Social media and your tow truck insurance

Your business's social media can affect your tow truck insurance.

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.

We’ll explain.

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Lynchburg, VA brings out portable speed bumps to protect first responders

Lynchburg will start using portable speed bumps.

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.

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9 holiday gift ideas for tow truck drivers

Check out these holiday gift ideas for tow truck drivers.

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.

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September 9th – 15th is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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.

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15 healthy snacks that you can stash in your tow truck

Healthy snacks include apples, bananas, oranges, and other fruits.

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.

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Iowa expands its Move Over law to include all vehicles with flashing lights

Iowa recently expanded its Move Over law.

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.

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I-95 overpass in Boca Raton, FL to be renamed for towman

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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.

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Arizona towing law enforces good practices for tow truck businesses

There is a new Arizona towing law that will punish shady towing practices.

Drivers in Arizona have long complained about towing practices in the state. Among the complaints are that towing companies won’t accept cash, they charge ridiculous fees, they aren’t open at reasonable hours, they make it extremely difficult for insurance adjusters to do their jobs and examine cars after accidents, and they refuse to release cars. Basically, consumers hold that they aren’t being treated fairly and that towing businesses engage in shady business practices.

So, it’s not a terrible surprise that lawmakers in the state decided to do something about it.

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Alabama seeking to expand the state’s Move Over Law

A bill that would expand Alabama's move over law is currently under review.

There’s some big news on the horizon for Alabama towers:

The state of Alabama is seeking to broaden its Move Over law.

Many states have adopted some form of a Move Over law, which requires motorists to change lanes or slow down when they approach a stopped emergency vehicle. However, many towers feel that these laws are ineffective, as drivers still fly by tow trucks that are on the side of the road. Drivers hit ambulances, fire trucks, tow trucks…and people.

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