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.