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Old 02-09-2005, 07:11 PM
sundown54
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I am thinking about buying a good used truck and trying to lease it on with landstar..I am a female and wondering if anyone knows anything about them and will I get loads being a female..Also if for some reason I can no longer driver will I still be able to make money if I put a driver on the truck..HELP
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:44 PM
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I know a little something about Landstar. If you are a self starter with determination it can be a rewarding place to be.

I do hope you have some business skills and are not not afraid to embrace technology.

As for being a female and getting loads that makes no difference. And last but not least if you can no longer drive then sell the truck. Putting a driver on your truck is asking for trouble. Trust me on that one.

And thast the bottom line because Big Joe said so.
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Old 02-10-2005, 09:15 PM
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I have a good used truck for sale, already leased on to US Express so it grandfathers in on year. Its a 1999 Frt. FLD120 condo with a 470 Detroit and super 10. It has less than 120,000 on an inframe. Rebuilt trans, rear-ends (both) and replaced clutch at same time. We own repair shop and this was our personal truck so was very well maintained. It is white with pink/purple fenders,skirting and visor. Virgin rubber with about 40%. Newer fifth wheel plate (Holland) and regularly pulls down 7 mpg under load. If interested call Genny at 417-831-5505
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Old 02-10-2005, 11:54 PM
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Why do you want to buy a truck???? For the money ?? How about thinking of $$$$$going out of your pocket? Are you prepared to pay road taxes, maintnance, high insurance premiums, road service callls that can break you, etc... I could go on and on aboout the "joys" of owning a used truck.Does lease co. pay your fuel taxes, base plate, permits? Or do you? And, don't forget your usually HIGH truck payment. Do you have at least $10,000 in the bank if the motor blows? I am just telling you the reality of owning a truck, if you already don't know. You have a large financial responsibility with those monstors. They will **** the blood out of you. You may get a good deal on a used truck, but, be wary. Air to air costs about $1,000.00, air filters cost around $65.00 on up, Tires...well, at least $3 to $4000.00 for a set of 10. Oil changes are costly, about $150.00 every 80000 to 10000 miles. Can you change your own fan belts and belts? Can you fix an air leak instead of running to a mechanic? Mechanics love to rip females off if you do not know your truck. I am not discourging you, just telling you facts most wanna be O/O's don't take into account. Then, they get in BIG trouble. Think, ask questions, then think again before you make this big decision. Good luck�Why do you want to buy a truck???? For the money ?? How about thinking of $$$$$going out of your pocket? Are you prepared to pay road taxes, maintnance, high insurance premiums, road service callls that can break you, etc... I could go on and on aboout the "joys" of owning a used truck.Does lease co. pay your fuel taxes, base plate, permits? Or do you? And, don't forget your usually HIGH truck payment. Do you have at least $10,000 in the bank if the motor blows? I am just telling you the reality of owning a truck, if you already don't know. You have a large financial responsibility with those monstors. They will **** the blood out of you. You may get a good deal on a used truck, but, be wary. Air to air costs about $1,000.00, air filters cost around $65.00 on up, Tires...well, at least $3 to $4000.00 for a set of 10. Oil changes are costly, about $150.00 every 80000 to 10000 miles. Can you change your own fan belts and belts? Can you fix an air leak instead of running to a mechanic? Mechanics love to rip females off if you do not know your truck. I am not discourging you, just telling you facts most wanna be O/O's don't take into account. Then, they get in BIG trouble. Think, ask questions, then think again before you make this big decision. Good l luck
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:23 AM
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My understanding is they you must be the driver. Call 888-202-3569 ext 100 ask for Harvey tell him that Ken the scuba diver told you to call. They will put you in one of their trucks that are leased to usxpress. And that will give you time to see how it works before you buy and when you are ready to buy they will help you move into being an o/o. Either way you will make good money i know i did when i was with them. I had an accident and usxpress saftey man screwed me but Harvey and the guys went to bat for me they are good people to work for. As an o/o i grossed over 70 grand in 5 months i kept 32 grand of that after all payments fuel maint etc etc
 

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