After re-branding more than 20 years ago, GRS Towing is continuing to add to its bus tow truck fleet to cater to the NSW industry
Although the bus and coach industry is an efficient and safe one, it doesn’t mean nothing can go wrong. Much like any vehicle, there are buses and coaches that break down and quickly become an obstruction on Australia’s roads.
This is where GRS Towing steps in to prevent any traffic incidents from building.
Established in 1979 as Greystanes Recovery Service, the company specialises in towing buses and heavy vehicles when a problem occurs. In 2002, Greystanes was rebranded as GRS Towing as new management commenced.
Led by Barry Hunt, GRS Towing provides a daily Sydney service that offers a fast response to the greater NSW and Snowy region with trucks running between eastern states every week.
This means GRS Towing can match less urgent jobs with various customers to ensure all towing tasks are done as efficiently as possible.
“I live and breathe towing,” Hunt told ABC.
“We employ staff at GRS Towing to run a 24/7 call centre and roster drivers to work every day so that expert support is always available from our team.
“We believe with the right gear that we can attract good staff. With the right staff, our service reflects well to our customers.”
GRS Towing currently has 30 staff, including 22 drivers that are ready around the clock to tow any buses or coaches if required. Hunt’s fleet at GRS includes 15 built-for-purpose bus recovery trucks.
Hunt says these 15 trucks aren’t repurposed and are instead custom built to be suited to a bus fleet’s requirements, while also being able to tow forklifts, cars, stretch limos and a range of local and long-distance buses and coaches.
“This includes having the potential to carry mini buses on a rigid slide tray to an extendable trailer for 14.5m long buses,” Hunt says.
“We even have under-lifts to tow a bendy bus or a double decker.
“At GRS Towing, we use the best methods and best equipment that money can buy.”
It’s this new equipment and team that is enhancing the GRS Towing offer. With a new bus recovery trailer on the way to become the third of its kind in the fleet, Hunt and the GRS Towing team are only increasing their offer to keep the roads clear and buses and coaches safe.