How the Drivers You Hire Affect Your Towing Insurance

drivers you hire affect your towing insurance

Operating a tow truck comes with more risk and exposure than driving a regular vehicle. Since the towing industry is such a high-risk sector, you’ll likely be paying more for your insurance. However, other factors can impact your insurance premiums.

For instance, the drivers you hire can dramatically affect your insurance costs in the long run. This is because their experience, driving history, and age are used by the insurance company to determine your business’s level of risk. As you know, insurance companies don’t particularly like risk.

Therefore, to avoid high insurance premiums, you need to know what red flags to look for when hiring drivers.

In this article, we’re going to discuss how the drivers you hire affect your towing insurance and what red flags to look out for.

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Roadside Safety for Tow Truck Operators

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Roadside safety is essential because it impacts the tow truck operator, the customer, and the other cars on the road. It can be quite hectic assisting someone with a broken-down vehicle on the side of the road. Especially since the majority of the time, you have other cars flying by you. As you can imagine, tow truck operators have to put themselves in risky situations all the time.

Unfortunately, a majority of passing vehicles ignore Move Over Laws; therefore, putting the life of the tow truck operator and their customer at risk. Therefore, if you tow vehicles for a living, you need to be aware of some roadside safety tips.

In this article, we are discussing these tips in great detail, let’s begin.

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Night Towing Safety Tips

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When it gets dark outside, driving becomes more dangerous. Visibility is reduced at night and the light from other cars’ headlights can play tricks on your eyes. Driving a tow truck can be dangerous at all times of the day, but even more so at night. Your drivers will be having to pull over and assist broken-down vehicles in the middle of the night, which can be risky. Therefore, your drivers must be confident and able to mitigate the risks involved. Night towing requires more focus since there’s an increased chance of injury and collision at night.

Oftentimes tow truck drivers find themselves working the night shift and cars just love to break down when it’s three in the morning and very dark outside. Therefore, we’ve provided some safety tips to keep your tow truck operators safe while on the job.

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The Main Contributors in Tow Truck Accidents and How to Avoid Them

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Seeing a tow truck when you’ve been in an accident or when you’re stranded on the side of the road can be a big relief. However, accidents involving tow trucks can be a serious problem. This is due to the overall weight of the vehicle. Not to mention most times they’re hauling another vehicle on top of it.

Since tow trucks are such large vehicles, they need more time to come to a stop or change their speed. Also, these vehicles require more space to maneuver and have bigger blind spots. All of these things make operating a tow truck much more difficult. As a result, this can increase the chances of a tow truck getting into an accident. 

Therefore, it’s essential to understand the factors that contribute to tow truck accidents and how to prevent them. Let’s begin.

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