Author: Hotshot Warriors

What You Need to Know About HAZMAT Endorsement

If you intend to carry or transport hazardous materials, you’ll be required to get HAZMAT Endorsement. Hazardous materials are those that may pose a risk to health, safety and property during transportation, as defined by the U.S. Government Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Examples of hazardous materials are gases, explosives, transmission fluids and flammable liquids among others.   Basic Requirements to Get HAZMAT Endorsement You may apply for HAZMAT Endorsement if you are any of the following: US citizen Lawful permanent resident  Naturalized citizen Nonimmigrant alien Asylee or refugee who is in lawful status You must also meet...

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Transporting Cargo Safely: Q and A

Whether you are planning to get a CDL or not, if you are in the hotshot business, it’s important that you know the answers to these common questions as it can affect the safety of your cargo. Q1: What four things related to cargo are you responsible for as a driver? A: Your responsibilities as a driver include: Inspecting the cargo Recognizing if the trailer is overloaded or has a poorly balanced weight Making sure that your cargo is properly secured and your view ahead and to the sides is not obscured Making sure your cargo does not restrict...

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Hotshot Trucking Insurance: What You Need to Know

Your truck or trailer may be insured for accidents, but what about your cargo? Do you also have coverage for downtime in case you can’t work because your trailer is damaged? These are some of the things that your hotshot insurance or that of your expediter should cover. Hotshot trucking is a tedious and competitive job but it attracts many because of the potential earnings you could get out of it. It’s important to understand though that there are some risks associated with this job as you have to deal with different types of cargo and spend long hours...

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Leaf Spring vs Torsion Spring Axles: Does it Make A Difference

If you are looking to buy a new hotshot trailer, one of the important decisions you have to make has to do with the suspension. There are two types of suspension used on most trailer axles: leaf spring and torsion spring. If you are having difficulty deciding between the two, this guide will help. Leaf Spring Axle Due to their affordability, many trailer manufacturers use leaf spring axles on all makes and models of trailers. This type of axle uses metal leaf springs stacked on top of each other, under or over the axle beam to provide added support...

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Top 10 Super Duty Bumper Pull Trailers for Hotshot Trucking

Bumper pull trailers offer a number of advantages especially if you are new to trailering. Typically, these trailers are smaller than goosenecks, are less intimidating and usually cost less than the latter. Also, you don’t need a pick-up to tow a bumper pull. Depending on the design, you may tow a bumper pull using an SUV or CUV among others. If you are looking for the best bumper pull in the market, we already did the research for you. Hence, we came up with this list of top 10 super duty bumper pulls. 10. Kaufman Trailers Deluxe Wood Floor...

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