Tow Truck Hire


If you are thinking about starting up a business in vehicle recovery, one of the first things you should look at is tow truck hire.  Of course, you could make a tremendous investment and purchase one, but generally the option to hire a tow truck is a much better option.  This is because, firstly, you don’t need to make that tremendous investment mentioned above; secondly, you won’t hold the responsibility for maintenance, servicing, tax, MOT, repairs and insurance; and lastly if – god forbid – your business is unsuccessful, you will be able to simply return the truck and hence not lose any money.

What is a Tow Truck?

A tow truck is a vehicle that has been specifically designed to allow it to tow other vehicles.  Tow trucks are generally used by scrap yards who pick up broken vehicles, parking enforcement companies who tow away vehicles committing parking violations, and – of course – highway recovery companies.  These are possibly the most important ones, as they provide a vital and potentially lifesaving service to the road network.

Where Can You Find Tow Truck Hire?

There are quite a number of companies across the United Kingdom that offer tow truck for hire services.  Some of these companies are large national giants, others are small and local and others bring together private owners of trucks with hirers.  Some of the companies you may want to consider include:
  • Recovery World
  • Brook Hire
  • Forklift Hire Truck

Estimated Costs of Tow Truck Hire

The cost of tow truck hire will depend mainly on what you need it for.  Generally, tow trucks are hired for single jobs which mean that a driver is included in the hire price.  If you want to drive the tow truck yourself, you will first need to know whether you can drive it on your licence or not.  Tow truck hire is also available for organisations like highway recovery services.  Generally in these situations a discounted rate would be offered due to the length of the hire.

How to Find Tow Truck Hire

If you are trying to find a tow truck hire company, you could consider some of the ones that are listed above.  An alternative solution is to contact people you know who may have used a similar service in the past and follow their recommendations.  There is no better advertising than word of mouth, and finding some recommendations can really let you know what sort of service and vehicle you can expect.

Clearly, if you want to start a business in highway recovery, one of the first things you will need is a tow truck hire service.  This will allow you to have the most essential part of your business instantly available without having to make a huge initial investment first.  This is very beneficial, particularly for newly emerging companies who are really struggling in the current economic climate.  In order to support economic growth, you might want to consider working with a company that is small and local rather than one of the large national giants.


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