Author: Hotshot Warriors

6 Tips for Planning Your Route Efficiently

  Every hotshot trucker has some embarrassing moments to share. They took the wrong exit on the interstate, they ran out of gas, or they didn’t count their mileage correctly. It happens, but hotshot truckers want to avoid these mistakes as much as possible. The best way to do so is to plan. Here are six tips for planning your route effectively. 1.) Invest in a Good GPS A quality global positioning system (GPS) is valuable to any trucker. Quality being the keyword. There are regular systems that are geared more to commuter vehicles, but there are some GPSs designed...

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Top Hat Heavy Hauler Gooseneck Review

Top Hat Trailers make heavy-duty goosenecks, and they are a great value on the trailer market. The Top Hat Heavy Hauler Gooseneck will bring you long-lasting service on many hauls to come. Weight Specifics  The Top Hat Heavy Hauler Gooseneck has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 14,000 pounds. The gross axle weight rating is 7,000 pounds for each axle. Dexter Axles  The Heavy Hauler Gooseneck has two 7,000 pound Cambered E-Z Lube 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...

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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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