Hazmat Loads

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by rccarlson22, May 13, 2020.

  1. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Light Load Member

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    Does anyone in here run a decent amount of hazmat loads? Is it common or rare for them to be available to hotshots?
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    depends. whats hazmat and whats hotshot or expedited
     
  4. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Light Load Member

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    Hazmat as in you need the license endorsement and plaques. Hotshot as in a 3500 truck with 40’ flatbed trailer. Not expedited as in team driving
     
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    baerpath Bobtail Member

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    Even building supplies can be hazmat, I did a load of glue (6 pallets) from PA to NY Had to placard and have endorsement
     
  6. Slay

    Slay Light Load Member

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    I have seen well paying loads on the load board for hazmat.The loads are often small and would fit on a hotshot. And not all hot shots are a 3500 with a 40 foot trailer. I digress.

    You must have a CDL with the hazmat endorsement and if you are running under 26,000 you most likely do not have a CDL. The big problem is the cost of your insurance will skyrocket! You might be able to purchase a single load rider on your insurance for a one time use but I am sure that the cost of it would make the load unprofitable. And the number of hazmat loads are not that often posted.
     
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  7. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Light Load Member

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    Every time I have an idea to increase profits i forget about the pesky insurance. Thanks for the info.

    What else qualifies as a hot shot?
     
  8. Lite bug

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    Even loads that requires air ride would increase premiums. Now steady air ride freight would justify increased cost of both IMO
     
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