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  • Hotshot Trucking

  • Travel the Country, Make Good Money, and Be in More Control of Your Life
  • By: Colton Ryder
  • Narrated by: M. Roy White
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins

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Hotshot Trucking

By: Colton Ryder
Narrated by: M. Roy White
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Summary

Contrary to popular belief, there is more than one way to be a trucker and build your own business. Welcome to the world of hotshot trucking!

Hotshot trucking is a great way to start your own business without all the cost and regulations of a big rig trucking company. You get to set your own routes and hours, run your own show, and give yourself the money and flexibility you desire.

This audiobook covers all you’ll need to know to buy your own truck and trailer rig, and get out there and start making money. From the basics of how the industry works, this will help take you through buying your first truck and trailer. Breaking down all the options and extras, so you can make an informed choice about your rig.

You’ll learn all the tools of the trade and the equipment you will need to move your loads. Straps, chains, ropes, ramps - you name it! What to look for, how to find it, and where to shop. Plus, a section with maintenance tips on trucks, trailer, and gear! Everything that you are going to need to get that load to its new home.

All the information you’ll need on what licensing and documents you’ll be required to obtain and how and where to file are covered. We go over how to open a business. Do you need an LLC? Office space? Plus, we provide information on how to figure out your costs and budget for your business.

But, how do you find your loads? It’s all explained here as the audiobook opens up the world of the load boards where hotshot truckers find their loads and bid for their next gig. You’ll learn how to figure out how much to charge, how to bid properly, plus the other features these sites offer. You’ll learn to take advantage of other opportunities to network and advertise your services, so you can get every possible load with sections on advertising, social media, mailing, and more.

You’ll get a peek on the road with topics on health, exercise, entertainment, and ways to stay in top mental and physical condition while driving. And what do in the case of accident, breakdown, injury, or many other situations.

The audiobook also addresses numerous mistakes made by owner-operators that can lead to the downfall of their business. Now, you can learn from their mistakes and ensure the future of your company. Also included is a glossary of hotshot and trucking industry terms, so you’ll be in the know.

When you complete this audiobook, you’ll have all the information to go out and start your own hotshot trucking company. You’ll be able to enjoy the freedom, variety, potential, and fun of this high-growth industry!
 

©2019 Colton Ryder (P)2019 Colton Ryder

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  • Allan
  • 04-07-19

Bland, General, Common Sense

This book was essentially zero help. It's full of common sense items that anyone who's seriously considering a business would already know. Things like:

"When on the road, some of the big name fast food places offer salads or fresh options, choose those when able"

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"If your truck is giving you problems, pull over or look for a runaway lane."

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"Bring a mechanic, or request a carfax when buying used"

Nothing in terms of benefits to goosenecks or 5th wheel options, viability of standard trailers, how a dually may be beneficial or detrimental, running through the day in a life, what paperwork changes hands at a pickup / drop off. DOT regulations, licensing.

The narrator may as well have been telling a bedtime story as well.

I've never been so compelled to write a poor review in all my years with audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-03-20

Spirit of the road😉

Very informative and concise .. You still need to consult other sources before starting anything.

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  • Willis J. McDonald
  • 18-06-21

Great Book

I’ve purchased all of Coltons trucking books in paperback and the audiobook version. The books are invaluable for me and ti anyone looking to get into the trucking industry. I highly recommend to everyone in the industry

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  • Kendrick Wilson
  • 27-11-20

Very informative

I liked. Easy listen. After listening to this book I feel more informed about the subject and what goes into being a hotshot trucker.

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  • Lawrence Durant Jr.
  • 15-08-22

interested

it was very informing and helpful to prepare to start or get an idea of how to start a hotshot trucking business.

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  • tamineka fairey
  • 19-03-22

must listen

this audio is a must listen for beginners. it was very informative and detail in explaining what you will experience when trying to get the business started and what to expect on the road

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  • Tyler Hendricks
  • 01-11-21

Good Book too much common sense information.

Too much common sense information. Very open ended information that frequently just says refer to local guidelines.

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  • Lorraine
  • 17-07-21

It’s a great time foe learning

I’ve been a driver for these companies 3 years and I no longer want to work for anyone else. This book has help me to put my desire to be my own boss into perspective. Thank you

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  • Joseph Majewski
  • 28-01-21

Informative

As individual trying to get into the hot shot industry this book has definitely gave me some really good pointers tips in highly informational I love the fact that he comes across intelligi the realisations of the hardships on relationships as well as health while doing this career

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  • Jemown Porter
  • 28-07-20

Good and informative

it cover alot of the basics and more, as well as other info for consideration