Author: Hotshot Warriors

3 Financing Options For Hotshot Business

Starting your own hotshot business requires an initial cost of about $5,000 to $15,000. This initial cost just covers registration, permit, tax and other required documentation and not including your trailer, vehicle and other equipment.  Even with the high cost of initial investment, you shouldn’t be discouraged if you don’t have enough cash. There are several financing options for hotshot truckers that can help you get started. 1. Lease Purchase A lease purchase program is a popular financing option for many drivers because it doesn’t typically require a hefty down payment on equipment. Also, most companies do not require...

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Tire Blowout: Everything You Need to Know

They say that from the middle of May through early October, there are more tire blowouts than in any other time of the year. That could be attributed to the hot temperature during these months. However, tires can fail any time of the year due to several reasons, and understanding these reasons and their causes can help you prevent tire blowouts: Underinflation Underinflation (tire pressure is too low) is one of the common causes of tire blowouts. Air allows the tires to carry the weight of the vehicle or trailer and its cargo. If a tire keeps on running...

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Tips to Keep your Eyesight At Its Best

Driving a flatbed can put you under highly demanding conditions requiring you to stay physically fit and visually healthy. You need to clearly see not just what’s in front of you but also what’s behind you and at your sides. What you can see is important in making the right decisions for every situation, especially as it affects your safety and that of the general public while on the road. Vision Requirements for CDL When you apply for CDL, one of the basic requirements is for the applicant to have 20/40 vision in each eye as measured by the...

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Earthquake Safety Tips for Hotshot Truckers

When in the middle of your normal drive you get interrupted by severe shaking or vibrations, you could be driving through an earthquake. Just recently, some parts of the country experienced a magnitude 7 earthquake. An earthquake could strike anytime and anywhere without prior notice. That is why it’s important that you know what to do in case you are still on the road and this unfortunate event happened.   What Earthquake Feels Like When you are on Your Truck Shaking and vibrations are just normal especially if you are towing a heavy trailer. Many truckers who’ve driven through...

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5 Best Accounting Software for Hotshot Trucking

Whether you like it or not, if you are into hotshot trucking, accounting will be a part of your day-to-day operations. Thankfully, there are software products that can make accounting a lot simpler and easier and without all the paperwork. Advantages of Accounting Software for Hotshot Trucking 1. Easy to use The hotshot trucking software in our list are easy to set up and use: you don’t need to have a bookkeeping or accounting background to use them. Also, their interface is user-friendly. 2. Online access Some hotshot software products come with mobile apps, allowing you to access your...

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