The rules that apply to tow truck businesses are specific to each state and territory. In Australia for example, there rules specific to each state about the operation of a tow truck company. The tow trucks could fall in the category of standard, trade, private or accident towing. Accident towing trucks have a different number plate system in Australia. For instance, in Victoria, there are specific acts for accident towing and then for other towing options. The registration system also follows the state rules.