What Is a Hot Shot Service ?


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Hot shot trucking services specialize in delivering small loads very quickly. Trucks vary in size but are generally smaller than the standard semi-trailer trucks used in larger deliveries.

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Hot shot freight loads are generally for a single customer who just needs one load of freight carried in a single direction. Tools, parts and power equipment are common kinds of freight. Hot shot trucks can be as small as a conventional pickup truck with a fifth-wheel trailer attached.

Hot shot trucking has grown as a niche market in the United States as fracking has become more common. Some trucking companies and individual contractors specialize in hot shot services.

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