Need Recommendations For Companies To Lease To

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John G.'s Comment
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Hey all,

Had a meltdown last Friday at my Coke delivery job. We push 27-40 pallets per night by hand into gas stations. For the most part I was used to it, but they’re increasing the caseload cause people are leaving our team and the season is picking up. I can’t stand this anymore and I’m fortunate I’m a good saver with money.

I called my boy (10 year o/o) and he recommended forward air or landstar. He also told me to focus on a truck that gets good mileage, so I’m getting a cascadia or Columbia with a 60 series.

Are these good companies? I look at negative reviews first and they tell me forward air cancels loads and landstar dispatchers are bad at English.

However, I would much rather work a few loads per week and endure waiting in line than fight with convenient store clerks and move and trip on the **** let leave in the back room.

Anyone here experience landstar or forward as a lease o/o?

Any suggestions or other companies to check out? Thank you.

PS.. this is a low standard, but I take home $1k week from Coke so if I could take home $1200 even with startup cost of buying the truck I will be happy to have more control over my life.

When I meet shippers, I can work on going independent in the future if I want


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Unfortunately, nobody here leases with either of those companies.

I would advise you to find another plan, maybe try being a company driver for another company. Now is a horrible time to try and start your own company. Rates are bad and truck prices are still pretty high.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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There is so much on this subject that I could comment on. I'm not going to though because it's always a lot of time and typing on my end for nothing. The OP always gets mad, learning nothing, then departs the TT site.

PJ's Comment
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Buying a used truck is always a gamble. First of all I am not sure they put series 60’s in cascadia’s. I thought that was the first model switching to the Dd13/15 series. Prices are coming down, but very slowly.

Rates are terrible right now and the smart folks are forecasting it this way at least through mid year and possibly all year.

I use landstar’s board on occassion for backhaul’s. I’m flatbed and the rates are almost as bad as their van division unless you do oversize. Getting an agent on the phone or a call back is virtually impossible. If your on a load for them then the bug the daylights out of you. I called 2 agents monday morning and still have not got a return call. I only use them as a complete last resort.

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