When a vehicle is broken down on the side of the road or there is an unfortunate traffic collision, it’s time to call a recovery truck or van. These vehicles, which are sometimes referred to as breakdown lorries, tow trucks, or simply roadside assistance vehicles, typically come with flatbed trailers on the back that can be remotely moved to the ground to lift a vehicle and then transport it to the proper location.
There are many similarities between recovery trucks and recovery vans. Both types often include flatbed trailers on the back, for example. Differences between recovery trucks and vans include the size of the vehicles, which impacts the maximum weight they can handle. Common manufacturers of recovery trucks and vans include DAF, Foden, Isuzu, IVECO, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, and Mitsubishi Fuso.