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17 Steps to Start a Hotshot Trucking Business

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What is hotshot trucking? At its simplest, hotshot trucking means hauling smaller (less-than-truckload or LTL) loads. They are often time-sensitive and usually delivered to a single destination. For example, suppose a construction company needs a specific piece of equipment delivered from one job site to another. In that case, they will often “hotshot” it, hiring

How to Set the Best Hot Shot Rates Per Mile

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Hot shot trucking involves delivering time-sensitive loads for a single customer that must be expedited for several reasons. The term originates from the Texas oil fields and a time when truckers would wait outside plants for a part to be completed. Then they would rush the part to the oil field so the company could

What is Hot Shot Trucking?

hotshot trucking

Hot shot trucking (AKA hotshot trucking) involves hauling smaller, more time-sensitive LTL loads within a specific timeframe, and usually to a single customer or location. Hot shot loads are usually delivered using medium-duty trucks that pull flatbed trailers. Hot shot truck requirements vary. Some hot shots need to be delivered a short distance, but others