Are Landstar Driver Still Making Money??

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Jack Burton btlc's Comment
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I see some guys on YouTube doing good in a down market but what's the general consensus about how things are doing over their?

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I was just talking to a landstar driver in the lounge area, he said he makes 26% and is doing ok. Not getting rich but I think he said taking home $600-$900 a week, a little over a grand if he is really ******* it. Like I said not getting rich by any means but I have heard of a lot worse by several lease purchase drivers.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I was just talking to a landstar driver in the lounge area, he said he makes 26% and is doing ok. Not getting rich but I think he said taking home $600-$900 a week, a little over a grand if he is really ******* it. Like I said not getting rich by any means but I have heard of a lot worse by several lease purchase drivers.

I have a friend who left Fedex as an O/O for Landstar, 6 mos later she went back to Fedex cause she wasnt making as much. And freight rates were up then and plentiful.

Fedex started giving high bonuses that were near impossible to achieve but it was designed to get drivers to chase that carrot. So run run run and you couldnt reach the goal.

And i totally believe that number above... just think... you can make as much in training as those O/O!

just dont do it please.

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Jack Burton btlc's Comment
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900$ a week and 26% he must be running under a branch of land star cause real landstar drivers are making 65%

I was just talking to a landstar driver in the lounge area, he said he makes 26% and is doing ok. Not getting rich but I think he said taking home $600-$900 a week, a little over a grand if he is really ******* it. Like I said not getting rich by any means but I have heard of a lot worse by several lease purchase drivers.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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900$ a week and 26% he must be running under a branch of land star cause real landstar drivers are making 65%

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I was just talking to a landstar driver in the lounge area, he said he makes 26% and is doing ok. Not getting rich but I think he said taking home $600-$900 a week, a little over a grand if he is really ******* it. Like I said not getting rich by any means but I have heard of a lot worse by several lease purchase drivers.

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No he said he is a landstar company driver making 26% not 26% and $900, just the 26%. And he did say landstar O/Os made 65%.

Amish country's Comment
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I trained someone that was a land star o/o. He was telling me the work he was getting was inconsistent and he could make more with us. No idea what he was pulling in with them but hes happier with us atm

Old School's Comment
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Hey Jack, where are you working now? Did you ever make that switch to Crete you were considering?

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