If you’ve got a tow truck business, you want to make sure that your potential clients can find you if they do an online search, right? And Google is a big part of that. It can be a big deal if your business pops up at the top of the search results when people look for a towing business to help them out of whatever scrape they’re in. One thing you can do to help your business’s Google game is to set up your Google My Business page. We’ll go over how you can do that.
It’s difficult to find new tow truck operators. It’s a tough job, and towing isn’t for everyone. The workforce is full of millennials, so chances are you’ll end up hiring (or trying to hire) a few millennials or Gen Zs for your business. So, you need to figure out how to create a workplace that’s going to be great for those generations. These younger generations are different from the ones that precede them. Here are a few tips for working with millennials.
If you have a towing business, it’s important to take care of your trucks. They’re kind of a vital part of your business, after all. One way to take care of your tow trucks is to have preventive maintenance, which means you’re catching problems before they become major problems. Anyways, since preventive maintenance is so important, we’ll go over a few things you should know about it.
There is a very important day coming up in late October, and it’s a day that’s significant to tow truck operators. October 28th is National First Responders Day. It’s a day to recognize and appreciate the brave men and women who take care of others during emergencies, oftentimes putting their own lives at risk as they work to protect others, provide medical care, and save lives. It’s an opportunity to say “thank you” to those who have chosen to work in fields where they’re on the front lines when emergencies happen.
Of course, police officers, paramedics and EMTs, and firefighters are all a part of this group, but first responders also include tow operators. Like police, paramedics, and firefighters, tow operators work along the side of the road and at accident scenes. Towing isn’t just about moving a car that’s broken down. Towers are there to respond to car accidents, and they’re there to assist with weather disasters. They don’t just assist in clearing the roadway. They help people who are going through an extremely scary situation. The work that towers do keeps the roads safer when there’s an emergency.
National First Responders Day got its start fairly recently. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Tom Cotton, Representative Mark Meadows, Representative Michael Capuano, and Representative Elijah Cummings started a resolution to create this day to honor first responders. (And it’s also worth mentioning that Colorado and Boston are also passing resolutions to recognize first responders.)
Having a day set aside to recognize first responders can help people remember how crucial and vital the work of these individuals is, and it’s a chance to say thank you to the first responders in our communities. When an emergency or a disaster strikes, the actions of these men and women save lives.
We want to take the opportunity to say thank you to all of the police officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, and tow operators out there who have dedicated their lives to helping others and saving lives. Thank you for being there in emergencies, and thank you for the work you do every day. We are so appreciative of what you do. It’s something that should be said every day, so we’ll take this chance to do so. Thank you, first responders, for everything you do every day to save lives, help people, and bravely handle emergencies.
Del Campo, Richard. “National First Responders Day.” American Towman,
Oct. 2019, p. 108.
Finances can be complicated, but it’s an essential part of running any business. Towing is a fast-paced world, and you and your drivers are probably always on the go, juggling calls from clients and taking care of the tow trucks. It’s completely understandable that finances might have ended up farther down on the to-do list than you intended. But it’s important to be organized and detailed when it comes to your business finances. We’ve got a few tips to help.
If you’ve got a towing business, you know you’re in a tough industry. Not to mention an expensive one. Tow trucks and tow gear are not cheap. So, how does a tow business owner save money while running a successful business? It would be helpful to have some practical, money-saving tips that are actionable and practical, right? Here are 7 ways you can save money while running your tow business.
It’s well-known within the towing industry that the roadside can be a hazardous place to work. It’s sorrowing and difficult to think about the many lives that are lost as tow truck drivers are simply doing their jobs, and the story happens far too often – a tow operator is working on a disabled vehicle when an out-of-control car strikes them. Following the deaths of three Illinois State Police officers, Illinois decided to take action. Illinois Senators Tammy Duckworth and Richard Durbin asked the Government Accountability Office to look into Move Over Laws and create some recommendations.
In an industry like towing, trust is determined by more than just tools. When you’re handling something as precious as someone’s car, a client wants to know that they and their vehicle are being properly handled. It’s really important to build trust with your towing clients, but how exactly can you do that? Here are some tips.
Since its rise to popularity, social media has become a powerful marketing tool for towing businesses. However, it’s easy for companies to misuse social media when it comes to marketing and building a brand. So, we want to help you avoid some of the most common social media mistakes of tow truck businesses.
With a business as fast-paced at towing, it might seem like a waste of time to create content for your website. It might even seem a little daunting if you’re not a writer. However, creating valuable content on a towing website can not only give you an outlet to communicate important messages from the towing community, but it can also give you many other opportunities for company growth. Let’s take a look at just how important it is to have, not just any content, but valuable content on your towing website.