Hot Shot Load Board

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Keep your truck on the road and making money with hot shot loads, easy to find on the Truckstop Load Board.

Red tractor with flat bed hauling two trailers ful of different freight.

Hot shot load boards are a great way to make more money, without having the large up front cost of investing in a big rig. One of the first things you should do to when starting out is to enlist the help of the right hot shot load board.

Whether you drive a bumper pull, gooseneck, step deck, or lowboy trailer, the Truckstop Load Board will keep you loaded and working. With tens of thousands of new loads posted daily, plus innovative features designed to run a successful trucking business, you can be rest assured you’re working with brokers you can trust, getting you the best rates, and operating in the lanes you prefer.

See available loads

Choose the right plan for your business.


Everything you need to start finding and booking loads now.

$42 *


  • doneLoad Searching info
  • doneTruck/Lane Posting info
  • doneDecision Tools info
  • doneBook It Now info
  • doneRoute Map info


Everything in Basic plus tools to weed out slow-paying brokers.

$135 *


  • Includes everything in Basic, plus:
  • doneFuel Desk info
  • doneCredit Stop Broker info


Level up your profits with tools that make it easy to make more on every load.

$159 *


  • Includes everything in Advanced, plus:
  • doneLoad Alert Notifications info
  • doneLoad Comparison info
  • doneReal-Time Updates info
  • doneRate Insights info
  • doneHeat Map info
  • doneBest-Paying Loads Search info
  • doneMulti-Trip info

** Price per user. Up to 3 users.

* Amount shown excludes applicable fees & taxes.

Find your next load

Make more money starting now.

Find Loads

In hot shot trucking, time is of the essence.

Today’s speed of freight moves faster than ever, and hot shot loads even more so. The right tools will help you act fast when you see available loads that are right for you.
Truckstop customer using her smartphone to find hot shot loads.

Truckstop gives you unlimited searching and posting on the most trusted and comprehensive load board out there, making it easy to always find available hot shot loads. The trick is to book loads fast, as hot shot loads are generally time sensitive.

That’s why we created Book It Now, an instant load booking feature of the Truckstop Carrier Load Board, free to carriers. Book It Now helps you act fast to book a hot shot load without the time-consuming process of communicating back and forth with the broker. Book It Now lets you:

  • Book good-paying loads with trustworthy brokers, already vetted by our team.
  • See all load details up front. Before you book, you get all load information, including the rate.
  • Book loads on your schedule, from anywhere.
  • Book loads outside broker business hours.
  • Book loads on the road from your device of choice.
See for yourself
Truckstop customer using her smartphone to find hot shot loads.

To be successful, it’s imperative to get the right rates and work with the right brokers.

Data drives the trucking business. But few truckers have time to research.
Hot Shot Load driver leaning on his van.

That’s why Truckstop does the work for you. Our load board for hot shots includes tools that help you quickly and easily access average market rates, see truck-to-load ratio, and view historical rate trends. This data will help you when it comes time to negotiate a rate.

In addition to vetting every broker who posts on our hot shot load board, we also provide broker info in detail and at your fingertips, with features that show you credit scores, days-to-pay averages, complaints and compliments, and more. You can choose brokers to partner with, as well as build relationships that’ll serve your hot shot trucking business well into the future.

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Hot Shot Load driver leaning on his van.
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When it comes to your equipment, look beyond your truck.

You know the importance of equipment you can count on. The right technology will give you a competitive edge.
Example of Truckstop load board on mobile phone.

You’re already well aware of how technology can drive you forward. Today’s trucks and trailers come with all sorts of bells and whistles designed to keep you moving forward and enjoying the road. An innovative load board is not a luxury. In fact, in an industry that relies on communication from locations all over the country, innovation is a must-have.

Our hot shotload board was designed with input from owner-operators and drivers just like you. It’s easy to use and intuitive, so using it becomes like second nature. And we’re continuously updating features and making improvements so it’s the only load board you need, whether you prefer working from your mobile device or your home office.

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Example of Truckstop load board on mobile phone.


Your trucking operation is complicated enough. With so many things to keep track of and think about, having just one load board—one single source for all the loads you’ll ever need—seems like a no-brainer. The Truckstop Load Board provides the volume and scale you need and the freedom of choice you want to easily find loads that work for you, so you don’t find yourself wasting time looking for loads all over the Internet. Since time is critical with hot shot loads, avoid the rabbit hole of looking everywhere but going nowhere.
Hot shot loads are typically smaller than traditional loads. Think of a standard super-duty pickup truck hauling a piece of farm equipment, appliances, construction materials, or machinery. Since you don’t need a big rig to run a hot shot load, you can test the waters and see if you’re ready to invest more time and money. And since hot shot trucking doesn’t require a CDL for loads under 10,000 lbs., you can try it before you take the plunge with a larger equipment type. Then, when it comes time to get your trucking authority, Truckstop can help with that, too.
Hot shot loads are loads that need to be moved quickly, and are small enough to fit into a box truck or onto a removable gooseneck trailer. They are often generated by the construction or oil industries, where equipment needs to move from one job site to the next. Because the loads are smaller, there is no need to invest in a big rig.
Hot shot loads typically pay quite well. Since the freight needs to move fast, brokers and shippers are often willing to pay a premium to make sure the delivery is on time. Of course, like any other type of load, exact rates will vary based on such factors as geographic location and the number of available drivers in that lane.
You can easily find available hot shot loads with Truckstop. Just search our load board by city and state, and then use the filters to select hot shot loads that work for you. From the search results page, you’ll be able to click on various loads to get all the details and see if they’re right for you. When you find a load you like, use our suite of negotiation tools to help you get the best rates.