Company

Nearly 60 years of “customers first” service.

More than 50 years ago, Autow first opened its doors for business to provide towing and repair services to the residents of Nashville, Tennessee. However, founder Howard Leon Harlan, Sr. quickly realized that his clients were at a disadvantage of being without transportation during the repairs. So, he alleviated the issue by acquiring ten trucks and offering clients short-term rental agreements.

From our modest beginning until today, we have always made customers our number one priority. After years of success and continued growth, we have locations in Tennessee and Alabama, and are now the largest independent, family-owned full service truck leasing and rental company in the mid-south region.

We credit our growth and longevity to strong values, a commitment to provide the highest level of service, and the desire to treat our customers like friends.

Three generations of customer satisfaction

The President of Autow, Lee Harlan is the 3rd generation to oversee the company. Throughout his youth, Lee was actively involved in the business, spending his summers working alongside his father and grandfather. Still to this day, he thrives on taking the “hands on” approach and being involved.

With customer satisfaction continuously the number one goal, Lee routinely states, “Provide the highest level of service in our industry and treat your customers the way you would want to be treated. In the end, you will have a customer for life and a good friend too.” It may be the old fashioned way, but it is the only way Autow does business.

We invite you to do business with us. Whether you need a single truck or an entire fleet, we’ll work with you to customize a solution for your transportation needs. Please contact us today so you can experience working with us — the Customer First way is the Autow way.