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By Wally Cass, Independent Towing Business Owner/Operator and Instructor
How I got started in the
I have been driving trucks all my life but I started in the towing industry in 1987 at the age of 30. I began working for a large towing company in San Diego, CA. They had a fleet of over a hundred trucks and eight impound yards.
I started out driving tow trucks in the light duty class. I attended training classes and was certified by CTTA to recover vehicles in the heavy duty class.
These vehicles were usually involved in accidents and roll over's. Training included safety and proper winching techniques.
It was a challenge to work with the heavy duty recoveries but it was also exciting. Every call was different which required some ingenuity to come up with the best solution for the task at hand.
Although I had experience driving every tow truck in their fleet my favorite truck was a Peterbuilt 18 speed with a telescoping boom and long reach underlift. This tow truck could perform any heavy duty task.
After seven years with this employer I left to start my own independent towing business in my home state of Washington.
Starting my own business was a real challenge but it was the best decision I ever made. The rewards of working for myself and the independence that came with it made it all worthwhile.
As a bonus you can read more about how I started
my towing business and how my experience may help you.
Next are two commercial towing trailers that I designed and built for my business in 1997 and 1998.
The trailers performed perfectly! They were not only good looking but they were also fast to load and unload. They were designed with a super low profile loading angle which allowed me to tow expensive exotic cars very easily like this Willy's Coupe.
Image below is the same trailer that I built in 1998, although the color was changed to match the truck. Extended cab trucks are long but the trailer handles it nicely.
Unloading a truck at a dealership above and unloading a car at a dealership Below.
It's great driving a fifth wheel gooseneck trailer. I can jack knife the trailer and get into some really tight spaces.
After starting my own towing business I could not imagine working for anyone ever again. I was feeling the pride of ownership and the independence and gratification that came with it.
If you want independence for yourself then get my towing training course. It may be one of the best decisions you will ever make and besides It's guaranteed 100% satisfaction or your money back.
After two years of teaching hundreds of people online, refunds are practically non existent. The simple reason is that this information is valuable.
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How to Start and Operate a Towing Business
If you are thinking about starting a towing business then You will want the best information possible to ultimately succeed in your towing business. The best information should come from someone who is highly professional and has many years of hands on experience in all aspects of the towing industry. This will save you untold amounts of money and time from the experiences of trial and error.
I am going to share with you everything that I know about the towing business, as an employee and business owner of 25 years. My online towing course has been over two years in development and provides over 24 topics, videos, instructions, forms, illustrations, hydraulic tilt trailer plans, Motor-Club information, phone numbers, addresses and much more, that you can access online anytime and learn at your own pace. This towing information is great whether you are new to towing or already established in the towing industry.
My Towing Business Preferences
I do not have a impound yard or repossess vehicles. I like to work solely for the motor clubs, local businesses and retail accounts. My customers are friendly and happy to see me pull up and help rescue them (unlike impounds and repossessions) and I wouldn't want to operate my business any other way. However you may like the excitement that goes along with repossessions or impounds and willing to put up with customers that are upset because you took their vehicle away, but this is a individual choice and we all have our own preferences for business. Another major factor to consider is the expensive start up costs associated with a impound yard. I like to operate from my home which is not only convenient but it is also cost effective with no overhead costs. There are also other benefits as well such as deducting part of my mortgage come tax time as a home office.
There are many things you need to know about the towing business
If you want to learn how to operate a successful and safe towing business or perform roadside services then I highly advise you to take a look at this detailed towing information. The time you spend learning all you can prior to starting or operating a towing business will benefit you more than I can say. Atleast you will know exactly what it takes to start and operate a towing business and then you can decide if the towing business is right for you.
"It has taken me a lifetime to gather this towing business information from personal experience as an employee and a long time towing business owner".
I began towing in 1987 and started my own independent towing business in 1995. I have had 25 rewarding years in the towing industry. I have recently retired due to some physical limitations. I have been very reluctant to give it all up because I really enjoyed what I do, such as helping people while seeing new places and especially working for myself. I am now dedicating my time to helping others by sharing everything I know about the towing business.
I have had contracts with several motor clubs and a dozen local business accounts and I have never had a damage claim since I started my towing business. I have had a few prior damage claims while working as an employee but I learned not to repeat the same mistakes. I will tell you what I did wrong so you can also learn from these common mistakes. Damage claims are expensive and can even lead to court. I will show you how to avoid all damage claims by hooking up properly with safety in mind and provide the proper forms to fill out prior to hooking up the vehicle. Documenting prior vehicle damage is very important so that the vehicles owner can not come back to you stating that you damaged their vehicle and this holds more true if you impound vehicles.
What would all this knowledge be worth to you If you could save money and time?
If after reviewing all my materials including my personal videos and let's say you did not have damage claims to contend with or you could unlock any vehicle in under three minutes without damage and tasks were completed safer and faster then how much would this information be worth to you? How much could you save if you trained your employees with my detailed instructions, videos, and safety procedures? My videos not only show you to hook up to a vehicle but what NOT to do during a hook up. I list my "must have requirements" for towing equipment, safety gear, tools and many additional helpful items. I will show you the modern way to unlock a vehicle in under three minutes, the best way to perform service calls. I will also show you my favorite ways to get business accounts. How to bill your wholesale accounts. How to sign up with the motor clubs (including phone numbers and addresses) and what they expect from you and what you can expect from them. I discuss my personal billing rates with the motor clubs and tell you what is common or how to improve your billing rates. I also discuss proper winch out and recovery techniques with safety in mind (which are also available in the videos), how to perform service calls with the right equipment and how to avoid costly mistakes or even injury. I talk about the office work that needs to be done such as accounting, record keeping, invoicing, billing and discuss a little on taxes and employees. I also tell you my favorite place to advertise and it's absolutely FREE! I basically tell you everything I know in the operation of my towing business.
What is not included
I will not give you advice on impound yards or repossessions. You will have to check with your state and local agencies regarding this information. All states have different requirements, rules and regulations. However if you want to operate a towing business providing towing and roadside services for the motor clubs, local businesses and retail accounts then this is my area of expertise!
You won't find this information anywhere else!
I have searched the internet and I can't find any detailed information related to operating a towing business. If you find any information it is probably minimal and not like the extensive towing information I have laid out for you. Besides, who else is going to give you the support you need, answer your towing related questions promptly and for free?
Why am I sharing all my information?
I am retired now and I feel this information should be available for people who are interested in starting their own towing business. Besides I wish I had a mentor or access to this type of information when I decided to start my towing business. It would have saved me a lot of headaches rather than trying to learn it all on my own. I actually learned the hard way by trial and error until I figured out what worked best. I can save you a lot of time and money by sharing with you what has worked best for me in all areas of the towing business. The information I am going to share with you didn't come out of a book or some bits and pieces of information off the internet. The information comes exclusively from myself and my own experience as a towing business owner and operator. This is what I do full time now, helping others to succeed in their own towing business. I am available to answer your questions anytime and I usually respond right away.
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