The modern moving industry: Opportunities for independent contractors

The moving industry doesn’t look like it did 10 or 20 years ago. Part of that is because technology companies like Lugg and Fluid Truck have made trucks, movers, and moving jobs more accessible than ever. 

With the rise of the gig economy and sharing marketplaces, innovative solutions are opening up new opportunities for individuals looking to supplement their income or build a thriving business. 

Fluid Truck and Lugg are at the forefront of this transformation, offering lucrative pathways for independent contractors and aspiring entrepreneurs. 

This case study explores how becoming a Lugger or leveraging Fluid Truck rentals can provide substantial earnings, especially during peak moving seasons.

Summer moving trends

Summer is the busiest time of year for the moving industry, driven by favorable weather conditions and the end of the school year. According to recent data:

  • The current moving rate for Americans is 12.6%.
  • In 2022, 28.2 million Americans moved, marking a slight increase from the previous year.
  • 19.9% of these movers relocated to a different state, highlighting the demand for long-distance moving services.

Why movers choose Lugg for a summer income boost

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Lugg, a platform connecting independent contractor movers with customers, experiences a significant surge in demand during the summer months:

  • From June 1 to August 31, 2023, Lugg completed 77,000 moves, an 88% increase compared to other times of the year.
  • During this peak season, top Luggers earned an average of $1,500 per month in tips alone, a 50% increase compared to off-peak times.

Lugg offers a flexible, high-paying alternative to traditional gig work like food delivery. The demand for movers results in higher hourly rates and generous tips, making it an attractive option for those willing to put in the effort.

Leveraging Fluid Truck rentals

One of the key challenges for independent movers is access to reliable vehicles. This is where Fluid Truck comes in. Fluid Truck offers a wide range of vehicles for rent, allowing Luggers and small moving businesses to scale up quickly and efficiently:

  • During the summer peak season of 2023, Lugg made 107 reservations with Fluid Truck, using vehicles across 13 cities, including major hubs like New York, Houston, and Denver.
  • The most commonly rented vehicle by Luggers was the cargo van, with an average rental length of 2.2 days.

Fluid Truck provides a reliable option for Luggers, whether they need a vehicle for every job, if their personal vehicles are out of service, or when additional capacity is needed. This flexibility ensures that movers can continue operating without interruption, maximizing their earning potential.

Building a business with Fluid Truck

For those looking to establish their own business, Fluid Truck offers a seamless solution for managing fleet operations. The ability to rent trucks as needed allows entrepreneurs to scale their operations without the significant upfront investment in vehicles. Fluid Truck’s business tools make it easy to assign vehicles to drivers, track rentals, and manage logistics efficiently.

Capitalize on summer moving demand: Earn more with Lugg and Fluid Truck

The moving industry presents a substantial opportunity for individuals looking to earn extra income or build a business. By becoming a Lugger and renting vehicles through Fluid Truck, independent contractors can tap into the high demand for moving services, especially during the summer months. The combination of flexible vehicle rentals and a booming gig economy means that with the right approach, anyone can turn their efforts into a profitable venture.

Whether you're looking to start a side hustle or build a moving empire, the collaboration between Lugg and Fluid Truck provides the tools and opportunities needed to succeed. With peak moving season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get started and make the most of this lucrative market!

Ready to start earning extra cash today?

Unlock your income potential by joining the gig economy with Lugg and Fluid Truck! 

Become a Lugger: Be active, meet new people & make up to $2.5k/week by becoming a Lugg mover!

Leverage Fluid Truck rentals: Explore the wide range of vehicles available near you and see how Fluid Truck can support your business by renting vehicles with Fluid Truck.

Jump into the booming moving industry and maximize your earnings this summer!

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