There are 3 kinds of tow truck driving jobs, the picking up of disabled vehicles, removing a vehicle that has no driver and vehicle delivery. Most of these drivers work independently. They would have bought a tow truck, and have signed a contract with an auto towing company in order to use them as a dispatch service. Clients will call a central number, and the job location is given to the driver based on their current location. Payment is only on work completed, which does provide motivation to do the different tow truck driver jobs as fast as humanly possible. A tow truck driver however, does provide a crucial service for drivers. The truck in question is a big vehicle that comes with a hoist on the back, this is used to move vehicles without drivers. The vehicles moved using a tow truck will range from large buses to standard cars. The size of the actual tow truck will determine the size of vehicle to be transported.
A valid tow truck driver’s license is needed in many states in order to qualify for tow truck driver jobs. The bare minimum would be a valid driver’s license, a tow truck and a radio which will receive communications from a dispatch office. An auto towing company which has contracts with the police department or property management companies may need drivers to provide a criminal background check, and have a spotless driving record, however, this requirement varies.
A tow truck driver will pick up disabled vehicles and move them. The vehicle may have been in an accident, or experienced mechanical failure. The tow truck raises the front or rear wheels of the vehicle off the ground, the driver will put the car in neutral, and the tow truck will then pull the vehicle to another location. The cost of this depends upon such things as location, timing and the distance that was travelled.