Load board loads with "no hotshot"

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by TriCal, Mar 25, 2022.

  1. TriCal

    TriCal Bobtail Member

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    I've seen plenty of otherwise great loads that have "no hotshot" in the comments. Most often these are loads to or from a military base. Every broker I've talked to about them just says "customer request" when asked what they're excluding.

    Anyone know specifically what they're considering a hotshot and what they're trying to avoid? Is it an equipment issue? Authority? Something else?
     
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Yes, they don't want hotshot.

    You want the "otherwise great loads", you need equipment the customer wants.
     
  4. TriCal

    TriCal Bobtail Member

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    Right, that's what I'm asking. Is it a gooseneck trailer that's the issue? Or the truck?
     
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Very likely a pickup truck is what they don't want. All you can do is ask the broker as it's ultimately the shipper that defines hotshot and no one else.
     
  6. Creswell81

    Creswell81 Bobtail Member

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    I think its because of all the new hotshot driver that have no experience with trucking at all. Nor do they know how to negotiate a better rate and just run whatever. This is why the rate is 1.50 or less. Ive pulled a plenty of military loads with a ram 3500 and a 40 foot gooseneck. So it goes back to all the new guys messing it up buy not knowing what they are doing. Hotshot is done for.
     
  7. TriCal

    TriCal Bobtail Member

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    Recently? Because every broker I've asked has said it's a customer requirement.
     
  8. Creswell81

    Creswell81 Bobtail Member

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    It wasn't when I was doing it. You never seen that in the comments box except once in a while. Now you see it alot.
     
  9. Creswell81

    Creswell81 Bobtail Member

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  10. Chieftains

    Chieftains Light Load Member

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    Why would a broker care if a hotshot takes cheap 1.50 loads?
     
  11. Creswell81

    Creswell81 Bobtail Member

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    Broker wants you to take it cheap. The less he pays you the more he makes. He's still charging the same rate as if it where 2.00 a mile.
     
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