Does My Tow Truck Business Need Garage Keepers Insurance?

If you run a towing business, you face an abundance of risk everyday. Since every tow truck business is different, they all need a unique insurance plan that’s customized for their specific needs. One type of insurance that you might want to consider for your operation is garage keepers liability insurance. We’ll explain what this is and how it can protect your business from being stuck with any large unwanted bills.

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How to Start Your Own Tow Truck Business

You’ve made up your mind – you want to start a tow truck business. Congratulations! There’s definitely freedom in being your own boss and knowing that you built something is very satisfying. Now, towing is not for the faint-of-heart. It’s hard work, and the work is rain-or-shine, day or night. But you get the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve done an honest day’s work and really helped people. So, all that being said – we’ve got some tips on how to start a tow truck business.

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How Much Does It Cost to Tow a Car if I Call a Tow Truck Company?

Calling a tow truck is probably not something you planned to do, and it may not be something you’re particularly happy to to do. Your first question might be how much it will cost to repair your car. The second might be “How much does it cost to tow a car?” Every towing operation is different and it might be difficult to pin down an exact price prior to the tow. You might be envisioning triple dollar signs.

If your car insurance policy includes roadside assistance, getting a tow can be completely FREE! That’s why, as a general practice, our experts always recommend roadside assistance when creating our auto insurance quotes. Including this type of coverage in your policy can ultimately save you time and money in a sticky situation. Here’s an idea on the average cost of a tow, the cost per mile, and why towing is priced the way it is.

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Alabama Slow Down, Move Over rally

Attending the Slow Down, Move Over rally in Alabama

At the invitation of Wes Passmore, operator of Classic Towing and Recovery, I attended the Slow Down, Move Over rally in Hueytown, Alabama. The rally was held to bring awareness to the dangers of being a tow operator on the side of the road in traffic. Though there are state laws requiring drivers to slow down and move over for emergency vehicles, plenty of drivers don’t. That results in tow operators getting injured and even killed while they’re working on the side of the road.

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Tow business finances

7 tips for tow business finances

If you’re running a tow truck business, you’ve got a lot to think about. Business is the operative word of the phrase “tow truck business” after all. And a major part of running a business is having organized finances. Maybe this isn’t the favorite part of your job – numbers, dollars signs, all that. Frankly, math and numbers aren’t a lot of people’s favorite thing. But we’ve got some tow business finance tips for you to hopefully make things easier.

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Tow business marketing mistakes to avoid

7 tow business marketing mistakes to avoid

Creating a marketing strategy for any business can be tough. However, when you’re in the fast-paced world of towing, the business can be full of specific marketing pitfalls. Juggling advertising budgets and plans can be a stressful thought to add to the daily operations of managing dispatch, drivers’ jobs, customers, and more. So, maybe you’re not sure where to start marketing your towing company, but here are some tow business marketing mistakes to avoid.

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Check out these tips for your towing website.

How to create a towing website

In the fast-paced world of towing, it can be difficult to find time to slow down and create a website that really reflects your brand. However, in the modern era, you’ll need this type of professional digital footprint to bring in business. So, here are 9 easy tips on how to create a towing website that accurately and professionally advertises your towing business.

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Growing your towing business? Here’s what you need to know.

If you’ve got a tow truck business, you’re probably eager to see that business grow over time. And to do that, you want to get more trucks and more drivers. You really want your business to thrive, but there are a few things to consider as you work to grow your towing business. Here are six tips to think about as you’re expanding your business.

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It's important your towing business has a mobile-friendly website.

Why your towing business needs a mobile-friendly website – and how to fix it

It’s pretty apparent in today’s society that people rely on their smartphones. Forgetting a phone charger or not having Wi-Fi can really ruin someone’s day. But why does this dependence on smartphones matter to your towing business? Because of your website. If your towing business has a website, it needs to be mobile-friendly. We’ll explain why.

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Make sure the homepage of your tow business's website is optimized.

8 tips you need to know for your towing website’s homepage

https://ducttapemarketing.com/homepage-optimization/So, the goal of having a website for a tow truck business is to get people to visit it…right? You want people to find your site and decide that you’re the best towing business around – that’s called marketing your tow truck business. And to do that, you need to get Google to like your homepage. Now, no one knows exactly what Google’s “secret formula” is, but there are a few best practices that you can use for the homepage of your tow business website. Check out these tips.

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