For the safety of the driver and others on the road, a disabled vehicle must get off the road as soon as possible. The usual course of action is to contact a towing service close to the scene of the accident or breakdown to bring the vehicle to a mechanic’s shop or a junkyard if it’s not salvageable. Below are brief descriptions of the most common types of commercial tow trucks and the types of jobs companies use them for the most.
The truck you buy for your towing business is one of the most important cost considerations you face. With the high cost and quick depreciation of new trucks, buying a used tow truck may be your best bet. Below we discuss some factors to consider before completing the purchase.
Although people sometimes use the terms towing and auto hauling interchangeably, they refer to different activities. Auto haulers and towing companies are not quite the same thing. A towing business typically transports non-operational vehicles short distances to allow the owner to get the vehicle repaired. People call towing companies for immediate service when their vehicle will not start or has other safety issues that were not obvious when the driver left home.
As a towing company, you save money where you can. Doing so not only increases profits now. It puts you on a firm foundation so you can continue to grow your business. On-hook towing insurance a.k.a. in-tow towing insurance can be a major expense for a tow truck company. Here’s what you need to know to keep those costs low while staying protected.
As a towing company, you face a lot of risks and potential liability that other businesses don’t have to deal with. The repo company gave you the wrong address. Someone gets mean in the parking lot while your driver’s just doing his job. Another towing company’s trying to edge you out of a territory.
And then there’s the fact that when you take a call from a stalled car on a busy Interstate, you never know what to expect.
Some tow jobs just involve higher risk than others.