How to Make Money with Your Truck or Van (yes, seriously!)

Trucks and vans may be more expensive than other types of vehicles, but this is an investment that could pay off in a big way. Owning a truck or van provides you with money making opportunities you might not have otherwise. Read on to find out how you can make money with your large vehicle.

Retail Delivery

There are many retail companies that are need of driver with a large vehicle who is able to carry big loads. Appliance shops, hardware stores and consignment shops are just some examples of the businesses that need larger loads delivered.

While you can approach these companies to find out if they need your services or look for ads on Craigslist and other job sites, joining GoShare is one of the fastest ways to make money with a van.

With GoShare, you can create your own schedule and earn up to $70 an hour in tips. Their cargo insurance covers the products you transport, and they send you a steady stream of customers on a regular basis. However, you will need a commercial license to qualify as a driver. 

Hauling Services

Businesses and residences often need large items that they no longer need hauled away to recycling sites. If you are interested in doing this kind of work to make extra money, start by letting local businesses and neighbors know you are available. 

It’s also a good idea to network with construction companies. These businesses may hire you to transport construction material to and from job sites and help remove leftover materials during cleanup. They may also recommend you to clients who need haul away services after smaller jobs.

Towing Services

If you have a larger truck that is capable of towing other vehicles, you may be able to get into the towing business. In order to do so, you must have the right equipment including a tow cable, an emergency kit, sandbags and more. You may also need to have a special license or approval from the county before starting your towing business. 

Once everything is in place, you can start approaching local businesses to find out who is in need of your services. Some businesses to target include apartment complexes who might have cars parked in the wrong spaces in their garages.

Auto repair shops may also need someone to tow customers cars to their shop when they break down.

Moving Services

When a person is moving, a truck or van will be necessary when it comes to moving larger items from one place to another. However, in some states, you may have to have a commercial license, a special license or you may have to pass a written test before you can move household goods. 

You will also have to have the proper equipment to make the moving process easier including cargo straps, blankets, a dolly, canvases and more. 

Although it may take some effort to get a moving business off the ground, it can be very lucrative way to bring in extra income. 

Food Delivery

While anyone with a vehicle can deliver food, most businesses will want at least one driver with a van for larger deliveries. 

Pizza chains are always in need of delivery drivers, but if you want a more flexible schedule, you can sign up for companies like UberEats, Postmates or DoorDash to bring in extra income. Shipt or Instacart are recommended if you are interested in delivering groceries. 

Mobile Billboard

Advertisers are always looking for drivers who are willing to rent out their vehicles as mobile billboards. Vans and trucks are especially desirable as they provide more real estate for displaying ads. 

In order to be considered, your car must have minimal damage, but if you qualify, you can bring in as much as $450 a month just for driving your car. Wrapify and Carvertise are both ad wrap companies that pay well for these services. 

Rent it Out

If you would rather stay home and let your van work for you, and you don’t mind having other people drive your vehicle, you can always just rent it out to others. Sites like Getaround or Turo are just some of the sites where you can list your van for rent. 

If you have a van or truck, why not get the best return on your investment by putting it to work for you? These are all great ways to bring in extra income by driving your vehicle around or renting it to others. How will you be using your truck or van to your financial advantage?