If I were to hire a driver(s) or start adding trucks I'd only do it with semis. Putting together hotshot loads is a lot of work because you are usually dealing with partials or with cars it's always multiple cars going different places. Trying to piece that all together takes a lot of extra time vs just knowing the load will fit on a 53 ft van or 48ft flat.
Also, it's already a deal with burnout for otr semi guys and really IMO hotshot is something a owner op does. I just don't see hired drivers lasting with hotshot. The only way I can see hotshot working with hired drivers is running cars as day runs more like a local driver thing but I haven't been able to see where the money is with that short of running a wrecker service. At least not in FL.. I mean yea there are tons of cars to move in FL but the rates are too low to try to hire a driver to run them.
Oh okay, I didn't realize 2019 qualified as "old" already lol, but I do know they went back to a version of the CP3 on the 2021 models.
As I understand it, the 19's and 20's can be retrofitted with CP3's if all is still well...costs about $3k or so but it can be done. (On the Fords it wont fit...I would never run one of those anyway, with that being one of the big reasons.) If the pump ruined itself already it's a $10k mess.