Florida hotshot help

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Transporter350, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Transporter350

    Transporter350 Bobtail Member

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    Hey fellow drivers,
    I just recently got setup with a f350 6.7 & 40ft pro trak gooseneck trailer. I've signed up to almost every load board out and haven't caught one single load inside of Florida (looking to stay In Florida). All I was able to do was pull an empty 40ft shipping container from Tampa Fl (home base) to Jacksonville port (trapac) which is what I used to in a 379 as my old gig. Anywho any help or directions appreciated guys love the forum and the help I see on here, also waiting on central dispatch to give me the green light so I can start hauling Cars as well.
     
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  3. Midwest1

    Midwest1 Light Load Member

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    As your most likely aware Florida is probably the worst state for freight period. Cars from Central Dispatch aren't going to help much either.
     
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  4. Not_Here_Long

    Not_Here_Long Medium Load Member

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    Hope you don't have big payments. Never much in FL.I quit going there.
    All load boards have the same loads pretty much except cars.
     
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  5. flatbedcarrier

    flatbedcarrier Medium Load Member

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    Lots of golf cars, and boats move around FL. Start calling dealerships. Also talk to any fabrication shops, in your area.
     
  6. slowdn

    slowdn Bobtail Member

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    I am looking to get into the hotshot bz. looking for advice. live in Sarasota, fl and was wondering the pay rate/ load....estimated cost of used truck with trailer, any brokers to call and find out more information.

    I do have a cdl class A with few endorsement including twic.... Any help would be greatly appreciated ...thanks..aziz
     
  7. Thecarte1

    Thecarte1 Bobtail Member

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    I go into Florida knowing I usually have to drive out empty upto Georgia. Atlanta/Macon you can usually find stuff in any direction. Florida is a tough one. Loads go extremely fast in the morning.
     
  8. slowdn

    slowdn Bobtail Member

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    I am looking to run in FL, only. Wanting to know if there are dispatches/load boards that can help me get loads.

    I will be using a pickup truck with goose-neck trailer for hauling cars..Any information will be greatly appreciated
     
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  9. GrableRnRHotShot

    GrableRnRHotShot Bobtail Member

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    I'm in Arkansas and just getting started. Not really wanting to haul cars but I do have a 35 foot dovetail. I've heard of people working across state lines here in AR with FL to move cars and boats. Where a customer wants a new car in FL or a boat and the AR and FL drivers meet half way and transfer the load. I use to know someone whom did this 3 days a week and made good money. Wonder if this kind of stuff still happens.
     
  10. pac-mule

    pac-mule Bobtail Member

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    I'm new to hotshot, and looking to lease. I have a 2011 GMC 2500HD and no trailer until I know the company's trailer requirements i.e. dove, straight w/ ramps, etc.
     
  11. slowdn

    slowdn Bobtail Member

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    I planning to start up my own hotshot. Just going to run in florida only. I will be purchasing a dually truck, and 40' goose-neck trailer to haul cars, or other loads.

    Wanted to get some advise from fellow hotshots that run in Florida.
    1. I would like to work with a single dispatch does any one know any good dispatcher, or load boards?
    2. Do i still need an IFTA sticker if running in FL. only?.
    Any additional help/ advice would be gratefully appreciated
     
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