Whether you are moving a vehicle or were just in an accident, when you need a tow you may not think too much about the type of truck they send. It's best to request a flatbed tow truck, as the following illustrates. 1. Less Wear and Tear A pull behind tow on a dolly or hook-and-chain truck can put a lot of wear and tear on the vehicle. Tires can wear unevenly and miles are added onto some of the drive train components of the car.