Hot Shotter

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by alex94, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. alex94

    alex94 Light Load Member

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    not trying to sound stupid but what is a "hot shotter"? i have been reading around the forums and have seen this in a few places(o/o and expediters mainly.) thanks eeryone!
     
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  3. ziggystyles

    ziggystyles Road Train Member

    I could be wrong...but hot shots are usually people in pickup trucks, like Diesel Fords or Chevys...etc. Hauling campers, and other loads that need to be hauled, but don't need a Big Rig to do so.
     
  4. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    This has been debated but most define hotshot work as a kind of flatbed expedite moving time sensitive , high paying loads . O/O's they call themselves hotshotters do not consider LTL and RV haulers hotshotters . But if hotshotters did hotshot work exclusively they'd starve . I know a hotshotter that recently started hauling cars to keep his trucks moving . He still has to get a decent rate though .
    At one time expedite work was called hotshot and sometimes is still referred to as that .
     
  5. alex94

    alex94 Light Load Member

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    thanks for the replies. generally, what kind of cargo do they pull? and where/how do they get their loads? from load boards? thanks.
     
  6. fisher guy

    fisher guy Road Train Member

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    there for runnin time sesitive parts and supplies for the oil firelds but they also run flatbed loads like pipe. usually through broker or there own connections
     
  7. RickG

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    There is one O/O with a stepdeck leased to FedEx Custom Critical . He does a lot of aviation work . I read in Landstar's Success magazines about a couple of interesting loads . One was for a generator for a cruise ship in Alaska . It was trucked from Denver to Atlanta then flown to Alaska then had to be put on a barge because the cruise line didn't want it loaded from the dock side where the passengers could see it .Another was a turbine for a helicopter in Alaska .
    But as I said earlier , hotshotters have to haul some regular freight to survive . I know one that gets loads from a manufacturer of pole barns . Some orders are too heavy to get on one flatbed to he gets the balance of the order . He has hauled rebar for construction projects . If you see the goosenecks on the road you'll see what they are hauling .
     
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