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Full Time Tow Truck Operator

Cox Automotive | Clifton Park NY 12065 USA | Full Time | Posted: 02/19/2019

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This position is responsible for providing over-the-road and on-site towing service to disabled customer vehicles in compliance with Auction safety rules and regulations.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Operates a tow truck to provide tow service to customer vehicles on the parking lot and in different locations as needed.
  • Properly affixes tow truck to vehicle needing tow, assuring that the vehicle will not be damaged or cause any danger to others in the towing process. Releases vehicle from the tow truck and assures that vehicle is left in a safe, immobile manner.
  • In a safe and courteous manner, hauls vehicles to directed areas.
  • Completes the information on every towed vehicle including the place where the vehicle was found and removed.
  • Complete and submit all required documentation associated with transport including: truck condition report, driver’s daily logs (if required), fuel purchase logs and mileage logs
  • Drive truck to assigned destinations to include maneuvering vehicle at varying speeds in difficult situations, such as heavy traffic, inclement weather or in confined loading/unloading situations
  • Load and unload vehicles from transport truck by use of winch, chains, blocks, electric controls, etc.
  • Completes towing service slip when required.
  • Write condition reports on customer vehicles that are picked up at another location and transported to the Auction.
  • Assists employees and customers with towing and jump starting vehicle battery, as requested via phone or in person.
  • Tows vehicles requiring towing service through the lanes on sale days as needed.
  • Removes customer and employee vehicles parked incorrectly or in unsafe manner to customer lot as requested.
  • Operate truck in compliance with safety regulations.
  • May assist lot operations when not operating tow truck.
  • Visibly demonstrate safety commitment by following all safety and health procedures and modeling the behaviors related to such.  Actively participate in support of all safety activities aligned with Safety Excellence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.
May be required to work overtime as business needs dictate


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Valid applicable driver's license (2, 3, and 4-car haulers require valid Commercial Class B license; 7-car tractor trailer haulers require valid Commercial Class A license)
  • Appropriate Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • Current Medical Examiner’s Certification (DOT Physical Card)
  • Working knowledge of DOT regulations governing safe driving, hours of service, bottle to throttle, rest time, inspection and maintenance
  • 1 – 3 years of experience driving a service/tow truck or rollback truck required.
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle safety practices, inspection and maintenance including tire pressure, checking oil, fluid levels, and exterior vehicle lights
  • Vision abilities required include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
    • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time.
    • Ability to walk long distances.
    • Regularly required to stand, walk, reach, talk and hear.
    • Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat and climb.
    • Ability to lift 1-30 pounds.
Work Environment:

Frequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions. Moderate noise level. Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts and electrical shock hazards.

About Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies,®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.


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Full Time Tow Truck OperatorClifton Park, NY USCox AutomotiveFleet and TransportationUSNYClifton ParkIndividual ContributorFull-Time-Tow-Truck-Operator19680742.86319-73.7730612/11/2018 9:26:24 AM

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Location Clifton Park, NY, 12065, United States
Categories Logistics/Transportation

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