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    Hot Shot Work

    I am looking into starting my own hot shot business. I already have the truck, I am will be pulling with a 1ton dodge dually. My question is what do I do next? I know I have to come up with a name for my company, I know I have to get what's called a DBA from my local court house but after that I am kinda lost. Do I need a permit to run just the state of Texas? I will be doing local runs because I am a single mom and have to be home every night. If anyone has any suggestions or advice please let me know. Your time is appreciated! Thank You!


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    You might google hotshothauling.

    It is a site just for what you are looking for. They have alot of info on startup and state laws for the little trucks.

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    Ok I sure will thank you very much. If you or anyone you know can think of anything else that would help me I would appreciate it. Again thanks!!!

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    There are many issues that you will face with the little truck that are not faced with the big trucks. I strongly suggest looking over there.

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    yah I'm checking into it now. I figured there would be a few more obstacles with a smaller truck but I don't have a big truck right now, maybe later on I will be able to afford one. I hope this will work, I am going to put in my best effort and go for it. I think eventually it will work out might just take some time though.

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    Good luck. It is a tough business, especially in Texas. Best to get a contract thru people/businesses you personally know.

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    you're in a good place for it. the oil rig guys love hot shotters for some reason. I know ace transportation leases alot of hotshot guys on. they have offices in Houston, beaumont, dallas and lots of smaller towns

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    Thank you guys so much for your input. It is starting to look kinda difficult for me but I am not going to give up. I know there is money out there to be made I just have to go get it!!! Again thanks!!!

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    There is a place here in town that makes continental trailers. They are looking for O/O's. If you want, I can stop and get a number for you?

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    f you don't know the industry well I would definatly lease the truck to someone and get to know the players well enough to be able to come to them directly.

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