Hot shot delivery companies in Florida

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  1. Ddr1992 579

    Ddr1992 579 Light Load Member

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    What's it like to run hotshot loads? What's the typical trailer that gets hauled? Do hotshot drivers get paid decent? Can you sleep in the back of your truck(crew cab or extended cab)?
     
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  3. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Hotshot is usually something you do as an owner-operator. I can't think of any company that will put you into their own truck/trailer much less non-experienced which I'm assuming you are based on the question. Even if you have your own truck/trailer most will likely not lease on a brand new guy.

    The problem is most insurance companies will not touch a driver with less than 2 years of commercial driving history. Even non CDL the rates would be insane for the company hiring you so it's not worth it to them.

    As far as FL goes, if you are trying to just stay in FL, then cars are the only option and you will be hauling a lot of $50 cars if trying to work off the loadboards. Usually, the FL only hotshot guys get set up with some used car dealers and haul back and forth to the auctions or many to the ports but not a lot of money in that.
     
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    24kHotshot Medium Load Member

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    Yup, I started in Florida and paid $36,000 for my first year with a fresh class A cdl with a spotless driving record for car hauling.
     
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