Expedited Drivers

1. Does Landstar lease on expedited teams?
2. What are the minimum requirements for expediters?
3. What are the minimum expedited equipment requirements?

1. Does Landstar lease on expedited teams?

Yes, we have a variety of loads including team freight. Currently we are looking for AA&E Teams, as well as straight truck refrigerated teams with temperature validation (T-Val) experience.

2. What are the minimum requirements to become an Expedited Landstar BCO?

Landstar’s minimum requirements for expedited owner-operators are:

  • 23+ years old
  • Class A or B CDL for Expedited or Hotshot
  • Hazmat endorsement
  • Six months verifiable OTR experience for Expedited or Hotshot
  • Verifiable driving history
  • No DOT-recordable/preventable accident in past 12 months
  • No more than one serious violation in past 36 months
  • No DUI in past 60 months
  • Overall safe driving record
  • Felony and misdemeanor charges reviewed case-by-case
  • No positive drug or alcohol tests
  • Provide and maintain proper levels and types of approved insurance during your lease with Landstar including:
    • Unladen Liability and Occupational Accident coverage or, in some cases, statutory Workers’ Compensation coverage, are mandatory. If you do not participate in the Unladen Liability and/or CPP (Occupational Accident insurance) programs facilitated by Landstar, you must show comparable Unladen Liability coverage and/or Occupational Accident coverage through acceptable insurance carriers.
    • If statutory Workers’ Compensation coverage is required and you do not participate in the Fleet Workers’ Compensation Plan (FWCP) program, coverage must be provided by licensed carriers with acceptable interstate coverage.

These are minimum operator qualification standards subject to DOT requirements, and Landstar may impose more stringent requirements at its option. The decision whether to qualify an operator will be made by Landstar in its sole discretion and on a case-by-case basis.

3. What are the minimum expedited equipment requirements?

      • 10 foot of cargo space
      • 48 inch wide, 48 inch high rear door opening
      • Minimum cargo weight capacity of 2,500 lbs.
      • Truck must pass a Level One DOT inspection through an approved Landstar inspection facility.

Truck classifications:

      • B-unit (no sleeper berth required):
        – Cargo space = 10 foot minimum and up to 14 feet
        – Cargo weight capacity – 2,500 lbs. minimum and up to 5,000 lbs.
      • C-unit (sleeper berth required):
        – Cargo space = 12 foot minimum and up to 18 feet
        – Cargo weight capacity – 5,001 lbs. minimum and up to 13,000 lbs.
      • D-unit (sleeper berth required):
        – Cargo space = greater than 18 feet
        – Cargo weight capacity – greater than 13,001 lbs.

Note: Equipment must meet both space and weight minimums for classification. For example, if cargo space is 13 feet but cargo weight is only 3,500 lbs., the truck would fall into the B-unit category.

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