As a tow truck driver, there’s a lot of pressure to hustle on the job so you can haul as many cars as possible. You don’t want the customer to have to wait a long time for you, and when you finally get to the car that needs to be towed you may feel the need to get the car to where it has to go as soon as possible. There may even be the temptation to speed and push the speed limit. However, speeding comes with a lot of risks. It can cause car accidents and can even have a negative effect on your tow truck insurance rates. We’ll go over the dangers of speeding.
As a tow truck driver, it’s essential to be as prepared as possible for anything. Things can change on the road in the blink of an eye. You’re not alone on the streets, so you have to pay attention to what other drivers are doing. Caution is a must – driving is dangerous. Defensive driving can help you avoid getting into an accident, which can help you save money on your tow truck insurance rates. (And that’s helpful because tow truck insurance rates have been increasing.) We’ll explain the three aspects of defensive driving and how it can help you avoid accidents.
If you sometimes feel like your head is spinning when you’re confronted with all of the insurance-related terms you have to know for your tow truck business, don’t worry – you’re not alone. With all the different types of tow truck insurance out there, not to mention all the fancy insurance words, it can get overwhelming. One of those buzzwords you might have been wondering about is deductible. Maybe you’ve been wondering what exactly a deductible is and why people make a big deal about it. We’ll give the definition of deductible and go over what it means. Even better, we’ll explain how it can affect your tow truck insurance rates.
Something about cell phones is too tempting to ignore. Though we know that we shouldn’t text and drive, somehow it happens anyway – and often with disastrous consequences. According to the National Highway Transportation Administration, 391,000 were injured and over 3,400 were killed in distracted driving accidents in 2015. The CDC reports that every day in the United States about nine people are killed and 1000 are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver. As a tow truck operator, you and your drivers spend hours on the road, and it’s essential that your full attention is on the task at hand. We’ll take a look at why texting and driving is so deadly for tow truck drivers.
There’s this thing called Murphy’s Law that states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Perhaps it seems a tad pessimistic, but as a tow truck driver, you may be inclined to believe it. You’ve seen plenty of strange, unlucky, and crazy situations out there on the road. But what if Murphy’s Law hits your business? What if something happens to one of your tow trucks – say, a cracked windshield or a smooshed front bumper? You might immediately think to file a claim on your tow truck insurance. It was invented for Murphy’s Law, after all. But you may want to pull out a calculator and do some numbers before you do. Claims have an influence on how much tow truck insurance costs. We’ll explain why.
Towing cars isn’t always an easy job. There’s a lot of responsibility associated with transporting someone else’s car, and so safety is absolutely paramount for tow truck companies. You might have a good record for your business with few accidents, tickets, or losses, but it’s still important to do everything you can to establish high safety standards for your company (and besides, it can help you save money on your tow truck insurance rates.) That being said, here are a few ways you can boost safety at your tow truck business.
Calling a tow truck company to transport your car is probably not something you planned to do, and it may not be something you’re particularly happy to have to do. Your first question might be how much it will cost to repair your car – it’s making a very ominous clicking sound. The second might be “How much does a tow cost?” Every towing operation is different and it might be difficult to pin down an exact price prior to the tow. You might be envisioning triple dollar signs.
If your car insurance policy includes roadside assistance, getting a tow can be completely FREE! That’s why, as a general practice, our experts always recommend roadside assistance when creating our auto insurance quotes. We know that including this type of coverage in your policy can ultimately save you time and money in a sticky situation. However, if you haven’t shopped with us yet, here’s an idea on the average cost of a tow, the cost of towing a car per mile, and why towing is priced the way it is.
You might have heard that tow truck insurance rates are on the rise. Many tow truck insurance carriers have backed away from covering tow truck businesses because they think they’re too risky. That has led to many tow truck businesses getting their insurance nonrenewed, while others have seen huge rate increases. As a result, you may be wanting to save money on your tow truck insurance rates by getting cheap tow truck insurance. We’ve got some tips to help you save some money on your rates.
If you run a tow truck business, you know that you face plenty of risks every day. To cover those risks, you need to protect your business with tow truck insurance. Since every tow truck business is different, every tow truck business needs a unique insurance plan that’s customized for its specific risks. One type of insurance that you might want to consider for your operation is garagekeepers liability insurance. We’ll explain what garagekeepers is and how it can protect your tow truck business.
If you work in the tow truck industry, you’ve probably noticed a few changes when it comes to insurance – namely, the cost of your tow truck insurance premium rocketing upwards. As if tow truck insurance wasn’t pricey enough, it’s only gotten worse. The jump in rates has been enough to make more than a few tow truck companies close their doors.
But why is this happening, and why now? Why does it seem like your insurance company is charging you a crazy rate when just last year things were reasonable? There are several reasons for the chaos that is the tow truck insurance industry, and we’ll try to make sense of the changes that have been affecting towing companies around the nation.