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What sort of qualifications would I need to be hired to drive a flatbed tow truck, assuming they train me?

Assuming their hiring me implies training and getting my class B license. I get the sense it's a job with a lot of turnover because all the tow companies I've seen run ads constantly looking for employees. My previous job was a delivery driver for bank. I don't drink, smoke, or go out, have a family, would always be on time, don't have road rage, want to learn and work hard. The only problem might be that I do not want to be a tow truck driver my entire life, it's just one step on my goal to become a 4X4 auto restorer. See, I'll need to be able to own and drive a flatbed tow truck in order to pick up the many broken down 4X4's I'll be restoring. Unless... I should concentrate on the restoring and hire out for the delivery of the trucks.

Asked By: hercule - 10/16/2006
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As for qualifications to be hired, you will need to be willing to work odd hours, respond to accidents and calls quickly and safely in all types of weather, and have a good "road-side" manner with the general public. The Class B endorsement on the license is a matter of studying the Commerical Vehicle License manual... More
Answered By: nontatertot - 10/16/2006
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You could go to a truck driving school to get your license. My husband has his Class A CDL's. With many truck driving schools you can receive financial aid and the training is considered experience. I wish you well in your future.
Answered By: Angela - 10/16/2006
 
concentrate on the job at hand and learn the best you can. use the auto restoring as a side line til you can get enough business contacts and leads to make it happen full time. the delivery of the trucks is an important contact point which i think you can use to further your business. think about it. the guy you get... More
Answered By: optionnumber8 - 10/16/2006
 
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