Heavy Duty Wrecker / Tow Truck Operator

Summary:  We are looking for an experienced Class A Heavy Duty Wrecker / Tow Truck Operator to join our Heavy Duty Wrecker team. The CDL A driver will operate a Heavy Duty Wrecker for transporting vehicles or equipment to and from designated customer requested locations. Towing involves, but is not limited to, large trucks, tractor/trailer combinations, class 8 vehicles, box trucks and Recreational Vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Heavy Duty Wrecker / Tow Truck Operator include the following. 

  • Document and communicate repair requests to mechanics. Performs daily maintenance checks and reports malfunctions to management/mechanics.
  • Utilize your Class A to drive a Heavy Duty Wrecker vehicle to loading/unloading location.
  • Conduct pre-trip and post-trip vehicle inspections.
  • Complete Bill of Lading (Tow Ticket).
  • Work throughout assigned shift.
  • Acknowledge and carry out written/oral instructions by supervisor.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (on call).
  • Delivers vehicles/equipment in accordance with customers instructions in a timely manner.
  • Ensures wrecker/delivery vehicles are clean and in good working condition.
  • Ensures customer messages/communications are relayed to appropriate management.
  • Returns appropriate paperwork and informs management of delivery.
  • Always assist in maintaining a neat and clean workplace.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 

Average Annual pay ranges for Heavy Duty Wrecker / Tow Truck Operator from $57,000 to $80,000.

Thank you for you interest in Southern Wrecker and Recovery. We look forward to hearing from experienced CDL A operators!


Heavy Duty Wrecker / Tow Truck Operators:

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must have a clean criminal background
  • Must have a clean driving record
  • Must pass a driver road test


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Two years related experience and/or training operating a light/medium or heavy-duty wrecker; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in operating tow equipment required. Basic knowledge of industrial equipment, and basic mechanical skills.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Valid Driver's License
  • Class A/CDL A License
  • Current DOT Physical
  • TWIC Recommended