Heavy Duty Tow Trucks Business

Starting a heavy duty tow truck business can be simple if you have the heart for it plus a little help to give you a boost ahead of the others. This business article will give you that extra help and that extra boost to push you ahead and help you stay ahead from competition.

Starting heavy duty tow truck business can be as daunting as the truck’s look but it will not be same after reading this article.

Determine what type of business you want to engage in

There are many business options you can do that involve heavy duty tow trucks. Part of your path to success is determining which type of business you want to engage in. Truly, there are several business options to choose from. Identify your strengths and look for a field you can grow and blossom from. Here are a few business options that are open for you in this business area:

  • Become a middleman heavy duty tow truck dealer
  • Heavy duty tow truck parts & supplies business
  • A 24/7 heavy duty tow truck repairs & detailing shop
  • Manufacturing heavy duty tow trucks & custom making
  • Heavy duty tow truck rentals

Aspiring to become a successfully entrepreneur in this type of business activity, requires one to be patient, committed, creative and flexible. Becoming successful does not only involve business acumen but also internal toughness.

Research about trucks and make a reliable business plan.

After having chosen which area of tow trucks you want to participate in, it is a good idea to study your business and your trucks. Read books, search the web, observe other tow truck businesses and try taking a part time job in one. Immerse yourself with the necessary business know how to equip yourself and get the experience to run one. It will also be an excellent idea to ask help from a business lawyer to help you layout the foundational plans on how to start your own business.

Find truck suppliers

Next, determine business partners you can work with to help you with your business start up. For example, if you choose to start a parts and supplies business, it will be fantastic if you have associates who can help you with supply inventories. Develop friends in the industry and you’re business will run faster.

Get a business permit and consider business funding solutions

Together with your business lawyer, ask for assistance regarding legal issues regarding starting a heavy duty tow truck business. Pay the fees and submit the required documents to operate legally. Once you have done that, consider business funding solutions for your business. Your expense will differ depending on the type of business you want to participate in within the heavy duty tow truck industry.

Get a noticeable location and hire a contactor for your location repairs

Meet up with a real estate agent. Together with your agent, try to identify potential locations you can use for your business needs. Be straight and direct with your agent. The more specific you are the better he can lead you to possible business spaces. After you have identified a location you like, hire a contractor who can help you fix the place according to what you need in your business.

Hire some people for towing business

This type of business may require you to hire some help. It’s best that you spent some time interviewing potential employees for your company. Make sure they are competent and team players.

Advertising tow business

Lastly, get the word out that you are in business. The more people talk about your business, the better!


  • Sophia said on August 11, 2009
    I want to start heavy duty tow truck towing business in Columbia, SC. Please email me info on license and permit, insurance and anything helpful....
  • Kelvin said on October 13, 2009
    I need help as i want to start heavy duty tow truck business in Montreal, QC, Canada.
  • joe said on October 30, 2009
    i need help, i have the means to start a heavy duty and mid duty towing business in northeast ohio but there's so much competition any advice as to how i can become better i have 7 years under my belt and there is nothing i cant do with a wrecker but cant figure out how to go about it
  • Kinta Mckay said on November 22, 2009
    I also want to start towing business in Columbia, SC. I will be my only driver and i want it to be a small business that i will be running out my house.
  • Jeff Smith said on December 28, 2009
    i'm going into the business once i get older. i was wondering what type of train and classes do you need to operate a rotator? and how much do heavy tow ops make each year not independently but by working for someone? please email me hundanth@ hotmail .com
  • Chris Wittek said on December 31, 2009
    In About 5 years I want to start a heavy duty towing company in Brooklyn, NY. I want to start out small, and work my way up to a 5 truck company. I would also like to have 1, 75 ton Rotator tow truck. My questions are, What kind of permits would I need, and should I start out light duty and work my way up to heavy duty?
  • Gail Lane said on January 1, 2010
    Summerville, South Carolina, Dorchester County. I want to own/operate a one truck (F650) tow truck company from my personal residence. I need the laws and regulations regarding this please. Thank you.
  • JOE said on April 21, 2010
    i'm located in north new jersey. would like to know what they are charging in my area for heavy duty towing, road service and winching. thanks, joe
  • tommykeegan@gmail.com said on May 19, 2010
    Looking to start a towing company in York, SC & around me. Need to know how to get into SCHP wrecker service rotation list & also how much is the max tow & storage cost in my area. Thanks, Tommy York, SC 29745
  • John Curren said on June 2, 2010
    Whats the cost to start a heavy duty towing company minimum 2 heavy and equipment. Also i would have to believe i will need tools and other equipment and a shop to run the company out off just give me some ideas. HARTFORD COUNTY MIDDLESEX COUNTY
  • rick said on December 11, 2010
    I wanna start a towing company in richmond virginia please email me any help or advice.....thnx
  • benjamin rivera said on January 24, 2011
    i wanna star a towing business in orlando fl, i need some help on how much money i need and what i need to get to get it going ?
  • Michael Percival said on March 16, 2011
    I'm in Jacksonville, Florida I am interested in starting a tow service what licenses and expenses do I need to take care of to get started? Anything to help would be appreciated. Thanks
  • cc.texas2007@yahoo.com said on April 7, 2011
    I am seriously considering starting a tow truck in recovery business what kind of permits do I need for recovery and repo ,also I want to start a pavey duty tow truck mcallen texas, to what department of transportation area should I look into for knowing of work permits I need to operate such a business, and why we should I go about getting into the repo area with a hidden lift truck .....
  • dino contreras said on June 22, 2011
    I wanna start a 24/7 flat bed towing in the sanfernando valley.
  • debbie cordle said on July 10, 2011
    need to find out all the steps to finish paperwork on abandoned cars. need all rules and regulations, step by step. any help on this would be greatly appreciated. need ASAP thanks
  • T Samuel said on September 2, 2011
    I am seriously considering starting a tow truck and recovery and repossession business. Also if affordable in first starting out I am interested in heavy tow truck towing. What type of start up cost can I expect? What type of tools and other equipment will I need. Does a shop have to have additional property to house the vehicles towed other than parking for my tow trucks? What type of permits, insurance and business licenses will be needed? Will I need a CDL license or can I operate with the person hired to drive the tow trucks having a CDL? I am located in the Tampa, Florida area, Hillsborough county. Any and all information you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks Terry
  • Kevin Richardson said on January 22, 2012
    I am from St. Catharines, Ont. I have been a heavy tow truck operator for over 14 years. I am seriously looking at starting my own tow and recovery business, I have a lot of customers I have gained through my business and keep telling me to get my own truck. I have customers from hamilton to the niagara region. I want to know how I can get started and if there is any government grants in Ontario, Canada that could help me get started. Thank you for your time.
  • Glenn Blocker said on June 24, 2012
    I would like to start small heavy-duty wrecker service in the surrounding Waco Texas (Mclennan county) area. There are 3 existing wrecker services in Waco now, my question is every wrecker service works in a certain area, How do I find out who covers what area?
  • Jacobus Germishuizen said on June 6, 2013
    I live in south africa Gauteng Springs and would like to start a heavy duty towing truck business. Can you please e-mail me the amount that i will need to get the business started.
  • Shelia said on January 2, 2014
    I am interested in the tow truck, recovery and repossession business in the Tyler, Tx area. What permits are needed, insurance, business licenses, tools, required paperwork and all else info needed to start. I would also like to know how to find out the coverage areas for all other wrecker businesses and how that works. I would like to start with a used tow/wrecker and where would I look? Thanks
  • kevin said on December 3, 2014
    what permits and business licenses and insurance are required for a heavy duty towing service and who and where do you contact in oklahoma


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