First and foremost, hot shot truck drivers need a pickup truck and some kind of flatbed trailer for hauling loads. I recommend getting a dually pickup truck, but that comes down to personal preference.
Can you hotshot with a regular truck?
Yes, you can carry hotshot loads with a pickup truck. The most common hot shot trucking pickup trucks are medium-duty pickup trucks.
What kind of truck do you need for a hot shot?
Some of the most common types are the Chevrolet Silverado 3500, the GMC Sierra 3500, the Ford F-350, and the Ram 3500. Put simply, these are your basic heavy-duty consumer pickup trucks. They’re commonly used by contractors and last-mile delivery drivers, but you can also use them for hot shot logistics.
Can I hot shot with a 2500?
REASON #3: No limitations on hotshot loads
If you have a CDL, you can haul over that 26,000 GVWR limit. But let us take this a step further. If you use a 2500 truck with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs and a tandem axle single wheel with 14,000 lbs GVWR, then the combination is rated and licensed for 24,000 lbs.