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Truck-sharing app launches in Pittsburgh

Wes Venteicher
| Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Truxx, a truck-sharing app, is launching in Pittsburgh.
Truxx, a truck-sharing app, is launching in Pittsburgh.

Something like Uber for trucks has launched in Pittsburgh.

Truxx, an app that lets people order a truck to help haul things, is also serving Allegheny County and the surrounding areas, according to a news release from the company.

The service costs $25 per half hour if you load the truck yourself or $35 per half hour if you want the truck driver to help you.

“Truck owners can't live on beer and pizza alone,” Carlos Suarez, the app's creator, said in a news release. “With Truxx, drivers get real money for their time.”

The service is available “anywhere drivers have signed up,” the release states, noting the biggest populations are in New York and Florida. Drivers can sign up and can book multiple jobs, the release states.

The app lets users schedule rides, rate drivers and make cash-free payments. It provides driver background checks, according to the release.

Suarez had the idea for the app after buying a box at a retail store that was too big for his car, according to the release. He partnered with founders of an IT company in New York to expand the app's Apple capabilities and to expand it to Android phones.

Wes Venteicher is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-380-5676, or via Twitter @wesventeicher.

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