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A forum for Hotshot Owner Operators using 3500, 4500, and 5500 series trucks to transport LTL freight and for those who want to learn about the business.
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Badland winch wireless remote
I have been looking for an answer,  how can I use one remote to operate 4 winches. I have 4 badland  winches bought at Harbor Freight; each winch has it's own wireless remote with separate freq's. Any suggestions on my operating all 4 simultaneously.
NC guy looking to get smart
I've been looking for info for how to get started in this business and this forum is a gold mine.  I've never seen the 40' lowboy, but it seems to extremely popular on here.  I wanted to start with vehicle transport, but that doesn't seem to be the most profitable route to focus on.  

I've got several years until I retire from the Army, but have a RAM 2500 CTD and a 16' flatbed that I've been using to make some extra money and pay for trips.  It isn't my career, but I've b ...
Insurance on a per load basis
I am looking at getting into hotshot-ing part time as I have a full time job that I love. My full time job leaves me with on average 4 days a week that I am not working. I would love to do this kind of thing on the side. The issue that I am running into is insurance. I am not able/willing to pay $10,000+ a year for insurance for a part time job. Is there any sort of temporary insurance or per load insurance that I could get to allow me to haul freight? I already have a truck and a trailer   ...
New truck Aisin as69rc or g56
Hi to all I'm a newbie here and was wandering if you guys could help me out?

I'm going to be ordering a new ram 3500. Below is an post i put out on a few diesel forums that explains what i have currently and what im doing with the new truck but the main thing im wandering from you guys is how the as69rc and the g56 are holding up or not holding up to the heavy hauling and high milage you guys do, any and all advice is appreciated! There aren't alot of guys on the diesel forums that put on alo ...
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Just wanted to say hi to all!!
Called on a load (Air Force Base) they had on the load information ( driver must have passport) in talking with the broker passport or Twick I don't go to ports maybe need to carry passport now. I know security needs priority and the government doesn't want anybody delivering to bases just took me by surprise.
Torque Tube ??
Looks like I'm a little late to the party on this one, but "if" and only if going with a deckover style trailer I highly recommend getting the torque tube.  Don't know if it helps on the lowboys or not.  Not only does it add a little extra rigidity, it also majorly cuts down the side to side twist.  Last trip out I had a light weight (1300lb) 36' long by 2' wide conveyor on the side edge of my trailer & loaded a 8500lb john deere tractor alongside it.  Trailer stayed nice & fla ...
45' Friesen Lowboy.
Thanks for the info Swamp Weasel. I just returned from the Virginia trip to move my brother to his new place. Weighed 31,920 and it pulled okay. I picked up the Load Max in Trenton; the fenders are 6" above deck and 5" off of the tires. Plenty of room loaded. Nice Trailer, and the guys in Trenton were good guys too. Haven't decided whether to go up to the 4500/5500 yet, and also on the manual trans over the HD Aisen...
Bang! Pow! Kaboom!!
That's right, another trailer tire blowout..

Blowout 1 14,000 mi
               2 15,300mi
               3 16,050mi

What's bothering me is I run a LoadMax low-pro tandem dual deckover.  I bought a tandem dual partially because the story's I've heard of triple axles eating tires.  Trailer has the oem Triangle brand 235/80r16 10 plys.  To date I've never struck or hopped a curb, ne ...
Gary, I can't see an equalizer in there between his axles.  I'm guessing its an air ride?  If so any benefit on the ride quality, or more load options out there to make up for the increased deck height?  Glad to see your still working with it..
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