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8 Things to Look For When Purchasing a Dash Cam For Your Hotshot Truck

So, you’ve decided to purchase a dashcam for your hotshot truck? What should you look for? There are a variety of dashcam brands and models in the marketplace today. But don’t let these confuse you. Here are things to consider to help you find that ultimate hotshotting dashcam. 1. Dashcam Channels The first thing to consider when getting a hotshotting dashcam is to know how many channels your dashcam should have. Channels are places where the dashcam gets its video feeds. Most vehicles today have the front-facing or front channel dashcams. If we’ll get techy, there are even dashcams...

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How Much Money Can You Really Make in Non-CDL Hotshot Trucking?

Do you really need a CDL to make really good money? That is the question. Some people think semi trucking is the only right way to go. In this article, we will do a case study of Alex of TowPiglet.com, and answer four common questions, such as: Is non-CDL hotshot trucking worth it?How much work do you have to put in to have the best possible year?How much money can you possibly make on that best, record-breaking year?How does 2018 compare with 2019 in terms of profitability? 1. Is Non-CDL Hotshot Trucking Worth It? In short, yes — absolutely....

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How to Lose Weight and Stay Healthy On the Road

Do you want to lose weight, stay healthy, and save money at the same time? I’d like to share a fascinating idea from popular hotshotting YouTuber, Tow Piglet. According to him, when it comes to food and eating, you can control three things: What you eatHow much you eatWhen you eat Those are the three things in your control. Now obviously, because we’re on the road, we really can’t control what we eat. You just go with what’s at the truck stop. Usually, it’s the same fast food — deep-fried foods, burgers, etc. The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting So...

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How to Find Good Paying Hot Shot Loads

If you’re a hotshot trucker, you must have known by now how challenging it can be when it comes to finding loads. And not just any kind of load, but the good, high-paying ones. What Is a Hotshot Load? A hotshot load is any amount of goods transported in a hotshot truck. When transporting goods, it is split into two common trucking/freighting types: an FTL or a PTL. An FTL or Full Truckload is a type of freighting mode that means a load will take up an entire hotshot truck by itself. It is considered to be the most...

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“Can I Hotshot With an Older Truck?”

Can you start hot shot trucking using an older truck? Let’s say you have this certain truck. Maybe you bought it for a different business or you’ve had it for a while now. Is it a good truck to start? This question comes up a lot since trucks are one of the most widely sold vehicles in the United States. Our Answer? It Depends. For the most part, no. But there are exceptions to every rule. So we would say, it depends. How old is the truck under consideration (hopefully, not as old as the truck in the photo...

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