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Air Charter Services

Air Charter Services

Our Air Charter Services provide you with the fastest possible freight shipment solutions.

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Air Freight Services

Air Freight Services

Nationwide Air Freight Services to ship longer distances far faster than ground services.

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Hot Shot Delivery

Hot Shot Delivery

Hot Shot Delivery Services, wherever you are and whenever you need us.

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Full Truckload

Full Truckload

Our Hot Shot solutions also include Full Truckload for larger & heavier freight.

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Hot Shot Trucking

Hot Shot Trucking

Hot Shot Trucking is our specialty, our expertise and resources are at hand for you.

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Hot Shot Shipping

Hot Shot Shipping

Hot Shot Shipping services for your urgent freight when you can't afford to be late.

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Benefit from dependable hot shot trucking services that bring you peace of mind, allowing you to focus on running your business.

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.

About Hot Shot Trucking

About Hot Shot Trucking

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 Hot Shot Trucking services nationwide and around the clock, we're ready to help.

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What is Hot Shot Trucking?

What is Hot Shot Trucking

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. Hot shot 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 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.

How it works

How Hot Shot Trucking Works

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) 713-1000 or click Get A Quote below to get started. When every second counts, you can count on HotShotTrucking.com to exceed your expectations.

Single Point of Contact

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.

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Rapid Dispatch for your urgent freight

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.

Rapid Dispatch for your Urgent Freight

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 800-713-1000 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 – An AirFreight.com freight solutions company


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.

It only takes one call! Here’s how:

  • No prior relationship required or account needed – If it’s your first time calling HotShotTrucking.com, welcome! We know trust is built over time and on the foundation of proven performance. Want references? We are a five-star rated company on TrustPilot. Click here or here to see what others say about us!
  • Fast, free freight quotes on the phone or online - HotShotTrucking.com offers affordable, effective solutions at multiple price points with easy payment options. Your quote shows all possible costs without any hidden fees. You’ll know upfront if a specific option doesn’t fit your budget. If that’s the case, we’ll find one that does.
  • A single point of contact from booking to delivery – You’ll work with the same expediter through the entire logistics chain, ensuring consistent communication, eliminating misunderstandings, and improving the quality of your entire shipping experience.
  • Easy booking process and customized solutions - We do all the logistical legwork to find what works best for your specific shipment. Put HotShotTrucking.com’s decades of shipping experience to work on your behalf. Additionally, we have 90-minute pickup in many areas.
  • Real-time tracking - We use tracking technology to plan around ground and air traffic, inclement weather, highway construction, and flight delays. We ensure nothing stands in the way of timely deliveries.
  • Constant contact – We’re available to answer your questions, provide status on your order’s location, and take new instructions 24/7/365. Enjoy peace of mind knowing where your freight is at all times.
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Hot Shot Trucking Testimonials

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.

- David Rossetti, Senior Buyer Honeywell

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