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Looking for fast expedited trucking?

Look no further than hot shot trucking, an express dedicated trucking service designed to get items from Point A to Point B much faster than standard shipping estimates.

Hot shot trucking is often same day freight, or at worst overnight freight, and drivers get expedited items to their destination through a combination of smart driving, faster stops and a logistics platform to map the closest network partners and driving routes from the time of pickup up until the point where the item is dropped off. This page will take a closer look at hot shot delivery services, what this form of express freight is and what to look for in a hot shot delivery service provider. Read on for more information and for what our hot shot priority freight services can do for you. Here's a closer look:

Hot Shot Delivery 101

Hot Shot Delivery 101

So what is hot shot delivery, exactly? It's typically small, time-sensitive cargo loads that must reach a destination in a short time span, often in order to avoid business interruption. For instance, if a farm requires a type of equipment to replace a damaged product for a production plant, the manufacture may request a hot shot delivery so that his or her business can receive the product faster and keep operations on track. Construction materials are also a common item that is delivered via hot shot trucking, as are other types of heavy equipment.

Typically, hot shot trucking is performed using smaller trucks, often standard pickup trucks or one-ton trucks. While hot shot trucking doesn't exactly qualify as expedited shipping, as that class of delivery is defined by drivers always standing by for deliveries so they can be ready to drive the moment they come in, hot shot trucking is about the next best — and fastest — thing. Another key differentiator is the distance that hot shot truckers typically drive. While expedited cargo may run products across the country, hot shot trucking usually consists of deliveries made within 100 miles of its original pickup point.

The trucks used in hot shot trucking are another key differentiator from other types of expedited freight. The types of trucks used in hot shot trucking don't look much different from the pickup trucks that you might see on the road every day. Often times, these trucks pull trailers if the items are large enough to warrant such. Some of the common types of trailers you might find pulled by a Class 3, Class 4 or Class 5 trucks include bumper pull trailers, gooseneck trailers, flatbed trailers and lowboy trailers.

Benefits of Hot Shot Delivery

There are many benefits of hot shot delivery, aside from the main benefit that it moves product from its origin to its destination in a time span that's generally much faster than standard shipping.

Hot Shot Delivery Benefits

Here's a look at some of the benefits associated with choosing hot shot delivery for your next express carrier:

  • Local: Remember in the above section when we told you that hot shot drivers typically make deliveries 50-100 miles from pickup to drop off? That's a big benefit, as you'll work with more local or regional drivers and companies than you would other types of expedited carriers. These drivers typically know the areas they drive better and get products or items to their destination faster.
  • It's more affordable: Though hot shot trucking is still more costly than standard delivery, it's more affordable than air cargo, long haul trucking and other types of trucking services. That's largely because of the distance that is driven. Being that fewer resources are used, the cost of hot shot service is also more affordable.
  • It's fast: Even with expedited long-haul trucking, items still may not arrive in the time they are needed. That's one big advantage of hot shot transportation services. Being that the distance driven is usually shorter and the cargo more manageable to haul, it's almost always a same day trucking scenario.
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What to Look for When Selecting a Hot Shot Freight Carrier

Not all hot shot carriers are created equal, so when you need this type of service, it's important to select a provider that you know you can count on to get your items to their destination quickly and safely. And while we exhibit all of the characteristics of a good company that we'll detail below, be aware that not all trucking providers are the same.

Hot Shot Freight Carrier

With that being said, here's a look at some of the things you should be looking for when selecting a hot shot freight carrier:

  • Local: Remember in the above section when we told you that hot shot drivers typically make deliveries 50-100 miles from pickup to drop off? That's a big benefit, as you'll work with more local or regional drivers and companies than you would other types of expedited carriers. These drivers typically know the areas they drive better and get products or items to their destination faster.
  • It's more affordable: Though hot shot trucking is still more costly than standard delivery, it's more affordable than air cargo, long haul trucking and other types of trucking services. That's largely because of the distance that is driven. Being that fewer resources are used, the cost of hot shot service is also more affordable.
  • It's fast: Even with expedited long-haul trucking, items still may not arrive in the time they are needed. That's one big advantage of hot shot transportation services. Being that the distance driven is usually shorter and the cargo more manageable to haul, it's almost always a same day trucking scenario.

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ExpeditedFreight.com

Not all hot shot trucking companies are created equal, and we're happy to be among the elite when it comes to this type of transportation service. Our network is expansive, our drivers are professional and qualified, and our customer service is nothing short of exceptional.

What's more is we don't just say it, we'll prove it to you — it's why so many of our customers become customers for life after working with us just once. For more information about hot shot delivery and to schedule your hot shot delivery, contact us today.

Hot shot delivery is what we do, and we won't let you down. Contact us today for more information.

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