Haulers load and unload the cars and guard them from damage or rainy weather during the transport. Hot Shot: A few clients or private owners may only like to transport three or four cars to a specific destination. These loads are normally hauled by hot shot drivers who concentrate in smaller loads known as less than truckloads, or LTLs. Less than truckloads are defined as delivery weighing less than 10,000 lbs. The majority of hot shot haulers is heavy-duty pickup trucks or daily trucks that can haul heavier loads. Hot shot drivers normally work with a broker to get loads and find deliveries to return to their places. Enclosed Car Hauler: Drivers running enclosed car haulers are hired by persons and businesses interested in providing the most protection for their cars.
Drivers may be hauling classic or antique vehicles that are pricey and need to arrive in good condition, and some race car firms use enclosed car haulers to haul their race cars to events. Usually, loads on enclosed car haulers cost more to the client than the open carrier or hot shot loads. Enclosed heavy hauler drivers can move one or two vehicles. Flatbed Carrier: Drivers who run flatbed carriers normally move trucks or recreational vehicles that can't fit onto an open car hauler or in an enclosed trailer. A flatbed truck is a kind of truck which can be either articulated or rigid. As the name implies, it has a totally flat, flat bed body with no surfaces or roof.
This allows for fast and easy loading of loads, and so they are used to haul heavy loads that are not fragile or weak to rain, such as construction machinery, and as well for odd loads that need more space than is available on an enclosed body. Flatbed trailers are tough in construction and most suitable for carrying cars, large boulders, heavy equipments, mowers, landscaping blocks and even other trailers. Flatbeds can be dragged by a semi- or pickup truck depending on the amount of weight hauled. Flatbed carriers have to tie down their loads and load and unload the carrier. A majority of flatbed loads has a single vehicle, but some clients may include other loads on the load because of the high cost of using a flatbed carrier.