So, you’ve decided to go for it – you’re going to venture out on your own and start a tow truck business. That’s great! You’ll be able to enjoy the freedom of owning your own business and being the master of your own destiny. However, you have to be willing to put in long hours, rain or shine, and do hard work. A day in the life of a tow truck operator is driving to the car that needs to be transported, hooking the car up, driving it to its new location, and then unloading it…and then doing it all over again. Now, if you know this is the life for you, you’re probably wondering how to start a tow truck business.
As a tow truck driver, you’re a busy person. It’s always go, go, go as you dash from one job to the next. With all the craziness, it can be hard to eat – and snack – healthily. Of course, it’s important that you get the sustenance you need throughout the day, but you also have to consider what you’re snacking on. Along with things like tow truck ergonomics, eating healthy can help you feel better during the day. We’ve got fifteen healthy snacks that you can take with you in your tow truck and munch on between jobs.
Move Over laws are very important to the towing world. Each year, many tow truck operators lose their lives or are severely injured when they’re struck by a car while working on the side of the road. On July 1st, Iowa expanded its Move Over law to better protect drivers and vehicles parked on the side of the road. The law now requires drivers to change lanes or slow down for any vehicle displaying flashing lights.
The I-95 overpass near Congress Avenue in Boca Raton, Florida, is going to be renamed for a tow truck operator who fell to his death while attempting to secure a semi-truck that was teetering at the edge of the overpass. The overpass will be named “Richard Jason Randolph Memorial Bridge.” The state legislature passed the renaming, which could become official by the end of this summer.