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Author: That Mother Trucker

The 6 Longest Interstates in the U.S.

As a hotshot owner-operator, you spend most of your time on the road hauling loads from one destination to another. The majority of the miles you’ll be traveling will be on the U.S. Interstate System. How well do you know the various interstate highways in the United States? Here’s a list of the six longest U.S. interstates and what makes them unique. East-west interstates are even-numbered with the lowest starting in the south, while north-south interstates are odd-numbered, with numbers increasing from west to east. 1.) I-90: 3,085 Miles (Seattle, Washington to Boston, Massachusetts) I-90 is the longest interstate...

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5 Reasons Why a Dually Might Be the Best Non-CDL Hotshot Truck For You

A single-rear-wheel truck used to be a really good choice for a non-CDL hotshot. Well… not anymore. We’re now in 2019. The previous year, 2018, was a really good year. Loads used to pay very well and there was hardly a need to get partials. But now, you do need partials. A great many loads these days are almost exclusively partials. There are very few dedicated and worthwhile (read: good-paying) loads out there. But first, let’s understand the proper way to load a trailer, and how that affects this decision. How to Properly Load a Trailer When you get...

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Want to Try Hot Shot Trucking? Consider Leasing a Hot Shot Truck

If you are on the hotshotting business, this type of situation may be familiar to you. You are excited to start hotshotting, and you buy a pickup truck. You got the vehicle. Now comes the bills — the loan payments. You tell yourself, “I will work double time in my hotshot business so I can cover my costs and my loans.” You do good, but still, expenses are winning over your income. You keep going and going, yet you are getting the same results: more money goes out than stays… Until the day you find yourself upside down with...

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9 Tips For Making More Money On Your Hotshot Hustle

Hustle is the name of the game when it comes to hotshot trucking. No matter how experienced or brand new are you to the business, you have to hustle. Hustling is imperative to reach success in the hotshot industry. If you want to bring more money and value into your hotshot hustle, here are some tips that would help. 1. Be On Time In the hotshot industry, being on time can spell the difference between more money or less money. An hour could make a big difference between you making another thousand dollars. To make this happen, plan to...

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The #1 Reason Hotshot Truckers Fail

What’s the most important thing in any business? There’s one way to succeed and one way to fail. The way to succeed is to know your numbers. The way to fail — is not to know your numbers. So it all comes down to a numbers game. You need to know all the costs of operating your hotshot trucking business. How much does it cost you to run your truck? If you don’t know your numbers, you have nothing to go off of. There’s no basis. Without your numbers, you have nothing because you don’t even know what to...

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