How Much Can a Pickup Truck Hold?
Pickup trucks are one of the most popular vehicles in America. Last year, they accounted for 16.4% of all vehicles sold in the country. And, the top selling vehicle in the country is the Ford F-Series truck. People love trucks because of their versatility and utility.
Pickup trucks are personal vehicles, not large tractor trailers. So, you may be wondering, how much can pickup trucks actually hold? The answer is, quite a lot!
You have probably heard pickup trucks referred to as half-ton, three-quarter ton, and one-ton vehicles. These terms are referring to the truck’s load capacity, or how much it can haul. So, a half-ton truck is designed to be able to safely haul and carry 1,000 lbs of cargo!
Here is a quick guide to the type of loads different pickup trucks are capable of hauling:
- Oct 30, 2018
How On Demand Delivery Services Help Businesses
Every year, consumer expectation for quicker, more affordable delivery grows. In a 2017 survey by Deloitte, more than half of shoppers said “fast shipping” was two days or less. Only 35 percent felt 3-4 day shipping was fast, down from 42 percent in 2016 and 63 percent in 2015. In a period of two years, the number of consumers that felt 3-4 days was fest fell by almost half! Some call this the Amazon-effect, with Amazon Prime's two-day shipping options redefining consumer expectations.
It's not just ecommerce retailers that are feeling the need to improve the speed of their performance. Local retailers are also feeling pressure to offer same day delivery services. Whether it’s a piece of furniture or a new big screen TV, consumers are looking to retailers to help them get these items home, and to do so quickly. If an easy, affordable solution isn't available, retailers risk losing the sale to online retailers that offer ship-to-home options.
At GoShare we’ve provided a quick, affordable solutions for businesses everywhere to adapt to the increased pressure to provide on-demand delivery services. Here are a few ways we’ve been helping others out:
- Oct 28, 2018
What is Last Mile Delivery?
In the age of big internet retailers, the term last mile delivery gets thrown around a lot. You may be wondering, what is last mile delivery?
Last mile delivery is the last stage of the logistics process. It involves getting the goods from a warehouse or retailer to the final destination (your doorstep!). Basically, it’s the “last mile” or few miles the item will travel before reaching its new owner.
While it may seem simple, last mile delivery is often the most challenging and expensive part of the logistics process for retailers. Up until this point, their inventory has been moved in batches. From suppliers to the warehouse to the retailers - delivery trucks and shipping containers are filled to capacity to maximize efficiency.
- Oct 26, 2018
Press Release: GoShare Launches in San Francisco Bay Area
On-demand delivery and moving app GoShare has expanded their service coverage to include the San Francisco Bay Area.
GoShare’s proprietary technology connects truck and van owners with businesses and people who require local moving and delivery assistance. Customers can request one or two delivery professionals in advance or as quickly as 30 minutes from time of order. Vehicle options include: pickup trucks, cargo vans and box trucks. All delivery professionals are licensed, fully insured and background checked. Delivery professionals will transport items and assist with the loading and unloading.
To support the launch of this market, GoShare plans to hire hundreds of truck and van owners throughout the bay area over the next few months.
- Oct 25, 2018
Free Pickup Truck & Monster Truck Pumpkin Patterns
Halloween is just around the corner. What better way to display your truck love to the neighborhood than carving up a tribute on your pumpkin. We've combed the web and pulled together the best collection of pickup truck and monster truck pumpkin patterns available. These patterns have been posted for free by other truck-lovin' companies and fans. They are the perfect choice for revving up your pumpkin carving this year.
- Oct 24, 2018
Press Release: GoShare Commits to Fair Wages for Gig Workers
In the wake of new studies and critiques of gig-industry pay, GoShare reaffirms its commitment to pay fair wages to moving and delivery professionals on their platform.
GoShare’s proprietary technology connects pickup truck, box truck and cargo van owners with businesses and consumers who require local moving and delivery assistance. Gig-workers on the GoShare platform make between $42 and $67 an hour providing last-mile delivery services and assisting with other cargo transportation needs.
- Oct 23, 2018
What is the Average Cost of Moving?
Ready to move and need to set your budget? This helpful guideline can help you understand the cost to hire movers and the overall average costs to move.
- Oct 22, 2018
Where Can I Find Freight For my Box Truck?
Being an independent box truck owner and operator can be a great way to earn income, both full time and on the side. Drivers that use box trucks to move and haul cargo can make several thousand dollars a month. However, many drivers find it to be challenging to find loads for their box trucks, especially if they are just starting out.
Truck drivers may reach out to local businesses and advertise their services on Craigslist. But, it can be difficult to keep a consistent and steady amount of work. And, without freight to haul, income and earnings are inconsistent. This can be stressful and create financial strain for the driver and their family.
- Oct 20, 2018
Top 5 Reasons to Drive for GoShare
If you own a pickup truck, then you’ll know the feeling. Nearly every weekend a friend, co-worker or family member asks to borrow your wheels to help with a move, delivery, or junkyard haul. If you are lucky, they may even chip in for gas money or buy you pizza.
Everybody wants a friend with a truck. But, many people aren’t lucky enough to be on your phone’s contacts list. GoShare is an app that connects pickup truck, cargo van, and box truck owners to everyday people and businesses that need moving, delivery and hauling help. It’s the perfect side gig for pickup truck owners.
Need more convincing? Here are our top five reasons to join GoShare’s network of delivery and moving professionals:
- Oct 19, 2018
On-demand logistics is a new buzzword in the retail industry. On-demand logistics requires that you are able to provide same-day (or faster) delivery to local customers.
In a letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos describes the average customer as “divinely discontent.” He writes, “Their expectations are never static – they go up. It’s human nature. We didn’t ascend from our hunter-gatherer days by being satisfied. People have a voracious appetite for a better way, and yesterday’s ‘wow’ quickly becomes today’s ‘ordinary’.”
- Oct 18, 2018