We ensure hot shot freight of any size is delivered on-time, every time and we work according to your schedule and requirements.
24/7 customer support, satellite tracking and trained expeditors personally overseeing your hot shot freight throughout.
Thousands of team and expedited drivers, over 50,000 vehicles and several transportation options available.
We understand that you seek a dedicated freight company that fully understands the importance of hot shot freight delivery – whether your hot shot truck needs to travel 400 miles right now or a critical industrial part requires immediate hot shot shipping by ground or air via dedicated services to the other side of the country.
We know that only a reliable and timely solution helps you meet the objectives of your business. Your most critical hot shot freight needs to be in the hands of Hot Shot Trucking.
Our solutions include a range of ground and air options allowing your deadlines to be met and your business to succeed.
You need a trusted partner able to deliver your hot shot freight on time each and every time with services that are supported by genuine professionalism and our years of specific hot shot trucking industry expertise. At Hot Shot Trucking, we are uniquely positioned to assist with all of your hot shot freight service needs regardless of the size, freight origin and destination plus we couple that with our commitment to providing an outstanding level of customer service. We specialize in providing Hotshot Trucking services nationwide and around the clock, we're ready to help.
Originally used to describe pickups and other small trucks waiting to rush crucial parts to commercial oil rigs during the 1970’s, today the term hot shot usually refers to either the truck, the freight, or both. Typically, a Class 3, 4, or 5 truck is used in combination with a variety of trailers to run for-hire freight for a single customer exclusively, generally not exceeding 58,000 pounds.
What exactly qualifies as a hot shot load? It’s anything that fits in a Sprinter van, small box truck, large straight truck, or a full truckload. This includes highly valuable time-critical freight that is absolutely necessary to keeping production facilities or equipment up and running. Three key benefits of hot shot truck loads include speed, exclusivity, and cost.
Hot shot truckers specialize in time-sensitive loads. They are often used in situations where failure to deliver a time-sensitive item within a specific window will cause significant - and costly, production delays. Hotshot trucking is often confused with expedited shipping, but the two are distinct freight services. Hot shot trucking is one method of shipping an expedited load, and often hot shot loads are similar to expedited loads. Ultimately, the key factor here is that hot shot trucking is as fast as you need it to be.
Hot shot trucking (AKA hotshot trucking) commonly transports a single load, or a set of smaller loads that can be handled in vehicles as small as a Sprinter van. Full-sized semi-trucks are unable to compete with the flexibility of hot shot trucks, due to their size and slower speeds. That’s the niche where hot shot trucking works perfectly. They travel point-to-point within a specific local are, regional or nationwide, although there are certainly exceptions.
The urgency of true hot shot trucking limits it to a single customer. Your shipment won’t have to wait for other freight to be picked up. There is no cross-decking, freight swapping, or hub-and-spoke transfers to delay or potentially damage your shipment. Since space on larger trucks is often filled with multiple shipments, this again is where hot shot trucking makes sense. Your dedicated HotShotTrucking.com expeditor will work with you to determine whether this option makes sense for your freight.
One of the biggest advantages of using hot shot trucking services is cost. Space in any truck is extremely valuable. Since full-sized trucks are more expensive to run, they will charge more for overhead. Smaller hot shot trucks generally cost less because they have lower operating expenses. Hot shot truckers can also take much smaller loads. If you have a very small shipment, a larger vehicle does not make economic sense. If it’s small enough to ship in a Sprinter van or box truck, hot shot trucking can be an extremely cost-effective approach.
We’ve built a nationwide network of trusted hot shot truckers - ready to go at a moment’s notice - who have been thoroughly vetted, drive safely, and have the right equipment to get the job done on time. All you have to do is call us at (800) 604-2511 or click Get A Quote below to get started. When every second counts, you can count on HotShotTrucking.com to exceed your expectations.
Each of our customers are provided with a single point of contact throughout the lifespan of your confirmed shipment, from the quote, to booking, overseeing the delivery throughout and even invoicing. We are committed to manage your hot shot trucking job professionally with dedication while taking a partnership approach to the safe and timely arrival of your hot shot freight shipment. Our consistency, dedication to customer satisfaction and taking the time to truly understand your hot shot needs set us apart in the industry.
At Hot Shot Trucking we support the same industries where you work and know exactly what is required to provide great results for your business. The effective transportation of urgent parts and machinery is exactly the arena in which we specialize; dedicated freight, urgent freight, direct LTL freight and overnight transportation are the hot shot loads that our experienced team manage daily for our customers nationwide. Our comprehensive delivery network covers all of the USA and Canada and our fleet of drivers and logistics experts are ready to help you today.
Typically we're able to have a vehicle heading to you within moments of contacting us to collect your hot shot freight and enable you to meet your critical trucking deadlines. Whether you require a van, straight truck or flatbed we have the resources ready to help supported by our team of professional hot shot expeditors who manage hot shot freight shipments every day of the week.
For industry leading hot shot freight services that support the energy, automotive and construction sectors you need look no further than hotshottrucking.com. Our success is tied to your satisfaction and we welcome the opportunity to provide our comprehensive hot shot services via our fleet of expedited trucks, sprinter vans, flatbeds and full truckloads not to mention air freight and air charters if needed.
To find out more and receive a full detailed quote please call (800) 604-2511 or complete our quick quote form to get started. We look forward to providing your company with the very best in hot shot trucking services.
HotShotTrucking.com has the logistical expertise and resources to move any hot shot load wherever and whenever you need it. As your freight service provider, creating optimized shipping plans to deliver your load safely and securely are what we do every day. That means utilizing every resource, avenue, and channel at our disposal as an AirFreight.com freight solutions company.
Together, we are able to ship your freight by ground or air on exclusive charters or as part of regularly scheduled air services. Long-haul, short-haul, charter flights, semis, flatbeds, Sprinter van service, are all available for local, regional or nationwide delivery. That’s the combined logistical power of HotShotTrucking.com and AirFreight.com. With multiple possible shipping options, your hot shot load will absolutely reach its destination on schedule. At HotShotTrucking.com, we make shipping easy for you whether it’s your first order or five-hundredth. We excel in overcoming today’s logistical challenges.
This was hands down the best and most hassle free experience I’ve ever had dealing with a freight company in my 17 years of buying. Thank You Air Freight.com and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Bryan Bereziuk - thank you!!! Our company had a shipment that was not ready until after normal business hours in Orlando FL that had to be in Gulfport MS overnight. As it was on a pallet and 600lbs and supplier did not have a pallet jack or forklift, Bryan worked with our company to get this pallet from the supplier to our facility to meet our customer's needs. Thank you so much, we appreciate all his help and we now have a happier customer!
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This was the first time I had used Hot Shot Trucking and they did an excellent job! They picked up the load within 2 hours of my call and it was delivered to the destination 4 hours earlier than expected (1200 miles away). I will definitely call them again for our next urgent shipping requirement.
This was the first time I have used a carrier like this. I gave them short notice and needed a pallet of material picked up in Kentucky and delivered to North Carolina. There were tight time constraints on when they could pick up in the AM and when I needed it to arrive in the PM. They were totally awesome! They were there to pick up when they said they would be and they delivered on time!
AirFreight.com were on point with our set schedule. Arrived at the pick up location when they said and delivered when they said. We normally deal with tow truck drivers and they NEVER show up or deliver when they say they will. We are a vintage/collectible/exotic car dealership and we needed some very expensive/rare items for a rare vehicle brought to our dealership. If anything - we were beyond difficult with rescheduling. The team was MORE THAN accommodating and made every step of the process very easy and pleasant for us. Amazing service!!!