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ABOUT HOT SHOTS

If a construction company needs equipment delivered to a job to keep a project on time, they might post it as a hot shot load on a load board to get it delivered ASAP.

HOT SHOT DISPATCH FOR OWNER OPERATORS AND FLEET MANAGERS

When you specialize in delivering small but time-sensitive loads, you need a reliable dispatcher for hot shot services. Hot shot truck drivers provide a key service to their customers, and Dispatcher360 offers the support you need to get the job done. Our rapid response ensures that all the paperwork is properly handled. We confirm the rate and locations, relay the information to you, and you'll be on the road in no time. Whether you're an owner/operator or the manager of a trucking fleet, our dependable hotshot trucking dispatch services save you money, protect your reputation and ensure your livelihood.

WHAT ARE HOT SHOT DISPATCH SERVICES?

Hot shot trucking differs from expedited shipping services. With expedited shipping, vans, trucks and other fleet vehicles and their drivers wait on standby. With hot shot dispatch, truck drivers go to a posting board and select the load locations and routes of their choice. There's no waiting around for a load assignment, and truckers can pick just the loads they want to transport.

WHO NEEDS HOT SHOT TRUCKING DISPATCH?

At Dispatcher360, we work with individual owner/operators as well as fleet managers who offer hotshot services. Owner/operators own their trucks and set their hours. If you have a regular route and clients, but you need to bring in some extra cash, hotshot driving is a great option. Fleet managers who want to expand their company's range of services and decrease idle time of trucks and drivers also choose our dispatch for hotshot drivers.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HOT SHOT DRIVING?

When a business needs a load delivered in a hurry, they pay higher rates. The time-sensitive nature of the work means that a truck driver who has flexible availability and can be ready at a moment's notice can take advantage of these higher payouts. However, finding these jobs can be a challenge unless you choose to work with the best hotshot dispatch services. Companies trust us at Dispatcher360 to provide them with safe, timely and reliable truck drivers to get those urgent loads delivered. Your ability to perform hotshot deliveries could help you get more jobs and boost your overall income. You'll also benefit from premium routes and filling in gaps in your schedule when you'd otherwise be idle.

WHICH TRUCKS ARE NEEDED FOR HOT SHOT DELIVERIES?

When clients call our dispatcher for hotshot drivers, they're primarily looking for medium-duty trucks with flatbed trailers. The 1-ton trucks are the most common type used in hotshot deliveries. As long as you have a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number and operating authorization, you'll be able to take these loads. Some of Dispatcher360's clients require other truck class types, including types 3, 4 and 5. If you have one of the following trucks, you may be able to offer hotshot driving services:
Class 3: 10,001 to 14,000 pounds. Trucks that meet this requirement include the Chevrolet Silverado 3500, GMC Sierra 3500, Ram 3500 and Ford F-350.Class 4: 14,001 to 16,000 pounds. Trucks meeting this size guideline include the Ram 4500, Chevrolet Silverado 4500 and Ford F-450.Class 5: 16,001 to 19,500 pounds. Trucks in this category include Ford F-550, Ram 5500 and Chevrolet Silverado 5500. Commercial class 5 trucks include the International TerraStar, Kenworth T170 and Peterbilt 325.

WHAT TYPES OF TRAILERS ARE USED FOR HOT SHOT DRIVING?

The type of trailer you need for hotshot driving depends on the particular load the client needs to have delivered. Our dispatcher for hotshot trucking obtains this information from the client and includes it in the posting. You won't have to make any guesses about which truck or trailer you need in order to claim and successfully do the job. Some of the types of trailers used by our dispatch companies for hotshot are:
- Bumper pull: These are short trailers with a capacity of less than 10,001 pounds. They're for small, compact loads.- Gooseneck: These trailers feature a tight turning radius and feature minimal sway.- Tilt deck: This style of trailer facilitates the onboarding of heavy loads.- Lowboy: This type of trailer features a low center of gravity, making it safe for heavy loads.- Dovetail: This low-cost trailer makes it affordable to start hotshot driving.

At Dispatcher360, customer service is our top priority. We go the extra mile to negotiate the best rate and secure the loads and routes of your choice. The final decision is always up to you. With our hotshot truck dispatching services, you won't have to worry about whether you're getting paid a fair rate for the work. We ensure that your truck is filled and help you maximize your income. To learn more about our trusted dispatch services for hotshot drivers, reach out to us at Dispatch360 today.

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