A tow truck operator is responsible for communicating with a dispatcher, driving to the scene of an accident or breakdown, connecting the vehicle to the tow truck, and transporting it back to the service station or junkyard. A tow truck operator is responsible for communicating with a dispatcher, driving to the scene of an accident or breakdown, connecting the vehicle to the tow truck, and transporting it back to the service station or junkyard. The driver will be responsible for attaching the disabled vehicle to the tow truck. Depending on the type of tow truck, this may include using a chain, winch, steering locks, and other devices as well as affixing lights onto the towed vehicle.

Skills

  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able-bodied
  • Comfortable working with machinery
  • Effective interacting with others

Personality Traits

  • Content working independently
  • Extroverted
  • Happy working outdoors
  • Organized
  • Patient with others

Annual Salary Range

Low $20,000
Median $45,000
High $65,000

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