Hot Shot Trailers
Types of freight hauled

In the trucking delivery industry, the term hotshot most commonly refers a type of truck or type of freight.  However, most of the time it’s referring to both.   For trucks, it’s normally a class 3 to 5 truck used in combination with a variety of trailers to run “for-hire” freight jobs, often times for a single customer or a less than “truck load” (referring to 18 wheelers).  The truck will often be one of the three big U.S. manufacturers three-quarter to one and a half ton cab and shassis righs or best in clas pickup trucks outfitted for weight-distributing goosenecks or even a fifth-wheel type of connection for a trailer.

Hotshot freight is typically hauled for an individual customer in need of an expedited delivery.  In most cases in can be a crucial delivery to prevent a disruption in services for a company or a business operation.  Hotshot loads could be 100 miles away, and some of our loads are the opposite side of the country.

Most agree the hotshot term originated in the Texas oilfields, where decades ago pickups delivered quickly-needed parts to offroad drilling and pumping operations. The niche survives to this day and has benefited from the growth in U.S. fracking operations.

The advantage for all hotshot customers is avoiding service downtime while minimizing costs.

  • Cars/vehicles
  • Machined Parts
  • Urgent items
  • Short distance hauls
  • Partial loads
  • Equipment