They provide the tools to do your job at a high cost to you. If you don't have at least a working capital of at least 6 months don't work there they will put you in the hole that you can't climb out off till it's too late.
Account Analyst (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FL – March 11, 2014
A typical day at work was for me to provide Customer Service for our clients by helping them implement a payment plan for their ongoing bills. Management and co-workers were a joy to work with. The job was so suitable to my skills, that no part of it seemed difficult. I enjoyed interacting with and assisting the customers with their specific issues.
independant agent (Current Employee), Allentown, PA – March 10, 2014
A typical day starts out by posting freight on my load board and matching up trucks that can run these lanes. I have to coordinate all pick ups and deliveries. The hardest part of this job is the troubleshooting when drivers break down or roads are closed due to in climate weather.
Freight Dispatcher (Current Employee), Alpine, CA – March 1, 2014
Pros: i get paid as hard as i work
Cons: sometimes, there is no freight worth presenting to drivers
A typical day would start out about 6:30am. I will go to the loading boards and locate good freight. If I know of a driver in L.A. let's say as an eg: I will find the lanes that he wants to run, put them in the computer and if I locate strong paying freight, I will call him and present it to him. I have learned to spot the best paying freight and go – more... after it aggressively. I work all alone and I am not in contact with others during my business day, except on the phone. The hardest part of the job is finding my own book of business. It takes alot of rejection and hours spent on trying to get someone to take a shot with you. Once customers are established, you have residual income .coming in. – less
Owner Operator (Current Employee), Wilmington, NC – February 20, 2014
Pros: see lots of places
Cons: but want to be home with family
Coordinated daily delivery schedules based on customer schedules, peak delivery times and alternate routes.Processed shipment documents neatly and efficiently for each load.Obtained and maintained proper delivery authorization and pickup documentation.Conducted daily DOT pre-trip inspections according to a set checklist.Balanced and handled expense – more... accounts for each trip.Retained valid proof of insurance and registration in vehicle at all times.Hooked and unhooked trailers from the tractor and converter dollies.Loaded and unloaded trailers with mechanical freight handling equipment.Submitted reports on the condition of the truck at the end of each trip.Maintained records required for compliance with state and federal regulations.Delivered customer orders to homes and places of business within established time frames.Interacted with customers and vendors in a friendly and timely manner.Transported freight from origin to destination in a safe and timely manner.Checked load accuracy and stability before each trip.Lifted freight and other objects of various shapes, sizes and weights up to  pounds.Operated tractor-trailer combinations, including doubles and triples.Picked up customer loads in a timely and accurate manner.Picked up customer loads in a timely and accurate manner.Certified that waste, supplies and material handling equipment were secured prior to operating vehicle on public highways.Notified supervisor of any customer or delivery problems.Submitted a daily mileage log with trip sheet, fuel, maintenance and delivery documentation.Fulfilled back haul orders and spotting trailers in the yard.Operated a tractor-trailer combination in urban, suburban and rural environments and in all types of weather conditions.Wrote receipts for loads picked up and collected payment for goods delivered and for delivery charges.Connected air hoses and electrical lines, installed and removed tire chains and manually cranked dolly wheels.Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.Conducted emergency roadside repairs, including changing tires, replacing light bulbs and installing fuses and tire chains.Recorded expenses and maintained receipts – less
Load Broker (Former Employee), Fayetteville, AR – July 17, 2013
Pros: very easy going.
Cons: no training, comm sales only.
I would arrive each morning and check my voice mails. check my emails. Start calling all my drivers that were under a load and check in with them and get a status update. call all my customers and give updates and get new load info and start trying to get the loads filled with drivers.
Good management. Nice
The hardest part was there was no real training. – more... They gave you the basic fundamentals and then threw you to the Wolves.
Logistics broker (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – June 6, 2013
Typical day at Landstar is speaking with clients and answering calls. This is a very competitive job you spend most of the day brokering loads and sending out quotes to clients. The hardest part of the job would entail bids. Basically pricing out 2 or 3 pages of different lanes and crossing your fingers to see if you at least get one. The most enjoyable – more... part of the job is the is working as a time and the accomplishment you feel when you walk out after a great day of work. – less
Agent with inrodes to the corporate structure. (Current Employee), Denver, CO – April 11, 2013
Pros: solid business model. but they execute it poorly
Cons: management is out of touch & their failures are blamed on the lower level employees
Solid overall business model, but there are so many "political factions" working on the corporate level that you get virtually no corporate support. The management have very little to do with the bulk of the agency base, and are pretty much only on speaking terms with the small section of multi million dollar agents. Senior management has no real grip – more... on the day to day market and focuses nore on the trending of the business rather than what an agency really needs. Great in some areas.... quite poor in other even though they say they "can do it all". Good place to work if you want to kiss someones backside to get ahead and get noticed. – less
Dispatch, accounts payable, billing (Former Employee), Rock Hill, SC – February 19, 2013
Pros: working hours
Cons: i have moved up as far as i can go.
Come in at 8AM start working with phone calls comingfrom drivers. Giving fuel payouts along with booking loads for drivers. We have a high volume of loads that come in from customers as well as rate request. Its an high temp day most days. I have learned how to multi task meeting many customer request. As well how to manage the company the way they – more... like it to be ran. I love transportation everything about it. I like the challenges it brings as well as talking to people. – less