How much does a tow truck cost?

Tow truck cost depends on what kind of tow truck and customization you choose.

You might be thinking about starting a tow truck business. Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while now, but you’ve got this question on your mind: how much do tow trucks cost? That’s a great question. The cost of a tow truck depends on the options that you choose for your truck. Most towing equipment is customized to suit the needs and convenience of the end user, and the choices that you make influence the tow truck cost. Depending on the options you choose, the cost of a typical tow truck can be anywhere between $58,000 and $850,000.

Anyways, that’s our disclaimer. Below we have some typical pricing for different types of tow trucks.

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December 2017 approaches: What you need to know about the ELD mandate

Soon tow truck drivers will be required to have ELD systems in their trucks.

December 18, 2017 is a big day for all commercial truck drivers. That’s the day that all commercial truck drivers will be required to have electronic logging devices (ELDs), which track the number of hours truck drivers are on the road, in their vehicles. And that includes tow trucks. This mandate comes from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the organization responsible for regulating commercial vehicles. If your tow truck drivers are required to keep a record of duty status (RODS), you need to adhere to the ELD mandate. In this article, we’ll go over some of the benefits of ELDs and what you need to know about the new mandate.

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5 reasons why online reviews are important for your tow truck business

Online reviews can make a difference for businesses.

As a business owner, you’ve probably heard that online reviews have been getting a lot of hoopla lately. But why all the fuss? Why are online reviews of your tow truck or roadside assistance business so important? Does it really make that much of a difference if people leave reviews for your tow truck business? For a number of reasons, the answer is yes. Reviews can have a big impact on a business, especially where services – like towing – are involved. Your drivers have an effect on your tow truck insurance rates, but that’s not where their impact on your business stops. If you don’t already have a system for reviews for your business or if it’s underused, here are 5 reasons to start getting some reviews.

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Should tow truck drivers be allowed to use flashing blue lights on their trucks?

tow truck warning lights

Could the color of the flashing lights on a tow truck save someone’s life?

Does color make a difference to you? This is a fascinating question to think about. Imagine driving and seeing flashing blue lights ahead. What’s your first reaction? Now, imagine the same scene and this time seeing orange lights. What’s your first reaction this time?

We ran this test across a few people. The results were consistent. The people that saw a blue flashing light said they were on alert.

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Are you doing background checks on all new hires for your tow truck business?

Make sure to do background checks on all new hires.

If you have a tow truck company, consider what we’re about to tell you about background checks. After all, your reputation (and insurance rates) are on the line.

Good help is hard to find, isn’t it? Ask any business owner and they’ll tell you for themselves! Unfortunately, that means many tow truck companies wind up settling for a warm body to put in a truck cab. This can lead to many problems down the road.

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How the Georgia Towing and Recovery Incentive Program saves taxpayers money

The Georgia TRIP program has been helping save taxpayers money.

What do the 1996 Olympics have to do with improving Atlanta traffic?

Were you in Atlanta during the ’96 Olympics? If you were, you probably remember sitting in traffic for hours. Jeff Poquette of South Side Wreckers told us, “After Atlanta had the Olympics back in 1996, the state of Georgia realized the negative impact of sitting in traffic. They recognized the cost of consumers sitting in traffic. They did the math and it was shocking. So, they developed the TRIP program and set the standards extremely high for tow trucks and wreckers responding to commercial big truck accidents.”

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