Truck: Your reliable partner for the transport of cargo, towing, and a lot more - Now in an all-inclusive car subscription

Whether you need to haul heavy cargo or tow a trailer, a pickup truck is your reliable partner for temporary construction projects, adventurous pursuits and so much more. Trucks combine power and functionality to cater to some of your more extravagant needs such as towing a camper or a boat. All-in-all, driving a truck does not only significantly extend your possible breadth of activities but elevates your lifestyle completely as the freedom you get with a pickup truck cannot be compared to driving a sedan or even an SUV. 

Explore the wide variety of models, choose the one that meets your needs and preferences best, and subscribe for it today with a FINN car subscription. We will take care of all the paperwork and maintenance whilst you’re enjoying the versatility of your new car for the ultimate comfort!

Origins: A glance into the history of trucks

For the origins of trucks, one has to look back to the late 19th century when automotive history welcomed the large-scale production of commercial vehicles. In 1896 Gottlieb Daimler created what is commonly agreed on, as the first motorized truck. Since then, trucks got widely popular in the United States and the rest of the world. The manufacturing evolution of pickup trucks, semi-trucks, and heavy-duty trucks is full of innovation and forward-thinking. In part, it facilitated the industries of logistics, construction, and agriculture by enabling the transportation of heavy cargo a lot more widespread and available. Additionally, the evolution of producing trucks pushed for the developments in and optimization of towing capacity, four-drive systems, and cargo bed designs. Nowadays, there are ever more manufacturers that keep the legacy of truck manufacturing pushing the limits of payload capacity, fuel efficiency, and state-of-the-art technology even further.

FAQs about truck subscriptions and more

Even though both a truck and a car are motor vehicles, trucks are not considered cars. Primarily, the two vehicle types differ in their purpose. Whilst trucks are designed to haul cargo, tow heavy objects, and transport specialized equipment, cars serve a very different purpose - mainly, transportation of passengers. Due to this, they have multiple differences. Some of these are ground clearance, robustness of construction, and a towing capability itself. Despite the differences, trucks, and cars have some parameters in common - engine options, transmissions, safety systems, and design characteristics are often similar.

The choice of a truck heavily depends on your personal needs and preferences. Whilst all trucks are made for similar purposes, the specific models have different unique characteristics and often focus on the optimization of some of the parameters more than others. Here’s a brief overview of trucks you might be interested in:

Once you identified the truck that meets your needs the best, you should think about subscribing to it instead of purchasing. Whilst the car will be your reliable partner allowing you to carry out a wide range of activities, FINN will take off the burden of looking after a vehicle as we take care of maintenance, servicing, and insurance.

Trucks’ engines are known for their extraordinary power that is suited for delivering high performance for towing and hauling cargo. V6 and V8 engines are common for both full-size and midsize pickup trucks. For example, the 2023 Ram 1500 is powered by a robust 3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque Engine with Stop/Start and an 8-Speed Automatic 850RE Transmission for unstoppable performance.

Prices for trucks heavily depend on the type, brand as well as specific configurations, and the addition of optional packages. In addition, if you want to save some money, look for used vehicles as prices will definitely be lower than for new vehicles. Here’s a brief overview of prices for different truck types:
1. Compact Trucks:

  • New: $20,000 to $35,000

  • Used: $10,000 to $25,000

2. Midsize Trucks:

  • New: $25,000 to $45,000

  • Used: $15,000 to $35,000

3. Full-Size Trucks:

  • New: $30,000 to $60,000 (luxury trims can exceed $70,000)

  • Used: $20,000 to $50,000

4. Heavy-Duty Trucks:

  • New: $35,000 to $80,000 (specialized configurations can be higher)

  • Used: $25,000 to $70,000

If you’re looking to avoid a high investment, consider subscribing to a truck instead of purchasing one with FINN. The mid-term commitment of 6 to 12 months ensures you avoid any lump sums. Moreover, at FINN, we don’t require down payments.

It is common for people to buy pickup trucks for business purposes due to the vehicle’s versatility. Here are a few ideas on how you can monetize driving your truck:

  1. Moving services: you can utilize the hauling capacity of your pickup truck to assist people with moving furniture and other equipment. Think of both residential as well as commercial moves.

  2. Towing services: the capability of your pickup truck to tow heavy objects can be handy for transporting broken cars and boats, for example.

  3. Tour guide services: allowing for ample space not only in the cargo bed but also inside the vehicle, pickup trucks can fit quite a few tourists that you could take for a tour around the area you live in. Use the cargo space to transport cooking equipment and tents.

  4. Construction support: not only could you transport tools, furniture, and materials, but also take part in the waste removal stage of a construction project.

The weight of a vehicle heavily depends on the model and configuration. Engine size, drivetrain, bed length, and trim level are all important in determining a vehicle’s weight. Here are some examples of two models:

Ram 1500:

  • Curb Weight: Approximately 4,800 to 5,400 pounds (2,177 to 2,449 kg)

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): Approximately 6,800 to 7,100 pounds (3,084 to 3,221 kg)

GMC Sierra 1500:

  • Curb Weight: Approximately 4,500 to 5,500 pounds (2,041 to 2,495 kg)

  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): Approximately 6,800 to 7,300 pounds (3,084 to 3,311 kg).