You may ask yourself, “What’s the difference between Hotshot Trucking and Owner Operators?”
We’re going to break it down for you!
A Self-Employed Commercial Truck Driver, who takes on jobs using their own truck.
• May have more stable clients than a Hotshot trucker would.
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A Freelance Truck Driver who’s clients can change every week and…
• Can pick up urgent tasks that need to be completed right away.
• If their Vehicle is under 10,000 lbs, they do not require a CDL license.
• Can be cheaper to run than owning a Trucking Company.
• Smaller Loads, and tend to travel shorter distances.
• More versatile with vehicles, can have Tractor Trailers, Straight Trucks or Vans.
Note: Keep in mind that all Hotshot Truckers are technically Owner Operators, however, there is also a difference between the two terms.
What are some things they both have in common?
• Both are Self-Employed businesses.
• Can create their own schedules.
• Can make more money than when they’re with a Trucking Company.
• Have to pay for their own Trucking Insurance, Repairs… etc..
• Can be selective of the freight they carry.
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