How to establish a culture of safety at your tow truck business

It's important to establish a culture of safety at your business.

There’s no arguing about the fact that safety is crucial in the tow truck industry. Tow truck drivers face a lot of risks when it comes to their jobs – working on the side of the road with cars flying by is dangerous and scary. Of course, many of the dangers of towing aren’t in the control of you or your drivers – you can’t control the actions of other people on the road, the weather, and so on, but you can make safety a fundamental part of your business by creating a culture of safety.

What do we mean by a culture of safety? We mean that safety is something that defines your business. It’s a fundamental part of what the business is. How do you go about creating a culture of safety? We’ve got seven tips for you.

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How to prevent common on-the-job towing injuries

Take care to prevent common towing injuries.

Towing is not exactly the safest job out there. The side of the road is an unpredictable and dangerous workplace. And with that danger comes injury. There are many common towing injuries, including slips and trips, back pain, hand wounds, falls, foot injuries, eye injuries, and roadside strikes. The question is, how can you prevent towing-related, on-the-job injuries? We’ll break down some tips to prevent common injuries.

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What is uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage?

If you're hit by a driver without insurance, uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage can help.

One of the reasons that you have tow truck insurance (specifically auto liability insurance) is so you can take care of your legal obligation to someone that you injure or whose property you damage in an accident. Your insurance will help you cover the money you owe to that person. But what if someone hits your tow truck and doesn’t have the insurance to cover their legal obligation to you? Well, that might not be good. However, there is a solution you can consider – uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage (a.k.a. UM/UIM coverage.)

What’s uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage? We’ll explain what this coverage is and why you might want to make it a part of your tow truck insurance plan.

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What kind of towing insurance do I need for a tow truck?

The right towing insurance can protect you from many losses.

If you’re getting into the towing world, you might be wondering what kind of insurance you need for your tow truck or wrecker. Insuring a tow truck is different than insuring a personal vehicle, and there are some important coverages to consider and questions to ask yourself. Although towing insurance might seem overwhelming at first glance, we’re going to break down six towing insurance coverages you might want to consider for your wrecker or rollback.

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