Many dealers operate their own recovery services – others are keen to trade in the valuable machines. What’s available on the market for a commercial vehicle dealer interested in the recovery business?
Recovery Vehicle Manufacturers
If you are looking to invest in your own recovery vehicles, consider searching online.
Recovery World claim to have the largest stock of new and used recovery vehicles in Europe, available to buy or hire. The company also manufacturer their own designs, as well as buy surplus recovery vehicles.
Recovery World has full vehicle Type Approval, specialising in everything from 3.5 ton single car carrier beavertails to 12 ton slide beds. Their venture into the world of manufacturing began with the RW35 slide bed truck, and today they stock 18 different ranges.
The company has over 250 new and used vehicles available in stock, along with a vast range of accessories to compliment the company aim – to make life easier for everybody involved in the world of recovery.
The Roger Dyson Group have been manufacturing new recovery systems for over 40 years. They hold an extensive range of new vehicles and equipment ready for immediate purchase, collection and operation. They also hold a large number of used vehicles.
All of their models can be viewed in their purpose built showroom at their Droitwich HQ.
The Dyson Group is also the UK’s sole distributor for NRC equipment and Landoll Travelling Axle Trailers.
In addition to converting recovery vehicles, the Roger Dyson Group have a parts and accessories and after sale and service division offering services including repair and maintenance and an overnight parts service.
If you simply need recovering, many local dealers, such as Scania dealer, TruckEast have recovery fleets capable of collecting both light and heavy vehicles. TruckEast’s recovery equipment, including a low-loader trailer, have the flexibility to collect cars and LGV, as well as anything from an 18-tonne to a 44-tonne HGV.
To help make your waiting time easier, all of their vehicles are tracked so they can give you an estimate of when they’ll arrive.
Operating 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, TruckEast offer a local and nationwide service and can recover a vehicle back to either your premises or to one of their 12-depots in Northamptonshire and the surrounding counties. All of their depots also offer a comprehensive range of repair and maintenance services.
For those looking for recovery equipment, the Professional Recovery Tow Show will be held at the Telford International Centre on 10 and 11 September. Doors are open from 9.30am-5pm both days.
Described as the biggest and best all-industry show for the vehicle recovery industry, the event will see two indoor halls packed with exhibitors and a daily recovery demonstrations.
The show has become a showcase for the manufacturers and suppliers to the industry and last year attracted around 1,500 visitors.
This year’s exhibitors include RAC, AXA Assistance, Green Flag and Roger Dyson Limited.
Entry to the event is free, with free car parking also available.