Towing is coupling two or more objects together so that they may be pulled by a designated power source or sources. The towing source may be a motorized land vehicle, vessel, animal, or human, the load anything that can be pulled. These may be joined by a chain, rope, bar, hitch, three-point, fifth wheel, coupling, drawbar, integrated platform, or other means of keeping the objects together while in motion.
Tow truck operators are everyday heroes to stranded motorists. Towing also fuels the livelihoods of more than 35,000 businesses in the U.S., according to the Towing Recovery Association of America. The annual revenue of the U.S. towing industry is 7 billion dollars. The annual growth rate is 2.6%. There are more than 50,000 towing businesses in the U.S.
The top resources of revenue are:
Agreement with auto repair shops,
Police department emergency calls &
Fire department emergency calls.
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