Hot Shot Trucking

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Nathan H.'s Comment
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Hey everybody my name is Nathan. I'm looking to start a Hot Shot Trucking company. Does anybody have any experience or tips or advice in this area. Any and all advice and information will be appreciated.

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site Nathan.

Why do you want to start driving hot shot?

Banks's Comment
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Hi Nathan. I don't think we have any hotshot posters. This question comes up monthly, they say we're insane and then they disappear. Hopefully, you stick around.

Do you have any hotshot experience? Do you have a cash/credit reserve on the side for repairs, fines, slow periods and time off? Do you know how to use a load board or what the current rates are? What kind of freight are you looking to haul? Do you have any trucking experience?

The best way to start a business is to gain experience in it. I wouldn't start a restaurant because I've never worked in a restaurant.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Jammer a's Comment
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My buddy does real well at that and he says it all lies in good equipment and a top notch broker is how he rolls and that’s all I got welcome to the site

Hey everybody my name is Nathan. I'm looking to start a Hot Shot Trucking company. Does anybody have any experience or tips or advice in this area. Any and all advice and information will be appreciated.

Reginald H.'s Comment
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Hello Everybody my name is Reggie I am a hot shot owner operator i have my Twic card my hope is to haul out of the ports cars or containers do anyone have any advice that they could give me to help me get jobs in the ports

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Oddball's Comment
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I ran expedited back in the day... the fleet owner ended up loosing his shirt.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Hello Everybody my name is Reggie I am a hot shot owner operator i have my Twic card my hope is to haul out of the ports cars or containers do anyone have any advice that they could give me to help me get jobs in the ports

Haya, Reggie~!!

You 'could' check out an online tool; classadrivers.com they cater to hots./ .. we are mostly about HELPLING people GET THEIR CDLA, and become company drivers.

Thanks for checking us out,though! Here's our 'starter pack' if you ever want to come to the 'heavy' side!! (Over 26k, lol.....) But for now ..? Go drive for JBHunt, for starters, to learn the ports?!?!?

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~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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