Most of these side hustles allow you to work at your own pace. So not 9 to 5 jobs here.
Below, I'll showcase the popular trucking apps that most pickup drivers use to make money.
1. Uber Eats
Uber Eats is a food delivery app that provides drivers with an option to pick up prepared food and deliver it to the customer's door.
Many of the existing Uber customers also sign up for Uber EATS.
DoorDash is another food delivery app that allows drivers to pick up prepared food from restaurants and deliver it to the customer's doors.
With DoorDash, any form of transportation can be used, including a pickup truck.
Uber is a ridesharing app that provides drivers with the option to make money.
Customers log into the app from their phones. Request a ride to another location. At that point, the customer becomes visible in the driver's app and they can choose which ride to accept.
With a pickup truck, and as long as it has through opening doors and there is enough room to carry at least four passengers, you can drive for Uber. Though, you might not get you high reviews they would for a luxury sedan.
Lyft is another ridesharing app providing an option to make money with a pickup truck?
Lyft also requires that your vehicle has at least two rows of seats and four doors that can fit at least four passengers.
5. Amazon Flex
Amazon Flex is a delivery app allowing drivers to earn money by delivering their products to their costumer's homes.
These orders can be anything from groceries and small-sized packages to larger ones like electronics or furniture.
Flex drivers work whenever they want. They choose short delivery runs called “blocks". You make money for each block you complete, and collect your earnings via direct deposit.
6. Walmart Spark
Spark Driver app of Walmart provides you with an option to shop or deliver for customers of Walmart and other businesses. All you need to get started is a vehicle and a smartphone.
TaskRabbit is not purely a driving app but you'll typically need to do some driving to do the jobs.
TaskRabbit connects people who need help with specific issues with those who have the skills or the tools to provide them the solution such as setting up a tv, fixing a microwave or a refrigerator, packing, furniture removal, moving, mowing grass, etc.
For example, one popular service that people are looking to find through this app is the snow plowing service.
Not everybody owns a pickup truck with a snow plow attached.
It works like this. The app notifies you of local jobs and you choose the one you can do. Confirm the details with the customer and complete the job for pay.
Wrapify is an app that can help drivers to earn money by advertising on your pickup truck.
By advertising through Wrapify on your pickup truck, you can earn a nice passive income because you can continue driving like you normally do.
You can earn better money if you do a lot of driving in busy areas because their advertisements will make more impressions.
Now, before you get excited, most of the time, these companies are often looking for people who live in busy cities and drive a certain number of miles per month. So, if you live in a rural area and only drive 100 miles a month, then there’s probably a good chance they won’t accept you.
Bellhop is an app that provides you with an option to make money with your pickup truck by transporting furniture and doing some heavy lifting to help other people move to other locations.
If you don't mind driving long distances, you can make more money driving longer distances.
Turo is an app that helps vehicle owners rent out their cars or pickup truck to other people.
It's good money-making money for people who don't use their vehicles all the time. So, by renting it out when they don't use it, they can earn some passive money.
Shortly, you list your car, name your daily price and people will send requests from you just like they would request a regular rental car. After you receive those requests, it's up to you if you want to accept them or not.
Dolly is a moving service app connecting moving services providers looking to earn a buck as a side hustle.
As a Dolly helper, you need to be able to lift 75 lbs or more. Owning a pickup truck is certainly more lucrative than not owning a truck at all.
Fetch is another truck rental company.
With Fetch, you can rent out your pickup as long as you don't use it.
You set the vehicle rental price but Fetch charges a flat fee of 20% and an additional 10% for drivers that don’t have commercial liability insurance.
After installing the Fetch device on your pickup truck (optional), that can lock and unlock the vehicle doors or even turn on the engine.
This option allows you to save time by avoiding meeting every renter in person.
GoShare is a delivery services app that pays truck drivers to move things. With a pickup truck, you can move 1-2 big box items, small loads, special deliveries, and home improvement materials.
People will use this app to find local truck owners to help them with their moving job.
You can browse through current project requests and accept the ones you're interested in. You are never forced into a job.
This is an ideal app for those who own a pickup truck or a box truck.
Wonolo is an awesome way to help someone who needs help with a certain task.
You can make money hauling stuff with your pickup truck by signing up for the Wonolo app and including your qualifications for delivery services.
Bungii is a delivery service app for pickup truck drivers only.
If you want to make some exercise or you want to work on your own schedule, Bungii delivery services are a great option for you.
Roadie is a delivery app that enables urgent, same-day, and next-day, local or anywhere in the U.S. deliveries of objects like furniture and appliances.
So, if you own a pickup truck or you like driving cross country, the Roadie app can be a good option for you to make money on the side.
Getaround is a car-sharing service provider app. The platform matches people who need vehicles for just a short time with those who have vehicles that they aren’t actively using.
With Getaround, you don't have to meet the renter to give them your vehicle.
After installing the Getaround device on your vehicle, everything is keyless entry to unlock the car from the app.
StickerRide is an advertising app that provides you an option to make money with a pickup truck.
Besides the fact that you will have your car wrapped, you can choose from a variety of ad campaigns. So, you will still have some control over your car's appearance.
After the wrap is applied, keep the app running so that it can count your mileage that you are going to be paid for.
Curb-It is a mobile app that helps people to get rid of junk such as yard debris, recycling, etc, that they have lying around at home.
As a Curb-It Hauler, your job is to use your pickup truck to help people get rid of their stuff.
Once you've installed the Curb-it app, you will be able to see the available job requests in your area. You can then bid your price for each request.
After that, the customer will choose a hauler from different bids. If your bid is selected, you will schedule a time slot with the customer and provide your service.
Carvertise will pay a $100 per month flat rate with specialized campaigns that may pay up to $200 per month, but this is rare. There are occasional special jobs where you are tasked to drive or park your truck in specific places at set times. These jobs can pay as much as $30 per hour, but they are less common.