Author: Hotshot Warriors

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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Big Tex 25GN Tandem Dual Gooseneck Review

The Big Tex 25GN Tandem Dual Gooseneck has unique features, and it is a great value in gooseneck flatbed trailers. Big Tex Trailers has invested in automated assembly line systems and robotic welding and cutting to ensure the quality of construction of their trailers. Each Big Tex gooseneck trailer is manufactured with repeatable quality and tested in their state-of-the-art coating facility. This manufacturing process represents more than 1.2 million square feet across the United States. All of these components are assembled in hopes that your trailer will provide long-lasting service. Weight Specifics  The 25GN HD has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)...

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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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