Can anyone do a Hotshot?

Yes and no. Anyone can get in a vehicle and drive to the end destination with a vehicle that’s under 10,000 lb. Gross Weight Vehicle Rating (GVWR). However, when the GVWR is above that amount, they are required to be Department of Transportation (DOT) compliant, complete with log books, a DOT number, annual inspections, and only limited daily drive time (and an approved DOT sleeping compartment on board, as applicable).

If your shipping or logistics company is not compliant with these safety regulations, expect major delays to your shipment due to the truck and/or driver being placed Out Of Service (OOS). Leadfoot Express operate within DOT compliance and drive without fear of being placed OOS.