No matter how dependable a truck can run, a breakdown can occur and when it does wrecker tow trucks are called into action. These vehicles are designed to transport large heavy duty vehicles, and some -- like the Peterbilt 389 -- are outfitted with sleeper compartments for cross-country tows. CommercialTruckTrader features hundreds of new and used Wrecker Tow Trucks for sale.
A wrecker tow truck is a tow truck that hoists two wheels of the tow-vehicle into the air, then drags it behind the tow truck. Two wheels of the tow-vehicle roll on the road while transporting. A wrecker tow truck may also be outfitted with locking bins and storage areas for tools and equipment.
When choosing between a wrecker tow truck and a roll-back model or other tow truck type, it is important to consider the limitations of the vehicle. You’ll want to have enough capacity to come to the aid of the people who call you in a breakdown. For local towing, a medium capacity truck may be enough, but a heavy-duty wrecker tow truck may be the way to go for longer hauls, as many have sleeper cabins and other useful features.