Master the skills of towing
Towing is an art that demands professional skills. I will provide you with the towing information and tools that are essential in building a successful towing business. Learn how to start and operate your own towing business with easy online towing training and expect the best towing information possible.
Learn how to tow and earn a career in towing. Learn to tow as an employee, owner operator or train your workers. It all begins here at Howtotow.com where we put the most complete towing information at your fingertips.
Towing can be Rewarding
Owning your own towing business can be very rewarding. My towing business gave me Independence and gratification and that I was helping my community and rescuing stranded motorists. My customers relied on me 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.
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 and within 4 years had a fishing boat, two go carts for the kids, a motorcycle 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 so that you don't have to work for anyone else ever again. The towing industry can be very rewarding and it depends on your dedication, decisions, knowledge and skills. Learn everything you can and put everything that I have to offer in use. You will ultimately have your own independence and security from owning your own towing business. You, your family and possibility generations to come will benefit from what you learn here at howtotow.com.
I had a member "Luis Chacon" that started a towing business with his son after reading everything in the members area. Louis 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. 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.
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Take Advantage of My Towing Business Experience
I will help you succeed in towing or starting your own towing business and my first suggestion is to read everything, view all the videos and take your time! knowledge is the key to succeeding in the towing business and that is what I have to offer you here at howtotow.com.
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.
How I got Started in Towing
How to Start and Operate a Towing Business
I am Wally Cass, now retired after 25 rewarding years in the towing industry, as an employee and owner operator. I now dedicate my time to helping others succeed in the towing industry by sharing everything I know about the towing business.
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 under lift. 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.
Next are two commercial towing trailers that I designed and built for my towing 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 have withstood the test of time and are still operating today! 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.
Towing vehicles into vehicle repair shops.
It's great driving a fifth wheel gooseneck trailer. I can jack knife the trailer and get into some really tight spaces.
Mt Rainier in my home State of WA.
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 several years of teaching hundreds of people online, refunds are practically non existent. The simple reason is that this towing information is valuable.
What Members Are Saying
I am including a free bonus: 84 legal forms and 597 business letters that you can download and use in your business and also for your personal use.
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 information has been in development since 2010 and provides over 30 topics, 60+ 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. At least 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 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 towing.
I have had contracts with several motor clubs and many 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 in the operation of your towing business?
If after reviewing all the materials including over 30 articles and 60 plus 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. 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 towing information it is probably minimal and not like the extensive towing information that 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.
I am excited to let members know that I have added my exclusive trailer building plans! I have tons of information for you. See the trailer to the left? Now you have access to the plans to build this trailer that I built in 1998. Warning! The trailer plans are not made by a professional plans drafter but I did my best to give my own drawings, dimensions and describing how I built it. If you are looking to sign up strictly and only for the purpose of obtaining true professional tilt trailer drafting blue prints then please do not order. The cost to hire a professional drafter to draw up blue prints would be staggering and that's not what this course is about. I want to keep the cost low and affordable so everyone has a chance to receive this information.
I actually built two custom flatbed hydraulic tilt trailers. The hydraulic tilt car trailer that you see to your left was built back in 1998 and is still going strong. You can check out my web site if you like for reference. TowingTransport.com. This was the website I used for my towing business. I sold the trailer in 2012 to a Howtotow member who drove from Colorado to WA state to purchase the trailer and he was really happy with it and said it was worth the long drive.
When I built this tilt trailer my objective was to create the lowest possible loading angle and this trailer is very low. The trailer only sits 17.5 inches off the ground and therefore only needs to tilt 1.5 feet to hit the ground. Usually when you gain something in one area you lose in another area such as producing a low loading angle should make the fender height rise and make it harder to open the vehicles doors but not in this case. The car doors clear the fenders easily and we still gain the initial low profile loading angle. If you decide to build this trailer you will be happy with the looks and performance!
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