Pick up o/o question??

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by BazookaJoe, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Heavy Load Member

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    I’ve had guys drive for me that had the Hotshot dream wander off and do it for a year or so and then always back looking for a job .
    I have never seen a successful hotshot driver that has been in business longer than two years or so! It may just be the area I am in!
     
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  3. Lite bug

    Lite bug Road Train Member

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    Yes I believe the area you live in will affect the success of a hotshot endeavor.
     
  4. Michael 247

    Michael 247 Light Load Member

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    Those Expensive Pickups wear out quick..Probably caint save enough to rebuild or replace them..
     
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  5. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Many years back I saw a guy picking up furniture at one of my stops with a horse trailer. Couldn't fit that much in, but he didn't have those pesky expenses I have or worry about a log book or scales.
     
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  6. Lite bug

    Lite bug Road Train Member

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    Stay legal. Pay insurance, maintain truck, pass inspections, work hard. Develop relationships with people needing to ship their freight. Treat people and every load with all the respect they deserve. Been doing this since 2008.
     
  7. flatbedcarrier

    flatbedcarrier Medium Load Member

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  8. jlp83

    jlp83 Bobtail Member

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  9. flatbedcarrier

    flatbedcarrier Medium Load Member

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    The Delco’s are holding up good, no complaints . We’d still be buying the LoadTrail trailers if their production hadn’t slowed down. The LoadTrail was a good trailer also.

    If you’re thinking about buying one, pm me before you do. I’ll give you a few tips on what to check for, and what to watch out for.
     
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