Hot shot trucking is a pretty simple concept. A heavy-duty pickup pulls a flatbed instead of using a traditional semi-trailer truck. Hot shot trucks typically have four axles and range from the RAM 3500, Ford Super Duty models like the F-250, F-350, F-450 and the Chevy Silverado 3500HD, to name a few.

Hot shot trailers can range from 20 feet to over 40 feet of usable deck space, making them a perfect solution to ship equipment, automobiles and machinery that might be large in terms of length but under 8-ft high and below the max weight threshold.

Most agree the hotshot term originated in the Texas oilfields, where decades ago pickups delivered quickly-needed parts to offroad drilling and pumping operations.

Hot shot freight is hauled for a single customer and needed in expedited fashion. The advantage for all hot shot customers is avoiding service downtime while minimizing costs.