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What Type of Truck do you need in Hot Shot Trucking?

  • Class 3 (14,001-16,000lbs)

    Examples include: Ram 3500, GMC Sierra 3500, Ford E-350, Ford F-350

  • Class 4 (16,001-19,500lbs)

    Examples include: Ram 4500, GMC 4500, Ford E-450, Ford F-450

  • Class 5 (19,501-26,000lbs)

    Examples include: Ram 5500, GMC 5500, Ford F-550, Peterbilt 325

What Do Hot Shot Truckers Do?

Hot shot truckers specialize in time-sensitive loads, usually for situations where failing to deliver items within a certain time period could cause company downtime or even shut down productivity.


The types of loads that hot shot truckers commonly carry include construction equipment, such as wheel loaders, excavators, skid steers, forklifts, and other heavy machinery; construction site-related materials; agricultural equipment; and much more. Most drivers in the hot shot trucking world are experienced at hauling a variety of load types, but it’s important to vet them thoroughly before enlisting their services.

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