How Do You Load a Tow Dolly on a Truck?

Towing a vehicle is a great way to transport it, but loading it onto a tow truck can be tricky. Fortunately, there are many different types of tow dollies available to make the job easier. A tow dolly is an apparatus that attaches to the rear of a truck and allows you to load up a car or other vehicle on its wheels so that it can be safely towed behind the truck. Loading a tow dolly onto a truck is not difficult, but it does require some care and attention to detail in order for it to be done safely and securely.

The first step in loading a tow dolly onto a truck is to place the dolly in the desired location. Most trucks have hitch receivers at the rear of the vehicle, which are designed for attaching trailers or other devices. The tow dolly should be placed directly into the receiver and secured using bolts or pins, depending on the model of the truck and dolly being used. Once this is done, the next step is to attach chains or straps from each wheel of the car being towed to either side of the tow dolly. This will ensure that the car stays firmly attached during transport and prevents any damage occurring due to movement while driving.

The final step in loading a tow dolly onto a truck is to secure it with wheel chocks. Wheel chocks are blocks of wood or metal which are placed behind each wheel of both vehicles in order to prevent them from rolling while they are attached together. It’s important that these chocks are firmly fixed into place before beginning any journey, as otherwise they could become dislodged during transit and cause an accident.


Loading a tow dolly onto a truck can seem like an intimidating task at first, but with some patience and attention to detail it can be done safely and securely. By properly positioning the dolly in its hitch receiver, attaching chains or straps from each wheel of the towed vehicle, and securing everything with wheel chocks you will have your load ready for transport in no time.

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Susan Delgado