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
If you are anything like me, you are no stranger to the occasional break-down, overheat, or, a personal favorite, snowstorm emergency (how do I manage to always get stuck?). After several moments of despair, I decided to think ahead, and prepare a bag of much needed supplies for the inevitable moment I would need to rely on roadside service, again.
There are several times I have found myself, halfway up a canyon, praying my 3G would just search for one little thing, and hoping I can get a call through to 411, that’s why the first thing on my… Continue reading
Here’s a bit of positive news that we’re happy to bring to you to kind of balance out some of the negative towing news about a number of companies as of late. We’ve discussed a few different times, why a lot of news about towing tends to cast the industry in a somewhat negative light, so I won’t rehash all of that here. But, we do have quite a story for you today. It involves a tow truck driver who stepped in to save the life of another brave man who was responding to an auto accident.
Dennis Underwood, a… Continue reading
At around 3 a.m a tow truck driver in Kendall, Florida was assisting a vehicle that had caught fire along the Don Shula Expressway. As he started to assist the driver, a vehicle drove into the emergency lane and struck the tow truck driver. Tragically, the tow truck driver was killed. The driver being assisted was not injured.
The person driving the vehicle drove off, leaving the scene of the horrific accident they caused. The investagators are looking for an older model BMW, dark in color, possibly burgundy or maroon. They say the vehicle will most likely have damage to… Continue reading