Can You Uber in a Pickup Truck?

Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft are typically associated with traditional, four-door sedans. But what if you need a bigger vehicle to get around?

Can you Uber in a pickup truck? The short answer is yes, but it depends on the city and the type of service you need.

In most cities, pickup trucks are available through UberX or XL services. These services are slightly more expensive than traditional Uber rides but they provide access to larger vehicles that can accommodate more passengers and luggage. Pickup trucks may not be available in all cities or they may only be available during certain times of day, so it’s best to check the app for availability before requesting a ride.

It’s also important to note that not all pickup trucks are created equal. Some pickups offer more seating capacity than others, so it’s important to read the vehicle details before booking your ride. In addition, some pickups may not be equipped with four-wheel drive, which could limit their ability to traverse certain terrains or climates.

Pickup trucks can also be booked through Uber Freight, a service that connects shippers and carriers with an on-demand marketplace for commercial trucking. With Uber Freight, customers can book pickup trucks for cargo shipments and long-haul trips. Unlike regular UberX rides, these trips require advanced planning and booking as they often involve multiple stops and longer distances than traditional rideshare trips.


In short, you can use an Uber service to book a pickup truck for your transportation needs. However, it is important to check your local city regulations as well as vehicle availability on the app before booking your ride.

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Karen Watkins