Industry-Certified Towing and Recovery Services You Can Trust

Your proven heavy duty towing and equipment hauler in Maryland

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Our Services

Residential and Commerical Towing Services Across Maryland

In four locations throughout southern Maryland, you’ll always find 24/7 reliable towing professionals with the right equipment and training to get you out of a roadside bind. See what we can do for you below and call us to learn more about pricing!

  • Towing and Hauling
  • Accident Recovery
  • Jumpstarts
  • Private Property Impounds
  • Lockout Services
  • Equipment Transport
  • Winch-Outs
  • Hauling and Transport Services

Why Choose Us

24/7 Towing Dispatch Available

For decades, we’ve provided around-the-clock trustworthy light, medium, and heavy-duty towing services across St. Mary’s County. When you find yourself in an unfortunate roadside situation, don’t waste time worrying about what to do next. Simply call our dispatch number, 24/7, any day of the year.

Towing and Hauling Throughout Southern MD

Starting in just one area of St. Mary’s County, we’ve expanded to four fully-staffed locations across southern Maryland’s scape. That means, no matter where you go throughout the area, you’ll find a certified, experienced, and industry-recognized towing professional to help.


(RIDGE, MD - December 3, 2022) - WILLIAM MERRITT from SOUTHERN MARYLAND TOWING of RIDGE, MD has received the prestigious American Towman ACE Award for achievement in service performance. Recipients were nominated by the nation's major motor clubs and dispatch centers, including: GEICO, Allstate Roadside, Nation Safe Drivers, Agero, FleetNet America, Mach 1 Services, Peddle, Motorcycle Towing Services, Questx Towing Service, Tesla Roadside and U-Haul International....Read More

Top-Rated Towing and Recovery Specialists

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WreckMaster and TRAA-certified, our drivers and technicians are backed by the national standard for tow truck operators. We’re even specially trained in accident recoveries. With education from the industry’s only professional certification program, you’ll know we’re clear, confident, and committed to our work.

About Us

Distinguished Heavy-Duty Towing
and Recovery Since 1983

Nearly 40 years ago, Bill Merritt purchased the Ridge Texaco Station in southern Maryland sparking a towing “revolution” in the area. Known all over for quick tows, reliable roadside assistance, and fast recoveries, Bill’s humble beginnings grew into Southern Maryland Towing, a widespread, award-winning towing and recovery company with multiple locations.

Our Testimonials


Nicole Harvey
Nicole Harvey
The lady that came to tow my husband's truck was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and nice. She made sure that his vehicle got to the shop and kept in contact the whole time. We would definitely recommend this company to anyone! Great job and thank you for being an amazing towing company.
Mariah Maxwell
Mariah Maxwell
Shawn helped my elderly disabled mother with her car when it wouldn't start. He was efficient, kind, patient, and educational. Thank you so much, Shawn!!
Diane Bellafiore
Diane Bellafiore
Because we were dealing with a tow due to an accident it was a little shaky at first. But after my husband talked the situation through with Shawn I feel like we were treated with respect and treated fairly.
I locked my keys in my car while running late for work. I immediately called Southern MD Towing. Shawn saved the day and was able to unlock my car. He was very professional and responded quickly.

Choose An Award-Winning Towing and Recovery Company

Roadside care isn’t something you should take lightly. Want to leave your vehicle in the best hands possible? Pick a certified, top-rated, and industry-leading towing and recovery service you can count on every time.