Something that is always useful to have and everyone needs from time to time is a truck - we all have instances where we need to transport something, and a car just won’t do. This is where people with trucks come in, ready to save the day and earn money while doing so. Have you ever wanted to start your own small business without needing loads of startup capital but rather work with what you have? Buying a truck may just be the answer you’ve been looking for because somewhere out there, someone needs one, so the demand will never decrease; this is the case with some other ventures. That said, here are some quick and efficient ways you start your own small logistics business just by owning a truck.
Yes - it’s a real thing! Many individuals and even major logistics companies earn a living by doing freelance shipping for companies with truckloads of goods they need to be delivered somewhere. This enables you to find clients quickly and efficiently from day one of starting your small logistics business. You’ll need a driver to start off with, but you can even do it yourself if you have the time! There are shipping platforms where companies who have truck loads that they need to get from point A to point B can post their shipping job, whereafter you can bid on the job by providing a quote, and after they’ve accepted it, BOOM! You’ve landed yourself a client with your truck. Brokers for truck loads act as middlemen between your logistics company and the business who needs their goods shipped - this has provided other major logistics companies with significant financial injections, since the most challenging part of this particular business is finding clients - it can do the same for you too!
Tens of thousands of houses get sold every year in the United States alone, meaning that tens of thousands of people need a moving truck to transport their belongings from their old house to the new one - that’s an opportunity right there. Using your truck to start a small moving company and lending a helping hand to people moving from homes can mean a substantial income for you and a significant weight off their shoulders for them. When approaching this idea, do some research on rates other professional movers ask for moving a family - some can be very expensive, and not everyone can afford that type of expense. This means that you can target the market of people who simply need a truck without all the terms and conditions as well as added fees when moving. This can mean a whole new line of business for you, and before you know it, news has spread by way of word of mouth, and everyone will be calling for you and your moving business to move their goods. As stated before, many people don’t need a crew of movers and all the shenanigans that come along with big moving companies; sometimes, they just need someone willing to lend them a truck, which is where your small and uncomplicated moving business comes in.
Although these are just two ways you can start a small logistics business with your truck, they are very real and are both ideas you can start with immediately without any major startup capital. A truck is a very advantageous asset to own, so get out there and start making some money with it! Who knows, within a few years, you may be sitting on a major logistics company that owns a fleet of a hundred trucks just because, once upon a time, you took a chance that paid off!