Industry Sector

Transportation and Warehousing

Total Companies


Est. Employment



This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in towing light or heavy motor vehicles, both local and long distance. These establishments may provide incidental services, such as storage and emergency road repair services.


NAICS Code 488410 - Motor Vehicle Towing is a final level code of the “Transportation and Warehousing” Sector. There are 22,353 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 59,228 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 488410 - Motor Vehicle Towing are:

  • Emergency road services (i.e., tow service)
  • Motor vehicle towing services
  • Tow truck services
  • Towing services, motor vehicle
  • Wrecker services (i.e., towing services), motor vehicle


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 488410 - Motor Vehicle Towing that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:
  • Operating gasoline stations: classified in Industry Group 4471, Gasoline Stations
  • Providing automotive repair and maintenance: classified in Industry Group 8111, Automotive Repair and Maintenance
  • Both retailing automotive parts and accessories, and repairing automobiles and known as automotive supply stores: classified in NAICS Code - 441310 - Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores..

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