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Interstate 65 Reopens After Lengthy Bridge Repairs
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Interstate 65 Reopens After Lengthy Bridge Repairs

September 9, 2015 |

Good news for Hot Shot Trucking services and all interstate trucking companies as a critical interstate bridge in Indiana reopens after a month of closures. We previously wrote about the bridge on our sister blog at fulltruckload.com soon after the problems began in early August.

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The Top 20 Congested Roadways in Texas
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The Top 20 Congested Roadways in Texas

August 28, 2015 |

At Hot Shot Trucking, we are extremely active supporting business within Texas and handling loads in, out and through the Lonestar State. Urgent freight delivery across the giant state requires the planning and logistics expertise of professional expeditors

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Rig Count Inches Upward Improving Demand for Hot Shot Trucking Service
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Rig Count Inches Upward Improving Demand for Hot Shot Trucking Service

August 25, 2015 |

While it's been a troubled ten months for the oil and gas sector in terms of prices there does, at last, seem to be some indications that the steady reduction in active rigs is coming to a close for the first time in more than a year. In fact, last week showed the number of active gas and oil rigs in the U.S. increasing for the fifth straight week.

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Future Extensions to Interstate 27 in Texas Benefit Trucking Sector
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Future Extensions to Interstate 27 in Texas Benefit Trucking Sector

July 24, 2015 |

A proposal for a brand new extension to Interstate 27 in the oil country of Texas could be approved soon which will provide outstanding improved transportation options to the central part of the state heading north or south. The city of Big Spring voted unanimously to further a resolution backing the potential extension of Interstate 27 through the city, primarily along the current confines of Texas Highway 87.

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Top Ten States for Growth in Manufacturing Jobs this Decade
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Top Ten States for Growth in Manufacturing Jobs this Decade

July 22, 2015 |

Since the end of the recession, one of the indexes that we watch closely for the hot shot trucking sector specifically and the economy, in general, is the growth of manufacturing within the United States. Improvements in the manufacturing, construction and retail sectors each help growth in the demand for urgent freight and hot shot services.

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The Canadian Trucking Show Takes Place This Weekend in Winnipeg
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The Canadian Trucking Show Takes Place This Weekend in Winnipeg

July 16, 2015 |

The demand for hot shot trucking is heating up for the summer and for the energy sector and for oil field support trucking that applies in Canada as well as the United States. This weekend sees one of the largest trucking events taking place north of the border as the Canadian Trucking Show is set to take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 18 & 19.

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Study Explores True Cost to Vehicles From Damaged Roads and Highways

July 9, 2015 |

We find ourselves frequently writing about the importance of investment in transportation infrastructure and the economic impact of congestion and highway issues nationwide. A new study actually analyzes the true cost to an average driver due to damaged road surfaces.

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ATA Results Show a Stronger May for the Trucking Sector
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ATA Results Show a Stronger May for the Trucking Sector

June 29, 2015 |

2015 continues to show stable to good results for the trucking sector along with the economy and this was mirrored by the latest tonnage results from the American Trucking Association. The May report showed an increase of 1.1 percent in the seasonally adjusted for hire truck tonnage which represent a good recovery from the 1.4 percent loss seen in April.

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Iowa Highway Funding Bill is Welcome News for Hot Shot Trucking
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Iowa Highway Funding Bill is Welcome News for Hot Shot Trucking

June 17, 2015 |

The Iowa Transportation Commission (ITC) has just approved May's proposed Iowa Transportation Program that was submitted by the IDOT. The approval is welcome news for those in the Hot Shot Trucking and Expedited Freight markets as the state of Iowa

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Dalton Highway Reopens for Oil Field Trucking to Alaska's North Slope
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Dalton Highway Reopens for Oil Field Trucking to Alaska's North Slope

June 9, 2015 |

Trucking in general and Hot Shot Trucking specifically is an integral part of the energy industry in Northern Alaska but the last two months historic flooding has impacted the region severely. In fact the only road that provides access to Alaska's North Slope oil fields

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2014 Saw New Record Revenues for U.S. Trucking Industry
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2014 Saw New Record Revenues for U.S. Trucking Industry

May 22, 2015 |

A recent report released by the American Trucking Association as part of their 2015 "American Trucking Trends" revealed that the nationwide trucking industry saw good growth in 2014 reaching an all-time revenue peak of just over $700 billion

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For Hot Shot Trucking in Louisiana I-20 Remains Critical
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For Hot Shot Trucking in Louisiana I-20 Remains Critical

May 19, 2015 |

For Expedited and Hot Shot Trucking across and through northern Louisiana, the region is heavily reliant on Interstate 20 which crosses the upper section of the state from Vicksburg, MS across to Shreveport, LA. Heavy freight travels daily along the highway either to or from Dallas or back east towards Alabama, Texas or Florida.

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Hot Shot Trucking Industry Study
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New Study Highlights Growing Driver Shortage Facing Trucking Industry

May 5, 2015 |

One of the largest concerns on the horizon for the nationwide trucking industry remains a growing national shortage of drivers and a new study further demonstrates that there are no signs of the problem diminishing soon. The new report compiled by HireRight reinforces the statistics that show the industry is poised to be short more than a hundred thousand drivers over the coming decade.

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EIA Published List of Top 100 U.S. Oil and Gas Fields
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EIA Published List of Top 100 U.S. Oil and Gas Fields

April 28, 2015 |

The hot shot trucking industry is especially active in supporting the energy sector throughout North America delivering urgent equipment, machinery and freight to locations that in many cases are far off the beaten track or a day's drive or more from the point of origin.

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Lack of Funding could Lead to New Port Crisis on East coast
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Lack of Funding could Lead to New Port Crisis on East coast

April 22, 2015 |

While the nationwide trucking industry was focusing on the now resolved West coast port dispute throughout the end of 2014 and during the opening months of 2015 a different but still important port issue is being faced on the opposite coast. The Port of New York and New Jersey ranks third in total tonnage nationally and set a new record cargo mark in 2014 but is struggling to manage increasing volume due to an over-stretched infrastructure.

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WHAT IS HOT SHOT TRUCKING? AKA HOTSHOT TRUCKING

Modern business is all about strict timelines. Whether your field is manufacturing, extraction, retail, or research and development, your operations are bound to rely on activities that operate in tandem. The most minor of supply shortages can throw these activities off, potentially costing you thousands of dollars just for a few hours' delay. Success thus hinges on your ability to right the ship as quickly as possible after a supply shortage arises.

Industries We Serve

Modern day hot shot trucking provides the speed and exclusivity you need to meet the most demanding and time-sensitive shipping requirements. We use every resource, avenue, and channel available to ship your freight by ground or air. Designed specifically to address supply and distribution problems that arise without warning, hotshot trucking tactics involve coordinating a network of carriers in a variety of locations. By calling on the vehicles closest to your supply or distribution points, hotshot brokers can fill any sudden gaps in your supply network almost as soon as they happen. This minimizes the disruption to your business and allows you to quickly return to ordinary operations, weathering the storm without skipping a beat.

Automotive

The automotive supply chain already has significant challenges. Don’t let malfunctioning equipment stop the production line. Step on the gas with HotShotTrucking.com’s suite of services that will get you back in the fast lane. With HotShotTrucking.com, companies are devising shipping strategies to swiftly deliver critical parts and equipment — whether it's ground expedite service with sprinter vans, box trucks and 53-foot tractor trailers or air freight and air cargo.

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Aviation & Aerospace

Every moment a commercial airliner sits on the ground, it costs an airline money. Expedited freight services by HotShotTrucking.com can get you back in the air with prompt delivery of parts and equipment throughout North America. We are equipped with the expertise to navigate the complexities of shipping jet engines and other types of loads, and our network of hot shot drivers has extensive experience transporting aviation assets.

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Construction

One shipping delay can snowball and cause delays throughout your entire project. You need an experienced 3PL provider who understands the construction industry and has the logistical reach to deliver your freight on time, anywhere. That 3PL partner is HotShotTrucking.com. Whether in the air or on the ground via truck and trailer, we can connect companies to expedited freight services for the prompt delivery of parts and equipment throughout North America.

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Mining & Metals

From cranes to chemicals to excavators to conveyor belts, HotShotTrucking.com has the experience and industry know-how required for shipping sensitive, oversized, and hazardous equipment. Third-party hot shot trucking and logistics providers such as HotShotTrucking.com specialize in devising and implementing innovative shipping solutions, ensuring mines can swiftly return to operation. We’ll pick up your shipment, deliver it to the airport and receive it at the other end – providing hand-carried service as necessary or required.

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Manufacturing

Every moment a manufacturing facility or factory sits idle costs a company money because of the high costs involved. With many manufacturers building to only just-in-time production rates, any disruption threatens parts and vehicle inventories. This is where the speed and expertise of freight services from HotShotTrucking.com can make a difference throughout the entire manufacturing supply chain. We do all the logistical legwork to find the optimal solution for your job, whether it's an exclusive air charter or expedited ground shipping.

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Telecommunications

From servers to cell towers, information, voice, and data must flow to keep businesses, production, and the public online and connected. When equipment goes dark, depend on HotShotTrucking.com to get your systems flashing green again. This is where the speed and experience of trucking and freight services from HotShotTrucking.com can help. Our hot shot truck network excels at the prompt delivery of parts and equipment throughout North America.

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Oil & Gas

The oil and gas industry faces challenging conditions in offshore and onshore oil rigs, often in remote locations with limited infrastructure. Don’t let oil pumps or pipelines sit idle waiting for equipment. By having the right plans, parts, people, and logistics partner like HotShotTrucking.com, you can effectively mitigate plant or pump downtime, unscheduled disruptions, and equipment failures.

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