Star operates all 48 contiguous states

Lone Star Company Terminal Locations

Lone Star Transportation terminal locations
  • Fort Worth, TX

Lone Star Yearly Revenues

Lone Star: $171,666,886

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • XPO  $5.81B
    .
  • Crete  $1.01B
    .
  • USA Truck  $555M
    .
  • Melton  $217.33M
    .
  • Lone Star  $171.67M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Lone Star Yearly Miles

Lone Star: 42,211,313

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Hub  203.89M
    .
  • Interstate  151.21M
    .
  • Carter  80.73M
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  52.39M
    .
  • Lone Star  42.21M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Lone Star Driver Unload Percentage

Lone Star: 10%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Lone Star  10%
    .
  • CRST  1%
    .
  • TMC  0%
    .
  • MTS  0%
    .
  • Jim Palmer  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Lone Star Drop And Hook Percentage

Lone Star: 25%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • TMC  50%
    .
  • MTS  30%
    .
  • Lone Star  25%
    .
  • Jim Palmer  20%
    .
  • Wil-Trans  20%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Lone Star Company Policies

  • Lone Star Home Time Options

    Lone Star has the following home time options available:

    • Monthly

    Most drivers will be out for 3 weeks at a time.

    1 day off for every 7 out, up to 5 days.

  • Lone Star Rider Policy

    Lone Star does allow riders but no specific policy information was given.
  • Lone Star Tuition Reimbursement

    Lone Star does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Lone Star Pet Policy

    Lone Star does not allow pets.

Lone Star Canadian Policies

Lone Star does service Canada, and is forced dispatch.

Lone Star Company Equipment

Lone Star Number Of Trucks

Lone Star Number Of Trucks:
1,500 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Cowan  1,917
    .
  • Lone Star  1,500
    .
  • Melton  1,170
    .
  • Beelman  707
    .
  • MCT  681
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Lone Star Number Of Trailers

Lone Star Number Of Trailers:
2,500 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Schneider  49,850
    .
  • CR England  5,500
    .
  • Lone Star  2,500
    .
  • SRT  1,700
    .
  • Ward  1,180
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Lone Star Governed Speed

Lone Star Speed:
65 MPH

65
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • A&R  67 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • SRT  65 mph
    .
  • Lone Star  65 mph
    .
  • TMC  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Lone Star Tractor Brands

  • Lone Star

  • USA Truck

  • Knight

  • Maverick

  • May

  • Schneider

  • Koch

  • Jim Palmer

  • Super Service

  • CT

  • A&R

  • Schaffer

Lone Star Transmission Types

Lone Star has standard transmissions

All 9-speed
  • Standards
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Prime
    • Covenant
    • Crete
    • Hunt
    • SRT
  • Automatics
    • Carter
    • AAA Cooper
    • Koch
    • Maverick
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
  • Mix Of Both
    • CRST
    • Schneider
    • Ozark
    • TMC
    • Trimac
    • Melton

Lone Star APU Policy

Lone Star has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Koch
    • Wil-Trans
    • Carter
    • Melton
    • Marten
    • Hirschbach
  • Without APU's
    • MVT
    • XPO
    • NEMF
    • FirstFleet
    • R + L
    • Oak Harbor
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

Lone Star Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Lone Star

    The training at Lone Star will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Lone Star Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Lone Star

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Lone Star you will run solo after training.

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