Tow Truck Operator: Heavy Duty

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.


  • Able to work under pressure

  • Able-bodied

  • Comfortable working with machinery

  • Effective interacting with others

Personality Traits

  • Content working independently

  • Extroverted

  • Happy working outdoors

  • Organised

  • Patient with others

Salary range







Career Roadmap

  • 1

    Tow Truck Operator - Light Duty (Entry Level Position)

  • 2

    Tow Truck Operator (Medium Duty) + Training (Mid Level Position)

  • 3

    Tow Truck Operator - Heavy Duty

Keys to Success

  • Valid BC CLASS 5 w/air driver's license
  • Provide a current NSC Abstract required
  • Ability to operate vehicles with automatic and manual transmissions
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written),
  • -Knowledge and experience using maps and GPS devices
  • Strong organization, problem-solving and time management skills
  • Safety oriented and a strong team member
  • Reliable, self - motivated and committed to high standards of service

Job Training

An Tow Truck Driver – Heavy Duty – require specific sector training.