Hotshot trucking

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by denaswangin, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. denaswangin

    denaswangin Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone work for cheetah hotshot? What do you hade to do to get started? Do you have to put a EOBR in a 1 ton? If you have info please tell me everything about hotshot trucking. I live in California thx
     
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  3. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Nobody has to put EOBR's in anything yet .
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  4. mcgoo422000

    mcgoo422000 Medium Load Member

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    I wouldn't put 16,000 on a 350 regularly won't last long that way.
    All those requirements and still pay 25% to get double brokered loads?
    1024 for a tag? Mine was less than 500.
    I guess i'm not cut out to lease to cheeetah, oh well I feel really bad now.
     
  5. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    I agree but look at the towing capacity spec'ed on these Rams. http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/?section=heavy_duty
    Scroll to page 15 and check out the 3500 GVWR 10,100 lbs. Does that make any sense ?:biggrin_25512: Somebody needs to tell Chrysler how FMCSA and states set requirements for logs and medical cards .
    http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/pdf/RAM.2500.3500.Towing.Specs.pdf
     
  6. mcgoo422000

    mcgoo422000 Medium Load Member

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    They want it to be under cdl requirements. I have a bag of altered chassis decals I just do mine at the desired specs I want and feel comfortable with. After 7 yeasr I'd say a 350 series is good for about 33,000 gross meaning a 14-15 payload but not everyday. I think the 6-12k range to be the best. Gives good milage and truck last longer.
    I see some of these guys plating a hotshot for 40k and think they're stupid for doing so.
    Thats just like any company leasing a hotshot is more than likely loading a lot of double brokered freight meaning the driver is getting robbed real good.
    If you can afford insurance better off with your own authority.
     
  7. Jimbo1183

    Jimbo1183 Bobtail Member

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    So its November 2016.. How are people feeling about getting an authority at this time? Im thinking about leasing to greatwide aka cheetah hotshot being that they are close to home.
     
  8. Midwest1

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    I wouldn't at this time. With the election in a few days and overall things are still slow out there.
     
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  9. Jimbo1183

    Jimbo1183 Bobtail Member

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    I got ya. I think it should pick up in march according to DAT
     
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