How to Become a Tow Truck Driver

Thinking about becoming a tow truck driver? Want to know what you need to do and what’s expected of you? Here at Towing Newport Beach we’ve put together this basic overview to help you understand how you can begin life as a tow truck driver.

The Basics
The specifics of what is required to become a tow truck driver can vary from state to state but there are some universal requirements. You must be at least 18-years-old. You must have a driving license with the required class. You should be in good physical health (tow truck driving can be surprisingly energetic). You should be friendly and approachable. Those are the basics – now let’s get down to details.

Industry Knowledge
To be a successful tow truck driver, you need to be able to complete common tasks associated with the industry. Learning to change a tire, jump start a dead battery, and gain access to a locked car without causing damage are all useful skills to have.

There’s no better way to learn about towing vehicles than a bit of on-the-job training. Try finding a local company willing to train you up.

Commercial Driver’s License
Some states require tow truck drivers to have a CDL. All states require a CDL if you’ll be transporting more than 26,000lbs. Do the research and find out if this is required where you want to work.

While not always mandatory, undertaking a certified training course can help you stand out against other tow truck drivers, as well as install trust between you and your customers.

Here at Towing Newport Beach, all of our tow truck drivers are fully trained and experts in their field. Whatever your problem they can help. Our services are available 24 hours a day, while we operate an honest pricing scheme to ensure you get great value for your money.