A tow truck is a truck used to move disabled, improperly parked, impounded, or indisposed motor vehicles. Tow truck has many other names like a recovery vehicle, a breakdown truck, a breakdown lorry or a wrecker. This process might include retrieving a vehicle that has been damaged in an accident, restoring one to a drivable state following a mishap or in adverse weather conditions, or towing or moving one to a repair shop or another destination using a flatbed. A tow truck is different from a car carrier trailer. The latter is commonly used to move multiple new or used vehicles simultaneously in routine transport operations.