When most people think of a career as a truck driver, they tend to picture a life on the road hauling a trailer full of goods across the country. However, not all trucking professions involve big rigs and miles of country roads. There are several other types of trucking jobs for drivers to explore, such as hot shot trucking.
C&M Transport is continuously looking for dedicated and qualified drivers to join its team and fill a number of trucking roles. Here, we explain what hot shot trucking is and why drivers should consider working for our trucking company.
Defining Hot Shot Trucking
While semi-trucking is the process of delivering large loads with specialized equipment, hot shot trucking involves hauling smaller, more time-sensitive loads within a specific timeframe. Hot shot loads are generally small enough in size to fit on a box truck or are delivered using medium-duty trucks that pull flatbed trailers. Generally, hot shot trucking entails a single customer or location.
Just as there are a variety of load types in semi-trucking, hot shot trucking involves a wide variety of load types, as well. Industries that need equipment quickly, such as oil, agriculture, and construction, often rely on hot shot trucking to avoid drops in productivity, delays, and losses in revenue.
Hot Shot Trucking at C&M Transport
C&M Transport is pleased to provide hot-shot trucking opportunities to drivers who want to work for a company that values their work. Our company is operated by individuals who began their careers as drivers themselves. This experience provides us with valuable insight and a deep understanding of what the profession is really like. Although we are dedicated to serving our clients and meeting their transportation needs, C&M Transport is proud to be known as a driver’s company. Our unique perspective makes us a great trucking company to work for.
In addition, we are happy to offer our drivers a slew of great benefits, such as:
Working for a Reputable Company
When truckers choose to work at C&M Transport, they are choosing a company that truly cares about the well-being of their workers. Being a family-owned business with over 30 years of specialized experience, truckers looking to work in the industry can find a reliable, reputable workplace environment with us. We understand the unique needs of hot shot truckers, meaning we have the resources to help you thrive in the field.
Low Deadhead Miles
Deadhead mileage refers to the distance traveled on an empty load. For a driver, it’s often seen as time wasted. Deadhead miles can either mean returning to home base after dropping off a shipment or on the way to a new destination to pick up a load. Through strategic and well-thought-out scheduling, C&M Transport makes it a point to ensure drivers see as few deadhead miles as possible. We are proud to boast the best-loaded miles in the industry.
24-Hour Centralized Dispatch
The life of a driver can be unpredictable at times. It’s common for drivers to experience unexpected issues along their journeys. To better support our drivers, we offer centralized dispatch no matter the time of day or day of the week. Our drivers can feel confident knowing there’s always someone there to guide them should they need it.
Apply to One of the Best Trucking Companies to Work For
C&M Transport is regarded as a leading provider in the transportation industry and is known for its reliability, as well as quality of service. To do this, we rely on the dedication of our drivers. To show our appreciation, we are happy to provide all our team members with fair compensation, along with several other terrific benefits.
C&M Transport employs drivers for a variety of roles and routes, including long hauls, hot shot loads, milk runs, local deliveries, and more. Those interested in joining our trucking company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, can contact us today or apply online.