Can I use a old truck for hotshot?
If your truck is older than seven years — I mean give or take a few years — it’s probably too old to take the daily abuses of hotshot trucking. It is a fact that an older truck is less capable than a brand-new truck.
Do you need a new truck to hotshot?
A truck equivalent to a Ford F250 is about the minimum, and most operators have trucks equivalent to a Ford F450/550 Super Duty for towing. The trailer should be suitable for the types of loads you plan to carry.
Can you hotshot a 3/4 ton truck?
Hot shot trucking is usually done with medium-duty trucks from 3/4-ton to 1.5-ton capacity trucks outfitted with multiple hitches, from gooseneck to fifth-wheel. They might also use load-balancing trailers to haul various types of equipment.