Need A Truck? Borrow It!

Whether you’re gearing up to move to your new apartment, make a big run to Home Depot for your next DIY project, or an Amazon Flex driver ready to deliver, you need the right vehicle (and your hatchback is just not going to do the trick). Fluid peer-to-peer truck share to the rescue! Whatever job you have to tackle, you can borrow the truck you need on the Fluid Truck Share app starting as low as $5/hour. No more awkwardly asking your neighbor to borrow their truck, and no more standing in line for hours at an expensive corporate truck rental company. Fluid saves you time and money by helping you find the vehicle you need in just a few clicks.

Borrowing a truck on Fluid is easy and quick:

  1. Download the Fluid Truck Share app on the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Sign up and upload a picture of your driver’s license, a quick selfie, and your credit card information. The first time you rent, we’ll verify your driver’s license and credit card, which generally takes just a few minutes.
  3. Search for the vehicle you need by category, location, and availability.
  4. Reserve your truck!

Vehicle pick-up and drop-off is also a piece of cake. Once you reserve a vehicle, we’ll send you the vehicle’s location and specific instructions both via email and in the app. At pick up and drop off, you’ll be asked to take pictures of the interior and exterior of the vehicle to share the vehicle’s condition. Throughout the reservation, you can communicate with the lender directly through the in-app messaging feature.

Want to learn more? Check out our borrower guidelines.

Welcome to the truck sharing revolution and our Fluid community! #TruckYEAH

Own A Truck? Put It To Work For You On Fluid Truck Share!

Did you know truck owners in the United States only use their vehicles 5% of the time? That’s a whole lot of lazy trucks. Your truck could be making money for you when you’re not driving it, and Fluid is here to help you do just that, backed by our insurance and our comprehensive borrower background checks.

How much can you earn by renting your truck on Fluid? Check out the average annual earnings below. With Fluid, you can pay for your next vacation, save for your new home down payment, or simply pay your bills. Your earnings will depend on several factors, including the make, model, and how you promote your vehicle.

Vehicle type Average earnings per year
Midsize Box Truck (20 ft. +) $20,400
Small Box Truck (12-19 ft.) $15,000
Van (Sprinter, TransitVan, ProMaster, etc.) $14,000
Pickup trucks $10,000

Listing your truck on Fluid Market takes less than 10 minutes. Follow these easy steps to put your lazy truck to work:

  1. “Add Item” from the menu in the Fluid Truck Share app and select your vehicle category — box truck, cargo van, pickup truck, or other.
  2. Take (great!) photos of your vehicle. Fantastic photos perform for our lenders, with borrowers reserving vehicles 3-4x as frequently when they include high-quality photos from a variety of angles.
  3. Add vehicle info, including your license plate, VIN#, make, model, and year. Create a descriptive, eye-catching title to capture the attention of borrowers, briefly describe your vehicle, and confirm the location.
  4. Choose the rate. You can select up to three rates — hourly, daily, or weekly. You’ll see suggested prices in the app, and you can check out comparable vehicles on Fluid to get a sense of pricing.
  5. Instant Book. If your vehicle is accessible anytime without you being there (for example, by lockbox), you can select our Instant Book feature to allow borrowers to automatically book your item. Turning on Instant Book is a great way to increase your reservations.
  6. Add pick up & drop off instructions. Provide borrowers detailed instructions for vehicle pick up and drop off, as well as key access, and any additional fees.
  7. Publish your listing and watch your bank account grow! You’ll be paid via direct deposit.

If Fluid Truck Share is new in your neighborhood, active promotion is key to helping neighbors and your local community learn your truck is available to rent. To jump-start your side business, share your Fluid listing (along with a picture) on Nextdoor or other community bulletin boards. This simple promotion generates on average two reservations per post and helps create repeat business. Check out our blog for Nextdoor promotion tips.

Now that your truck is earning for you on Fluid, go ahead and give it a big hug. It’s no longer lazy. #TruckYeah

Want to learn more? Check out our lender guidelines.

Fluid Market lender uses personal touches to create great experiences for her truck renters

Lender Success: How A Personal Touch Drives Repeat Business

Lots of folks dream of visiting Paris, but Amy H. is realizing her dream of returning to the City of Lights by getting her side hustle on through Fluid. Amy H., an executive administrator at Denver-based NIMBL, first heard about Fluid in September 2017 through a recommendation on Nextdoor. She immediately saw the opportunity to earn some extra money and posted up her 2006 Dodge Ram. Amy H. now has hundreds of side hustle dollars in her pocket to help finance her next dream vacation: a return to Paris, where she and her husband spent their unforgettable honeymoon.

“I love the ease and convenience of renting my truck on Fluid,” shared Amy H., Fluid lender and Denver-based executive administrator. “All it takes is a few clicks a week and sharing a few messages in the app with prospective renters, and my Dodge is out earning for me while I’m at my day job. So many of my renters thank me for making their lives easier, allowing them to inexpensively and easily bring home their purchases from Home Depot, move furniture, and transport mulch. Fluid is an awesome and super-easy way to earn extra money.”

Amy H.’s pro tip for Fluid lenders? Go a bit further for your renters and it will pay off. “I take that extra step by making sure there are bottles of water, extra windshield wiping fluid, tow straps, and tie-downs in my truck,” shared Amy H. “I also leave my renters a note in the car thanking them for using Fluid — it’s a personal and simple touch that I see translate into return business. I’ve been amazed to see that my renters treat my vehicle well, returning it in the same condition they found it.”

With that kind of successful side hustle, Amy H. will be boarding a plane back to Paris soon!

Interested in becoming a Fluid lender? Check out these easy lender success steps.

Lender Tips & Tricks: Taking Glamour Shots of your Car

So, you’ve posted your vehicle to the Fluid Truck Share app and are ready to start making money. When your vehicle looks better on your listing, users will be more inspired to rent it – it’s really that simple.

However, paying for a professional photographer can be expensive – so why not just do it yourself? We put together a mini-glamour photoshoot for our model (ahem, a Hyundai), and put together these tips so anybody can take amazing, high-quality photos of their vehicle.

We’ll be going over how to take amazing:

  • Angled Exterior Shots
  • Interior Shots
  • Well-lit Images

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College Students Get Their Move On With Fluid Truck Share

College students move a whole lot — into and out of the dorm, into off-campus housing, and back home at the start of the summer. Fluid Truck Share offers a great way for students to save time and money as they transition to a new dorm, apartment, or shared house with their friends. Students can find the truck they need to get the job done with just a few clicks on the Fluid Truck Share app, starting as low as $5/hour. We take the stress out of truck rental so students can get back to the important stuff — hitting the books!

We’re so excited to feature Emma, a student at the University of Colorado, who rented a small box truck on Fluid for her recent move into her new apartment. Emma picked up the box truck super early in the morning to start her move, taking advantage of the 24/7 accessibility of the vehicle. With a little muscle help from her friends, Emma completed her move in one day, and saved hundreds of dollars by using Fluid.

“Renting a truck on Fluid couldn’t have been easier and saved me a ton of cash,” shared Emma, a student at the University of Colorado. “I downloaded the app and found the perfect truck just a couple of miles from where I live. I’ll definitely use Fluid Truck Share for my next move.”

Whether you’re tackling your first move or your tenth, hack your next moving experience by using Fluid to find the right vehicle at the lowest cost. Download the app today to get started!

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