Where do these hot shots get their loads?

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  1. sal

    sal Medium Load Member

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    Anyone know where or how these hot shots get their loads? Sure see alot of them on the road, and loaded. Are they hooked up with brokers ? anyone have a clue on this ? thanks
     
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    there is brokers who specialize in hot shot stuff. They do allot of LTL stuff. There is tons of different hot shots stuff. there is car haulers and flatbed work. oil fields use allot of hot shots.

    google hot shot forum and you will find most there sites.
     
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    It all goes through the same places (freight brokers). Its just fit on a better mousetrap.Im surprised you see many in Sac.I have loaded lightweight freight in Reno,and the hot-shoters had rode over donner empty to take the lightweight (Ti-Ti) freight back east.Hot-Shots aint bad for flatlanders.Nothing but trouble heavy/hill wise though.Fun to drive also.
     
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    Well not so much in Sac, but out on the road I've seen alot
     
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    Lets say a conveyer mfg. in Marion OH. ships several truckloads to a WV mine.3yrs later there is a catastrophic mechanical failure.Forcing the mine to $hutdown operations.There is a spare part in Marion.Its 47"Wx 60"Lx58"h .Weights 1157#.The shipping office of the manufacture is hooked-up with a certain favorite broker who just so happens to have at there use a operator (Hot-Shoter) with a new one-ton.Broker tells Mfg."I have power.Will due 5 Bucks per mile($1200).The Hot-shot is the better mousetrap for this one...Problem Solved! You would also be surprised to see inside these 53' vans at the one 200# skip there haulin out of chicago to omaha for AT&T or whatever.
     
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    Another Hypothetical Example. The Hot Load (small,light,urgent!)from the manufactures shipping office goes to the favorite broker for $1200.Favorite broker inturn takes his usual cut $ and gives load to Hot-Shots-R-us(another broker) and they take there cut (broker through) and unit# 327 delivers hot freight for what ever i$ left over.
     
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    Sounds no different than any of the trucking brokers.
     
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    Thats the same STUFF,different SMELL part
     
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    We have a hot shot in our company, about to add 2 more- we use them as accessory to our larger trucks- if we have a smaller load to move for one of our flatbed customers. We usually do so at a reduced rate.

    It's also handy since you can drop the trailer and use the truck as a chase vehicle for oversize loads...
     
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    Hotshot used to be a get it there like yesterday no matter what price no crooks I mean brokers all towns that deals in oilfield has Hotshot companys.Now some not all run cheaper drive dolled up dullies can not tie load safely haul anything that will allmost fit on theyre trailer.