From a mobile Humane Society to a coffee barista bike, there’s no shortage of unusual and conversation-worthy “trucks” emerging in this country. The “business on wheels” craze has expanded far beyond food to bring consumers everything you could possibly need, want and then some. We uncovered some of the South’s most unusual, weird and downright “huh?!” trucks to watch for during your summer travels.

Bikini Bus — Cary, North Carolina

It sells what? Bikinis

The fashion truck trend has taken off in full force and the Bikini Bus is jumping on board. It brings the best one-  and two-piece bathing suits, cover-ups, flip flops and accessories to the Raleigh-Durham area for all of your pool and beach needs. Their Facebook page keeps you updated on where they are setting up shop, and their wide selection keeps you on-trend all summer long. Stop in to stock up on your swim essentials.

See what this southern mobile truck business is selling

The Bikini Bus has everything you need for summer. Image: Bikini Bus

Amelia’s Flower Truck — Nashville, Tennessee

It sells what? Flowers

No home is complete without flowers. Making them accessible and easy to get, Amelia’s Flower Truck parks in popular neighborhoods around Nashville, making fresh flowers available on the go, so look out for the 1962 Volkswagen piled high with fresh blooms. Check the schedule to find out where you can snag a bouquet, let them put one together for you, or hire Amelia’s for your private event.

The most adorable business on wheels

Amelia’s Flower Truck makes flower-buying an on-the-go experience. Image: Facebook

Fifth Dimension Books — Austin, Texas

It sells what? Books

Always keeping things weird, Austin residents enjoy “Austin’s Weird, Wandering Bookmobile,” which brings sci-fi and fantasy to the city’s residents. Each month, their selection rotates between the 100,000 books they have in stock, and it offers more than just sci-fi. Grab your old favorite read or try something new with a book blind date (books wrapped in paper so you don’t know what you are buying). The truck’s handy quick find tool allows readers to easily find them as they roll across town. Look no further for literary classics, T-shirts and an ever-changing selection of books — all on wheels!

These southern mobile truck businesses are selling the strangest things

The Bookmobile is the coolest way to find your new page-turner. Image: Fifth Dimension Books

Honeybee Coffee — Knoxville, Tennessee

It sells what? Coffee

Selling coffee from all over the world in the Knoxville area, Honeybee’s mission is to bring you the best quality product right when you need it. They know everyone deserves a good cup of coffee to get their day going or as a quick pick-me-up to avoid the mid-day slump. Keep up with Honeybee on Instagram to find out where you’ll find the Airstream trailer — and your coffee fix.

Check out this southern mobile truck business

This refurbished Airstream has everything necessary to prepare you an amazing cup of coffee. Image: Honeybee Coffee

Bottega Collection Women’s Boutique — Mobile, Alabama

It sells what? Women’s clothing

We love when shopping is quick and convenient, and we love it even more when it helps other women achieve their goals. This stylish truck provides contemporary and trendy fashion to the women of Alabama, while empowering women across the world. A portion of all sales goes to aspiring female entrepreneurs through, whose goal is to inspire women everywhere to be the light to those around them. Find out where they are parked by visiting their Facebook page.

The best fashion right to your door

This rolling boutique has a plethora stylish finds for you to shop! Image: Bottega Collection Women’s Boutique

Hair & There Mobile Salon — Houston, Texas

It sells what? Hair & beauty services

Katy McLaughlin’s Hair & There Mobile Salon allows you to get a cut and color at this unlikely salon location in Katy, Texas, just outside of Houston. The mobile salon is also available for hire and will come to you for a blowout or up-do. Offering a wide range of services at reasonable prices, this is, by far, the most unique option for getting your hair done. Check out their Facebook and website for details on how to book an appointment or to find where their stylists will be.

The most unique salon we have ever seen

Let the ladies of Hair & There pamper you in their converted Airstream. Image: Hair & There Mobile Salon

Rolling RevIVal — Austin, Texas

It sells what? Hangover remedies

After spending a night out on Sixth Street, you may not be feeling your best. If you wake up paying for the night before, call the hangover bus to rehydrate with IVs of fluids, vitamins and headache remedies. Licensed medical professionals will have you feeling good as new in less than an hour so you can go explore all this awesome city has to offer, including a broad array of food trucks.

Beat the hangover with help from this truck

The medical staff on the Rolling RevIVal bus will have you feeling good as new in less than an hour. Image: Rolling RevIVal

Beauty Paws Mobile Pet Grooming — Charleston, South Carolina

It sells what? Pet grooming services

Even our pets need to spruce up their style every now and again. Keep your four-legged friends clean and groomed this summer with Beauty Paws Mobile Pet Grooming. This truck will come to you anywhere in the Charleston area to pamper your pet. Check out their website and Instagram to keep up to date on their bookings and “yappy hours.”

Give your pets a pampering with help from this southern mobile business

Look no further the Beauty Paws for some pampering on the go. Image: Beauty Paws Mobile Pet Grooming

Rolling Record Store — Nashville, Tennessee

It sells what? Records

Jack White’s Third Man Records hits the road to bring vinyl to music lovers across the country. The shop may be based in Nashville but this truck travels to music festivals all over the United States to spread the Third Man love to cities everywhere. Check their Facebook page for the schedule so you catch the big yellow truck as it rolls to a town near you.

Find out where you can spot this record-selling yellow truck

The Rolling Record Store hits the road to bring music to Third Man Records fans all over the country. Image: Rolling Record Store

From the expected to the completely bizarre, these “trucks” are offering a wide array of products and services — and keeping things interesting as they do.


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