#104 – Hot Shot Trucking & How To Get Started!!!

Early Life:


Bennii, whose nickname is “Hot Shot Bennii,” owns 1 and 1 Transport. His story is inspired by his own experiences as an entrepreneur and reflects upon the challenges of starting a business in today’s economy. He was raised in North Carolina, where he completed high school. Bennii has never been to college, but he is a rising star and second-generation entrepreneur after taking his father’s blueprint for business success.


However, Bennii already worked as an order selector in a warehouse before entering the trucking industry. Like his father, Bennii wanted to work for himself rather than someone else. Benni, having decided to quit his job and take a risk, moved with his father into a business venture dealing with goods transportation. His father had worked as a manager in a trucking company before starting his own business.


Bennii’s father started the company 1 and 1 Transport. Bennii wanted to do a semi-truck first, but maintenance and operation costs prevented him from doing so. The father and son team known as the hot squad has been hitting the road, teaching people how to survive and thrive within the trucking industry via their social media channels. Bennii’s self-produced day-in-the-life reality content has garnered over 25 million views across platforms, making him one of the most recognized faces in hot shot trucking. 


Interaction with TN’H:

In an interview with Truck N’ Hustle, Bennii shares how he overcame his depression by joining the business with his father. He says he hadn’t been doing anything in the company for a year until he realized it was time to step up, and Benni followed behind in his footsteps. Now the father-son duo is heating the Hot Shot load boards and social media.


For people who are new to hot shot trucking or who are interested in hot shot operations, Bennii explained what a hot shot operation is and how it differs from other types of trucking. He says that hot shot trucking is essentially the semi version of semi-trucking. Anyone would be intrigued to hear what he has to say about it, given the number of insights he gave to the audience. He also discussed the characteristics of trailers and which ones are better for your audience. Benni classified this into CDL trailers and non-CDL trailers to have more impact on his audience.

Benni discussed the advantages of both CDL and non-CDL loads, advising people entering the operation about the opportunities both types of loads provide. He also explained how hot shot trucking companies make money and what one could expect to earn from joining this operation. The podcast will help you create and develop ideas on starting a business in hot shot trucking from scratch with no experience. Do not miss the podcast if you want to do something in hot shot trucking!


Final Thought:


In his final thought to inspire many people, Bennii said “Whatever you’re doing in your life right now, whatever age you are, just keep pushing. Don’t give up and don’t think about the negative aspects!! If you can achieve anything with hard work and determination, then don’t give up and don’t think about the negative aspects!!”


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Episode Timeline

[skipto time=2:59]2:59 – Early life. [/skipto]

[skipto time=31:51] 31:51 – The successor of the business.[/skipto]

[skipto time=34:01]34:01 – Finding customers. [/skipto]

[skipto time=1:14:17]1:14:17- International customer. [/skipto]

[skipto time=2:21:35]2:21:35- How does the company grow. [/skipto]


About The Host

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Rahmel Wattley

The creator & host of Truck N’ Hustle, is a renowned personality in the trucking & logistics industry who hosts podcasts with the reputed & successful trucking entrepreneurs to share the knowledge required to start & sustain the logistics business!

Hot Shot Benni

Hot Shot Benni is a rising star. This second-generation entrepreneur took his father's blueprint and together they have leveled up 1 and 1 Transport. The father and son team know as the hot squad has been hitting the road and have been teaching people how to survive and thrive as a hot shots trucking company via their social media channels. Bennii’s day in the life reality-style content has garnered over 25 million views across platforms making him one of the most recognized faces in hot shot trucking.

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