Hotshot Truck Question

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by sameguy, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. sameguy

    sameguy Bobtail Member

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    I work for a little Hotshot company, little in that I'm the only one with a class A besides the owner. We haul parts locally to mines, anything from a gasket to a 12k lb. CAT engine. Our hauls are generally less than 100 miles and its usually critical parts that need to be there ASAP. I was wondering if anyone uses trucks like this:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...60175752174&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:MOTORS:1123
    IT seems cheaper than a big pickup with a goosneck and possible more useful as you could haul cars or smaller construction equipment with the tilt bed. The seller said the bed could hold 34k lb. Does this sound right? that's a lot of weight to put on a tilt bed. Am I barking up the wrong tree here looking at this truck? Yes, I am thinking about going it on my own.
     
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  3. Coonass

    Coonass "Freshy Fresh"

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    I'm leased to Acme Truck Lines and we do hot shot services specializing in the
    oilfield industry. I drive a tandem tractor trailer but we also use everything from
    little pickups all the way to the tandems including trucks like the one your talking
    about.

    I'm not sure how much the bed can actually support but our O/O that drive trucks
    like those haul in the range from 5k to to 15k. I would think you could possibly put
    that much weight just don't know if you would be legal.

    Check out Acme Truck (put the proper suffix after) and click on "truck inventory"
    and it will show what each class of truck can haul.
     
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