Author: Hotshot Warriors

10 Safety Driving Tips for New Hotshot Truckers

When you are in the hotshot business, accidents are inevitable. This is especially true for new drivers who are just starting to familiarize the safety tricks that many hotshotters are already familiar with. Because of that, we have rounded up the top 10 safety tips for new hotshot drivers to help avoid unnecessary or preventable accidents: 1. Load your trailer strategically Weight distribution is very important for your overall safety. If the trailer is heavy at the back, even slight movements to the left or right can lead to uncontrollable swerving. For proper loading, place about 60 percent of...

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Top 5 Best Tilt Bed Hotshot Trailers for 2019

A tilt-bed flatbed can be a great addition to your fleet as it allows for easier and more convenient loading and unloading of any kind of cargo. We have rounded up five of the best tilt beds in the market to help you pick the right one for your needs. 5. Kaufman 25000 GVWR Flatbed Tilt Gooseneck Trailer The 25000 GVWR Flatbed Tilt Gooseneck Trailer is a heavy-duty deluxe flatbed with a one-piece fully tilting deck, eliminating the need for ramps when moving your cargo. It works using a self-contained hydraulic pump with dual 3-inch cylinders that lift and...

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How to Avoid Accidents During Loading and Unloading

In the trucking business, loading and unloading of equipment and other types of cargo are part of regular routine. If not properly managed, these activities can become a source of work-related injuries and even fatalities. It’s important to identify what could possibly go wrong during loading and unloading and know how to properly deal with the situation. 1. Load associated risks It is inherent in the business to tackle different types of loads. As each load is different, the potential risks involved in loading and unloading them may also differ. Before you start loading, it’s important to look for...

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Hotshot Trucker Tips to Deal with Bad Weathers

If you run a longer route traversing through different states, it is not unusual to experience severe and sometimes dangerous weather conditions. There are even those who drive into windy and dry plains and then drive straight through a snowy highway all in one day. Bad weather causes anything from delays, inconvenience, interstate shutdowns, accidents and even death. If you are in the hotshot trucking business, it is essential that you know the weather patterns in the places where you will be travelling. Advance preparations can go a long way as it helps you anticipate possible challenges or dangers...

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What Every Hotshot Trucker Should Know About Jackknifing

Jackknife accidents are not very common but when they happen, they often involve serious injuries and in some cases, death. Jackknifing happens when a towing vehicle skids and spins, with its trailer pushing it from behind. This then leads to the folding of the vehicle and trailer, resembling the acute angle of a pocket knife, hence, the name. Common Causes of Jackknifing Driver error – Even the most experienced drivers can make a mistake such as driving too fast or turning too quickly, leading to incidents of jackknifing. You also have an increased risk if you are towing an...

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