Best States to Base a HotShot Business

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  1. Hudbri11

    Hudbri11 Bobtail Member

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    I am in a situation to where I am flexible on where I move to base my hotshot business. Are there any states that are better than others as far as outbound loads are concerned? I have read that Tennessee is one of the best states for trucking, but I was also told that Ohio is one of the best for hotshot?
     
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  3. Lite bug

    Lite bug Road Train Member

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    States that produce things. Some states do not manufacture. Some state’s mainly consume have less freight.
     
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    Hudbri11 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah I heard the best lane is the one that runs from Hawaii to Alaska.
     
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    Hudbri11 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you Capitan Obvious. Lol
     
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    Back in early 2000's, I ran a lot of freight in, around & out of Texas.
     
  8. Lite bug

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    Stay east of the Big Muddy, North of Hotlanta, stay out of the Northeast. To be exact.
     
  9. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Depends if he does hotshot freight or hotshot cars.. NE pays very good for cars.
     
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    Freight, yea I don’t know cars.
     
  11. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Up in the NE certain areas at least it's pretty easy to find .80-$1/mile cars. Meaning a 3 car trailer can easily make $2.50/mile+ to get out of the northeast.

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    The drawback to cars is they are always heavy.. However, I've kinda gotten where I like doing cars more than freight because you can get a load pretty much anywhere but also no real waiting. You load yourself and go.. The only time I have to wait for someone to load me is at insurance auctions and the big Carvana lots (because they bring the cars to you).

    Also no need to factor anything or wait on payment 90% of the time I get paid COD.
     
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