Author: Hotshot Warriors

6 Reasons Why your Hotshot Business Needs a Website

In the past when not many people have access to the internet, you may not have seen the need for a website. But we are living in a digital age now. More and more people go to the internet to look for products or services.  For truckers, one of the easiest ways to find loads is by checking online load boards. If you want to get the opinion of other truckers on something, you can ask from hotshot Facebook groups and forums. And if you need to learn more about the industry, you can read tons of resources online....

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Hotshot Truckers Guide to Invoice Factoring

Cash is king, and this is true for most businesses especially hotshot trucking. You can’t hit the road without cash in your pocket for gas, toll, food and other expenses you might incur en route your destination. If you don’t have cash, you can’t haul. If you can’t haul, you’ll have no cash. This cycle will just continue unless you find a means to fund your operations. This is where factoring can be helpful. Factoring can keep your business afloat if you are low in cash. It is a reliable source of cash flow that you can use for...

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Hotshot Truckers Guide to CSA Scores

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is serious in its job to keep America’s roadways safe. That is why they launched the CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) program to help identify carriers with safety issues and keep an eye on them for interventions. Based on their safety records, trucking companies including many hotshot businesses get a CSA score which shows a comprehensive picture of the company’s safety performance.  Understanding the concept of the CSA score such as what factors affect your score, how you can improve it and more, can help your business thrive in the industry. While many...

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The Ultimate Guide to USDOT Number for Hotshot Truckers

A USDOT number serves as a unique identifier for your truck. The authorities use this for monitoring purposes and for collecting safety and accident information.   Not all hotshot truckers are required to get a USDOT number. You’ll need it if you operate in interstate commerce and meet the following criteria: Vehicles weighing more than 10,000 lbs (GVWR, GCWR, GVW or GCW) You haul hazardous materials that require a safety permit in intrastate commerce. There are also States that require a DOT Number for intrastate commercial motor vehicle registrants. These are: Alabama Alaska Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Florida Georgia Idaho...

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8 Proven Ways to Cause a Road Accident

Commercial drivers including hotshot truckers are generally skilled and careful drivers for the most part. However, a job in the trucking industry has inherent risks due to the weight and size of the load they carry. Apart from that, other factors also contribute to the vulnerability of truckers to road accidents. These include: 1. Alcohol-impaired Driving Based on compiled data by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), impaired driving accounts for about 12 percent of accidents under driver error. As per the data, there are about 10,497 fatalities related to...

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