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Getting Started in the HotShot Trucking Business

Basic information to get your hot shot business started!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 44m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Congratulations on starting your new hot shot trucking business!
Since the pandemic over 100,000 new hot shot trucks have entered the transportation industry.  Many entrepreneurs had not idea that they could enter the transportation industry with a 1 ton dually and 30 foot flatbed trailer.  As the need for more outside work rose, so did the need for more transportation providers.  However, there is more to being a hot shot business than just having a truck and trailer.  There are also legal avenues and regulations that must be followed.
In this course we will teach you the basics of Hot Shot Trucking
We will go over the following:
•How to set up and apply for you motor carrier authority
•Getting the right insurance coverages
•Making sure that you have all of the correct securement equipment for your flatbed
•Safety essentials and tools
•Preparing for the Road
•Preparing for the Load
•Communicating appropriately and effectively with brokers
•Booking and securing loads
•Getting paid
•Paperwork essentials
•Choosing the right factoring company for your business
•Selecting the right dispatching company for your company
•Lifestyle of this business
We hope to be a source of information to help you get started on your new adventure.
Don’t forget the key to success in the transportation industry is to keep your wheels moving.

You will learn

✓ Learn all of the information necessary to start a Hot Shot Business
✓ Identify all of the equipment needed for your truck and trailer
✓ Learn how to get paid, submit invoices, and factoring
✓ Having all of the right support and technology needed to be successful


• no experience needed

This course is for

• Anyone looking to get into hot shot trucking
Vice President, Business Manager
Vice President, Business Manager and Business consultant for the transportation industry.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree and have over 25 years of experience in the consulting field.
I’m the Vice President of Excellerated Dispatch & Logistics, LLC and the social media marketing manager.
Excellerated Dispatch & Logistics, LLC is the parent company of Excellerated Dispatch (our dispatching division) and EDL our brokerage division.  We also provide training for dispatchers and broker agents.
Excellerated Dispatch provides professional dispatching to owner operators and small trucking companies.
EDL is the brokerage division where we connect shippers and carriers via third party logistics contracts.
Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 44m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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