Are you doing background checks on all new hires for your tow truck business?

Make sure to do background checks on all new hires.

If you have a tow truck company, consider what we’re about to tell you about background checks. After all, your reputation (and insurance rates) are on the line.

Good help is hard to find, isn’t it? Ask any business owner and they’ll tell you for themselves! Unfortunately, that means many tow truck companies wind up settling for a warm body to put in a truck cab. This can lead to many problems down the road.

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How the Georgia Towing and Recovery Incentive Program saves taxpayers money

The Georgia TRIP program has been helping save taxpayers money.

What do the 1996 Olympics have to do with improving Atlanta traffic?

Were you in Atlanta during the ’96 Olympics? If you were, you probably remember sitting in traffic for hours. Jeff Poquette of South Side Wreckers told us, “After Atlanta had the Olympics back in 1996, the state of Georgia realized the negative impact of sitting in traffic. They recognized the cost of consumers sitting in traffic. They did the math and it was shocking. So, they developed the TRIP program and set the standards extremely high for tow trucks and wreckers responding to commercial big truck accidents.”

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The dangers of cell phones: Don’t let your tow truck drivers drive distracted

Cell phones and tow trucks don't mix.

When your drivers are responsible for operating large, heavy tow trucks, they can’t afford any distractions that could take their attention off the road. Even a second of distraction could have disastrous results. With cell phones as a constant temptation, it’s more important now than ever to stress the importance of staying focused on the task at hand. Namely, getting the tow truck and its load to where it needs to go – preferably without crashing into things. The law also has a few things to say about the use of cell phones while driving a tow truck.

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