Hot Shot/Expedite

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Jeff L.'s Comment
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Does anyone have experience with leasing on to companies that handle LTL Hot shot or Expedite. I am buying a truck/sleeper and a 24'box and am thinking of leasing on to a company as opposed to looking for my own. Just a little FYI, I do not have any debt, am single with grown kids and plan on buying a used 2007 or newer so shouldn't be a huge financial burden for me

Thanks

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Does anyone have experience with leasing on to companies that handle LTL Hot shot or Expedite. I am buying a truck/sleeper and a 24'box and am thinking of leasing on to a company as opposed to looking for my own. Just a little FYI, I do not have any debt, am single with grown kids and plan on buying a used 2007 or newer so shouldn't be a huge financial burden for me

Thanks

Getting a little a head of yourself. First check with the companies that do LTL or expedited And see what they want in a truck/trailer combo. Since we mostly deal with new people coming into the industry it's not something we focus on hardly ever. Best thing to do is call up the companies that handle that type of freight and I am sure they can point you in the right direction.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
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