Choosing a towing company to work for is similar to looking for any other type of work, and it’s also a little different. The best comparison I can find for the industry is restaurant service. And I know that seems like an odd comparison to draw, but both industries require specialized services, odd/long hours, and really depends on the establishment you’ve signed on for.
Some kitchen staff absolutely love the restaurant they service; others would just as soon burn it down. In the same way, you’ll find a similar experience in towing. Some towing companies will feel like your second family, and then others will make you want to not bring the truck back.
Like with any field, it’s best to do a little homework before signing your life away with them. Glassdoor is a great website to checkout, especially if the company is a national chain. If it has franchisees, obviously each location is going to be different and with its own quirks. But other mom and pop towing companies can be a real pain to work for, and not even offer a ton of payment.
If you’re just starting out, the best thing to do is find yourself a locally owned and operated smaller company to build up some experience, and then try to find a different company or make the case for more payment. Experience is everything in our field, and if you don’t have it, you won’t be paid more for it.
Of course, like anything, if you can start your own towing company and work most of it yourself, that’s where the money is. It’s always where you’re going to be spending almost all of your time, and starting your own business has a slew of challenges involved. It’s all things to consider before going forward with your towing career.