When you work in a service industry, such as towing, it’s crucial that you establish a strong reputation. That reputation can go a long way towards generating more business for your towing company. By giving your clients a great towing experience, you can develop a good reputation and help your business thrive. Now, that might seem kind of impossible – most people don’t wake up in the morning saying, “Gee, I’d love to have to get my car towed today.” But with the following ten tips, you can give your clients the best possible towing experience.
For small businesses, especially service-related businesses like towing operations, online reviews are worth their weight in gold. People look to reviews to make purchasing decisions and trust the word of online reviewers – for better or for worse. So, for you as a tower, it’s important to get great reviews. While it may seem silly and arbitrary to chase the approval of the worldwide web, it can make a big difference to your company by drumming up business and helping you develop a good reputation. So, we’ve got a few tips to help you score awesome reviews online.
There are many different types of tow truck insurance out there, and they can get a little confusing. One type of insurance that you need to know about as the owner of a towing or wrecker business is auto liability insurance. Now, you might have a few questions. What is auto liability insurance? Why does your tow truck business need it? How much does auto liability insurance cost?
Well, don’t worry – we’ll answer all of those questions.
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. Constant vigilance 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.
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.
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 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.