How to Tow, Towing Information & Training
I love Towing and I want to Share With You Everything I know!
From the heart of my 60 year old soul I want everyone interested in the towing industry to understand not only the principles of towing but to know everything about operating a towing business along with the fundamentals of safety. I understand that there are economical issues and purchasing equipment can be expensive however when I started my towing business I already owned a ford F-150 and then I purchased a used tilt bed car trailer for $2500.00. I have to admit this was not the best equipment but it worked temporarily to get my towing business started. After the money started to roll in I was able to purchase two new trucks and I personally built two new hydraulic tilt trailers. My towing business really exploded after the aquiring the new equipment and I had a better company image.
I figured I was making $65.00 or more per hour because this was the minimum that I would charge to start the truck. If a towing or service call took 15 minutes I still got paid $65.00 or more GREAT! Every time the phone rang I made a minimum of $65.00. I made more when I performed winch outs ($80.00 per hour) or towed motorcycles (because they required time to strap down). When the weather conditions were poor, such as snow, I billed by the hour which pays much more! The simple winching out of a snow bank is a huge money maker, just a few minutes and your off to your next customer and in a snow storm your not only in the hundreds of dollars but thousands a day.
Remember that everything that I am telling you happened between 1986 and 2010 (retirement) and my towing and service rates were really low to beat the competition but today the rates are much higher. Expect bigger returns. Adjust the rates according to your needs. More to come on this topic in the members area.
When I was an employee I made $9.00 per hour and then went to $65.00 minimum as a owner operator. There really is no comparison. I learned how to tow as an employee of a major towing company for seven years but I struggled from paycheck to paycheck and I also had a family to support. So it was a huge relief financially when I was able to start my own towing business.
Towing rates are higher today compared to when I operated my towing company and depending on your location and local competition you should have no problem receiving $80.00 per hour or $80.00 hook-up and $3.50 per loaded mile. Call your local tow company for rates and see what the towing rate is for your area. I can tell you that it's a massive profit.
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Get Paid Serious Money to Tow From Point A to Point B
A typical tow would take less than 15 minutes to drive to the nearest repair shop. If you billed at $65.00 per hour then this would be equivalent to $260.00 per hour. However most jobs are billed at hook-up plus mileage rates. This can be at the rate you set but you must research your competition and try to match or beat them. My rates were $65.00 hook-up and $3.50 per loaded mile. My service calls ranged from $65.00 to $80.00. Service call rates may differ and you can charge less or more depending on weather and local environments. For instance, If you have a snow storm your phone won't stop ringing and you can charge at a high dollar demand rate. Of course this is at your discretion. Let me put it this way, you will not have a problem paying your mortgage or truck payments. Speaking of mortgage payments did you know that you can write off part of your mortgage payments as a home business. I wrote mine off at 25 percent! I calculated the lower level of my home as a home office and the garage as the maintenance work-space. I never got audited. The tax advantages of owning a home based towing business are fantastic. Don't lease a yard and save tons of money. Work from home! I Never wanted to get into impounds (although I performed this task for my previous employer) because of the financial burden. There are also so many regulations with having a impound yard and everything must be up to code and inspected not to mention the additional employees I would need to hire. I experienced the angry and pissed off customers as an employee after I impounded their vehicle and this was something that I definatley wanted to avoid when I started my towing business. I operated my towing business out of my home and helped the distressed customer get their vehicle from point A to point B. I had a simple towing operation operating from home and I had very happy satisfied customers. I also hired employees but you have to be careful. I will explain more about this in the members area.
Earn Money Fast and Easy with Sevice Calls
You can make some really serious money while performing towing or service calls, Jump starts, lock outs, gas delivery, tire changes and of course you can choose the services you wish to perform. Most service calls such as jump starts or unlocks will only take 3 minutes or less and yet you make the minimum service call rate. This is a huge money considering the time involved. Sign on with the motor-clubs and service calls are unlimited! I discuss everything about the motor-clubs in the members area. How to perform all service calls, everything you need to know about the motor clubs is mentioned in the membrs area including their contact information.
Protect your towing business, keep everyone safe and stay out of court. You have to operate a towing business smart and I will share with you everything I know about operating a safe towing business and how to prepare for the unexpected. Prior to hooking up a vehicle you must document the prior vehicle damage such as dents and scratches so that the customer can not blame you later for the damage. I will provide the forms that you will need. I will discuss the common mistakes that cause damage while hooking up to a vehicle and winching. By learning how to operate safely and correctly you will have a successful towing business while staying out of court not to mention the time and costs involved in customer repairs.
As a dedicated towing operator you are helping people in your community and making a lot of money in the process. I will share with you my life long history of towing along with the ups and downs and try to show you the right way to operating a towing business along with the the costly mistakes. I had to learn everything about the towing business on my own because this kind of towing information was not available when I started my business. I am retired from towing and my goal is to help you get to where you want to go without the frustration, money and time complications. I will explain in detail everything you need to know about towing and ultimately show you how to make towing profitable. You will receive over 30 topics, 60+ videos, instructions, forms, illustrations and a money back guarantee with support!
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Master the skills of towing
Towing is an art that demands professional skills. Property damage, public safety and your reputation are all at risk and requires proper towing techniques. I will help you master the skills of towing while providing you with the towing information and tools that are essential in building a successful towing business. Learn how to tow or start your own towing business with easy online towing training. Learn how to tow as an employee, owner operator or train your employees. It all begins here at Howtotow.com where we put the most complete towing information at your fingertips. Expect the best towing information possible. Don't forget coupon discount code: "HOWTOTOW".
Owning your own Towing Business can be very rewarding
My towing business gave me independence and gratification that I was helping people in my community and rescuing stranded motorists. My customers relied on my professional towing service and were very happy to see me arrive and rescue them. I really went out of my way to make sure they got the best towing service available and my towing business grew rapidly.
The income from towing was far better than working for someone else. I could set my own business hours and have actually more time with my family while my income increased. I bought my first house within 2 years of starting my towing business, purchased two new trucks, and built two brand new car trailers. Within 4 years I had a fishing boat, motorcycle, toys for the kids and many things that I could never afford before. I was loving my job and the money. It just does not get any better. Don't get me wrong, I worked hard but it was not for someone else.
I am going to share with you how to achieve your own success in towing. The towing industry can be very rewarding and it all depends on your dedication, knowledge and skills. Learn everything you can about towing right here at Howtotow.com. You will ultimately gain the upper hand in towing as an employee or operating your own towing company.
I had a member "Luis Chacon" that started a towing business with his son after reading everything about towing in the members area. Luis and his son never drove any kind of truck before and they knew nothing about towing prior to joining howtotow.com. They went on to make $350,000. within their first year. You can read more about Luis's testimonial in the testimonial section.
Check out your towing competition. See what they are charging for towing rates and what type of equipment they are using, flatbed, rollback, wheel-lift, etc. and what type of accounts they have. For example: They may be solely invested in doing impounds and this leaves you wide open to motor club accounts, roadside assistance and local business accounts with no towing competition. Once you know how your competitors operate then you will know where you stand in the towing marketplace and what your advantages are over your competitors. Use this knowledge to your advantage in your planning and sales.
Contracting with local business accounts is fairly simple. I had to show my accounts how they would benefit from my towing service. Example: Low profile loading car trailer (no damage). Low towing rates and I provided discounts to the business owner. I was always fast to respond, professional and courteous. In some cases these local businesses are stuck with only one towing provider and the towing service is poor or late to arrive to their customer. This is where you come in. You offer fast service at a affordable rate that beats the competition.
To gain motor-club accounts is also fairly simple. You can apply online to contract with any number of motor-clubs. You can provide towing and roadside services such as jump starts, lockouts, gas delivery and tire changes. You can also choose to provide only roadside services if you wish and this way you would not have to own a tow truck. I will explain more in detail in the members area including all the major motor-clubs contact information.
You don't have to focus on towing only cars. If you had a flatbed truck you could tow things such as forklifts, tractors, boats and just about anything you can think of. I have even transported hot tubs. You could contract with manufactures or factories, rental outlets, storage facilities and just about every business out there needs something hauled or moved. I would strongly suggest starting with a flatbed tow truck or rollback as you are not limited to what you can tow or transport. This leaves your marketplace wide open to unlimited potential to haul everything and anything. When towing cars don't forget about contracting with rental car agencies. Their clients often break down and the rental car agency will ask you to deliver another car to their client and return the broken down car to their shop. So you are actually getting two tows in the transaction.
I have to mention one important aspect of towing accounts: Do not get more accounts than you can handle. You don't want slow response times. Remember your company image is to be fast and friendly and superior to the competition which keeps your customers happy. If you have two trucks this creates a better response time and obviously allows you to get more accounts. I operated my first two years 24/7 starting with a single old truck and a cheap hydraulic tilt trailer and yet I was able to make my towing business grow and I was able to purchase new equipment later. What I am saying is that you don't need much money to get started in towing. You can upgrade your equipment later when the money starts rolling in.
I was literally broke when I started my towing business. I did not get a loan of any kind. I used a credit card for fuel and insurance. Within two years of starting my towing business I purchased a house, new Dodge Ram and built a brand new trailer. I used a credit card for the materials to build the trailer but I was able to pay the credit card debt in only a couple of months. I state this because if I can do it with no money you can also. All I had was the determination to make my towing business succeed and I definitely did not want to work for someone else again making low wages. I want you to feel the joy when the phone is ringing off the hook and the money is rolling in.
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Above are two brand new trucks that I bought and used in combination with the two hydraulic tilt car trailers that I built from scratch and used in my towing business. It was a successful towing company and I am going to share with you my experience from beginning to end, sharing not only my success but also common failures so that you can avoid costly mistakes and prevent damage claims.
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