Own a box truck? Make money in as little as one week with the right industry. Find out which one!
The ways you can make money with your box truck range from high-risk, high-reward investments such as starting a full-on business with it, to careers that involve way less risk including partnering with a company or picking up available jobs in various industries.
LoadUp, an industry-leading logistics company, would not be the same success it is today without the independent box truck owners we work with across the nation.
Whether you’re an established service provider, looking to work for yourself, someone else, or a sweet combination, read on for ways to make serious money with a box truck.
Ways to Make Money with a Box Truck:
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Owning Your Box Truck vs Working for Someone
If you’re unsure of getting a box truck lease to dip your toe in the industry, know that there’s always a need to move big, heavy things, so holding a box truck lease is good business.
If you don’t own your own truck, you’ll always be working under someone else, following their hours and strict guidance since you simply don’t have control of the box truck.
Owning a box truck gives you the chance start a business venture such as starting a junk removal business, turning it into a food truck, provide moving services, or even mold something that fits into your schedule best as an independent contractor.
Benefit of Leasing Your Box Truck
Start bringing in money immediately! Since leasing your box truck means you won’t have to spend as much money upfront, you will be able to see leasing the box truck payoff as soon as you start working. And immediately have the capital to start paying off the box truck lease.
Find a trusted box truck leasing company that offers flexible payment options to help maintain healthy cash flow with your box truck.
You can take on another box truck lease to grow your fleet into a full-blown business, but that can be quite risky. The more assets you invest into your business, the more you have to lose to mistakes made in the learning process, or when the economy takes an unexpected downturn.
Know that you can utilize your box truck lease as an independent contractor which nearly mirrors the experience of owning a business, but with a lot less risk and increased stability.
But aren’t I still working for someone?
Put simply, box truck owner-operators can accept or deny jobs as they see fit.
- You make your own hours.
- You don’t have to explain why you didn’t take that job.
- You can decide what kind of cargo goes in your truck.
- All the benefits of being your own boss.
Owning your own box truck is like uncuffing yourself from the highly supervised 9-5 job cycle.
No matter what you decide to do, owning a box truck is an excellent opportunity to build a career that’s highly rewarding, pays well, and comes with the benefits of working for yourself.
Industries to Make Money with a Box Truck
Since box trucks are the most demanded commercial vehicle types for freight transport, it’s the quickest way to make money with a box truck. You can work for reputable companies that need to add to their drivers or partner as an independent operator and add to their fleets.
Here are a few industries that you can join to start making money with box trucks today.
Box Truck Delivery Jobs
Pros of being a delivery driver:
Due to its moderate size, box trucks are a great help to online and small businesses such as furniture restoration, hardware, and appliance stores. They always need drivers to handle and deliver heavy merchandise that customers can’t lift without the right equipment.
Cons of being a delivery driver:
The drawbacks can include that you’re limited to small businesses as larger ones depend on bigger freight transport. The demand for small businesses goods also often fluctuate so you’ll likely need many clients to accrue a good income.
Box Truck Driver Mover/Moving Jobs
Pros of being a home mover:
Moving companies are always in need of trucks and drivers to help move residential and commercial properties. There are many apps and companies that list the requirements to be a box truck operator and mover. You can also advertise and start a moving business yourself.
Cons of being a home mover:
Since you’re moving entire properties, the level of heavy physical activity that’s regularly required on the job shouldn’t be taken lightly. Plus, demand for moving services is sporadic so the income isn’t always reliable.
In addition to the truck, you’ll need extra equipment and tools such as a dolly, cargo straps, blankets, tarps, and more.
Rent Out or Advertise On Your Box Truck
Pros of renting out your box truck:
Renting or advertising is easy to make a passive, although small income. If you’re not tied down to a company, offer the side of your box truck to advertise for another business. You can also rent your box truck to anyone who needs it and use the passive earnings to pay down your box truck lease.
Cons of renting out your box truck:
If you’re renting it as a part of a moving service, ensure you’re in compliance with the tight guidelines involved. Many states have strict regulations when it comes to moving personal goods. Renting and advertising are effortless ways to make money, but definitely not nearly enough to keep the lights on.
Make Your Box Truck More than a Side-Hustle
Every good business owner knows that demand fluctuates over the course of the year, and a good 3PL (third-party logistics) company helps their independent contractors adjust to the demand they’re experiencing.
Being an independent box truck contractor for a trusted logistics company quickly turns into a stable income. Plus, the better you perform, the higher-paying jobs you’ll have access to.
However, finding a reliable logistics companies with enough work for you can be difficult.
🚕 Not all logistics companies are created equal. Remember what Uber did to the taxi industry.
Highly competitive logistics companies like LoadUp provide independent contractors satisfying work and pay, while also respecting their full independence as contractors.
LoadUp is the first junk removal company to work with independent contractors and use modern “Uber-like” app technology to provide leads to drivers with expected payouts listed — giving drivers effortless and immediate control over their time, cargo, and income.
Becoming a driver for LoadUp means immediate access to jobs and weekly cash flow.
There is no upfront cost to become a Loader as long as you own tools and equipment, a truck, and one helper for the heavy lifting.
Benefits of joining the largest network of independent contractors:
- Reliable income. Weekly payouts. No waiting to get paid. Our customers pay upfront and in full. So long as the job is completed to the customer’s satisfaction, you get paid quickly!
- No price haggling. We are fair, upfront, and honest about what you will make on the front-end. We provide a breakdown of what your payout will be prior to accepting a job.
- Choose your schedule. Only take jobs that fit your schedule. You can work as much or as little as you desire. We don’t force you to do any job that you do not wish to accept.
Earn serious cash driving for LoadUp! LEARN MORE ❯
Box Truck Owner Operator / Contractor Salary
When you own a box truck, you are in full control of how much money you are making. By choosing the industry with the best benefits (and cargo), your salary and amount of time you spend on the road is all up to you.
According to ZipRecruiter, the average annual pay for box truck drivers as of April 2020 is between $19,500 – $47,000 or $15 per hour. Depending on how much time drivers are on the road and what neighborhoods they’re in, the numbers for owner-operators are much more!
With LoadUp, you can expect to make about an average of $72 per job, with each job consisting of hauling away between 1-3 items. However, the bigger jobs you do the higher your earning capability. For a full office cleanout, the highest single payout was $5,000!
Junk removal jobs with LoadUp have been rapidly increasing with no end in sight since 2014. The demand for our fast and professional Loaders to provide big and small cleanout jobs is at the exciting brink of exploding on a nationwide scale. But hey — we aren’t complaining. 😉
We need you and your box truck to help us take on this next wave of virtually unlimited jobs.
Start a Business with Your Box Truck
If you have a business idea for your box truck, you might have a huge desire to lead and built up ambition that you’re dying to put somewhere. Maybe you have a little money saved up and are considering investing in a business idea and realize that a box truck isn’t such a bad idea.
Done right, starting a business with a box truck can be profitable. However, jumping into a business idea typically means no return on investment for at least a year. But at the same time, if your services seriously satisfy a need in your community, you might just make it BIG TIME.
Let’s look at the initial work it takes to start a business and see if it’s the best option for you.
1. Legal Filing
First, the most important piece of equipment you need is a box truck, which can be acquired through a lease to ease the financial cost. Then roll up your sleeves and file legal papers to register your business as a sole proprietorship or a limited liability company right away.
After it’s approved approximately few months later, get working!
2. Run Your Business
Well, congrats! You have a business; and, a newborn business is as needy as a newborn baby.
You’re the boss which means you call the shots, you’re running your own business, and you get to design everything! The brand, the voice, the service, who you will serve, etc.
No experience? No problem! — Well, wait a minute.
Tally up the time and money you’ll spend during the learning and application process, building a website, marketing to customers and how long it’ll take to break even.
Wasted time is wasted money. If your name isn’t out there already, you might not have any jobs until you develop a smart marketing plan and that takes time… and money. And in this competitive industry, you need lots of it.
3. Grow Your Business
If you do well after a year, grow your business by renting, leasing, or buying more trucks.
Fun? Fact: The average investment to start a junk removal company with one truck is up to 90k+.
LoadUp’s Exclusive Loader Program
Do you want control over demand in your area while holding your box truck’s independence?
We’ve saved the fastest, guaranteed way to build a stable career with your box truck for last. This is for those that want to run an independent team, make additional money, have priority access to all junk jobs in your area and forego typical risks that come along with a box truck.
LoadUp’s new Exclusive Loader Program is a program that provides VIP access to junk removal jobs in a specific zip code that you own alone, eliminating competition while also giving you increased business and income.
By investing in certain zip codes, you get guaranteed rights to all jobs in your market while avoiding the messes involved with starting a business like marketing and customer service.
Perks of using your box truck as an independent contractor with LoadUp include:
- We offer jobs not leads! When we send you a job, it has already been paid for by the customer. Meaning no on-site estimates or haggling to get the job when you arrive.
- Not only do you get first pick and immediate access to jobs, but you will be paid weekly for the work that you’ve completed and never have to wonder where that payment is.
- We put time and money towards additional advertising, marketing and outreach for your team so your first access service area is growing rapidly without you paying an extra dime.
Work wherever and whenever you want to work, and own whatever neighborhood you want to own. That is up for your taking.
While our ELP does require a minimum of labor in return for marketing, branding, dispatch, customer service, and more, we work hard so that you can too.
We’re confident that if you have the ambition to consider starting a business or discipline to lead a team, planning your hours won’t be an issue especially since the more you work, the more you make.
The Exclusive Loader Program is perfect for people that are:
- Passionate for a career, not jobs
- Fast and professional, but friendly
- Self-motivated, reliable, & punctual
This is as close as you can get to running and owning your own box truck business without the risk of losing the business, your money, life, the house… the wife, etc.
And, when you are done and ready to hang up the cape, you can leave relatively unscathed if you decide this isn’t your industry.
What does it take to get started?
To join the Exclusive Loader program, purchase rights to at least five zip codes, per year. Prices range depending on the area from $100 – $1500 per zip code. You can always purchase more zip codes to increase earning potential and expand your business by accepting more jobs and grow your team.
What does a successful day as an Exclusive Loader look like?
Junk removal jobs involve driving, lifting and loading heavy items or a lot of items. Some larger jobs may involve cleaning out garages, storage units, and basements full of junk that haven’t seen daylight in decades. Many of our Exclusive Loaders have days where they only pick up returns!
After you have picked up the items for return or disposal, you will decide what to do with that item and determine the most eco-friendly option in your area.
However, you don’t have to accept every job and only take on the ones that you can handle.
As an Exclusive Loader, you get the first pick at the highest-paying jobs and first pick at the jobs that you like best!. Most days you’ll haul between one and three items per job.
Benefits of joining the Exclusive Loader program:
- Insurance Covered
- Independent Scheduling
- Fast and Reliable Dispatch
- Reliable Work, Reliable Pay
- No-Hassle Customer Service
- Limitless Growth Opportunities
- Guaranteed First Pick of Jobs in Your Area
Make Money With Your Box Truck Today
Whether you choose to be a driver for LoadUp, join the new Exclusive Loader Program, or go your own route, there are so many ways to make money with a box truck.
Given that you already have your own truck or van, you can start your business right away. So why wait? Free yourself from others scheduling your hours and pay, and let LoadUp make money-making on your own terms be as easy as opening up an app today.
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