Author: Hotshot Warriors

5 Common Hotshot Truckers Risks You Could Easily Avoid

If you are in hotshot trucking, you’ll face some risks that other jobs or businesses don’t have to worry about. Knowing and understanding these risks can help you make advanced action plans and take smart decisions when you are in the situation: 1.Risk of road accidents due to ineffective load securement strategies The main goal is to make sure that your load stays in place during the transport. Without an effective securement strategy, you could end up in a serious and expensive road accident. A wrong or inadequate securement strategy or use of a faulty latch, tarp or strap...

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5 Essential Features to Look for When Buying a New Gooseneck Trailer

Hotshot trailers aren’t cheap, as they could cost around $10,000 – $30,000 depending on the model and features. That’s a lot of money that you don’t want to get wasted in a mediocre gooseneck! You can get the best value for your money if you look for the following essential features for your next hotshot trailer. 1. Anti-flex system Fishtailing is a common problem that hotshot truckers have to face daily. Thankfully, there are newer models of flatbeds that are fitted with an anti-flex system such as a torque tube which offers optimal sway prevention. Adding a torque tube...

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Best New Hotshot Trailers for 2019

2019 is an exciting year for hotshot truckers as the demand for hotshot continues to grow. If you are considering adding a new trailer to your fleet this year, our list of top 10 hotshot trailers is a must-read before making a decision. These trailers are reliable, long-lasting, versatile and are designed for heavy-duty use. 10. Big Tex 10DF This pro series drive-over fender is ideal for hauling cars and equipment. It comes with 36-inch self-cleaning cleated dovetail as well as 4′ channel stand-up ramps for convenient loading and unloading. The combination of its radial tires and multi-leaf spring...

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DAT Frequently Asked Questions

What is a load board? Why do truck drivers and trucking companies need a load board?      A load board is an online match-making service where drivers can find loads and post their trucks. Similar to an online dating site, truckers connect to meet brokers and online. Load boards are used by all sizes of companies, from owner-operators to the largest shippers and brokers in the industry, as an essential tool for finding loads and trucks. Some companies use the load board for the majority of their business and some use it once in a while, but always to...

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Best New Gooseneck Trailers for 2019

With freight forecasts showing continued growth for trucking this 2019, it might be a good idea to consider getting a new gooseneck to cope with the demands. We have reviewed dozens of trailers in the market to come up with this top 10 goosenecks that offer the best bang for your buck. 10. LoadTrailGH14 – Gooseneck Heavy Duty Loadtrail has also its own heavy duty gooseneck. The GH14 – Gooseneck Heavy Duty 14,000. This flatbed comes with a 12′ I-Beam. I-beam is typically more stable and superior in long-beam bending than a C-channel. It also comes with a treated...

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