37 Business Ideas Using Cargo Trailer You Can Start Today [2022]

37 Business Ideas Using Cargo Trailer You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a cargo trailer business in 2022?

We put together 37 of the best cargo trailer businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other cargo trailer businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a mobile catering ($360K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$30,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$50,000
Skills
Business model

Corbin O'Reilly from San Diego started Tap Truck USA almost 6 years ago, a mobile catering.

  • Revenue: $30,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8
  • Location: San Diego

Case Study

Initially, the business idea was just that. We researched some other mobile bars but wanted to fine-tune something that spoke more of the character of Taylor and me. Taylor has always been a craft beer enthusiast. My family history actually owned a dealership for about 70 years, so love for classic cars was in my veins.

Taylor and I did the bodywork on our first truck ourselves. We enjoyed sanding it all day and listening to Drake and Future Songs. So the 1952 Chevrolet panel truck was named Bae. She has been to the Hollywood sign, to Palm Springs, and over San Diego and orange county. We learned a lot from this first truck build, what to do, and probably more importantly as an entrepreneur what not to do.

Our validation really came in launching the truck with the feedback we would get. If you are a fan of vintage Americana, Craft brews, or classic cars then you are a fan of Tap Truck. Seeing people's eyes light up at the sight of Bae was a huge relief that we might be onto something. Still, a favorite of mine is when you hit a certain part in the reception where all the groomsmen want to see under the hood!

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2. Start a mobile veterinary service ($6.96M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$580,000/month
Skills

Lisa Aumiller from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA started housepaws over 12 years ago, a mobile veterinary service.

  • Revenue: $580,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 82
  • Location: Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA

Case Study

I ALWAYS wanted to be a vet. There was no other option. When I was in high school I would read the stories of James Herriot who was a traveling vet who did large and small animals. I thought the idea of doing this was serene and romantic but not practical in this day and age.

Once my husband and I started our own family we decided to have midwives and have our children at home. Those experiences made me realize you can do good quality medicine in the comfort of one's own home. If you can do it for people why not pets? I watched technology change and people wanted more convenient services and I thought it was the perfect time to try going mobile. As I was researching how to create a mobile vet practice I got released from my job. That was the catalyst that made things develop full throttle. I went to a local networking meeting and walked out with an attorney, an insurance agent, a car wrapping company, and an accountant. Within a week I had an LLC, business insurance, and was ready to roll to my first appointment.

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3. Start a mobile bodycare business ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Business model

Jenni Jo from Portland, Oregon, USA started Jenni Jo - Tension Tamer®️ over 3 years ago, a mobile bodycare business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Case Study

I’ve had the Airstream Dream for about 15 years now. First of all, who doesn’t love the beauty of the shiny silver Airstreams? And to have a business on wheels, well, that’s the cat’s meow! I had gone so far to have owned 2 vintage Airstreams over the last 15 years but for one reason or another, I chickened out and became overwhelmed with the scope of the project and gave it up, selling my trailers.

Even when the ground feels shaky and you doubt and question everything, use that as a signal to go within and get quiet.

Then life happened. I got married, had twins and then got divorced 5 years later and during that time is when my midlife awakening happened. “It’s now or never.” So, the silver lining in my dark chapter in my life gave me the courage to go after my dream. And in my case, it’s a teeny, tiny, silver mobile body care spa. To be honest, the longer I was in the profession the less I enjoyed doing onsite gigs. Hauling equipment around is cumbersome and tiring. I bring ALL the gear. Towel warmer, body cushions, table warmer, lighting, music, aromatherapy. It’s not just a massage, but an experience.

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4. ($18M/year)

Jeffrey Mora from Los Angeles, California, USA started Food Fleet over 10 years ago, a business.

  • Revenue: $1,500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Case Study

We started the food truck business in 2012.

We kept finding it very difficult to find locations to operate. We had a booker that we used to find our locations but fell short and we let her go. I took over our booking and found that most people did not want to book just one truck, not only that they were upset that most of the time the trucks didn’t show up or were late.

We learned the real need was not only helping the trucks but providing a turnkey service for the corporations. This was a game-changer for us, we were really struggling financially.

5. Start an animal transportation business

Examples of a successful animal transportation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a animal transportation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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6. Start a mobile video game trailer business

Examples of a successful mobile video game trailer business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile video game trailer business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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7. Start a mobile hair salon

Examples of a successful mobile hair salon:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile hair salon:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile hair salon ➜

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8. Start a mobile florist business

Examples of a successful mobile florist business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile florist business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a mobile farmers market business

Examples of a successful mobile farmers market business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile farmers market business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a mobile auto detailing service

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $6,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,500
Skills

Examples of a successful mobile auto detailing service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile auto detailing service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile auto detailing service ➜

Case Study

My name is Matt Paskow. I started a mobile auto detailing business called Fresh Look Mobile Auto Detailing which services North County, San Diego.

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11. Start a boat transportation business

Examples of a successful boat transportation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a boat transportation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a boat transportation business ➜

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12. Start a mobile retail boutique business

Examples of a successful mobile retail boutique business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile retail boutique business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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13. Start a rent out travel trailers business

Examples of a successful rent out travel trailers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a rent out travel trailers business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a rent out travel trailers business ➜

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14. Start a bicycle trailers manufacturing business

Examples of a successful bicycle trailers manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bicycle trailers manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bicycle trailers manufacturing business ➜

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15. Start a mobile coffee shop business ($180K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $52,500/month
Skills

Examples of a successful mobile coffee shop business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile coffee shop business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile coffee shop business ➜

Case Study

My name is Beth Baxter and I co-founded Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business. The idea for our business started with my partner’s love for vintage VW campervans. He had a rusty old shell of a T25 Campervan given to him, that he wanted to convert into a trailer for his motorbikes.

Although we never really thought about this ever becoming more than just a lifestyle business, we found we were turning so much work away from that in 2019 when the company was turning over around £150k from working only 70 days of the year, we decided that I should go full-time to see the potential.

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16. Start a sell motorcycle trailers business

Examples of a successful sell motorcycle trailers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sell motorcycle trailers business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sell motorcycle trailers business ➜

17. Start a rent out construction trailers business

Examples of a successful rent out construction trailers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a rent out construction trailers business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a rent out construction trailers business ➜

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18. Start a child bike trailers business

Examples of a successful child bike trailers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a child bike trailers business:

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19. Start a mobile nail salon business

Examples of a successful mobile nail salon business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile nail salon business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile nail salon business ➜

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20. Start a gardentrailers selling business

Examples of a successful gardentrailers selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a gardentrailers selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gardentrailers selling business ➜

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21. Start a freight moving business ($780K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$65,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful freight moving business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a freight moving business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a freight moving business ➜

Case Study

My name is Steve Setka and my father Tom and I bought an InXpress franchise in Mid 2017. InXpress is a parcel software platform that re-sells international and domestic small parcels that can be integrated manually or to an e-commerce store. The brand also specializes in LTL less-than-truckload services as well, with a minor capacity in Full Truckload and Ocean freight.

We pounded the pavement and figuratively speaking got our teeth kicked in over and over again for an eternity before the wheels started spinning.

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22. Start an used cargo trailers selling business

Examples of a successful used cargo trailers selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a used cargo trailers selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an used cargo trailers selling business ➜

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23. Start a trailer park business

Examples of a successful trailer park business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a trailer park business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a trailer park business ➜

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24. Start a trailer insurance providing business

Examples of a successful trailer insurance providing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a trailer insurance providing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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25. Start a landscaping/flatbed trailer rental business

Examples of a successful landscaping/flatbed trailer rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a landscaping/flatbed trailer rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a landscaping/flatbed trailer rental business ➜

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26. Start an utility trailers selling and manufacturing business

Examples of a successful utility trailers selling and manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a utility trailers selling and manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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27. Start a trailer repair business

Examples of a successful trailer repair business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a trailer repair business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a trailer repair business ➜

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28. Start a refrigerated Trailers manufacturing business

Examples of a successful refrigerated Trailers manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a refrigerated Trailers manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a refrigerated Trailers manufacturing business ➜

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29. Start an ikea hauling business

Examples of a successful ikea hauling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ikea hauling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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30. Start a trash hauling trailers manufacturing business

Examples of a successful trash hauling trailers manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a trash hauling trailers manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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31. Start a specialized trailers manufacturing business

Examples of a successful specialized trailers manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a specialized trailers manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a specialized trailers manufacturing business ➜

32. Start a mobile storage business

Examples of a successful mobile storage business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile storage business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile storage business ➜

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33. Start an office trailers rental business

Examples of a successful office trailers rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a office trailers rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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34. Start a lowboy trailers manufacturing business

Examples of a successful lowboy trailers manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lowboy trailers manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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35. Start a mobile boutique business

Examples of a successful mobile boutique business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile boutique business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile boutique business ➜

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36. Start a mobile garage service

Examples of a successful mobile garage service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile garage service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile garage service ➜

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37. Start a mobile laundry service

How Much Can You Make?
$83,333 — $100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$450,000
Skills

Examples of a successful mobile laundry service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile laundry service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile laundry service ➜

Case Study

I am an engineering graduate and have done my bachelor of Technology from Amity University. Before starting Pick My laundry I was working in Randox Laboratory a diagnostic MNC. Me and my lads were facing laundry issues very much. There were no regular services for laundry and dry cleaning and sometimes we had to wait up to 15 days for our laundry. There were around 200 Hostels and PG which were facing the same problem.

Currently, we have more than 50 franchises in more than 15 cities across India. We are processing 1000 orders daily with the help of franchisees. Now, we are providing IoT enabled machines on rent to franchisees.

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