Introductory hands-on training for towing and recovery focused on light and medium-duty operations.


WreckMaster’s 8-day all-inclusive training course will be the most valuable experience of your towing and recovery career.


At the end of the week, you’ll have covered material from the 2/3 Fundamentals, 4/5 Advanced Techniques and 6/7 Heavy Duty Applications courses.

Not only will you be exposed to the most advanced towing and recovery techniques taught by our team of lead instructors, but you’ll be spending a week with other recovery professionals from across the USA and Canada and even around the world, who will share their experiences and skills each day.

The week-long program is offered at the WreckMaster training facility in Buffalo, NY, and includes all meals, lodging, tuition and training materials.

If you have already graduated from our Level 2/3 Fundamentals course you have the option of attending the 6-day course.


“Great class. Anyone that gets in a tow truck needs to take the week-long.”

– Patrick Polcyn, Rendels Inc.


This 8-day, all-inclusive Level 2/3, 4/5 and 6/7 course is an excellent fit for:

» Operators looking to take their towing and recovery training to the next level
» Incident managers who require the latest in towing and recovery skills
» Individuals who would like to learn more technical skills in towing and recovery
» Companies that work with or train fire and rescue personnel
» Operators who want to know how to break down a recovery scenario like towing and recovery engineers

Any operator with any level of skill or experience level can attend this class, although we find operators with 3 to 5 years experience in towing and recovery benefit the most because they can relate past experiences to the training modules. If you haven’t previously attended a WreckMaster course, you need to attend the full 8-day course.

“I’ve been driving a light duty wrecker for 5 years and it was worth every penny. I went there thinking ‘what are they going to teach me?’ Was I ever wrong. I learned so much. It made me a way better operator then I ever thought I could be. Thanks WreckMaster.”

– Jean-Paul Pigeau, Northern Industrial Services Group


Duration: 8 days

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

Price: $3,899.00 USD per student 

Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day

Learn how to:

» Stay safe on scene
» Prevent property damage claims
» Calculate your towing capacity
» Apply towing standards
» Use proper terminology
» Perform basic winching (including the Cruse Loop)
» Apply your new knowledge of resistance to real-life problems
» Earn customer confidence
» Use advanced towing hook-ups
» Calculate your truck’s lifting capacity
» Rig for a vertical lift
» Anchor your tow truck or carrier
» Tow and recover heavier weight classes
» Upright cars in complex scenarios
» Upright tractor-trailers using single lane parallel methods
» Work effectively on scene with a recovery team
» Improve employee relations and keep customers happy
» Calculate your truck’s lifting capacity using advanced techniques
» Use running and fixed snatch blocks in innovative ways
» Determine total block loading using line angle factor multipliers
» Apply the Golden Rule of Winching
» Winch a loaded tractor trailer from a deep ditch
» Mid-air roll a car
» Top-roll a cement truck
» Recognize what equipment ratings really mean
» How to use low pressure air cushions
» Use high pressure air bags
» Operate and maintain blowers
» Operate and maintain a valve bank
» Apply your new knowledge of resistance to real-life problems
» Execute primary and secondary bag placement

The week-long program includes accommodation, meals, transportation after arrival and all training materials.

Students receive a training workbook and DVD for each level of the program, plus a CD containing the World of Recovery book and an uprighting manual.

After successfully completing the course, you’ll be considered a Level 6/7A certified WreckMaster. You’ll receive a Level 6/7A WreckMaster ID number, photo ID card and shoulder crest. Your certification is good for 3 years, and you can take any Level 2/3, 4/5, 6/7 or air cushion course for free to refresh your skills during that 3-year period.

“The best training for the industry. Thank you guys for all the help. Cya in the ditch.”

– Scott Fisher, Taylor’s Auto Body

Phone: 1-800-267-2266


Mailing / Physical Address:
5550 Genesee St.
Lancaster, NY
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 44
Beamsville, ON
L0R 1B0

Physical Address:
5005 King St
Beamsville, ON
L0R 1B0

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