Author: Hotshot Warriors

5 Common Mistakes Why a Hotshot Business Could Fail (And Ways to Avoid Them)

No one wants to fail but sometimes the more you try to avoid it, the more you get pulled to the other end of success. In the hotshot business, it’s easy to lose thousands of dollars in investment with one wrong decision. In fact, there are 5 surefire ways to fail in this business. Fortunately, knowing these top reasons for failure helps you identify your escape route. 1. Poor management Business success depends heavily on how effective the management is. Managers make important decisions involving shippers, brokers, workforce and day-to-day operations. Poor management often results in making bad decisions....

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5 Tips to Lose Weight While on the Road

Long hours of driving, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits… These are just some of the reasons why many hotshot drivers are obese. In fact, the number of obese long-haul drivers is twice as high as the national working population according to a survey conducted in 2014 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with 1,670 drivers interviewed. It is important to note that obesity increases your risk of serious health problems including fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes among others. Looking at the prevalence of obesity among hotshot drivers, you...

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The Trends Freight Brokers and Carriers Need to Know for 2018 and Beyond

The transformations in the transportation and logistics industry are widespread, and they continue to create far-reaching impact for all parties involved in moving products from one location to the next. Among licensed freight brokers, carriers, shippers, and customers, new trends for 2018 and beyond are of particular importance. Growth in the transportation industry, shifts toward technology use, updated regulations, and new challenges are all on the docket. Here’s what freight brokers and carriers need to know about the changing landscape of the business to best prepare for success in the future. Industry Growth According to the most recent reports...

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Strategies for Checking Freight Broker Legitimacy

The role freight brokers play in the transportation and logistics industry cannot be understated. As intermediaries between shippers and carriers, the connection brokers are able to make can save their customers both time and money while ensuring products are delivered on time and in good condition. However, the more than 17,000 licensed freight brokers operating in the United States alone can make it a challenge to know which intermediary is the best fit for the job. Checking the legitimacy of your freight broker before agreeing to partner together for shipping needs is crucial to the process. Here are the...

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10 Things Freight Brokers Love and Hate

Freight brokers are an integral part of the transportation and logistics industry. They work diligently to connect shippers and carriers to ensure deliveries are made on time and in budget. With more than 18,000 licensed freight brokers currently operating in the United States and a landscape poised for increased competition in the years to come, it can be a challenge to know which broker is best fit for business, and how each prefers to work with customers. Each freight broker works differently with shippers and carriers, but there are standard rules of thumb to follow when working with them...

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