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How’s Your Winter Been So Far

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In some parts of the country Winter just couldn’t wait to get started. More than four feet of snow fell in some parts, here in Maryland we’ve had a few dustings, but not much. A bad winter usually means good business for towing companies because motorists ignore weather advisories and warnings, and end up stranded.…

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Managing Driver Fatigue

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Managing Driver Fatigue An individual who has been awake for 24 straight hours has the same driving performance as a driver with a blood alcohol content of 0.10, making them seven times more likely to get into an accident. To help address driver fatigue and ensure the safety of your fleet, do the following: Understand…

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Tow truck drivers are out there working one of America’s most dangerous jobs

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Traffic speeds by inches away from Freeway Service Patrol driver Jose Francisco Rael, Jr. as he removes a flat tire from a vehicle along the 60 freeway in Los Angeles, Friday, July 26, 2019. Real has been doing the work for 28 years, and like many fellow drivers has had many close calls, including being "tagged", which the drivers refer to being struck on a shoulder by the mirror of a passing vehicle. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

By JOSH CAIN | jcain@scng.com | Los Angeles Daily News Jose Francisco Rael Jr.’s tow truck lumbered over to the side of the westbound 60 Freeway. It was rush hour, and a beat-up Chevrolet sedan was on the shoulder with a flat. Rael paused before opening his door, peeked over his shoulder to ensure no vehicles would sideswipe him…

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Best Practices to Tow a Disabled Vehicle

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Towing a disabled vehicle can present many unusual and often dangerous obstacles. The more you know about a vehicle the better equipped you will be to combat any issues you may face. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health, you should know the following about a vehicle before towing it. Check the type of…

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How to Stay Safe on a Call

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Traveling To and From -Be sure dispatch knows where you are picking a vehicle up and where you are transporting it to. -Have a planned route and stick to it.  Do not proceed if something appears to be wrong or odd. -Make sure that you are focused, awake and alert.  Be aware of hazards while…

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