Author: Hotshot Warriors

5 Ways to Prepare your Fleet for 2019

December is a busy time for holiday parties and festive events. Aside from that, it is also an ideal time to prepare your fleet for the coming new year. These preparations are a must to ensure smooth operations as the new year arrives. Review the maintenance records of your trucks and trailers. Ideally, you need to perform regular fleet maintenance throughout the year. But with the typical busy schedule of hotshot truckers, this is often forgotten or neglected. Now is the time to review your records and perform necessary maintenance procedures on your fleet so that they are ready...

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5 Tips to Sell Your Hotshot Services

Truck loads are the bread and butter of the hotshot business. If you want to succeed, you should plan your strategies on how to get profitable truck loads. Whatever your strategies are, one thing is for sure: you need to master the art of selling your services. Here are some tips that can help you: 1. Project the image of success. Shippers want to deal with reputable companies and this is why your image as a business is so important. A well-maintained fleet, neat office and professional-looking drivers will speak much about your business.   2. Be specific when...

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Truckers: Make More Money in a Tough Economy

With volatile freight rates, ever-changing DOT regulations and the high cost of running a trucking business, many small carriers and owner-operators have trouble staying in business while others have seen surprising success in their business – simply by using all the features in their load boards. A load board is a web-based search engine where drivers post trucks and find freight. Like an internet dating service, carriers meet shippers and brokers online. Some carriers use a load board to book every trip and others use it for back hauls. They keep trucks full, allowing drivers to avoid empty miles....

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5 Common Mistakes Why a Hotshot Business Could Fail (And Ways to Avoid Them)

No one wants to fail but sometimes the more you try to avoid it, the more you get pulled to the other end of success. In the hotshot business, it’s easy to lose thousands of dollars in investment with one wrong decision. In fact, there are 5 surefire ways to fail in this business. Fortunately, knowing these top reasons for failure helps you identify your escape route. 1. Poor management Business success depends heavily on how effective the management is. Managers make important decisions involving shippers, brokers, workforce and day-to-day operations. Poor management often results in making bad decisions....

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5 Tips to Lose Weight While on the Road

Long hours of driving, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits… These are just some of the reasons why many hotshot drivers are obese. In fact, the number of obese long-haul drivers is twice as high as the national working population according to a survey conducted in 2014 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with 1,670 drivers interviewed. It is important to note that obesity increases your risk of serious health problems including fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes among others. Looking at the prevalence of obesity among hotshot drivers, you...

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