Best Practices

Inspection Connection

Follow the signs to get your Landstar trailer inspected and get hooked up with prizes during the first-ever Landstar Inspection Connection! The event kicks off on Safety Thursday Sept. 19, and continues through Safety Thursday on Oct. 17.

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How Freight Agents Can Utilize Data to Grow Their Businesses

How Freight Agents Can Utilize Data

Freight agents rely on technology to maintain the daily operations of their businesses. But how are they using data gathered from technology to drive growth?

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Shipping Time-Sensitive Freight Across the Border

Good end-to-end visibility and coordination is critical when shipping time-sensitive goods across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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5 Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Landstar Truck

While the price of fuel may be out of your control, there are ways owner-operators can easily reduce fuel consumption. 

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Transporting Specialized Freight Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Bridge Crane in Laredo, Texas

Heavy or specialized loads present their own unique set of challenges for shippers handling cross-border trade. Pre-trip planning on this type of freight is critical.

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Cross-Border Freight Visibility

Tracking and Tracing

Access to data has facilitated better visibility and a qualified cross-border carrier should be able to provide shippers with shipment tracking even after their freight crosses into Mexico.

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Podcast: Hazmat Transportation Safety

Landstar Transportation Logistics Vice President of Safety and Compliance Mike Cobb spoke with Inbound Logistics about the steps a shipper can take to qualify a hazmat carrier and work cohesively with the carrier to keep a shipment in compliance.

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Managing The Requirements of Cross-Border Shipments

Handing over a load of freight to a customs broker and/or meeting regulatory requirements of cross-border shipments can present unique challenges.

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Kevin Rutherford’s Business Advice for Owner-Operators

Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford, radio host of Trucking Business & Beyond on SiriusXM / Road Dog Trucking, explains to independent owner-operators the importance of investing in new equipment.

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Maximizing Fuel Efficiency

Improve Fuel Economy

In a world where the price of fuel is consistently trending upward and the average over-the-road truck gets roughly 6.5 miles per gallon (mpg), some owner-operators are going to great lengths to improve their fuel economy.

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