7 Proven Questions For Buying A Used Hotshot Pickup

Buying a used hotshot pickup

After trucking well over 2 decades, I know a thing or two about buying a hotshot pickup.  Nearly 7 of those years were spent on the hotshot side. Through the years, I’ve been involved in selecting several trucks. One of the trucks was mine, and several were company trucks. Running many of these trucks harder … Read more

When Owner Operator Numbers Don’t Matter

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS! No business can succeed without knowing their cost of operation. That’s an absolute fact. You’ll never know how to improve if you don’t know where you’re at right now. And you have a lot to keep track of. Truck and trailer cost Fuel price and mpg Insurance Maintenance Licensing, IFTA, 2290, taxes … Read more

5 Fantastic Tow Vehicles That Will Turn Heads

5 Fantastic Tow Vehicles That Will Turn Heads

If you’re like us, you have a camper, a boat, or something you need to tow. We have a 21′ camper and we’re using an 07 Chevy Trail Blazer as a tow rig. The 4.2 liter 6 banger does fine, but you’ll notice it didn’t make our list. Although we think our SUV looks just … Read more

213. Pickups, Cowboy Hats and Dive Bars

pickup truck dive bar

We’re veering off the beaten path of trucking this week. Instead, we’re talking about pickups, cowboy hats and dive bars. I love the first two, and have a fair amount of experience with the third. These were all inspired by the ol’ email in-box. I subscribe to an abundance of websites and blogs, then cherry … Read more

The Dodge Challenger They Shouldn’t Have Made.

When you think of vintage Dodge Challenger, this is not what comes to mind. Gas was hitting a buck a gallon. People wanted economy and were finding it in imports from Japan and Germany. Chrysler was right on track when they brought us this re-badged Mitsubishi. Sticking the Challenger badge on the little import was … Read more