On a good day the key to efficiently running a hotshot auto hauling business is in managing the normal chaos of the road, on a bad day the key is an efficient resolution to problems. Smart drivers know being able to pick up the phone and call for help, provides both real dollar tangible benefits as well as intangible and sometimes psychological benefits. We consider our dispatch clients “family” and we’ve got their 6!
Take a simple example. You’re heading to a verified pick up from a dealer, but when you show up it turns out the dealer screwed up a VIN# and the car was already picked up. Now what? If you’re on your own, you park go to your smart phone and look for a replacement maybe make 5-6 phone calls and work to fill the slot on the trailer.
Or, you pick up the phone, call your dispatcher and keep rolling to the next stop without losing time. A 3-4 car hotshot rig should gross $50-$70 dollars an hour, or $3,000 to $4,500 dollars a week, depending on the weight and class. A truck sitting just 1-hour a day while the driver self-dispatches or solves a major problem will cost the truck $250-350 dollars a week…. less than the cost of using the dispatch service.
Oh….you’re not grossing $3,000-$4,500 per week from a 3-4 car trailer… then you need someone on your “6” before leaving on Monday morning!
On some days it feels like we’re helping a brother-in law survive a nasty Saturday night bar fight, on other days it’s like Thanksgiving Dinner where we debate politics, the economy or simply why some dumb ass dealer lost a set of keys! Imagine life without you’re family…ok maybe your family sucks, but your truck driving family doesn’t, because we’ve got your “6”.