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Landstar Inway Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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  1. "Landstar Inway BCO review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - BCO in Dunnellon, FL
    Current Contractor - BCO in Dunnellon, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landstar Inway as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    its the closest you will get to operating under your own authority without having to have back office support. Pay is weekly without fail.

    Cons

    Must install ELD in truck and are charged for airtime from day one rather its installed or not

    Advice to Management

    you are out to make money off of both the agents and the bco and its working well for you so what advice could I give. keep on trucking.


  2. "Only Landstar makes the money while you'll get pennies:("

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    Former Employee - BCO in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - BCO in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Landstar Inway full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The only reason anyone wants on their own is freedom. Your freedom comes with a high price with this company:(

    Cons

    Agents lie and cheat the drivers. 70% of their freight never makes it to the load board -- agents hoard the good freight for their trucks or favorite drivers. Landstar charges you fees up the wazoo -- they nickel and dime you for everything. Landstar acts like god when enacting new rules on their whims:( I was here 16 years and wouldn't look at these people again! Actually, I wouldn't be an O/O again because the agents make the money:( I pulled one load that was double brokered. It wasn't paying me great -- about $1400 before Landstar took their cut. I found out how much the load actually paid. That 1st broker took $1000 for what -- making a few phone calls. The system is rigged against the honest person:(

    Advice to Management

    ALL BCOs should have equal opportunity for all freight! Lower the oppressive fees and percentages. Put more back in the hands of drivers. Reward drivers for longevity by increasing their percentage. Get rid of crooked agents!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Seems like good company at first but it's false impresion."

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    Former Contractor - BCO ( Owner Operator) in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Contractor - BCO ( Owner Operator) in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landstar Inway as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No forced Dispatch, ability to find dedicated loads. Only requires to have Bob tail insurance which is cheap.Good discount on tires and fuel. Can borrow your money if you neen repairs but 18% interest and you have to pay at least $400 each week.

    Cons

    You only get %65 of the load pay. Take long time to get pre-qualified. About 70 % of losds on their load board is cheap loads from other load boards that are duplicated. Very strict rules and elog is required for all new hires. Do not really care for drivers little things can get your contract terminated even if you was making them a lot of money. Bad cheap trailers and very slow Road assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Should care more about their BCOs (O/O) especially ones that was making them good money every week.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very crooked company. Scumbags....."

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    Former Contractor - BCO in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Contractor - BCO in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Landstar Inway as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros to signing on with this company. You will find out for yourself if you chose not to listen to the reviews.

    Cons

    This company will charge you more fees than you can ever imagine. I never even went to orientation and had a bill of over $1,000 because they make you sign all your paperwork before they even approve you. Obviously I made a perfect decision not to go to work for these Crooks.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice that I have to give to management is, keep doing what you're doing. It will be just a matter of time until Landstar is a thing of the past just like so many other companies.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "OTR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jefferson, GA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Landstar Inway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to choose own loads and the precipice to be home on my schedule

    Cons

    Choose your partners carefully, based on prior experience some brokers will not pay you for your work completed

    Advice to Management

    Interact with the drivers to see if they are happy and confortable with their given situation


  6. "BCO"

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    Current Contractor - BCO in Jefferson, GA
    Current Contractor - BCO in Jefferson, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Landstar Inway as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to start at being an owner operator. Resources are vast and helpful. Awesome heavy haul division.

    Cons

    Becoming a large company posting $1.75 with ( .20 fuel surcharges included in the rate) and 65% will put you at Swift and company lease purchase rates. Majority of rates are even lower.

    Advice to Management

    Slow growth and work on being a direct broker. Good business model.


  7. "Not a bad job if it's not a career"

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    Current Contractor - Automotive Solutions Provider in Rockford, IL
    Current Contractor - Automotive Solutions Provider in Rockford, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Landstar Inway as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is super easy; it's just repetitive data entry and phone calls that turn into routine things. Most problems that arise just go straight to management to handle anyways. If you go in, do your job, and leave you'll be fine.

    Cons

    The atmosphere. I've worked with a lot of college age people, but I have never experienced as much gossip in a work environment as I do here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop throwing hissy fits and always being on a power trip.

  8. "Work for small private agency"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landstar Inway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working enironment, people are nice and friendly, decent pay with commission and bonuses, real close to the beach, right in the middle of PB.

    Cons

    The pay is decent, not great. The workload can be very stressful and it's the type of industry that has a lot of problems, no matter how organized you are.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more incentive to bring in business and don't use employees as scapegoats when things go wrong. Problems will arise, it's not always the employees fault.


  9. "Dispatrcher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Landstar Inway full-time

    Pros

    Cash potential, great place for

    Cons

    early grinf for the early birds


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Team drivers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My husband and i drive as a team and have been with Landstar for 2 years. Being new, we have found Landstar staff to be very helpful when we have questions about compliance, hazmat, company procedures, etc... The perks, such as fuel discounts, LCAPP discounts on parts and labor are also excelllent. We find their online driver dashboard is well set-up and easy to navigate to manage your settlements, pre-trip advances, and to find freight and agents. (note: some people complain that landstaronline.com is not compatible with mac, which we use, but we have not found it to be a hindrance) It is a great company to work for if you are a self starter and are willing to put the time and effort in to make connections with agents you work well with.

    Cons

    One of our only gripes would be that the few agents we have come across that behave in a dishonest or inconsiderate manner are not, to our knowledge, reprimanded. The good side of this is that we can choose which agents we haul for. It would just be nice if they had a rating system setup for agents and drivers alike to help weed out the bad seeds.