5 policies you should have at your tow truck business

There are numerous safety policies you can put in place at your tow truck business.

If you work in the towing world, you know how important it is to stay safe on the job. There are a lot of risks that towers face every day.

But there’s good news.

There are ways that you can improve safety at your tow truck business and minimize the risks that you and your drivers face. One thing you can do is create safety policies for your workplace. We’ll explain five different policies or protocols that will help you keep your drivers safe.

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How to avoid rear-end collisions (and save money on tow truck insurance)

Rear-end collisions can affect tow truck insurance rates.

When you drive a tow truck, rear-ending the car in front of you can often be more than just a fender-bender. Tow trucks are heavy, bulky, vehicles so they tend to cause more damage than your average passenger car. And lately, the costs of litigation for rear-end collisions has skyrocketed.

But it’s not only litigation that can cost your business big time.

What about your tow truck insurance rates?

We’ll explain why rear-end collisions are such a problem, the effect they have on the cost of tow truck insurance, and how to avoid rear-end collisions.

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Texting and driving: A dangerous combination for tow truck drivers

Texting and driving

We’ve all heard that texting and driving is bad. That it’s dangerous. That you shouldn’t do it. But do we heed the warnings? Or do we keep on doing what we’re doing, thinking that an accident will never happen to us? Texting and driving is dangerous for any driver, and tow truck drivers are no exception to the rule. Texting takes your eyes off the road, and anything that takes your eyes and attention off the road has no place behind the wheel of a tow truck or wrecker. Let’s take a look at just how dangerous texting and driving is.

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Six simple ways to improve safety at your tow truck business

Your tow truck insurance renewal rate depends on many factors.

When you drive tow trucks and haul other people’s cars, you know how important it is to be careful and safe. You’ve got a lot of responsibility on your shoulders, but there are some ways that your company can work on being as safe as possible. Even if you have a good safety record, with few accidents or other incidents, it’s important to do everything you can to cement that commitment to safety.

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The dangers of cell phones: Don’t let your tow truck drivers drive distracted

Cell phones and tow trucks don't mix.

When your drivers are responsible for operating large, heavy tow trucks, they can’t afford any distractions that could take their attention off the road. Even a second of distraction could have disastrous results. With cell phones as a constant temptation, it’s more important now than ever to stress the importance of staying focused on the task at hand. Namely, getting the tow truck and its load to where it needs to go – preferably without crashing into things. The law also has a few things to say about the use of cell phones while driving a tow truck.

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