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Take a Detour Off the Lonely Road

Commercial truck driving is stressful. If you’re a long-haul truck driver, you don’t need research or a survey to tell you that, but there’s plenty of evidence out there – like the findings published in Issues in Mental Health Nursing, a 2020 Canadian study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, and another report from the University of Arkansas. The research illustrates the role loneliness, fatigue, burnout, anxiety, and other...

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Just Ask!

You’ve heard it before – teamwork makes the dream work. At Landstar, there’s a team of friendly, helpful and experienced professionals dedicated to helping independent business capacity owners (BCOs) succeed. They’re called BCO advisors, and every BCO leased to Landstar can call on an advisor for a truckload of information and resources.

What is a BCO Advisor?

To hear BCOs tell it, advisors are a...

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Four Mistakes That Can Derail Your Specialized Freight Shipment – And How to Avoid Them

Heavy haul and specialized project shipping is complex. When you mix drive time restrictions, permits, route surveys, load securement parameters, and other logistical details into the transportation plan, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Missing these types of details when shipping over-dimensional freight can lead to damage, delays, operational disruptions and unforeseen expenses.

1. The shipment's actual size differs from the manufacturer's or engineers’ specs


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