How to Start a Box Truck Business

Box truck business is one of the most profitable businesses if done in the right manner and in proper steps.

You need to have a basic knowledge of how to start a box truck business.

Just make a complete business plan, the finances needed. You have to make proper telephone, fax arrangements in the office, you have to buy furniture mat, tape rolls.
Body: Box truck business is one of the most low profile kind of businesses but indeed a highly profitable one. Due to less competition in the market it becomes all the more fruitful to start a Box truck business. Box trucks are primarily used for moving big boxes or appliances from one place to another. Since they are covered and due to cubed storage space it becomes all the more easier to keep the big appliances without the fear of them getting worn down on the road.

It also keeps the things safe from harsh weather conditions be it rain, snow or wind. These trucks can be used even by those who are shifting their houses from one locality to another.

Things to Know for Box Truck Business

However before you begin a Box truck business it is imperative for you to understand how this entire business works, the merits and demerits involved as well as much investment will be needed. Before you start a Box truck business you need to do a prior research as to how many more such companies are there in the market. Also, you have to be very particular with the budget at hand. The vehicle you select also matters. You have to calculate the start up costs, the insurance cost as well as the marketing segment cannot be ruled out.

Since, if you start a business you also have to devote some money to advertise the same be it on a local level though. Start advertising in yellow pages and explain the various services you are willing to offer to the customer. You must be through with a one year balance sheet in advance. You also have to take into account some money which you will save for emergency like accidents etc.

Loan for Box Truck Business

You can apply for a commercial loan which can be easily given to you by your local bank for starting a Box truck business. You just need to contact the loan officer with your complete business plan and tell him the amount required for setting up the business.

Make sure to get a driver’s license too. This is a must for you from the beginning. You can begin by simply transporting from one place to other local furniture materials till you move out with something big. Some of the things which you need in your office will include having a proper telephone connection, wireless connectivity as well as fax.


  • Joel said on April 20, 2016
    I want to start my own box truck business but don't own a box truck yet. I need advice on the things I will need (truck, insurance, any special license if required, lawyer.etc) North Haven, CT
  • Jamaal said on May 4, 2016
    I would like to know how to get a box truck and rent it out to a company. I need advice on the steps to begin and be successful.
  • tina blash said on December 13, 2016
    I want to get advice about own box truck business.
  • Art Tolbert said on August 27, 2017
    We have box trucks and we are looking for a profitable market for the demand. We need some ideas on where and how to start a business with a small box truck inventory of 3-4 trucks.
  • dianna flores said on August 28, 2017
    can I please get some advise on what I should do to start box truck business. thank you.
  • Robert Guidry said on November 7, 2017
    Can I get some information on what I need to do to start a box truck business? How to make money using a box truck?
  • Bre Bai said on April 27, 2018
    I would like to start a box truck business, I'm not sure how to charge the routes/mileage/weight for the loads I will hopefully get contracts for, and what type of insurance I will need? I will be renting a 26 foot box truck to start out in. any input would be very helpful
  • sam said on August 17, 2020
    how can I get a contract for my own box truck?
  • Valarra A Peoples said on January 20, 2021
    In the beginning, is it best to own or rent a box truck, when starting your box truck business? I'm also interested in knowing the best way to get contracts?
  • James said on August 4, 2021
    I want to know if it is better to start out renting a box truck or owning one; also, what type of insurance do I need, how to get my business licensed, and how can I gain contracts? I have seen many box truck owners say they started through Amazon and were able to be very profitable. If I were to buy my box truck, I would also like to know what to look for. I have looked around and seen a lot of older, more affordable model trucks with over 100-200,000 miles on them. The newer ones with fewer miles are way too expensive than I would like to start.
  • ray mendez said on August 30, 2021
    I am just starting a box truck business thru Amazon. What is needed before I go to Amazon?
  • michael graham said on October 11, 2021
    I want to start a box truck business; I need to know how to get dispatchers to call for work once I have my truck, medical card, and D OT number.


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