Getting into Hotshot service

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Motownfire, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Motownfire

    Motownfire Light Load Member

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    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 ???
     
  2. BAYOU

    BAYOU Road Train Member

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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
     
  3. Motownfire

    Motownfire Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the info Bayou Hotshot.
     
  4. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    Correction: Most people drive Dodges because of the Cummins (That's why I do!):biggrin_25525:
     
  5. Alleycat

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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.
     
  6. 3500DRW

    3500DRW Light Load Member

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    Get on craigslist for your area, tons of work.
     
  7. BAYOU

    BAYOU Road Train Member

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    Whare? I dont see anything but scams
     
  8. Motownfire

    Motownfire Light Load Member

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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.
     
  9. Coonass

    Coonass "Freshy Fresh"

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    Thats just not true...:biggrin_25512:

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

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    You wont come over here and do it they wont even talk to you:biggrin_25513:
     
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