Types of Tow Trucks
Different loads require different vehicle specifications. When your truck breaks down on the highway, you can call a smaller tow truck to lift your truck out of the way. But when you need to tow multiple tonnes, you'll want a powerful tow truck that can handle the load. Read the descriptions below to find the tow truck that fits your needs.
These lighter trucks respond to calls and pick up passenger vehicles. Most light-duty tow trucks use dolly towing to lift the two front wheels off the ground and tow the truck on its back wheels until safely off the road. For a minor truck accident or tow to a mechanic shop, a light duty truck should suffice.
You might prefer larger, medium-duty trucks if you transport moving vans and commercial vehicles. Medium-duty trucks handle loads from about 4,500 kg to 11,000 kg and feature a flatbed instead of a two-wheeled dolly. After angling the bed, the truck will raise your vehicle's four wheels onto the bed and then carry it atop the bed to its destination.