10 tips for staying safe while driving at night (don’t let the dark get you down)

Make sure that your drivers use caution when driving at night.

Tow truck drivers work very odd hours. It’s just a fact of life that cars like to break down at the most inconvenient times, including in the dead of night. If you’re involved in the towing industry, chances are you’ve had your fair share of middle-of-the-night shifts. Rescuing stranded drivers and their cars is a full-time job, emphasis on the full-time.

But driving at night can be very dangerous. Conditions after the sun goes down get treacherous. It’s hard to see hazards that are close to the road, and we can’t see as far ahead of us as we’d like. Plus when it’s dark our bodies are programmed to sleep. Fatigue is another obstacle to contend with.

We’ve put together some tips to help you be safe while driving at night. There are some things you can do to face the dark and keep yourself and other drivers safer.

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Should tow truck drivers be allowed to use flashing blue lights on their trucks?

tow truck warning lights

Could the color of the flashing lights on a tow truck save someone’s life?

Does color make a difference to you? This is a fascinating question to think about. Imagine driving and seeing flashing blue lights ahead. What’s your first reaction? Now, imagine the same scene and this time seeing orange lights. What’s your first reaction this time?

We ran this test across a few people. The results were consistent. The people that saw a blue flashing light said they were on alert.

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Towing companies suffer with higher tow truck insurance rates

Tow truck insurance rates have been going up.

If you are a tow truck and wrecker business, you know exactly what we are talking about when we say that tow truck insurance rates have gone up a lot. It’s getting harder and harder for small tow truck companies to keep their doors open with rising commercial auto insurance rates.

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Why does my tow truck business need garagekeepers insurance?

Here's how much to charge for towing a car.

Tow truck drivers work day and night. Emphasis on the night part. Why is it that flat tires, breakdowns, and accidents always happen at night? Anyways, the point is that sometimes you might have to rescue a car and its driver when it’s late. That’s where garagekeepers insurance can come into play. We’ll go over the definition of garagekeepers insurance and explain why it can help your business.

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What tow truck insurance terms do you need to know?

A bill that would expand Alabama's move over law is currently under review.

Insurance terminology can sound like gobbledegook sometimes. There are a lot of different words that get tossed around, and there are lots of different coverages that do different things. Businesses that need tow truck insurance are all different from one another – you might have a shop that does towing with a couple of trucks, or you might have a business that does only towing with a fleet. Figuring out what kind of insurance you need to make sure your business is protected can be difficult, so we’ve broken down the coverages and buzzwords that might come in handy when you’re shopping for insurance.

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