A Guide to Choosing A Tow Truck Company In Your Area

Drivers share a fear of mechanical issues wreaking havoc with our vehicles. Whether you’re on the freeway home after a long day at work, preparing to take the kids to school, or simply letting your car warm up on a crisp winter morning, having engine problems is a pain.

It happened to me recently. Eight endless hours spent at the office in front of my computer, and the half-hour drive back home was doubled because of a simple, unexpected issue.

Knowing the best tow truck company in your area is important.

Knowing the best tow truck company in your area is important.

There’s no need to go into specifics. But without the humor and speedy work of the tow truck driver who came to my rescue, I’d have become a ranting, raving wreck, growling at cars as they sped past.

Finding a reliable, well-performing tow truck firm close to you can seem tricky, but it’s easier than ever today. Why? The internet.

Having other drivers’ knowledge and a world of firms at your fingertips takes time and effort out of the process. So, how do you choose tow truck companies near you?

Check Reviews

Thanks to the global communication offered by the internet, you can find reviews on almost any business under the sun. Whether you’re using a service dedicated to reviews or just chatting with friends via social media, you can find out what fellow drivers thought of local towing firms in a matter of minutes.

Check Yelp, Google Reviews, and any other review website you can find for information on the tow truck businesses in your area. Prepare yourself for the odd poor review, too – even the best companies are prone to negative feedback. Rival businesses sometimes post negative reviews. Consider the majority of reviews, positive or negative, to help make your decision.

Examine The Company’s Credentials

Be sure to study your local towing firms’ credentials, including their licensing and training. Any reliable, reputable towing company will state they carry a license and are bonded. They should also inform if they’re insurance-approved or not.

In some circumstances, this information may not be available on the company’s website. It could be that their site is still under development, or that they’re not as tech-savvy as they perhaps should be. If the firm seems trustworthy in every other way, considering calling the company and ask about their credentials. They’ll should be willing to provide them.

Compare Costs

Depending on a business’s website and character, it may or may not display its prices online. Ideally, the company will present a fixed tariff of charges for different services, though you may have to contact them to get a breakdown of costs.

Be wary of any towing business that’s reluctant to name prices, or implies they’ll basically ‘play it how it lays’ when they arrive on the scene.

However you get this information, try all of the companies in your area, and weigh the prices against each other. Keep companies’ other pros and cons in mind too. Don’t base your decision solely on price.

Read more: https://theweeklydriver.com/2017/05/guide-choosing-tow-truck-company-area/

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A Guide to Choosing A Tow Truck Company In Your Area

Drivers share a fear of mechanical issues wreaking havoc with our vehicles. Whether you’re on the freeway home after a long day at work, preparing to take the kids to school, or simply letting your car warm up on a crisp winter morning, having engine problems is a pain.

It happened to me recently. Eight endless hours spent at the office in front of my computer, and the half-hour drive back home was doubled because of a simple, unexpected issue.

Knowing the best tow truck company in your area is important.

Knowing the best tow truck company in your area is important.

There’s no need to go into specifics. But without the humor and speedy work of the tow truck driver who came to my rescue, I’d have become a ranting, raving wreck, growling at cars as they sped past.

Finding a reliable, well-performing tow truck firm close to you can seem tricky, but it’s easier than ever today. Why? The internet.

Having other drivers’ knowledge and a world of firms at your fingertips takes time and effort out of the process. So, how do you choose tow truck companies near you?

Check Reviews

Thanks to the global communication offered by the internet, you can find reviews on almost any business under the sun. Whether you’re using a service dedicated to reviews or just chatting with friends via social media, you can find out what fellow drivers thought of local towing firms in a matter of minutes.

Check Yelp, Google Reviews, and any other review website you can find for information on the tow truck businesses in your area. Prepare yourself for the odd poor review, too – even the best companies are prone to negative feedback. Rival businesses sometimes post negative reviews. Consider the majority of reviews, positive or negative, to help make your decision.

Examine The Company’s Credentials

Be sure to study your local towing firms’ credentials, including their licensing and training. Any reliable, reputable towing company will state they carry a license and are bonded. They should also inform if they’re insurance-approved or not.

In some circumstances, this information may not be available on the company’s website. It could be that their site is still under development, or that they’re not as tech-savvy as they perhaps should be. If the firm seems trustworthy in every other way, considering calling the company and ask about their credentials. They’ll should be willing to provide them.

Compare Costs

Depending on a business’s website and character, it may or may not display its prices online. Ideally, the company will present a fixed tariff of charges for different services, though you may have to contact them to get a breakdown of costs.

Be wary of any towing business that’s reluctant to name prices, or implies they’ll basically ‘play it how it lays’ when they arrive on the scene.

However you get this information, try all of the companies in your area, and weigh the prices against each other. Keep companies’ other pros and cons in mind too. Don’t base your decision solely on price.

Read more: https://theweeklydriver.com/2017/05/guide-choosing-tow-truck-company-area/

A Guide to Choosing A Tow Truck Company In Your Area was originally seen on Apex Towing Kildare Blog

‘In the right place at the right time:’ Tow truck driver helps secure SUV

SEATTLE – Conor Larson was running late Saturday, heading north on I-5 in his tow truck, when he came upon a frightening scene in downtown Seattle.

A trooper waved him down and told him an SUV was hanging off the edge of the interstate with the driver inside. They needed Larson’s help.

Larson, a driver for 24 Hour Towing and Recovery, quickly made his way to the scene.

He hooked onto the SUV and secured it as a trooper pulled the driver out of a rear window.

“I really feel like God put me there,” Larson said. “I’m just happy everyone got out alive and I was there to help out.”

Larson met a man shortly after. He believes it was the driver. He said the man shook Larson’s hand and thanked him.

State Patrol said the SUV could have fallen from the interstate had Larson not acted so quickly. They also credit the quick decision of that trooper who waved him down.

That SUV driver went home with no injuries.

Larson finished up his work and made the long drive home to Grandview, where he is based, just happy he was running late at the moment he was needed most.

“But I’m no hero,” he said. “I’m just a guy doing my job.”

Read more: http://komonews.com/news/local/in-the-right-place-at-the-right-time-tow-truck-driver-sercures-suv-dangling-off-i-5

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‘In the right place at the right time:’ Tow truck driver helps secure SUV

SEATTLE – Conor Larson was running late Saturday, heading north on I-5 in his tow truck, when he came upon a frightening scene in downtown Seattle.

A trooper waved him down and told him an SUV was hanging off the edge of the interstate with the driver inside. They needed Larson’s help.

Larson, a driver for 24 Hour Towing and Recovery, quickly made his way to the scene.

He hooked onto the SUV and secured it as a trooper pulled the driver out of a rear window.

“I really feel like God put me there,” Larson said. “I’m just happy everyone got out alive and I was there to help out.”

Larson met a man shortly after. He believes it was the driver. He said the man shook Larson’s hand and thanked him.

State Patrol said the SUV could have fallen from the interstate had Larson not acted so quickly. They also credit the quick decision of that trooper who waved him down.

That SUV driver went home with no injuries.

Larson finished up his work and made the long drive home to Grandview, where he is based, just happy he was running late at the moment he was needed most.

“But I’m no hero,” he said. “I’m just a guy doing my job.”

Read more: http://komonews.com/news/local/in-the-right-place-at-the-right-time-tow-truck-driver-sercures-suv-dangling-off-i-5

‘In the right place at the right time:’ Tow truck driver helps secure SUV was originally seen on Apex Towing Dublin Blog

Thieves Steal Hellcat From Dealership In 90 Seconds Using Tow Truck

Wait until you see how they got the Charger Hellcat to the tow truck.
This Dodge Charger Hellcat theft is incredible for a few reasons. According to CBS Detroit, the thieves broke into the showroom of Highland Park, Michigan’s, Snethkamp’s Ram City and stole the muscle car off the floor in about 90 seconds. WWJ News Radio 950’s Vickie Thomas shared the security camera footage on Twitter. The thieves push the car out the front door and then shove it down the street using a van (seriously) towards a waiting tow truck. More incredible than the tactics used is the fact that police still haven’t caught the crooks.
Thieves Steal Hellcat From Dealership In 90 Seconds Using Tow Truck
Thieves Steal Hellcat From Dealership In 90 Seconds Using Tow Truck
The theft happened at 1:00 A.M. and the dealership’s owner, Mark Snethkamp, said the cops arrived shortly after the thieves made their escape. “It looks like they had about a minute and 30 seconds to open the door and push the car out, and then we see another car pushing it away. We’ve got some really good video and I’m shocked that the Highland Park police didn’t catch them because they were here very shortly right after them,” Snethkamp told Thomas. Despite the theft happening so quickly it’s a little hard to believe that cops didn’t catch these guys in the act. There was a freaking tow truck hauling away a bright orange Charger Hellcat for crying out loud! What is more suspicious than that?!
We hate to commend criminals but credit where credit is due: These guys had a plan and executed it flawlessly. Other would-be car thieves who tried to drive stolen vehicles off of showroom floors have not been so lucky or well-prepared. Snethkamp’s Ram City must be pissed, and rightfully so. The good news is it could have been much worse, as in $250,000 worth of wheels and tires stolen overnight worse. When you put it like that losing one $75,000 Hellcat doesn’t seem so bad. Scene photos and screen caps via Vickie Thomas for WWJ.
Read more: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2017/1/25/Thieves-Steal-Hellcat-From-Dealership-In-90-Seconds-Using-Tow-Truck-7737529/

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This Is Definitively The Best Tow Truck In The World

A tow truck is never a good sign. It tends to be a harbinger of great and terrible darkness, in fact. Either a car has crashed, or a car broke down, or it’s coming to take your precious baby away from a TOTALLY LEGIT parking spot. But occasionally they do the Lord’s work, and in a beautiful way to boot.

The worst thing in automotive existence is people who double-park their cars for extended amounts of time. Not only are you managing to block a road, which is a place where people can drive cars thus denying them the world’s greatest pleasure, but you’re doing it with a car. It’s like some twisted, modern form of cannibalism. A moral tragedy all around, really.

And that’s what makes this tow truck so brilliant. Not only does it remove the offending cars, but it also does it gently and quickly. It doesn’t drag the drive wheels, thus messing up the mechanicals, and it doesn’t take forever, either. It just clears the road for what it was meant for – driving.

Okay, okay, I know it’s at an airport, but still! Roads are meant for driving. Not parking. If we’re going to make this a supreme moral cause we need to make everything about absolutes.

H/t to Dan!

Find original: http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/this-is-definitively-the-best-tow-truck-in-the-world-1785028644

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SO, TOWING TRUCKS INCUR RS 1,400 LOSSES A DAY?

On Thursday, Mirror trailed a towing van for two hours across old city areas, and found it picking up many more vehicles than in the records (PICS: MANOJ BIDKAR, NIKHIL GHORPADE)
Traffic cops would have us believe a truck tows only 20 two-wheelers a day. Mirror tests the claim, only to find that they pick up a lot more, make huge profits, pocketing most of it

In a matter of two hours, a two-wheeler towing van from the traffic police department picked up nearly 30 vehicles crammed into no-parking zones in and around Laxmi Road on a rather lean Thursday, far belying the traffic police’s sorry claim of just 20 in an entire day.

Soon after a Right to Information (RTI) application prodded the traffic department into disclosing its daily towings — the costs involved and the earnings from fines imposed — a Mirror team went on a two-hour drive to check how many vehicles are actually being picked up by a towing van, which works on a contract basis. The survey busted quite a few of the myths the traffic police spun.

For instance, fines were being merrily collected by the contractors operating the vans, who were clearly not part of the traffic divisions and hence not authorised to collect any fine from commuters whatsoever.

“There is a huge nexus between the traffic police and the van operators. The police records show fines collected for only 20 vehicles per van per day. The rest of the amount which the operators amass from commuters does not go into the police revenue kitty, but into their own pockets and those of some traffic police personnel,” disclosed activist Azhar Khan, head of NGO Lokhit Foundation, who had filed the RTI with the Pune traffic police in September, seeking information about how many vehicles are picked up by each van.

In its reply to Khan’s query, the traffic department gave a break-up of the action taken by towing vans, claiming that every van picks up 20 vehicles in the whole day. The van operator gets Rs 50 for every two-wheeler, which adds up to a daily income of Rs 1,000 for each van operator. In the same reply, the traffic police also gave a break-up of the expenses incurred by the van operator, insisting that it was far more than the income. “The traffic police stated that the operators pay salaries to four assistants he employs and, taking into account the van maintenance and diesel expenses, the total expenditure goes up to Rs 2,400. This meant that every van operator was incurring a loss of Rs 1,400 per day. But, it’s difficult to believe that all the van operators are continuing to provide the service, despite incurring losses of Rs 42,000 per month,” Khan contended.

The Mirror team tailed a tempo attached to the Faraskhana traffic division in the afternoon and saw it picking up nearly 30 two-wheelers in the area around Laxmi Road in two hours flat, contradictory to the figures given by the traffic police. When one of the traffic constables was contacted, he let slip the actual figures on the condition of anonymity, saying, “In one round, we pick up six vehicles. And, we take at least six such rounds on a lean day like Thursday. We pick up around 60 vehicles in a day.” This was three times the numbers recorded by the traffic cops.

What’s worse, the employees of the van operator, whose job is only to pick up vehicles and bring them to the traffic division’s office, were seen collecting fines from the commuters. On Mirror’s queries, another traffic constable tried to justify the act. “We are facing a shortage of manpower. So, the pick-up van boys collect the fine money sometimes; but it is only the traffic police which issues the challan,” he maintained.

But Khan clearly spelt out the rules, saying, “Only the traffic police in uniform are allowed to collect the fine. They should also provide and additional receipt of Rs 50 as towing charges. However, most of the time, they do not bother with any such receipt. And that is on the rare instances when they actually collect the fines themselves. It’s mostly the towing van operators who gather the money.”

Deputy commissioner of police (Traffic) Pravin Munde gave Mirror the usual reply when apprised of the situation. “There are clear orders that no other person except police officials should be collecting fines and giving receipts. If persons other than police are collecting fines, I will conduct an inquiry and those found guilty will be punished.”

Till then, between themselves, traffic cops and van operators, have a fair amount of money in tow.

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