Hot shot trucking is generally an expedited freight with an overall lower gross weight type of loads.
In some regions hot shot truckers deliver cars for car dealers and car auctions.
Typical weight allowance for hot shot trucking loads is – Less than 25,000 lb.
Some typical loads for hot shot trucking truckers are listed below.
Hot shot truckers in almost all cases are owner operators. This means that hot shot trucking jobs are gotten from load boards and then you must build your business with companies.
FREE LOAD BOARDS
Each free load board is unique. Some come with videos to troubleshoot any problems hotshot truckers might have. Some are very basic. All you have to do is register. Here are some free load board sites:
- Loadup Freight Load Board
- Freight Finder
- Free Freight Search
PAID LOAD BOARDS
Paid load boards are a great place to find hot shot jobs for hotshot truckers and hot shot owner-operators. Here is a list some paid load boards:
- Direct Freight Services
AUTOMOTIVE LOAD BOARDS
List of load boards and dispatchers for car haulers:
- Carload USA
- Car Hauler Dispatch
- uShip Car Hauling
- Reliable Auto Dispatch
- Car Load Board
Load boards should not be your only method of finding loads. The best way to grow your hotshot business is to find clients, and then work with them on a regular basis. It is important to put yourself out there and promote your business. This is the best way to get potential clients and build a customer base.
Do You Need an US DOT number for Hot Shots?
If you’re hauling loads across state lines, you will have get your own US DOT number before you can legally haul hot shot and LTL loads. The good news is that the cost of equipment is lower for hot shot carriers, However, other startup expenses like getting your US DOT Number, Drug and Alcohol Testing and other regulatory paperwork will be the same. You’ll also have to make sure you have the proper insurance coverage. If you’re hauling across state lines, you’ll need to file IFTA fuel taxes and get IRP plates.
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