REASON #3: No limitations on hotshot loads
Simply, if you do not have a CDL, the max weight must be 26,000 lbs or less. If you have an F-350 that weighs 10,100 lbs and a trailer that weights 7,000 lbs empty, then this only gives the non-CDL hotshot the ability to haul a maximum of 8,900 lbs.
How much weight can a flatbed hotshot scale?
Hotshot* 10–12,000 lbs.
What is the average weight of a hotshot load?
Hot shot combination units typically fall in the Class 3-5 range, which gives them gross weights of between about 10,000 and 26,000 pounds.
How is hotshot load calculated?
To get a rough hot shot cost per mile, estimate the average fuel price per gallon you expect to pay and divide it by your average fuel mileage when hauling a load.