The sharing economy is expected to grow to over $300 billion by 2025. Benefits of sharing economy include sustainability, reduced costs, monetization of unused assets, wider access, and convenience. Sharing economy platforms like Fluid Truck make it easy to rent vehicles, trucks, and other assets.
As the new year approaches, it's important to reflect on the past year's trends and prepare for what's to come in 2023. Last year saw significant growth in the meal kit and fitness industries due to a shift towards health-conscious consumerism, which also led to a boom in last-mile delivery.
We're wrapping up this year on EV news for 2022. This month we are talking about a pizza-delivery chain that’s switching to a greener fleet, a big milestone for Tesla Semi, and hundreds of travel centers that plan to build a charging network for heavy-duty EVs
The costs of vehicle ownership have continued to rise, making it harder for business owners and consumers to fulfill their needs. We can break down vehicle affordability between new and used cars, as well as recognize what’s causing this rapid incline in prices — and how to avoid it.
Select Amazon delivery vans got a revamp recently, Walmart is purchasing its own fleet of EV vans, the U.S. Army is eyeing Canoo’s technology, and food delivery robots are hitting one college campus this fall. It’s time to jump into this month’s EV Rewind!
The harmful effects of recession are often the focal point of news. However, economists point to recessions as necessary launchpads for some of the most successful companies today. These profitable companies include General Motors, IBM, and even Disney.
Grocery delivery has become the standard for many shoppers, especially since the pandemic. Are zero-emission deliveries up next? We are jumping into the future of grocery delivery and grocers that are already putting sustainability first.
One rapid change stemming from the COVID-19 Pandemic includes a more streamlined direct-to-consumer approach. It’s known as quick commerce. Quick commerce stresses the importance of quick and efficient delivery ASAP.
This month’s Employee Spotlight centers on David F. Fluid Truck’s New York City sales manager. David has been with Fluid Truck for a year and a half, and holds it down in the Big Apple by making sure our NYC small businesses and individuals are getting the best service on vehicles.
Whether you’re a business owner delivering your handcrafted furniture to customers, or you just grabbed an impressive antique from the flea market for your new apartment, Fluid Truck is the simplest and most reliable resource to move all sorts of furniture, any day of the week.
Fluid Truck employees have a plethora of talents and interests outside of the scope of their Fluid Truck work. One example of this is Connor Swatling, Fluid Truck’s Data Analyst lead. While on PTO, Connor designed a whole computer game featuring a Fluid Truck – Fluid Runner! Keep reading to learn his process and play the game yourself.
We hope you had a fun Independence Day with fireworks, friends, and family. It is time to jump back into the work week and another edition of the EV Rewind! We are talking pizza deliveries by drones, curbside charging stations coming to Seattle, and more.
It is time for a little June EV Rewind action! What is happening out there in the EV, LMD and tech world? Walmart is adding more locations for drone grocery drop-off, Buick has made a bold claim for their EV manufacturing, and we are talking about the return of The Scout.
We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with another industry-defying small business addressing a gap in one of the biggest industry resurgences of this year—weddings! Similar to Fluid Truck, Wild Social Micro Weddings was born from the brainstorming efforts of innovators.
Big box retailers are stepping up their last-mile delivery game by partnering with more shipping carriers than ever before. The truth is, they have to. E-commerce shopping is 30 percent higher than before the pandemic.
Inflation is making a huge impact on the U.S. economy right now. It has left many people wondering how to prepare for the next turn in our economy. There are interesting findings regarding a specific new challenge: the rising costs of vehicle ownership and the used/new vehicle markets.
This month, we’re divulging all of our deepest darkest secrets - the guilty pleasure music! These are the bops that may be embarrassing to admit we love, but we still love them anyway. Dive in with the playlist below and shamelessly dance like nobody’s watching!
According to Precedence Research, the global shared mobility market was estimated at USD $454.64 billion in 2021, and is expected to reach over USD $945.83 billion by 2030. Experts attribute several factors to this near doubling of the market size over the upcoming decade.
From goat renting to beehive borrowing to sharing a closet of clothes; in honor of Earth Day 2022, we are introducing you to businesses that are pushing resource-sharing for a better planet.
Vehicle-sharing for individuals and fleets has already received government backing as a viable substitute to vehicle ownership for its reduced carbon emissions and fuel efficiency. Even with these benefits in mind, we as the public are left wondering how effective it actually is.
DeepCopy is a single, universal function that converts any model into any other model, throwing an error only if the underlying fields are strictly incompatible. DeepCopy is public and freely available to use under the BSD-3-Clause License
At Fluid Truck, we are constantly re-imagining what transportation looks like and finding ways to boost efficiency. We started with launching the first commercial EV fleet in the United States, but we haven’t stopped there. Recently, we thought about what’s missing from the market and realized a revolutionary idea for our latest launch.
Meet Monisha M. Monisha is a consultant at Fluid Truck for all things government-related. Fluid Truck is lucky to have her to help navigate state and local regulations, and she also works to build positive relationships between Fluid Truck and government entities. Based in California with roots in Colorado, Monisha consults with several companies to do similar work. Keep reading to learn more about the fascinating life of Monisha!
Jen is our Co-Founder and general counsel at Fluid Truck. She keeps busy overseeing our accelerated growth. And when we say busy, we mean it. Fluid Truck has grown 24x over the last 18 months.
Work Truck Week begins this week, and we’re excited to head out to Indianapolis to check it out! Several members of the Fluid Truck team are coming from around the country to explore the exhibition, meet with industry leaders, and see the latest technology in the commercial trucking industry. Here are the top five things we can’t wait to see at this year’s Work Truck Week.
Claiming your business is sustainable can be a gray area for both the brand and the consumer: are you simply using recycled packaging? Using electric vehicles? Offsetting carbon emissions? There are many factors that influence a brand’s ability to stay sustainable.
Both the federal government and local governments are making big plans to make switches to EV fleets in the coming years. Many businesses are buying into the trend as well, but there are challenges. Here, we'll look into some of the current programs and the roadblocks they face.
Seneca founded East West Logistix, a delivery service provider, in September of 2021. Within two months, he had ramped up to 50 employees. In Q4 alone they handled 250,000 packages and drove 120,000 miles within their Reno, Nevada territory.
Technology has changed the game a lot in recent years, and the idea of picking up a large vehicle with just your mobile phone can feel a bit daunting. We’re here to alleviate the uncertainty that might be holding you back. This article contains everything you need to know before you drive off in your first Fluid Truck rental.
To celebrate the holiday of love, we hopped in a Fluid Truck to visit some essential workers in our community, bringing them Valentines and gift cards for coffee. We stopped at the post office near Fluid Truck HQ, the fire department downtown, and our local Denver Public Library Branch.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and flower shops across the country are prepping stems and and assembling blooms ahead of the holiday of love. In reality, this is the easy part for many small flower shops. Getting all those flowers out the door and delivered? That’s where things can get tricky.
Fluid Truck’s business tools are essential for businesses utilizing Fluid Truck’s expansive fleet of vehicles. But you’re missing a ton of opportunities if your drivers don’t have their own accounts! Here are five reasons why driver accounts are one of the best features of Fluid Truck.
Meet Angus R. Angus is one of our staff accountants (an A-boy, as we compassionately call our team of accountants). He’s originally from Scotland, has lived in Massachusetts and Texas, and now resides in Denver where he works at the Fluid Truck HQ. Keep reading to learn what it’s like to be an accountant at a fast-growing tech startup like Fluid Truck!
As more people are staying inside, the reliance on home delivery companies to keep up with the pace has become unavoidable and their potential growth is undeniable. From mega-corporations to your local cupcake shop, businesses have been investing in faster, more efficient technology to upgrade their fleets.
The last mile delivery industry is expected to grow to $14.96B from 2021 to 2025. Already booming industries, such as meal and grocery delivery, home workout equipment, and home office furniture have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Fluid Truck is re-inventing the way goods are being delivered.
Welcome to the first #NowPlaying playlist of 2022! This month’s is curated by Megan K, associate product manager. Megan is the super hip member of the #NowPlaying Slack channel who’s always going to underground shows and showing us music we haven’t heard of yet.
Think back to the beginning of the pandemic. Half of people you know were creating sourdough starters and the other half were attempting that whipped coffee trend. Some extra-industrious folks, like Paul of Pauly’s Pretzels, turned their quarantine baking obsessions into full-fledged businesses with the help of Fluid Truck.
Meet Kleyda Miller. She’s our first Employee Spotlight of 2022. Kleyda is Fluid Truck’s GRC (Governance, Risk, Compliance) Analyst. She keeps our systems safe and kicks butt on our internal and external programs. Keep reading to learn about Kleyda!
Time to jump back to the latest in EV News! If you spent the past few weeks taking some time off and enjoying time with family, no worries! We are here to get you caught up on what you missed at the close of 2021 and what’s ahead for electric vehicles in 2022.
We know you’ve all been waiting for Fluid Truck’s best songs of 2021... Here’s a playlist of the best songs of the year from the #NowPlaying Slack channel! We’ve got hip hop, dad rock, trance, indie rock, and more - something for everyone. Celebrate a fabulous 2021 with the best end-of-year playlist!
If you still have some people in your life to buy gifts for, look no further! Your search is finally over. Fluid Truck has put together a list of awesome gifts that are sure to delight even the person who has everything. The best gift guides are super specific, but contain ideas that apply to many people. Check out our recommendations below for car people, gig workers, truck drivers, techy friends, and more!
In a year of uncertainty and rampant supply chain disruptions, Americans’ shopping habits have adapted. It’s clear disruptions were top of mind with online shopping this year and in-store Black Friday sales dwindling, but holiday sales have thrived online since November 1.
Originally founded as an mobile peer-sharing marketplace for everything from rent bouncy castles to camping equipment, the platform connected residents across the metro in the spirit of sharing. However, about a two years into the adventure we started to notice that commercial vehicle rentals were starting to take over the platform.
Luis’ literal job title is FLUID NINJA. He was one of the first handful of employees to start at Fluid Truck five years ago. He’s worn all the hats, and now trains Fluid Truck Lieutenants (our boots-on-the-ground vehicle techs located all around the country).
To celebrate National Accounting Day on November 10th, this Employee Spotlight focuses on Fluid Truck’s head of Finance, Mike R.! He steers the ship that is the A-Boys (the nickname for the gentlemen of Fluid Trucks’ accounting team) and has the critical job of overseeing the numbers here. Keep reading to learn more about Mike!
The end of the year means going home for the holidays, and everybody loves the main-character moment of listening to music while you’re looking out the plane window. So for this month’s playlist, I asked the #NowPlaying Slack channel what music gets them through long road trips or flights.
The trucking industry has a substantial impact on the U.S.economy, but the transportation sector produces a significant amount of toxic emissions. To ensure companies achieve their zero-emission transportation goals, many vehicle production giants have been making moves towards this idea.
The Fluid Truck Safe Driver Cup was created to encourage safe driving, which in turn helps businesses lower insurance and maintenance costs. The program uses Fluid Truck’s proprietary telematics technology to measure hard corners, fast acceleration, and hard braking.