Turn Your Pickup Truck Into A Potential Money Maker

Posted on: 19 October 2015

If you have a pickup truck, and are looking for a new source of income, then you might want to consider using the truck for small, side jobs. There are many things you can do with a pickup truck, including hauling scrap, delivering firewood, carting away trash, and plowing snow.

However, in order to do any of these things, you will need to accessorize your pickup truck. Below is a list of equipment you might want to add to your truck to make it more viable as a business vehicle.

Bed Liner

The bed of your pickup truck needs a liner. A liner can be either sprayed on or dropped in. The liner is made of a heavy-duty plastic. This is resistant to oil, water, and dirt. Once you line the bed of your truck, you won't have to worry about hauling dirty trash, rusted scrap metal, or logs (which might be covered in mold and insects). The liner is easy to wash off with a hose. If there is one thing you should get, this is it.

Side Walls

If you're going to transport a large amount of material, you will need to increase the height of the sides of the pickup truck bed. This is done by adding side walls. They can be made of wood or metal. Wood is old-fashioned and has a nostalgic look, but it is not as durable as the new metal extensions.

These sidewalls are essential for transporting big scrap such as old stoves and refrigerators, as well as firewood. For instance, when a person orders firewood they order in cords. If you have to deliver a cord of wood in your truck, then you must have sidewalls. Otherwise the logs will fall out of the truck.

Snow Plow Attachment

One of the best opportunities to make money with your pickup truck will occur during the winter. If you have a plow on your truck, you can hire out to small stores with parking lots and private homes. Most large chains will have contracts with large companies, but you can find mom-and-pop stores, as well as individual homes or apartment buildings, that will deal with a private plow operator.

When you are choosing a plow, you should choose metal. The other option is a hard plastic design. These are less expensive, but are also less durable. The second decision involves the shape of the plow. Plows will either be straight or V-shaped. The V-shape design is better equipped at directing snow. It is more expensive than straight plows, but if you are planning on plowing parking lots where you need to be pile the snow in precise areas, then it is the style to choose.

For more information, contact a truck supply store like Dsuban.