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Question:
Can you tell me what this is all about? On my husbands settlement, it says there was a rate change on a load he had back in April. It shows $45.65- with a release date of 8/26/03. How can they take that $45 away from us, when it is from a load so long ago?

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Call Fleet
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Don't judge me based on your ignorance

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Since I am a Landstar Driver heres your answer to your question. Look at your contract and you will see a section for charge backs. They happen when a agent tells you one price and the actual contract with the shipper. That is how you get charge backs.

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Sherry, I've only recently leased to Landstar, I assure you should I receive such a charge back, the first thing I would do is contact Corporate, then the agent.
Possibly I would not move any further freight for that agent if the answer was not acceptable.
You had a choice, and you chose Here. Thank you!


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Thats the big reason I left Landstar. The same agent came back 2 months later and took a total of $1800 for 8 loads. Called Jacksonville all they could/would tell is that the agent paid on the wrong quote and I would have to talk to the agent. Agent said he knew nothing about it. $1800 is a mighty big chunk of money to lose when you have a $2100 car paymnet due

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...you just laid to rest any notion I had of putting a car on with Landstar.
How in the world can anyone plan cash flows with that kind of nonsense from landstar?

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I have been with landstar for 7 years and I have only had ONE charge back and it was on a wattermelon load so I do not take these loads anymore. Also the agent does not take the money, Landstar does. The agent can be made to pay the driver the difference. As you can see this agent would not be with Landstar long if he always lied about the rates. So talk to Landstar drivers and see how they like the company. You also need to be a self starter or you will not make it in the system.

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Originally Thats the big reason I left Landstar. The same agent came back 2 months later and took a total of $1800 for 8 loads. Called Jacksonville all they could/would tell is that the agent paid on the wrong quote and I would have to talk to the agent. Agent said he knew nothing about it. $1800 is a mighty big chunk of money to lose when you have a $2100 car paymnet due
If Jacksonville said talk to the agent and the agent knew nothing about it, you should have written a letter to Jacksonville with a copy to the agent stating the agent knew nothing about it and they should pay you back the money in full because according to the agent they have no reason to take it out to begin with! Fax copy with oringinal via US mail!

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Today, once again, another one of those rate change deductions! Everytime we ask Jacksonville anything, they never give us a straight answer. They did tell us that they would rather pull a car than to change their policies. Also on todays settlement sheet, they deducted $795 for the pretrip money, on a load that was not to be delivered until today. So the pay for that will come next week. Shouldn't the pretrip money be deducted next week, when we are actually paid for that trip?

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Originally Today, once again, another one of those rate change deductions! Everytime we ask Jacksonville anything, they never give us a straight answer. They did tell us that they would rather pull a car than to change their policies. Also on todays settlement sheet, they deducted $795 for the pretrip money, on a load that was not to be delivered until today. So the pay for that will come next week. Shouldn't the pretrip money be deducted next week, when we are actually paid for that trip?
No since you already recieve the money.
If you feel more comfortable, as the agent to fax you a verification sheet for the load being hauled.
Copy the screen to file of any load details you haul.
They have to pay you what they advertise, but you have to be able to prove it.
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Don't judge me based on your ignorance

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starrider what you say is all well and good but the contract a person signs controlls if you have a case.
It does not matter what the load sheet will say, it is what the contract has to say. All landstar O/O sign one, so if you do not read the contract shame on that person.
Therefore in closing do not run for those agent again.

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Don't hold your breath for Corporate's help when an agent misquotes the rate, the miles or anything else.
On the positive side, it doesn't happen all that often and you never have to work with that agent again if you don't want to. Keep good notes on your loads and keep track of the bad apples so you can avoid them in the future.
As for pre-trip deductions, it comes out on the very next settlement after you received it. That's just how it is. Depending on the timing, you can delay taking the pre trip, kicking the deduction into the next pay period if that helps your cash flow.
Betterhave

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With all the controversial things I've heard over the years about Landstar (even if only a small percentage are true) it makes me wonder why anyone would lease on there.
Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither liberty nor security!
"Benjamin Franklin"

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Dont believe everything you read,just remember,those who can't compete,**,gripe * and moan about those who can.You just keep wondering and the rest of us will keep on caring.Iv'e been at landstar 4 YEARS AND WOULD NOT CONSIDER LEASING ANYWHERE ELSE.
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