Author: Hotshot Warriors

5 Types of Fraud in the Trucking Industry & How to Avoid It

Running a trucking company is stressful enough. You have to make sure you are getting loads, delivering them, and also making sure that load pays enough. Throw in some con-artist trying to scam you, and it can really put a damper on things. Here are the five most common types of fraud for truckers and how to avoid it.  Types of Fraud 1.) Fake Repair Shop Now it goes without saying that a hotshot trucker puts a lot of miles on their truck. That is just inevitable. Well, in this scenario, a scammer poses as a repair shop employee who will...

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Load Trail Trailers GH21 Heavy Duty Gooseneck Review

Load Trail has been manufacturing trailer since the July of 1996. Their staff works hard to manufacture quality trailers. The Load Trail GH21 – Heavy Duty Gooseneck is made with state of the art materials. Dexter Axles  The Load Trail GH21 has three 7,000-pound cambered spring Dexter Axles. Dexter Axles is a progressive and trusted leader in the automotive industry. Dexter Axles are designed and crafted to last for years. Since the GH21 has Dexter Axles, that means it is safe and more durable. It will last you for years to come. The GH21 Gooseneck comes with three Electric NEV-R...

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A Hotshot Trucker’s Guide to uShip

It is obvious that a hotshot trucker depends on loads to make a profit. Load boards are commonly used among hotshot truckers. The load boards are online bidding sites where companies can post listings of hauls, and hotshot truckers can bid on them. One of the most popular load boards is uShip.  What is uShip? uShip is a website that has created an entire shipping marketplace. uShip has been around since 2003, but the show Shipping Wars made it grow in popularity. uShip works by connecting shipping customers with freight providers who give quotes or bids on your shipment...

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Gatormade 30K Dual Tandem Axle Gooseneck Review

The Gatromade 30K Dual Tandem Axle Gooseneck is a part of Gatromade’s elite series. The Gatromade 30K is a leading performer in its class. It is engineered to maximize the total weight capacity of the trailer. Gatormade’s Big Ramps  The 30K Gooseneck has Gatormade’s Big Ramps. The ramps on the 30K Gooseneck are forty inches in width, and they have a self-tracking design. The ramps do have power assist up and down with a diamond plate bottom. There are also stand-up bars for the ramps. You can also use the dovetail when the ramps are folded out flat.  Gatormade...

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These 5 Mistakes Could Put You Out of Business Overnight!

Be sure to avoid doing these top five things so you can continue running a healthy, profitable hotshot business.  1.) Not Keeping Good Records  Well-kept records are fundamental to a thriving business. Proper record keeping comes in handy for tax reasons, budgeting, and planning. Not knowing how your business is doing can be very stressful. Are you making enough money? Did you get paid on time? What about taxes? Do you need to renew your insurance? Do you even have insurance? Insert instant panic attack.  Proper record keeping can relieve your stress. With a simple routine and a good record keeping system,...

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