In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the First Order chases the Resistance fleet for quite a while (at least 18 hours judging from the dialogue). During that time, couldn't they have summoned another ship to exit Hyperspace in front of the Resistance Fleet? If they had, the fleet would have been trapped and destroyed, right?
The captain of the ____, the lead tracking ship, says something about the Rebel ships being "smaller and more maneuverable", which would make sense if they were using evasive maneuvers and dodging the First Order fire. But they don't - they just keep moving forward (Holdo says "Steady on.") at less-than-lightspeed, which would seemingly make it very easy for an enemy ship to "flank" them.
Is General Hux just so cocky that he doesn't think it's necessary? Or is there some sort of "minimum distance" for lightspeed travel, which would prevent the First Order ships from arriving "in front" of the Resistance?