Even if you have a stable 9-5 job, owning a box truck or a van gives you the opportunity to a side hustle and to make extra money as an independent contractor.
As an independent box truck contractor, you can work for different companies part-time while choosing your preferable working schedule. Plus, the better you'll perform, the higher-paying jobs you'll have access to.
In this article, I'll share a list of side hustle options for box truck and vans owners.
Dolly is a company that is looking for " helpers" to provide delivery services.
They are looking for someone owning a truck, a trailer, a van, or simply your muscle workforce.
When you visit their Become a helper page, you'll have two options to choose from.
One option is if you own a pickup truck, cargo van, or a box truck and you can lift over 75 lbs.
The second option is for those who don't have a medium-duty truck but who own a car and you can lift over 75 lbs to assist other helpers.
Bellhop is another option for those who want to become a mover or a driver.
Bellhop helps others move to a new home, apartment, or house.
If you are interested, give it a try here.
Lugg is a moving and delivery service that provides help in moving store purchases and small home moves.
You can earn extra cash by becoming a lugger and helping the company with the moving or delivery services using your box truck or van.
You can apply on this page and find out the requirements of applying to this service.
4. Offer junk removal services
If you own a box truck, a van, or a pickup truck you can provide junk removal services to people who want to get rid of things and are ready to pay for that.
You can post your junk removal service on Facebook or Craiglist. That will provide more coverage of your service.
If a person in need finds you, you can easily make money with your box truck.
TaskRabbit is a service that creates the possibility of meeting someone who needs a task done and with someone who can fix the issue.
From a list of services that they provide, you'll get moving options that are relevant for someone owning a box truck or a van.
GoShare is a tech-enabled last-minute logistics platform that connects truck owners with businesses and individuals to provide on-demand delivery, moving, and hauling services.
GoShare onboards pickup trucks, cargo vans, box trucks, and even cars and SUVs for moving and delivery help.
As a GoShare delivery professional, you can earn anywhere from $42 to $66 an hour, including tips. It’s easy to set your schedule and choose projects that work around your day job.
If you are interested in their team, you can apply by signing up as a driver with GoShare.
Bungii is a company that provides a reliable and rapid way to deliver large items around cities.
The service is used by businesses as well as by individuals, which means that they can provide lots of work opportunities.
8. Towing Services
Pickup trucks, straight trucks, and cargo vans are naturally strong vehicles for towing heavy objects. So, another great side hustle for truck and van owners is to provide a towing service for those who need it.
You can find numerous individuals and small businesses who require towing assistance, ranging from apartment complexes to auto repair shops. For example, many people park their car in wrong places or encounter problems with their vehicle on the road. Local businesses can refer to you as a trustworthy and reliable towing service, earning you extra money when those situations arise.
You may need to check with local businesses and do a bit of marketing for your towing service by calling and passing out business cards. In time, you should be able to gather several nearby clients and companies that pay for your towing services.
9. Rent out your box truck or van
If you don't drive your box truck or van very often, renting it out could be a perfect way to make some side income.
That is a business opportunity that can earn you money without even having to use your truck or van yourself.
Companies like Getaround and Turo offer a platform for truck and cargo van owners to rent out their vehicles to drivers in exchange for payment.
It's better than letting your box truck or van depreciate while it sits in your garage.
10. Ad Wrapping Campaigns
Rolling box trucks and cargo vans on the streets stand out from the ordinary vehicles due to their big spaces on the sides of the cargo area.
These places are a perfect way to promote other businesses products and services.
That is a great side hustle for you if you own a box truck or a van.
You could ad wrap your box truck or cargo van through companies like Wrapify or Carvertise and make some money.
An ad wrapping campaign requires you to meet a certain distance of the driven route in a populated area.
Plus, you can feel safe knowing that the wrap is removable and stain-resistant after your ad wrap contract is finished.
11. Amazon Flex
If you don’t want to deliver food. Amazon Flex offers you the chance to deliver packages instead. It’s available in a select few cities at the moment but it is expanding at a rapid pace.
Amazon Flex pays its drivers $18 – $25 USD an hour with the opportunity to collect more from tips.
The requirements to drive for Amazon Flex are:
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Valid drivers license, registration and insurance
- Pass a background check
- Must have a 4-door vehicle
- Must have a phone with the Amazon Flex app
CitizenShipper is an online shipping platform. Where people post the items that need delivering and a destination. You then contact them and negotiate a price and how to pick up the items.
CitizenShipper is $24.99 USD every month to be able to use their platform. But, with a monthly fee, there is less competition to compete for clients with you. They do offer a 3-month trial for you to test out their platform before making a decision.
Whether you want to start a box truck business or simply want to make some extra money with a box truck side hustle, the above options may give you a good idea to start earning money.