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Requirements for Tow Truck Driver Certification

Towing industry players give out pointers to assist tow truck drivers get hold of the necessary certification. Once this is done, these accredited tow truck drivers can pursue this rewarding career choice.

Many reputable firms have been engaged in this enterprise for many years. These service providers render Pasco towing services to include areas in Richland and Kennewick. For one, Jaegers Towing has been an active and dependable member of the Towing and Recovery Association of Washington. It has been given full accreditation by the American Automobile Association.

Car towing is a flourishing business venture in Washington. It seems evident that working as a tow truck driver can both be gainful and demanding. There are no particular educational requirements when applying for the position. However, most firms engaged in Pasco towing and all other firms for that matter ask for a high school diploma or General Educational Development tests. Applicants must be able to show to prospective employers their unblemished driving record. It is also an advantage if the drivers are knowledgeable in doing emergency repairs for stalled vehicles.

Federal laws do not make it mandatory for tow vehicle drivers to secure a national official recognition but majority of states impose different licensing standards and requirements that applicants should confirm to. Local motor vehicle departments of state authorities provide rules and guidelines for state licensing. Drivers may be asked to submit their valid driversí licenses or even a commercial driverís license (CDL) along with towing endorsements. It is mandatory to complete the license application and attach any supporting documents that may be demanded by the licensing office. When everything has been completed, it is time to pay the corresponding license fees together with the application form. Fingerprints may also be made compulsory to serve as basis for background checks and to ensure that applicants do not have any derogatory records.

Several firms that offer towing services hire drivers without experience, enrol them in a reputable driving school, train these untested employees on the job and pay for their services. A minimum of one-year commitment is expected from the employee. Another alternative for prospective aspirants is to go to a truck-driving institution on their own to acquire the needed expertise and training before going through a licensing examination. In fact, the Towing and Recovery Association of America makes available training programs that teach candidates the aspects of safety, customer service, truck driving, towing and management of different emergency situations. These training programs costs anywhere from $100 to $400 complete with manuals, test and certificates.

Car towing is relatively complicated and difficult since tow truck drivers are expected to fulfil the responsibility of rendering roadside assistance for distressed motorists and transport vehicles that have been stalled in some remote area or busy intersection. Becoming a tow truck driver is a heavy responsibility since it entails considerable time driving and staying late it night until the wee hours of the morning on the road. Hence the amount and quality of training is very vital to the driver who wishes to be employed by companies engaged in towing services.  

Contact Information

  • Name: Dustin Jaeger

    Company: Jaeger's Towing

    Telphone: 509-380-0411 , 509-3800411

    Address: 2220 E Hillsboro St Ste. C Pasco, WA 99301