Tow trucks keep busy on terrible roads

Newschannel 3’s Nicky Zizaza caught up with some tow truck drivers working to clear drivers stranded along roadways.

Phone calls have been pouring in to McDonalds Towing following the heavy snowfall around West Michigan where slick conditions and snow showers made for a busy afternoon and evening for tow truck companies.

McDonalds Towing has responded to more than 150 calls following this weekend’s snow showers and with chaotic road conditions tow truck drivers said they have to be especially careful because they can end up in an accident during a recovery.

In this kind of weather with an influx of call they ask commuters to pay extra attention and make way for them.

Zach Clothier, the operations manager at McDonalds Towing, said, “We have large equipment lots of lights. If you can give us space to do our job and do it safely, that would make us more comfortable on the road and most likely be able to do our job in a quicker response time.”

By 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, McDonalds towing had responded to more than 50 calls and with the snow expected to continue throughout the night they don’t see things slowing down.

Spots on the roads remain slick and drivers should drive defensively, but stay home unless you have to get out.

If you do have to drive, Michigan State Police has tips for drivers:

Leave at least four seconds of space between you and the car in front of you.

Be careful at intersections, where moisture from exhaust can quickly freeze making these spots especially icy.

Steer into the skid, if you start to slide, don’t panic take your foot off the gas.

Don’t pump breaks – if you have anti-lock brakes do not pump them, use firm pressure until you come to a stop

Don’t get out of your car, stay put and call for help.

Read more: http://wwmt.com/news/local/tow-trucks-keep-busy-on-terrible-roads

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Road crews, tow truck drivers hard at work after weekend snowfall

Road crews, tow truck drivers hard at work after weekend snowfall

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Crews have been out all night trying to clear the snow.

Tow truck drivers have also been hard at work.

Dozens of cars were stuck on the side of the road for slide-offs or crashes.

McDonald’s Towing says when they saw the weather coming, they called in the troops, prepping for double the amount of calls they usually get.

“We tried to prepare better with scheduling employees and getting our trucks in line so all of them were in ready condition and ready for the storm,” said McDonald’s Towing Operations Manager Zach Clothier.

McDonald’s Towing says they responded to about 50 calls Sunday night, and they didn’t expect things to slow down.

They hope drivers keep safety in mind, before pulling off the road.

Read more: http://wwmt.com/news/local/road-crews-tow-truck-drivers-hard-at-work-after-weekend-snowfall

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Tow trucks keep busy on terrible roads

Newschannel 3’s Nicky Zizaza caught up with some tow truck drivers working to clear drivers stranded along roadways.

Phone calls have been pouring in to McDonalds Towing following the heavy snowfall around West Michigan where slick conditions and snow showers made for a busy afternoon and evening for tow truck companies.

McDonalds Towing has responded to more than 150 calls following this weekend’s snow showers and with chaotic road conditions tow truck drivers said they have to be especially careful because they can end up in an accident during a recovery.

In this kind of weather with an influx of call they ask commuters to pay extra attention and make way for them.

Zach Clothier, the operations manager at McDonalds Towing, said, “We have large equipment lots of lights. If you can give us space to do our job and do it safely, that would make us more comfortable on the road and most likely be able to do our job in a quicker response time.”

By 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, McDonalds towing had responded to more than 50 calls and with the snow expected to continue throughout the night they don’t see things slowing down.

Spots on the roads remain slick and drivers should drive defensively, but stay home unless you have to get out.

If you do have to drive, Michigan State Police has tips for drivers:

Leave at least four seconds of space between you and the car in front of you.

Be careful at intersections, where moisture from exhaust can quickly freeze making these spots especially icy.

Steer into the skid, if you start to slide, don’t panic take your foot off the gas.

Don’t pump breaks – if you have anti-lock brakes do not pump them, use firm pressure until you come to a stop

Don’t get out of your car, stay put and call for help.

Read more: http://wwmt.com/news/local/tow-trucks-keep-busy-on-terrible-roads

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Weight distribution critical when towing a boat

Although most of us anglers live for the days we can take our boats to our favorite fishing holes and see what’s biting, there’s always a sense of relief at the end of the day when we safely back the boat into the garage.

That’s because towing anything adds a profound element of risk to the driving experience. You might be cautious and aware while towing your boat, but that doesn’t mean some knuckle-headed pedestrian isn’t going to be looking at his cell phone on the sidewalk where you like to drive.

Just like in regular driving, while towing a boat, you’ll occasionally have to stop short, change lanes and weave to miss obstructions.

That latter action can prove costly if your boat isn’t fitted to your trailer properly or the gear you put in it for travel isn’t forward of the axle.

The video above demonstrates why you want to put weight toward the tongue and not in the rear while towing.

Read more: http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2016/12/weight_distribution_critical_w.html

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Drivers could pay more when police tow their cars

Proposed Modesto city fees for unclaimed cars with very little value, such as this one, will put an undue financial burden on towing companies, says Anderson’s Towing Vice President Duane Thompson.

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Drivers could pay more when police tow their cars

Proposed Modesto city fees for unclaimed cars with very little value, such as this one, will put an undue financial burden on towing companies, says Anderson’s Towing Vice President Duane Thompson.

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Weight distribution critical when towing a boat

Although most of us anglers live for the days we can take our boats to our favorite fishing holes and see what’s biting, there’s always a sense of relief at the end of the day when we safely back the boat into the garage.

That’s because towing anything adds a profound element of risk to the driving experience. You might be cautious and aware while towing your boat, but that doesn’t mean some knuckle-headed pedestrian isn’t going to be looking at his cell phone on the sidewalk where you like to drive.

Just like in regular driving, while towing a boat, you’ll occasionally have to stop short, change lanes and weave to miss obstructions.

That latter action can prove costly if your boat isn’t fitted to your trailer properly or the gear you put in it for travel isn’t forward of the axle.

The video above demonstrates why you want to put weight toward the tongue and not in the rear while towing.

Read more: http://www.nola.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2016/12/weight_distribution_critical_w.html

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