Tow truck drivers put a lot of time and effort into their business, and we know that that same passion can go into spicing up their rig. Decorating or even wrapping a tow truck may seem like a big way to spend your company’s funds, but it can actually be a great way to market your services and make your fleet memorable. That’s why we’ve taken on the task of finding the Top 10 Coolest Rigs on the Road. Our entries and votes are in from Facebook and Reddit. So, now it’s time to find out which tow truck company rules the road in style.
Volvo Cars USA has recently announced that they’re going to offer free towing for life for any Volvo car with its Tow for Life program. It doesn’t matter what year, make, or model of Volvo it is, and it doesn’t matter if the warranty has already passed. Volvo will take care of the towing cost. But how will this work? We’ll explain the details – including some information that Volvo drivers should know about ahead of time.
Technology can be an amazing thing, from dispatch software to GPS. One new technology that applies to the towing world is cameras. There are a lot of camera setups out there for tow trucks. So, what’s the big deal? Why on earth should towing businesses consider using a camera system? It kind of seems like that’s spying on your drivers, and that probably wouldn’t go over well. We’ll explain some of the reasons that towing companies might want to consider installing camera systems.
Running a tow truck business isn’t easy – or cheap. If you’re thinking about starting up a tow truck business, you need to be prepared for the costs you’re going to face. It’s better to know about the things you’ll have to pay for than to be caught off-guard, right? To help give you an overview of some of the expenses you might face as a tow truck business owner, we’ve come up with a list of expenses that you’ll need to plan for.
Social media is engrained in our world. You can’t escape it. Your tow truck business might have different social media accounts as part of your marketing plan – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. And you probably have a website to generate business. So, you appreciate the usefulness and importance of social media.
But the thing is, so do insurance companies. Insurers look at social media accounts when they’re evaluating your business, and what they find could impact how they classify your business, your rates, or even whether or not they want to insure you.
With the rise of technology, tow truck fleet management has become easier than ever. However, there are tons of dispatch software packages to choose from, and each one is different for each type of business. So, we’ve compared 6 of the top dispatch software programs to help you make the best choice for your company.
The Lynchburg Fire Department in Virginia has decided to take steps to protect first responders working on the side of the road. They have recently bought portable speed bumps, which can be brought to the scene of an accident or emergency and rolled out across the road to encourage people to slow down. They roll up to fit into a pouch that can be easily taken to accident scenes, and then the portable speed bump is simply unrolled across a lane.
The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of year – partly because of the shopping. You want to give something thoughtful, but not too vague. You want to give your loved one something they can use and not stash in their closets never to be seen again. But what do you do if your giftee spends most of their day inside the cabin of a tow truck? If you’re at a loss of what to get the tow truck driver in your life, here are some holiday gift ideas that they’re sure to love.
Coming up in September is a very important week. September 9th – 15th is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. And, of course, that includes tow truck drivers and operators! Tow truck drivers work hard every day, and the job is not an easy one whether you’re a tow truck operator or you’re running a tow truck business. In fact, being a tow truck operator can be downright dangerous at times. But that’s why National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is a thing. It’s a time to recognize all of the men and women who have dedicated their lives to trucking or towing and all of the work they do.
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.