Truck or van drivers have a variety of well-paid side hustle options. Specifically, you can deliver for Amazon Flex, GoShare, Truxx, CitizenShipper, and uShip. All of these companies either pay decently or let you set your own rates. Each have different requirements, however.

Truck and van drivers

Here’s a brief summary of the options; the requirements for each; and where you can find out more. (FYI: If you click on one of these links, it will open in a new tab so you can easily return to this page and check another choice.)

Sedan or van

AmazonFlex pays between $15 and $25 per hour, depending on the type of car you drive and whether anyone tips. You must be 21 or older; have a sedan, van or closed-bed truck, and have the ability to pass a background check. Find more information on AmazonFlex here.

Trucks

GoShare connects people who want to move (or ship heavy items) with truck and van drivers who can do the job. Pay is generous, ranging from $33 to $66 per hour. The highest pay goes to those with full-sized trucks, however. And, you must be able to lift between 50 and 75 pounds to qualify. Find more about GoShare here.

Truxx helps truck drivers find people who need help moving. The site requires you to have a truck, auto insurance and be over the age of 18. It takes 30% of the delivery fee as a commission, but charges customers $30 to $35 per half-hour. The higher pay goes to those willing to help people lift things into your truck. The bottom line: You’ll earn between $42 and $49 per hour. This site also books “helpers” (who do not need to have a truck) at a $30 per hour rate, giving those individuals $21 per hour. Want to learn more about Truyxx? Click here.

On-the-way deliveries for truck and van drivers

Citizen Shipper is designed for two things — longish-haul truckers who have extra room in their truck bed to make additional on-the-way deliveries– and for delivering pets. You negotiate directly with people looking to ship things, determining whether you’ve got the interest, room, and whether they’re willing to pay reasonable freight. You also collect payment directly from the shipment recipient. The site charges you a monthly listing fee and charges a fee to the shipper too. It also has a handy tool to help you find other on-the-way deliveries. Find out more about Citizen Shipper here.

uShip connects people wanting to ship things with the truck-owners/drivers who are willing to take the job. You set your own rates; the site takes just a 20% commission for doing the marketing and collection for you. More on uShip here.

One more thought….

If you have a truck or van and have ample electrical outlets in your home, you may also want to check into charging electric scooters for Bird and Lime. The catch is, if you live in California, both of these outlets will require you to have a business license so that you can qualify as an independent contractor under California’s AB-5 law. However, getting a business license is relatively easy and the advantage is that there’s less competition for scooter charging, which means you can collect more scooters and earn more money. Find out more about Bird here. And information about charging for Lime here.

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