Our primary Vehicle is a Full-Size CARGO VAN. We also utilize Cube Vans, Covered Pickup Trucks, & Minivans under 10,001 Lbs GVWR. We can haul 1-3 Standard Pallets of up to 4000 Total Lbs. depending on Vehicle Load Capacity.
*Blanket Pad Wrap Service now also Available on a Limited Basis in our Lightweight Box Van Cube Truck.
Our lighter weight vehicles allow us to run your shipment directly from point A to B without any delays for Hours of Service, Weigh Stations, and other D.O.T. Inspections that larger commercial vehicles are subject to.
Transit Time: Divide the Total Mileage from Pickup to Delivery Location by 50 to get the amount of Hours it will take your shipment to arrive. Our trucks typically maintain an Average speed 45-55 MPH. (Not Actual Highway speed) This includes stops and assumes Interstate Highway travel and Good Weather and Traffic Conditions. *Don't forget to factor in Time-Zone changes.
**Trips over 600 Miles, Overnight Shipments, Road Construction, Poor Weather, Traffic, and Non-Interstate 2 Lane Highway routes can reduce this average speed.
We do not run Straight Trucks or Semi Tractor Trailers
The reason for this is that vehicles over 10,000 Lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) such as a Straight Dock Truck or Semi Tractor Trailer are bound to Federal Motor Carrier (D.O.T.) HOURS OF SERVICE Rules.
No Hazmat or Large 5th Wheel or Bumper Trailers
Cargo Vans cannot haul Hazmat unless there is SOLID partition behind the driver seat which most do not have. Placardable Hazmat loads are also subject to the same HOURS OF SERVICE rules as trucks over 10,000 Lbs.
Pulling a trailer (For Any Commerical Purpose) that puts the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) over 10,000 Lbs. total weight for the Truck + Trailer together makes the combination subject to the same laws as the Big Rigs.
Any Property-Carrying Commercial Vehicle (For Hire) over 10,000 Lbs. GVWR or GCWR cannot LEGALLY run for more than 11 Hours Consecutive without stopping for an additional 10 Hours of OFF-DUTY time. -Witness all of the Full Truck Stops and Rest Areas at night where drivers are taking their 10 Hour off duty time.
The only way around this is if your shipment is TEAM DRIVEN by TWO DRIVERS on a truck equipped with a SLEEPER CAB so drivers can rotate shifts every 10 Hours while the Truck continues en route without stopping.
*Beware if the Straight Dock Truck that shows up to take your Long-Distance Hot Shot only has ONE DRIVER and does not have a SLEEPER CAB. Even if it does have a SLEEPER CAB, a SECOND DRIVER will be needed if your shipment will take longer than 11 Hours (550 Miles) "Straight Through" to arrive at it's destination.
If only ONE DRIVER shows up, he will have to run ILLEGALLY past his allotted HOURS OF SERVICE Limits to deliver your shipment on-time and Risk his truck being put OUT OF SERVICE by the D.O.T. along with your Time-Critical Load. Drivers will often "fudge" their Logbooks to attempt to get around this and "beat the system".
*We do not run Team Straight Dock Trucks or Semi Tractor Trailers at this time.