Hot Shot Trailer

A hot shot trailer can use a pickup truck, instead of a semi-truck. They are lighter, and intended for much smaller less-than-truckloads (LTL), instead of your traditional heavy hauling freight trailers.

A full truckload (FTL) carrier may work with LTL freight by using a consolidation and distribution center called a breakbulk facility. Learn more about whether this solution can work for you.


Hot Shot Trailer Specifications & Dimensions (transcript)

“Alright, today, we are going to go over the Hot Shot Trailer. Utilized as a Pickup, instead of a Semi Truck; usually as a 1 ton or a 2 ton Pickup; trailer attached to it; not as heavy or long; usually from 20 to 40 feet long on those trailers.

Most weight they can haul is between 12 and 20,000 pounds max. Hot Shot Trailers are used the same way as a Step Deck would be, because they do sit a little bit lower to the ground. Really varies on heights for cargo on them. There’re so many different Hot Shot Trailers, but you can probably get up to about 10 feet on them. But they’re utilized more for hauling, smaller LTL freight. as in “Light Truck Load” or “Not Full Truck Load” material that you need to get expedited from one point to another without having multiple stops.

9 times out of 10 Hot Shot Trailers do have ramps and tarps on board, so Hot Shot Trailer has the same idea as a flatbed, they just, are smaller in size, and they’re gonna be hauling smaller machinery, equipment…so on and so forth.”

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  • Equipment

  • Length: 20′-40′
  • Width: 8’6″
  • Height: 33″-102″
  • Weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Commodity

  • Length: 20’40’
  • Width: 8’6″
  • Height: 10′
  • Weight: 20,000 lbs