Have you ever gone to sleep only to wake up exhausted? Many people have trouble sleeping, and tow truck drivers are no exception. Not sleeping well can mean that you’re in for a rough day of being fatigued and tired. Fatigue can lead to drowsiness, moodiness, loss of energy, poor appetite, headaches, and difficulty concentrating and focusing. It’s not difficult to see why driving drowsy is dangerous for tow truck drivers. Driving while fatigued can impair your ability to operate your tow truck safely, so we have some tips for getting a good night’s sleep.
Tow truck insurance isn’t only for when you or one of your drivers gets into an accident. There are plenty of other scenarios that it can protect you from. One type of insurance that’s worth talking about is physical damage coverage. We’ll go over what physical damage insurance is, what it covers, when you would need it, and how much physical damage insurance for tow trucks costs.
If you tow in a big city or urban area, you know how difficult city driving can be. The city presents a host of driving hazards – rush hour traffic, narrow streets, a high volume of cars, pedestrians, and people in a hurry. Each of these hazards becomes more dangerous when you add a tow truck to the mix. To help you navigate busy city streets, we’ve got some tips for urban driving.
December 18, 2017 is a big day for all commercial truck drivers. That’s the day that all commercial truck drivers will be required to have electronic logging devices (ELDs), which track the number of hours truck drivers are on the road, in their vehicles. And that includes tow trucks. This mandate comes from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the organization responsible for regulating commercial vehicles. If your tow truck drivers are required to keep a record of duty status (RODS), you need to adhere to the ELD mandate. In this article, we’ll go over some of the benefits of ELDs and what you need to know about the new mandate.
We’ve all heard that texting and driving is bad. That it’s dangerous. That you shouldn’t do it. But do we heed the warnings? Or do we keep on doing what we’re doing, thinking that an accident will never happen to us? Texting and driving is dangerous for any driver, and tow truck drivers are no exception to the rule. Texting takes your eyes off the road, and anything that takes your eyes and attention off the road has no place behind the wheel of a tow truck or wrecker. Let’s take a look at just how dangerous texting and driving is.