Hotshot trucking pay for drivers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by tommyfast, May 14, 2021.

  1. tommyfast

    tommyfast Bobtail Member

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    I recently was working for a hot shot company and I never made more than 600 with that being I would be out for mabye a week and would get 500 what's the pay rate for hotshot drivers I hear they should get 20 percent of the load plus whatever miles they go I would really love some insight on the matter I loved driving just hated the pay
     
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  3. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    $500-$600 a week being away from home living in a pickup blows man. Sorry, can't think of a better adjective to describe it.. :confused:
    20% of the load & mileage pay seems unreasonable.?

    It's usually one or the other. 24%-27% of the load gross, or mileage pay + accessories.. (tarp, stop, detention, layover, etc.)

    I ran a hotshot for 5 years. Made enough money to step up (my opinion) to a old FLD & new 2020 stepdeck all paid for. My belief is there isn't enough money running hotshot freight to paid yourself, operating expenses, & a driver. Need to either run your own rig, or drive a hotshot for a company that delivers their own in house freight with one..
     
  4. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I don’t know anything about hotshot. In fact, I don’t even know what it is. But, that kind of pay SUCKS! I wouldn’t get out of my coffin for that!
     
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