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Hot Shot Trucking

In every industry, time is money. So when your production line, manufacturing equipment, oil rig, or airplane is idled because of that ONE thing you need NOW, you can’t afford to waste one minute more trying to find the best shipping solution.

Modern day hot shot trucking provides the speed and exclusivity you need to meet the most demanding and time-sensitive shipping requirements.

The highly experienced expeditors at HotShotTrucking.com provide best-in-class, concierge level service for expedited and overnight shipping services across North America by ground and air transportation. HotShotTrucking.com can support your most time-sensitive shipping requirements through customized hot shot trucking solutions designed for your specific freight. As a premier third-party logistics provider (3PL), HotShotTrucking.com knows when expedited hot shot trucking services are the best option for your next time-sensitive shipment – and even those that aren’t.


The history of hot shot trucking goes back to the 1970’s, when drivers sitting in basic pickup trucks with trailers waited outside oil rig equipment manufacturers for completed parts. As soon as the parts were ready, the trailers were loaded and the trucks headed down the interstate to deliver to the drilling operations as fast as possible. Today, hot shot trucking has become more sophisticated with the trucks and trailers used, but the expedited, exclusive-use service for time-sensitive loads remains basically the same. The key words to know and understand in hot shot trucking terminology are “expedited” and “exclusive use.” This means the freight does not ship with any other shipments on the trailer at all (more on that below).



Hot shot trucking usually involves hauling smaller, time-sensitive loads within a specific timeframe, to a single customer and location. It can be one piece of freight or many. While hot shot deliveries tend to be more local than traditional freight servicers, some may require a trip across state lines or even across the country. Hot shot drivers could haul construction equipment one day, aviation parts the next, and oil rig equipment the day after that. It’s basically any load that fits on a small trailer – although small is a relative term considering some truck and trailer combinations can tow up to 58,000 pounds.



There are several types of truck and trailer combinations used for hot shot trucking. The trucks are typically a Class 3, 4, or 5 truck, which includes vehicles like the Dodge RAM 2500/3500, Ford F-250/350/450, GMC Sierra 2500/3500, and Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500. Many of these trucks have a dual-wheel rear axle to handle the extra weight and provide stability for towing. Since hot shot truck and trailer combinations fall into the Class 3 to 5 range, they generally tow gross weights between 10,000 and 26,000 pounds.

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Integrated network

HotShotTrucking.com provides the same outstanding performance, coordinated logistics, tracking and customer service for its hot shot trucking options as it does for all of its ground and air cargo services. We have an integrated network of air and ground shipping options to give you the widest range of choices without having to call around for multiple quotes. Your shipment size and speed requirements are matched to the perfect right-sized vehicle, and if your deadline does not support using ground service, your shipment can fly via a dedicated air charter service. From the moment you call, until after your shipment reaches its final destination, you can trust HotShotTrucking.com to deliver your freight and superior customer service – every time.

Key benefits of Hot Shot Trucking

With so many different types of shipping services, why should you consider hot shot trucking services from HotShotTrucking.com? Here’s a few reasons why:

Hot Sho Trucking Speed


Hot shot truckers specialize in time-sensitive shipments. They are often used in situations where failure to deliver a critical item within a specific window will cause significant and costly production delays.

Hot Shot Trucking Exclusivity


The urgency of true hot shot trucking limits it to a single customer. Your shipment doesn’t have to wait for other freight to be picked up. There is no cross-docking, 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 often makes sense. Your dedicated HotShotTrucking.com expeditor will work with you to determine whether this option makes sense for your freight.

Hot Shot Trucking Cost


Another advantage of using hot shot trucking services is cost when compared using a 53 foot dry van, straight truck, or Sprinter van. 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 much economic sense.

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With HotShotTrucking.com, experience the confidence that comes from an expert delivery plan and working with the same expeditor from start to finish. Your freight is important to you, so it’s important to us. For more information about hot shot trucking service, 53-foot dry vans, straight trucks, Sprinter vans, or any of our top-tier shipping options, contact us today at (800) 604-2511 or simply go online to HotShotTrucking.com and click Get a Quote. No prior account needed! We look forward to working with you as your complete logistics partner!

Hot Shot Trucking Services by HotShotTrucking.com

HotShotTrucking.com is your full-service third-party logistics provider, delivering optimized and customized hot shot trucking shipping solutions that work for you and your business needs. Not only does HotShotTrucking.com provide top-tier ground services, but also airborne shipping options, and any combination in-between. Here is what you can expect when you use hot shot trucking services from HotShotTrucking.com:


Persistent teamwork

Your dedicated expeditor is on-call 24/7/365 to answer any questions and handle any unexpected issues that arise, from your shipment’s current location to a complete rerouting or vehicle change.


Proactive planning

HotShotTrucking.com analyzes every detail of the delivery route, from traffic patterns, weather reports, and road construction, in order to select the one least likely to experience a delay. For longer routes, HotShotTrucking.com can ensure a 53 ft tractor trailer with sleeper is used to keep your freight moving day and night.


Perpetual tracking

Technology never sleeps, so HotShotTrucking.com is able to track your shipment at all times. Thanks to our tracking systems, we know if a delay arises and work to eliminate it.


Partner quality

HotShotTrucking.com carefully vets each logistics partner, ensuring a dependable work record of transporting and delivering safely and on time. We only work with drivers who demonstrate responsibility, courtesy and commitment to exceeding customer expectations.


Expert delivery plan

With HotShotTrucking.com, experience the confidence that comes from an expert delivery plan and working with the same expeditor from start to finish. Your freight is important to you, so it’s important to us. For more information about 53 ft dry van service, straight trucks, Sprinter vans, or any of our top-tier shipping options, contact us today at (800) 604-2511 or simply go online to HotShotTrucking.com and click Get a Quote. No prior account needed! We look forward to working with you as your complete logistics partner!

Lockheed Martin

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!


Lockheed Martin

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Chris Noe - Excellent Customer Service.

I cannot say enough how much we appreciated the excellent communication Chris Noe maintained from first contact through the rescheduling necessitated by changes at our site. He worked with us to make sure we got the transport that met our particular needs.

Bill Snyder


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Frank was awesome!

I don't usually arrange for shipping so I had a ton of questions that he happily answered. We had a job that went south and the pick-up time kept changing as well as the delivery location. He was so great and just kept changing things as they came up. The driver who picked up was knowledgeable and got to our destination right at opening. He had to hand off-load quite a few boxes and he did it with no issue. I can't recommend them enough!



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Highly recommend their services!

Amazingly fast service for pickup and delivery across the country on a weekend. Late schedule call on a Friday night and delivered as requested Monday morning. Communication was exceptional and all parties were courteous throughout the process. Highly recommend.



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