Tow Trucks

Tow trucks, also known as wreckers, are trucks designed for moving other vehicles. They are commonly called to remove a vehicle from an accident scene or when a car has broken down. Tow trucks are also used for other services, such as repossessing vehicles.

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Does the towing company's commercial insurance cover a customer's vehicle if it is on the bed of the tow truck and an accident occurs that is the tow driver's fault?

normally yes if your car is damaged as a result of the accident while the tow companies driver is operating the tow truck, and your car was not damaged prior to the tow company picking up your vehicle ( for example your car broke down on the road due to a mechanical problem , or if your car was in a collision prior to the mishap with the towing companies driver ,the towing company would have to pay for any additional damage done to your car beyond what was damaged in your original collision- unless you had pictures it might be hard to prove that ) A good thing to do is to mark the paper work for the tow company that there is no damage to your vehicle or note the damage prior to being towed , this will eliminate the problem you have now. If the tow company does not want to submit your claim, immediately contact an attorney and go after them vigorously or they will ignore you and you will get ripped off in full

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How do you repo a car without a tow truck?

drive it away

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Who is the black actress in the jg wentworth commercial in the tow truck?

oprah

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How much does a tow truck weigh?

a light duty tow truck weighs between 7500lbs and 9500lbs unloaded.

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How much do you tip a tow truck driver?

It all depends on the situation. I am a little biased since I own a towing company. If you are paying for the tow out of your own pocket than $5 if he/she did a good job is fair. If you have AAA or have a motorclub that is paying for your tow the rates are substantially less therefore the drivers pay is less also and since you didn't come out of pocket and you saved the gas that you would have burned from not being towed a $5 to $20 tip is always appreciated. If the tow truck driver goes above and beyond like drives you home after dropping off the car a tip is expected. Also if you are not going with your car it is wise to tip that way the driver will drop the car and keys in a kind fashion also I tend to slow down for bumps in the road or railroad tracks if the customer tipped and watch it fly if the customer had a attitude.

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What exactly does tow truck mean?

A tow truck is a vehicle that is generally used to transport a car or motorcycle that has broken down, to a designation where it can be repaired. There are larger trucks that used for heavy duty towing like commercial vehicles and smaller tow trucks that are strictly used for personal/smaller vehicle towing.

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Where to buy tow truck or hook up stuff?

IN NORTH CAROLINA ON US HWY 70 IN CLAYTON AT EASTERN TOW TRUCK SALES. DO NOT HAVE PHONE # AT THIS TIME BUT WILL GET IT NEXT TIME I GO THAT WAY (24FEB)

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How fast can a tow truck go?

Our International is "capped" at 72 mph.

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Do you need a cdl to drive a tow truck?

Depends. You can drive up to a Class 6 truck (up to 26,000 lbs. GVWR) without a CDL. Class 7 or Class 8 trucks require a CDL.

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What is a small fifth wheel tow truck that transports trailers at a factory dock called?

Mule

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Who pays for the damages if a repossessed car was totaled by the tow truck driver?

tow truck driver pays

actually just found out in the state of Virginia--where we live--it is the responsibilty of the finance company to repair, fix etc..., but after speaking with a lawyer and showing him the documentation from the mechanic where the car was picked up(as it just had a gas problem fixed and nothing else was wrong with it) and the documented phones calls to our fiance company and the towing company...we were advised to send a letter with the Virginia code stating that it is their responsibilty and the other documentation from the mechanic, storage guy and so forth. Anyway will see where this gets us and will update what happens. Also for all of you all out there the code of Virginia can be searched at http://leg1.state.va.us/000/src.htm.

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Who invented the first tow truck?

Bill Gibney

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Michael has four trucks a fire truck a dump truck a tow truck and a pick up truck How many different ways can he arrange them side-by-side in his toy town garage?

None of those things would fit into a toy town garage There are 4 choices for the first truck, 3 for the second, 2 for the third and 1 for the fourth. Multiplying these numbers together we get 24 separate arrangements.

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Can whoever posted question Who is responsible for the tow truck bill after a car has been repo please check their question for updated correct answer please?

They add that into the balance of whatever is owed on the car. So the answer would be the person who is buying the car, and it gets repo'ed, pays the extra costs of the repo,

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How much does it cost to start a tow truck business?

speak to other people in the industry, and also check out your local or federal government website as they all have a section for new business which will help you understand the administrative costs such as business registration, taxation, etc...

Do your research first and make sure you do a course in small business management. Some government agencies offer these courses for free. People that don't do some sort of business course nearly always fail in the first few years

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A tow truck exerts a force of 3000 N on a car accelerating it at 2 meters per second what is the mass of the car?

The mass of an object can be determined by taking (the net force in Newtons) divided by (the acceleration in meters per second per second).

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Does a tow truck have to be used to repossess a car?

No, they may have a key made. You are not going to hide it forever. They will eventually get the car. Couldn't have answered it better myself!

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Can a tow truck driver hit the car he is repossessing and cause damage?

Yes, he can cause damage, but then he has to pay for it. In the majority of cases if the vehicle property is damaged the lender is responsible. not the repo agent. Repossessing agents in the majority of states are required to have a "hold harmless" agreement signed by the lender/lien holder. This releases the repo. agent from being responsible for any damages incurred to the vehicle or other property.

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Can a tow truck driver come on your property and take your vehicle if you tell him to get off your property?

In most states if they have a reposstion order they can

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Should you tip a tow truck driver?

I believe if he has done his job professionally then yes, you should tip him. Afterall, he is transporting the second most vauable thing most people own after a home. I believe if he has done his job professionally then yes, you should tip him. Afterall, he is transporting the second most vauable thing most people own after a home.

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Can colorado tow truck drivers carry a gun?

Yes, within the limitations of the law as they exist for every other civilian. Must have a CCW if carrying concealed, open carry is legal except within Denver County, can't carry into any places any other non-LEO resident would be prohibited from carrying, etc.

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Can a tow truck just take your car?

If they are repossessing the vehicle for the bank, Yes.

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Where can you learn to be a tow truck driver in California?

Find a company which is hiring and will provide OTJ training. It'll require some leg work on your part, but they are out there.

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What is the new tow truck law for North Carolina?

20-101. Certain business vehicles to be marked. (d) A motor vehicle equipped to tow or transport another motor vehicle, hired for the purpose of towing or transporting another motor vehicle, shall have the name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle, and the name of the business or person being hired if different, printed on the side of the vehicle in letters not less than three inches in height. This subsection shall not apply to motor vehicles subject to 49 C.F.R. Part 390.

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Can you back up a tow dolly with a vehicle on it?

Yes but it requires lots of practice.

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