Miscellaneous Questions and Answers
Shown below are answers to various questions that have been asked by our visitors the we think may be of interest to others. If you have any Hotshot Carrier related questions, comments, or, suggestions please use the form at the bottom of this page to submit them. We try to respond to all messages promptly. If we add your message to this page, we will only reference your first name and your state. Your email address will not be shown or shared. It will only be used by us to respond to your questions privately. You are also welcome to call us at 239-603-6080 about questions you might have.
Texas DOT certificate numbers. Do I need a Texas DOT number?
DOT Physicals when you are on insulin. Wil, from Texas asked this question: "I have diabetes and take insulin. I want to haul with my 1 ton dodge only. My question is can I get a medical card? Also if I wanted to pull a 24ft gooseneck with a gvwr of 14,000 could I get a medical card. Thank you all."
Do I need a DOT physical? Do I need a to have a DOT physical even if my combined GVWR is under 26,000 pounds.
Part time hot shotting. Justin, from Texas sent this question in: "I'm wanting to do some hot shot driving. What I'd like to do is buy a one ton truck and trailer and do some hot shotting on the side. Say, hauling under 10,000 pounds per load. I already have a truck in mind to purchase and am wondering how to get started."
What exactly is "Hot Shot" courier service? Hello Fellow Couriers, I was wondering if anyone could answer a question for me. I currently live in Florida and have been a courier for a number of years both in Florida and the Midwest. My wife and I are considering a move to Houston and I have been looking at a number of advertisements for couriers in the Houston metro area. One ad I saw recently was from a company called Transnet which was asking for IC couriers. At the bottom of the ad they stipulated that all applicants needed, "verifiable 'Hot Shot' Courier service experience in all areas of Houston". What exactly is "Hot Shot" courier service and where would I go to get it? Is it a certification the State of Texas requires? Montgomery from Florida
What do I need to get started? I would like to know how to get started and what do I need to get started in the hot shot business, like do I need a DOT number or stuff like that. Jose from Texas
Part Time I want to do this part time. Is there anyone that would hire me I got a 02 F250 4x4 7.3. Thanks, Dennis, from Texas
IFTA fuel tax Where do I register for IFTA fuel tax? Dennis, from Texas
How much I should charge per mile? I'd like to start my hotshot service but my biggest doubt is how much I should charge per mile. Is it approx 1.80? Santos from Texas
How much weight can I legally carry? I have an '09 Ford F-450 with a GVWR of 16,500lbs. It actually weighs 9,180 lbs. My 40' gooseneck weighs 10,300 lbs and it's GVWR is 30,000lbs. How much weight can I legally carry? Jim from Texas
I would like to ride with someone. I live in East TN and I am interested in getting into the hot shot business, but I would first like to team with someone for a short while or a few runs to see how the hot shot business works. It can only be one run or a couple non-consecutive runs. flometa36