“We started Bolt Transport to serve our customers and other shippers that need to transport long and heavy, hard-to-move loads,” said Pat Weber, BendPak director of sales and business development. “Bolt’s goal is to help customers cut their shipping expenses and help alleviate the current lack of freight capacity in the U.S.”
According to BendPak, hot-shotting generally means delivering time-sensitive or oversized LTL (less-than-truckload) freight within a set timeframe to a single customer or location. Along with traditional hot shot service, Bolt Transport also offers small package delivery, “high touch” white glove services, messenger services, and logistics solutions, according to the news release. Logistics offerings include efficiently coordinating and moving materials, inventory, or equipment.
The Bolt fleet is domiciled in two locations: Theodore, Alabama, and Santa Paula, California, according to BendPak. The company runs medium-duty trucks and 45-foot tarped flatbeds for hot shot hauls, as well as smaller trucks for lighter-duty services.