Author: Hotshot Warriors

5 Ways Hotshot Truckers Can Save Fuel

Fuel accounts for approximately 30% of a hotshot trucking company’s expenses. You obviously cannot operate without it. There are various options when it comes to conserving fuel use. Here are five ways to save fuel.  1.) Look For a New Truck Buying a new truck is obviously the most expensive option, but one of the most effective ways to save on fuel is to use the latest technology. For people and hotshot companies that are in the market for a new truck, finding a super-duty pick-up with a greater fuel economy is a fast way to achieving better savings.  It...

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Big Tex 20GN Economy Tandem Dual Wheel Gooseneck Review

The Big Tex 20GN Economy Tandem Dual Wheel Gooseneck trailer from Big Tex Trailers is a great value in today’s trailer market. Big Tex manufactures their trailers using automated assembly-lines and robotic welding and cutting for precision and quality. Big Tex’s goal is to provide long-lasting service with each trailer. Frame & I-Beam  The 20GN has a low profile bed and a pierced-beam frame. The I-Beam on the 20GN is 12-inches. A 12-inch I-Beam is standard in the trailer manufacturing business. Flatbed  The flatbed on the 20GN is 102-inches. The floor has a 2-inch thickness, and it is made...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Determining Your Price Per Mileage

Hotshot truckers make their money on the mile. The national average is between $1.75 and $2.50. The national trucker drives anywhere between 2,000 and 3,000 miles per week. Independent truckers make their money by charging for the mile. Here are five questions to ask yourself before determining your price per mile.      1.) Where are you traveling? If you are traveling a long distance, you will have to spend money on fuel. If it is close by, you probably won’t make much money, but you will not be putting as many miles on your truck and trailer. You...

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Load Trail GH16 Heavy Duty Gooseneck Review

Load Trail has been manufacturing trailer since the July of 1996. and their staff works hard to manufacture quality trailers. The Load Trail GH16 – Heavy Duty Gooseneck is made with state of the art materials. Weight Specifics  The Load Trail GH16 Heavy Duty Gooseneck has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 16,000 pounds. The gross axle weight rating (GAWR) is 8,000 pounds for each axle. Dexter Axles  The GH16 is two 8,000 pound Cambered Dexter Axles. Dexter Axles is a progressive and trusted leader in the automotive industry. Dexter Axles are designed and crafted to last for...

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8 Ways to Optimize Your Profits in the Hotshot Trucking Industry

The hotshot industry is different than most lines of work. You don’t exactly work nine to five, and you don’t have a set hourly wage. The pay is one of the biggest reasons people go into the hotshot trucking industry but wages will vary. There are some truckers that make $10,000 a year, and they only haul a few loads a month. Some truckers work every day, and they make up to $200,000 a year. It all depends on how much you are willing to work. Truthfully, if you are making enough money to cover your expenses (fuel, truck maintenance, load...

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