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There’s a lot of freight out there these days. In fact, there's so much that shippers have started relying more and more on LTL loads to get goods to market – goods that shippers used to ship only when they had a full truckload, according to Transport Topics.
The same is true for the growing hot shot market. The number of small-truck loads has grown along with fracking operations around the country, which has generated a lot of hot shot loads – also known as expedited freight since it often involves delivering equipment that's needed to avoid a shutdown. But the growing hot shot market isn't just tied to the oil industry, and running hot shots is often an easier way to get into trucking because of the lower cost of equipment, be it a sprinter van, straight truck or 4x4 pickup. If you're thinking of getting in the hot shot game, Overdrive has a breakdown of the pros and cons.
But the reason shippers are shipping all this freight as LTL and hot shot loads is because they need to get them covered fast, and Getloaded is built to help you find these truck loads fast.
Sue Nelson, owner-operator of Ohio-based Straight Forward Transportation, told Overdrive about how she and her husband Kevin got started running hotshots with their 2000 Ford F250 pickup and 26-ft. gooseneck trailer.
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