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    Getting into Hotshot service

    I am looking at my options with leasing to a comppany such as ACME. I see their trucks all the time on HWY59 hauling drill stem. Most trucks I see are F-250/350 or Dodge 2500/3500 single wheel trucks for the most part. Every now and then I see a dually or two. My main question is do these guy's need a Class A cdl??? I currently have a Class B CDL (Texas DL). Anyone else here hauling for ACME that could tell me the inside scoop on this ???

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    I would never run a single wheel ACME will not hire a new guy with a 40ft and single wheel one ton or 3/4 ton if you see them now thay must do a dedicated run were thay haul the same thing 90% of the time
    Most drive dodges because the price you can almost buy two dodges for what you pay for one ford or chevy

    Also yes you will need a class A anytime the GVW is over 26,000lbs (combined )you have to have a class A if you get a 3/4 ton and say a 25ft dual single wheel trailer with a gross of 14k than you can get away with just a classB

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    Thanks for the info Bayou Hotshot.

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    Correction: Most people drive Dodges because of the Cummins (That's why I do!)

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    Do you want to run just your truck? If so it makes a difference on the license. If you want to pull a gooseneck or mini float you will probably need a CDL.

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    Get on craigslist for your area, tons of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3500DRW View Post
    Get on craigslist for your area, tons of work.
    Whare? I dont see anything but scams

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    I have a hard time trusting the Craigslist ads after some of the stories I have been hearing. And most of the.jobs on there are local around town stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAYOU HOTSHOT View Post
    I would never run a single wheel ACME will not hire a new guy with a 40ft and single wheel one ton or 3/4 ton if you see them now thay must do a dedicated run were thay haul the same thing 90% of the time
    Thats just not true...

    I know plenty guys leased at Acme with us who run single wheel one tons
    and pull 40' floats or goose necks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coonass View Post
    Thats just not true...

    I know plenty guys leased at Acme with us who run single wheel one tons
    and pull 40' floats or goose necks.
    You wont come over here and do it they wont even talk to you

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