Towing is coupling together several objects together so they can be pulled or towed by a designated driving force. The towing force can be a powered vehicle, boat, motorboat, animal, or person, and whatever the load being towed can be whatever can be pulled. Basically if the object is heavy enough, it can even be tugged. Towing can be done on road and off, and generally there are signs posted where the towing is allowed as well as those that prohibit towing on certain roads or in certain areas. Towing can also be done without the proper license, as long as the driver has all the necessary license requirements for the area in which he or she will be towing. Feel free to visit their website at Canadian Towing for more details.
Towing is very popular with truck and trailer companies because they save money by not having to store their vehicles, and when a trailer gets to the end of its useful life it is usually taken to a landfill. With an open hitch, the trailer can be left standing on the roadside while waiting for a tow truck to arrive. With a closed hitch, the trailer is enclosed in a truck bed which can be locked to protect the contents of the trailer from thieves who are looking to steal the cargo. If the trailer is a little over-weight, sometimes additional weight is added onto the backside of the trailer, sometimes just underneath the trailer itself, to allow the trailer to tow a smaller load.
There is a great deal of variation in towing capacities, weight limits, and weight distribution among manufacturers. When buying a used, low-cost vehicle you should look for a reliable truck and trailer dealer who can help you find the best combination of weight limits, towing capability, and size of the vehicle depending on the cargo you are hauling. A reliable dealer will be able to advise you of any weight restrictions on your vehicle when it comes time to upgrade.