Landstar

Pay Choice

A percentage pay option can be a helpful tool in the right circumstances.

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Landstar report a good sign for owner-operators

If earnings at Landstar System, the nation’s largest owner-operator carrier, are any indication, owner-operators are having a better year than they did in 2010.

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California Jump Start

State’s new regs, along with nationwide fuel prices, are driving sales of trailer aero devices.

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Engine Spot

Where Mack's 13-liter MaxiCruise distinguishes itself from its predecessors, is in its horsepower offerings relative to the engine’s rpm level.

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Landstar sees “continued strength in revenue per load”

If this week’s earnings report from Landstar Systems is any indication, the rest of the year looks good for owner-operators. “I would characterize the overall second quarter freight environment as a little choppy, but moving in an upward direction,” said Henry Gerkens, chairman, president and CEO of Landstar, the nation’s biggest owner-operator carrier.  “Pricing continued to be strong.” Landstar’s numbers were strong, too. Compared to the second quarter of 2010, this second quarter saw increased revenue ($676 ...

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Path of Lease Assistance

Lease-purchase plans are the only way for some owner-operators to buy a truck. Use a wary eye to assess contract terms and do the math to see if it’s really a smart deal.

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Choosing a Carrier

When you consider moving to a new fleet, look beyond bonuses and other come-ons.

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Play Your Cards Right

If used wisely, credit and debit cards are great tools. Know the benefits and pitfalls of both to help your business run more smoothly.

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Driver ‘health movement’ hitting stride

On the blog of the U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a shout-out was posted yesterday to the Heathy Trucking Association of America and the Trucking Solutions Group 61+ Driver Health Advisory Committee's health walk at GATS last week, which I wrote a little about in advance of the show. Held at the Dallas Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 28, the walk was the latest in a series of such held to bring awareness to all about ...

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Landstar 1st-quarter revenue up

Revenue hauled by third-party truck capacity providers was 17 percent higher to $505.9 million.

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