Hot Shot Hauling

For many people, hot shot hauling is a low-cost entry point into the trucking industry. Here's how to get started, and how DAT can help.

When brokers, dispatchers, and shippers need time-sensitive loads delivered, they turn to hot shot truckers. DAT’s load boards are built with these truckers in mind, and take away the logistical headache of finding loads.

  • Find hot shot loads quickly and efficiently.
  • Use market insights to guide your operation.
  • Rest easy with dock-to-dock support.

Find hot shot loads quickly and efficiently.

The DAT network is the largest of its kind, helping to connect drivers and carriers with brokers, shippers, and dispatchers all across the country.

DAT makes it easy to find the right loads for your trucks at the right time. Post your equipment for brokers to find or search along specific routes. Our system will send you a notification as soon as it detects a match for your search. That way, you won’t miss a single hot shot load.

Use market insights to guide your operation.

DAT not only helps you find loads, we also provide valuable data to help you choose the right business partners.

Each load listing on our boards includes useful information about the broker or shipper, including credit scores, reviews from other clients, and average days to pay. We also provide the most accurate average rate data for more than 68,000 lanes, including hot shot hauling rates. The more you know, the better you’ll be able to ensure you’re paid fairly and competitively for your work.

Find hot shot loads quickly and efficiently.

The DAT network is the largest of its kind, helping to connect drivers and carriers with brokers, shippers, and dispatchers all across the country.

DAT makes it easy to find the right loads for your trucks at the right time. Post your equipment for brokers to find or search along specific routes. Our system will send you a notification as soon as it detects a match for your search. That way, you won’t miss a single hot shot load.

  • Hot shot hauling transports smaller loads with less overhead, making it one of the most popular types of specialty trucking. With more specialty loads than any other load board, you can get ahead of the competition with DAT. Whether you’re making extra money with weekend hot shot trucking or running hot shot loads on a daily basis, DAT has everything you need to make sure your trucking business is running smoothly.

  • Hot shot hauling is one of the most practical entry-points into trucking. To find hot shot loads, you’ll want to use a comprehensive and convenient load board. DAT provides access to the largest load board in the country for a flat monthly rate. DAT can also help you get your trucking authority, with expert assistance every step of the way. We’ll file the paperwork, so you can start transporting loads as quickly as possible.

  • Cutting-edge logistics tools can be prohibitively expensive for new owner operators and carrier services, but DAT One is a free app designed to give you access to tools and resources that will help you plan your routes, find parking and rest stops, check fuel prices, and search for nearby hot shot loads. Plus, we’re always in the process of adding new features to the app to expand its functionality. If you become a paid DAT subscriber, we also offer the DAT Load Board for Truckers mobile app that gives you full access to all loads on the DAT network.

  • DAT makes it simple to find the loads you’re looking for. Our load boards not only allow you unlimited posts and searches, but they also include the option to get alerts when the system finds a match for your vehicle. More than 887,000 new listings are added to our boards each business day, so there’s plenty of opportunities out there. If you find yourself wondering “How do I find hot shot hauling near me,” then try DAT!

“The DAT Load Board is the only one I use, and I really don’t see any interest in trying any other one.” 

- Brian Stone, Stone’s Trucking LLC

"DAT Load Board is awesome. They even teach you how to book a load and how to use it on your computer or cell phone app. Highly recommend DAT!"

- Francis Gatmaitan, Alpha Trucking 

Find Available Loads Today!

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