Can You Make Money with a Hot Shot Delivery?

CitizenShipper CitizenShipper · Updated July 1, 2024

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One question that is frequently asked in the hot shot industry is “Can You Make Money with a Hot Shot Delivery?” The answer is most definitely yes. Tens of thousands of drivers in America today, make money performing hot shot deliveries. One of the key things a hot shot driver needs is a way to find loads. This is where we come in to help.

On our site you can locate hundreds of shipments that require delivering, and can place BIDS to win that delivery, do the delivery, and get paid! As long as you’ve got transportation, you can join

Not many jobs are as satisfying as being a hot shot driver. More often than not, a hot shot driver gets to set their own timetable, can decide how much they want to make, and not have to work in a claustrophobic office.

A large number of people are considering the freelance courier industry today as a way to make extra cash on the evenings and weekend, and even as a full time job. One thing is for certain, there will always be people looking to get things transported from one place to another. So, ‘Can you make money with a hot shot delivery?’ Most certainly!

On this site, we operate a shipping marketplace where freelance drivers can visit us and rapidly browse hundreds of shipments that need delivering. There are a vast array of shipment categories including small parcels, pets, furniture, vehicles and even apartment moves. We have a shipment for almost everyone.

If you own a small car, or even a bicycle then you’re more likely to be interested in some of the smaller, handheld shipments that are posted on our site. However, if you own a truck, flatbed, or even a semi – then some of the larger shipments may be of interest to you. Fortunately, there are shipments for almost every vehicle type.

One question that is frequently asked is “What will I get paid?”. This will depend on the size of the shipment, and how far it needs to travel. Average hot shot rates are approximately $1 to $2 per mile. So, a local job could pocket you somewhere in the range of a few hundred dollars, whereas something that needs to go out of state could very well be worth thousands of dollars.

One hugely popular way to use this site is for the case that you are planning on making a drive somewhere anyway. Let’s say you’ve got the weekend off, and plan to drive to a nearby city to visit friends and relatives. Why not search our site and find a delivery that needs taking along? That way, you’ll have your gas paid for, and probably make a little extra on the side.

Another way this site could be used is to help pay for a road trip. If you’re thinking of taking a few days off, and seeing the country by road, you could plan your trip based on CitizenShipper deliveries. That way, you get to enjoy the open country, and not worry about how much gas is costing you!

One of the many ways we help you win contracts is by allowing you to build a profile. On your profile you can upload pictures of yourself, and your vehicle. This gives potential customers confidence that your vehicle is up to the job, and by adding a picture of yourself, the client knows who to expect and feels more confidence in selecting you. We also operate a feedback system so you can work on your reputation. When you make a bid, clients see feedback that has been left by your previous clients and this further provides the client with confidence.

If you haven’t already signed up for our hot shot jobs then please visit our registration page and join CitizenShipper today!

14 thoughts on “Can You Make Money with a Hot Shot Delivery?

  1. Looking for a job in this field prefer driving sprinters however don’t have my own. A re there any companies in illinois I can work for that supply trucks to drivers

  2. Shipping Expert,
    is it common nowadays to see hot shot rates at $2.70 per mile? I have researching the average hot shot rates and I have seen people say that they wont work for less than $3.00 per mile.

  3. I have a full time job,is there loads to be hauled from the Nashville TN area on the weekends?

  4. What is the process of becoming a hot shot driver? I have a 4×4 truck with a trailer rated at 2000lbs… Thanks

  5. I’m in the Los Angeles area do you got work for a pickup truck with a 40ft gooseneck trailer I’m trying to be local make like $600 a day

  6. I have a one ton and flatbed trailers. Do you have loads in Austin area on weekends? Maybe going to Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio.

  7. I’m in the Metro Atlanta area. Do you have work anywhere in Georgia… I’ll do it..

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