THE COLONY -- Don’t you hate it when you’re that friend out the group with a pickup truck and everyone wants to use it to move? Well, a DFW woman has created an app for that!
“Needed to move a box one day, and it was an 'Aha Moment' for me.It just seemed like something that had to happen,” Brenda Stoner said.
It’s called PICKUP and it’ll have a pickup truck at your doorstep, or wherever in North Texas, at the push of a button. The average ride costs about $45.
Founder and CEO, or "Chief Good Guy" Brenda Stoner is the mind behind the app.
“We’re starting to move college students back into dorms,” she explained.
It’s sort of like uber for moving items instead of people!
“You take a photo of your item or describe it,” Stoner said. “You enter your pickup location, your drop off location, and you hit a button and a Good Guy is summoned, and they show up generally within 30 minutes.”
There’s something extraordinary about these good guys.
“You know, the guys that drive pickup trucks are generally good guys. But we went the extra mile. We look for military, firefighters, trusted public servants that know how to handle your goods and we trust these guys with our lives, so trusting them with our couch is not such a stretch.”
Folks like Ann Bond hopped on board.
“I saw one of the trucks and I decided to try it out. I don’t have a vehicle that can transport the types of things I needed to move,” Bond said. “Being able to work with our military and the veterans, the one thing I really appreciated, he said, 'Don’t worry, I’m not taking any of the main roads. I’m taking the back roads just to take precautions.'”
They’ll pick your stuff up from the store and the drivers and the goods are insured. Hey, that’s a pickup line we can all get with!