It’s that time of year again for tow trucks to break out their winter weather gear. The roads are getting a little icier, a little dicier, and a lot more accident prone. So, it’s important when you’re coming to the rescue of a stranded or crashed vehicle that your tow truck is prepared for the special kinds of hazards you can face in winter weather. Check out our winter tow truck gear guide to keep your tow trucks and drivers safe in colder weather.
It’s no secret that towing isn’t exactly the easiest industry to get into. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to launch a successful tow truck business and keep it growing and thriving – there’s a lot that goes into running a successful towing business. We caught up with two towing veterans to ask for their advice on running a towing business – Bob Lantis of First Call Towing (based in Alabama) and Charles Hopper of Hoppers Tow and Recovery, LLC (based in Mississippi.) Check out what they had to say about running a towing business.
A very important week is coming right up. September 9th-15th is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which is a time to celebrate all professional truck drivers and tow truck operators and the hard work they do every day. Truck driving is not for the faint of heart – it’s a lot of hard work and it’s not easy. Truckers are a vital part of the American economy, which relies on moving goods all over the country. This is a time to say “thanks” to the over 3 million professional truckers across the United States.
A lot of truck drivers experience back pain – it happens because of the nature of the job. Tow truck drivers are no exception. When you sit for long stretches of time, get jolted and jostled around as you’re driving, get in and out of the cab of your truck, and lift heavy loads on a regular basis, back pain tends to happen. The back is made up of lots of muscles, vertebrae, disks, and nerves, and just a small tweak to one of these things can aggravate it. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to prevent back pain as a tow truck driver.
If you’re trying to grow your team by hiring new tow truck drivers, you’ve got to find people who will be a good fit for your business. You need a tow truck driver who will work well with your current team and who will be a good representative of your company. In short, you need to find the right person. But here’s the question – how do you find good tow truck drivers who will fit in well at your business?
Well, to help answer that question, here are our tips to help you hire great tow truck drivers for your business.