A 26 year old elementary school teacher suddenly vanished after leaving an area bar in Lakeview, Louisiana on March 2nd. Security cameras were able to capture her driving in the direction of her home, but she never made it.
For over two months, with over 8 detectives assigned to the case at one point, they had been unable to identify any suspects or any clear idea of what happened to 26 year old Terrilynn Monette. They are still not ruling out the idea of foul play, but believe that she may have been involved in an accident and are currently… Continue reading
It is finally here. Can you believe it? Summer. Summer. Summer. In all of it’s warmth, and travel, and vacations, and sweet summertime glory. It feels like we have just been tricked over and over this spring (especially with those snow storms) into believing it wasn’t coming. But, Memorial Day is finally here this weekend, and the official kick-off to summer. If you are planning on braving the gas prices and taking your first long weekend of the summer, here are a few tips to avoid needing to call on roadside assistance:
Get your oil changed
It has been hot,… Continue reading
Inevitably, we have probably all been in a place where we realize we spent too much on something. We didn’t research because we were in a hurry or frazzled, and then we got home, and our friends told us all the alternatives that didn’t cost half as much.
Recently, in Towing News, Birmingham, Alabama, decided to put a cap on towing prices within city limits. If you aren’t lucky enough to live within these city limits, consider some other options when calling around to towing services.
1. Ask if there is a flat city rate
Often, companies offer a… Continue reading
Does your teenager know how to deal with a flat tire? Do you trust them to be able to remain safe and calm in that situation? Do you want them to know how to change the tire or how to get help? Figure out where you stand before approaching the conversation. Chances are, when it comes down to it, your tenn might forget how to change the tire correctly, so you may want to have an alternate plan in place.
Here are some simple tips and conversation points to cover when going over flat tires with your teen:
1. Keep… Continue reading
In this economy people are getting creative with their careers. We don’t have to follow the typical path our parents did, and we can make choices to support ourselves that make sense. Taking a risk is a part of the tapestry now, and there’s a few things you can do to market yourself even more. Companies see hundreds of applicants for a single postion, but there is one, simple way to stand out, getting your CDL, or Commercial Driver’s License. There’s a ton of jobs that this is required for, and a lot of money to be made doing it.… Continue reading
As we all know the cost of living varies greatly from state to state, and city to city, but what about the cost of towing? After doing some research I was able to find two cities where the cost of a tow is considered to be the highest.
The cost of a tow varies and is based upon many different factors. Depending on the reason for the tow, how far the vehicle is being towed, what type of vehicle is being towed and the equipment needed for the tow are a few of the things that are added up to… Continue reading
Spending time in the beautiful State of Colorado is a privilege those that live here have that so many visitors try to emulate. Living in a town based on tourism, you tend to see the entire spectrum of visitors. You get the guys who drove out here from the east, running on fumes and dreams, and somehow getting their ’86 Toyota pick-up all the way here with duct tape and bungee cords keeping it together. After they drive by you see the family of four, brand new Jeep rental, equipped with every off-road capability. Finally, the long-haired blonde, in her… Continue reading
The recent increase of death or injury to emergency workers has one state trying to make more people aware of the Move Over law. As everyone knows this is a topic that I am frequently posting about, but it is for a reason.
According to the Florida Department of Transportation there have been eight emergency workers hit within the last two years while working on the side of Florida’s highways. That is eight people in one state, and in Florida’s opinion and my own as well that is eight people too many.
According to emergency workers, the problem is that… Continue reading
Imagine this: your daughter, son, family member, or close friend is stranded hundreds of miles from home and the only way to get them back home is to have them ride with the tow truck and it’s driver. Safety is the first thing that comes to mind.
Do you know to ask the right questions? What are the right questions? Do you know that it is required, by law, to pass a background check prior to becoming a tow truck operator? While background checks are required, they are not all equal. It is your job to find… Continue reading
I know that the Move Over Law that most states carry is a topic that I have discussed several times in many of my articles, but the fact is that many drivers are not following their states Move Over law. These laws were created and implemented for a reason. These laws are put in place to make emergency workers jobs as safe as possible and in most states these Move Over laws do include tow trucks and roadside assistance vehicles with their emergency lights on.
Less than a week ago a tow truck operator in Florida was struck by a… Continue reading