How to find hot shot loads

Looking for freight for your hot shot rig? With DAT TruckersEdge, you can use special tools and tricks to find the LTL, expedited, and partial loads you want.

We recommend using three specific tactics on our hot shot load board to connect with brokers and shippers that are looking to move hot shot freight.

Find hot shot loads with DAT TruckersEdge.

  1. Post your truck: Enter your current location, favorable destinations, dates available and equipment type. Add details about your truck that you believe may stand out to brokers. Before posting, be sure to include an alert on the posting so it will keep track of inquiries for you.

  2. General Equipment Search: When you you do a general search, choose equipment types like flatbed, standard deck, and specialized deck and choose "partial" instead of "full" load. Be sure to filter results by truck length and weight to find what will fit on your trailer.

  3. Specific Equipment Search: You can also do a more specific type of search, choosing "flatbed hot shot" as the equipment type, with both partial and full loads.

Another tip: You can mark both the general and specific searches as favorites and set an alarm so you get a notifications about new postings, plus it'll save you time next time you want to do these searches.

See also: How much do hot shot loads pay?


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