Author: Hotshot Warriors

5 coming regulations that threaten trucking

There are a number of new regulations coming soon that have the potential to hit the trucking industry hard. Individually, each regulation may not move the needle much, but combined, they could turn the trucking environment from one of excess capacity to situation where trucks are hard to find. 1. AOBRD to ELD switchover may reduce productivity (Implementation date: Dec. 17, 2019) The regulation requiring Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for tracking a driver’s hours of service (HOS) took effect on Dec. 17, 2017. However, trucks using the older  Automatic Onboard Recording Devices (AOBRDs) were given 2 more years to switch...

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LOAD TRAIL GL22 – GOOSENECK LOW-PRO Review

A low profile trailer such as the GL22 gooseneck is ideal for hauling cars, vehicles and heavy equipment. Since the bed is closer to the center of gravity, the trailer is more stable. This is important in hotshot trucking as stability also translates to the safety of the cargo. Additionally, a low pro bed also makes loading and unloading a lot easier. If you need a trailer that suits your needs without breaking the bank, you may consider Load Trail GL22. It is designed for regular hauls and heavy duty applications. Also, with a high GVWR of 22,000 lbs,...

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LOAD TRAIL CH16 CAR HAULER Review

Want a car hauler with a high weight capacity and heavy duty parts? Load Trail’s CH16 has 16,000 lbs GVWR and has extra durable components as part of its standard equipment.  It is a versatile trailer that you can use, not just for loading cars but also other heavy equipment. Some of its standout features include: Flatbed The CH16 is available in different flatbed lengths, from 16-foot to 40-foot flatbeds, allowing you to choose one that suits the type of cargo you frequently haul. Moreover, the standard flooring is treated wood, but you have the option to upgrade to...

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LOAD TRAIL GE21 Tilt Deck Review

A tilt deck makes your work more efficient since it eliminates the need to slide out or lift the loading ramps. You can also avoid heavy lifting because you have to simply slide the cargo in or out of the deck. Moreover, it also saves you the space that would otherwise be occupied by the ramps. You can then utilize that extra space for additional loads. If you are looking to buy a tilt-deck trailer, you may consider checking out Load Trail’s GE21. This trailer has the following features: Frame The GE21 gooseneck uses 10-inch I-beam (12 lbs/ft) for...

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LOAD TRAIL GH30 GOOSENECK HEAVY DUTY REVIEW

If you have a CDL and are looking for a heavy duty trailer with high GVWR, Load Trail’s GH30 is worth considering. It has a GVWR of 30,000 pounds, one of the highest we have seen for hotshot trucking. You know that it is built tough and designed for heavy duty use due to its durable construction. These are some of its best features: I-Beam Frame This trailer has a tough and sturdy frame as it uses a 12-inch I-Beam (22 lbs/ft). This material handles flexing well, which in turn reduces the wear and tear on the trailer. The...

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