Uhaul App for Sharing Within Cities

There are many apps in the market for ride-sharing (car pool, van pool, etc). The availability of such apps have enabled commuters to coordinate their trips, saving money, reducing traffic on roads and ultimately making a positive impact on the environment. The idea Ume Haul is a further extension of the concept and is dedicated for buyers/sellers to share a Uhaul truck to transport their purchases.

Rationale:
Many people buy furniture (sofas, tables, beds, etc) locally on sites like Craiglist. They need trucks like "Uhaul" to transport their purchased items to their home. Typically, they need a truck for just a couple of hours to haul. But they need to rent a truck for the whole day which typically costs about $30. This adds additional cost to their purchase and is a well appreciated limiting factor by both buyers and sellers. More often than not this limitation negatively impacts such transactions.

Idea:
The app enables people to connect and coordinate with other people who are interested in renting a Uhaul. The app enables people to calculate the available space based on the stuff each one needs. Based on the space needed for the Ume Haul consumers, the app will suggest a suitable truck. Ume Haul enables consumers to connect with Uhaul me service provider to rent the truck. Finally, the app calculates payment to be made by each person.

Benefits:
Ume Haul availability encourages more sellers and buyers leading to more transactions resulting in more resuse of materials. This will have a great green impact. Coordinated Uhaul transport will also have a measurable positive economic and environmental impact.

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