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Author: That Mother Trucker

10 Top-Rated ELDs For Hotshot Trucking [2022 Edition]

What are ELDs? Every trucker might have come across this term, for sure. What is it really, and why are ELDs needed when doing trucking? An Electronic Logging Device (ELD) is a piece of electronic hardware that is attached to the engine of a commercial motor vehicle to record driving hours. Commercial drivers’ driving hours are typically governed by a set of rules known as hours of service in the United States and drivers’ working hours in Europe. The use of ELDs for most commercial motor vehicles has been mandated by the US government since December of 2019. The...

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7 Must-Haves Before Starting Hotshot Trucking in 2022

Are you going to start a hotshot trucking company? There is a lot of necessary equipment for hot shot trucking! If you want to start a hotshot trucking business, there are a few things you should know in addition to the basic requirements. In this write-up, we will be giving you a list of the must-haves before you start doing hotshot. Read on. What are the must-haves for hot shot trucking? If you want to get into the hotshot business, you should know the equipment and tools required for the mission. Here is some vital information and news about...

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Is it Okay to Bring Weapons in Your Truck While Doing Hotshot?

Doing hotshot means one thing — you spend most of your time outdoors. You travel great distances to deliver your loads. Sometimes, you’ll reach a place that is unfamiliar to you and there is a high possibility that some bad elements might be around. How do you keep yourself safe? There have been a lot of questions raised regarding bringing weapons in your truck. Is it legal? The direct answer is, yes. It is legal to bring weapons in your truck, depending on certain cases. Most truck drivers carry guns with them for protection if they can secure a...

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3 Reasons That Can Delay Hotshot Deliveries

Ideally, delivering loads as early as promised is what we all aim for as hotshot business owners. In an ideal scenario, the loads that we deliver arrive at their destination safely, on time, and without damage. However, the world is not ideal and whether we like it or not, we will always face kinks and challenges along the way like all of us do. As much as we would like to deliver our loads promptly, there will always be days where everything won’t just go our way. There are several reasons why our load deliveries are delayed: 1. Route...

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4 Ways Drivers Can Sleep Better

It is critical for our health to get a decent night’s sleep. In fact, during the last 25 years, it’s been one of the most researched health concerns. As we collect more data, we’re discovering additional ways that inadequate sleep negatively impacts health. Sleep deprivation has a short-term impact on our mood, capacity to focus, and even motor skills. Weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, mood disorders, and shorter life expectancy have all been linked to long-term inconsistent sleep. With just the short-term sleep concerns, we can understand its importance to truck drivers. When we realize that this has...

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