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  1. Owner of this pickup called to upright and tow back to his home. Called for a second truck as pickup was on a culvert and wanted to be able to pull up sideways after the upright. Went very good except I had to put chains on after taking to his home.
    4 points
  2. We do quite a few LLV’s. Love them. Simple hookup. Pay pretty well. Generally good mileage taking them to a VMF. And no customers to deal with lol. Tough little things. Awful in snow. This guy somehow rolled his on a straight, dry country road, no damage at all. Once back on its wheels he fired it right back up.
    4 points
  3. We got called for this car the other rainy night, it slid off a sharp turn, down into a drainage ditch, narrowly missing the guard rail and some trees. I hooked to the back and winched it onto the rollback. The front was not smashed that bad, and all 4 wheels rolled freely, so it came out fairly nice. Sorry I don't have any more pictures, it was pouring down rain, so I tried to hook & book it as fast as possible!
    3 points
  4. Took a call from a customer last night who stated he was stuck down a long driveway after attempting to make a Door-Dash delivery. As I was taking his info over the phone, My buddy who runs the local AAA towing company called and told me the customer had originally called AAA for service and when he arrived, he found him approximately 300' from the road down a sloped, muddy camp trail. My friend didn't want to get involved with it through AAA knowing they don't pay well enough for him to return to his shop and gear up for that type of pull, so he turned the call down.
    3 points
  5. Three veteran Ontario Provincial Police officers are facing charges for giving preferential treatment to certain tow truck operators, in the latest corruption probe to target an industry long plagued with violence. In an interview Saturday, OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique said he received an internal complaint back in early 2019 about the relationship between some of his officers and towing operators. “Preference was given to a particular tow company in exchange for benefit to the officers,” he said, declining to get into the specifics of what that benefit was. “It’s fairly com
    3 points
  6. Recieved this call yesterday morning. The customer parked near the entrance to the hotel, (75 feet from the front door), checked in & spent the night. This is what she found in the morning! Placed go jacks under all 4 wheels, pushed out of parking place then installed the carrier dolly system loaded & delivered to the shop. The customer was heartbroken over what happened to her new Blazer.
    2 points
  7. Some more good ones now that you guys have me thinking: "No good deed goes unpunished" "There's a light at the end of the tunnel" - followed by: "But I'm afraid it might be the train" I heard this from a State Trooper about the rednecks with jacked up 4x4 trucks: "Truck height is inversely proportionate to penis length" "That is what I was shooting for" - used when your results didn't turn out as planned.
    2 points
  8. APTRA introduced a bill this session that will change the move over law. This bill goes before the first committee on Monday at 2PM. We need support from all responders for this bill, preferably Law Enforcement and Fire. We know we are for it, but we need others to sign in and support it to show everyone wants this. If you are familiar with the AZ Legislature website, and signing in to support a bill, please do, testifying is not necessary. We only need you to sign in FOR the bill, please. The bill nu
    2 points
  9. Hey Guys! My name is Jess Horton and am located in Houston, TX. I am with 2 companies there, Car King Towing and Space City Automotive. I am formerly from Austin, TX where I owned companies there for quite some time. I sold, then relocated to Houston and got sucked back in!! LOL Once a tow operator, always a tow operator! For those that know me, I am a historically active advocate for the industry and involved in the industry, especially on the legislative side. I am a founding member of Southwest Tow Operators, as well as a past President. Just wanted to drop in and
    2 points
  10. IMO, this is the best reason to take the extra minute or so to put cones or flares out. As I say time after time, the drivers cannot move over or slow down for you if they do not have adequate warning that you are there. I've seen it myself, a tower on the side of the road at night with no vest, no cones, no flares, and the lightbar either blocked by the disabled car or facing the ground. You cannot see them until you're right on top of them, giving you zero time to react. Again, if you want them to move they have to see you in enough time to react. Cones and flares are not going
    1 point
  11. One-liners day was the 21st? Well then, I must be "a day late and a dollar short" ... LOL In regards to going after a tough-to-load PPI: "We'll either get it, or we won't" (you'll never get it if you don't try) Multipurpose: the classic "What could possibly go wrong?" And the motto of a former employer, "It isn't a problem until it's a problem" ....... Richard
    1 point
  12. Now that I think about it, I suppose my one liner is " Well, that's good for it" since I seem to say that at least 2-3 times a day when dropping my phone, laptop, notebook or tools etc... 😁 P.S. I use the "living the dream" line a lot myself...LOL
    1 point
  13. Yea those seem to get a little pricey, and once you have a remote setup on your truck it can also cause another set of issues. But for the most part we had good success with ours, and we use them all the time!
    1 point
  14. Originally Posted to Tow411 on March 19, 2005 I have been asked many times over the years if there was a towers prayer. I'm sure there are but I've never really found one that stood out. So with pen and pad I began to write and this is what I came up with today. Emotion will move you to great heights. Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal wisdom embrace the universe, watch over all those in towing. Protect them from harm in the performance of their duty out there on our roadways all round the world. We pray, help them keep safe both day and night. We recommend them
    1 point
  15. Beautifully written Tow Zone. I plan to have my wife write it out with her fancy hand writing so I can frame it in my office. I feel safe to speak for most of our brothers on this forum in saying Thank you for taking the time to write this and sharing it with all of us.
    1 point
  16. Welcome to TowForce.net By Tow411. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
    1 point
  17. A cousin of mine found this picture of our original garage probably in the late 1920's. The old house was on the property when my grandfather bought the property around 1920. It's where him and my grandmother lived and where my father and Aunt Sadie were born. Appears to be a Ford Model T tow car in the picture near the gas pumps. — at Battelini's Garage .
    1 point
  18. Kudos to the OPP for exposing this. Many L.E. agencies wouldnt do so simply to save face. Kick-backs and favoritisim happens here regularly ( mainly the small town, certain companies have family in law enforcement type ). And even when proof of this is brought to the higher ups, It falls on deaf ears..
    1 point
  19. Personally, I have always felt that Collins dollies were by far superior to In the ditch set ups.. I have owned and used both and although I have never "tested" them to that degree, The few times that I have had failures were with the In the ditch brand I had. In the ditch seemed to require alot more attention and maintenance throughout their life as well.
    1 point
  20. All you got to do is look on Youtube at all the truck stop parking lot videos. That's what kind of drivers are out there.
    1 point
  21. .1 nsd .2 quest .3 allied .4 honk .5 roadside protect
    1 point
  22. 1. Geico 2. AAA 3. Allstate 4. Agero
    1 point
  23. 1 nation safe drivers 2 Allstate 3 quest 4 agero 5 honk 6 allied dispatch 7 swoop
    1 point
  24. List Top 10 Clubs1. Swoop (easiest to get addons and submit for payment 2. Uhaul (easiest for approvals and constant work)3. Agero (rate and high volume aren’t bad, can be tricky at times but the volume and payout is worth it.)4. NAC (best rates, low volume)5. Urgently (decent rate and can get decent approval addons, payouts can be tricky to track but they do pay) 6. Fleetnet (good approvals and staff, no volume)7. Honk (not easy to reach or talk to since they got rid of a lot of their reps)8. Quest (low volume, low rate)9. Pinnacle (neutral)10 NSD (rude dispatchers, no ability for addons
    1 point
  25. 1. Tesla Roadside Have always been very easy to work with and allways bang on with our invoices.
    1 point
  26. 1. TESLA #1 (good volume, pays on time) 2. AGERO - (Pays on time, good call volume) 3. HONK - (low call volume, pays on time, requesting add fees are a pain) 4. U-Haul - (low call volume, pays on time, website to do po's is very old and clunky) 5. GEICO (low call volume, pays within 2 days after job) 6. Urgently (low call volume, pays with credit card after job) 7. NSD - (low call volume, pays after job with credit card) 8. QUEST (Low call volume, pays after job with credit card) ) 9. SWOOP - (Good call volume, but... All PO's go under review or most do and sit for months not p
    1 point
  27. 1. Nations Safe Driver2. Geico3. Allstate 4. QuestX 5. Urgently 6. Honk 7. Agero8. Swoop9. AAA 10. Road America
    1 point
  28. 1. Geico - credit card only 2. AAA - but they are changing things up so we’ll see. 3. Agero - getting used to Swoop dispatch. 4. Allstate- very low volume.
    1 point
  29. 1. AAA . 2. AGERO 3. HONK 4. GEICO 5. SWOOP 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. We do quite a few out of area calls so the numbers add up
    1 point
  30. 1. Tesla 2. Urgent.ly 3. Agero That's all I do
    1 point
  31. 1. Geico 2. Master Roadside 3. Road America 4. ARI 5. QUEST 6. ALLSTATE 7. NATIONAL AUTO CLUB
    1 point
  32. 1) GEICO Not under contract, but they are the only one we accept POs from. 2) HONK Credit card up front only. 3) AGERO Credit card only. 4) 5) 6) 7) 8 9)URGENTLY They are terrible 10) AAA Impossible to deal with and they still owe me money from 3 years ago.
    1 point
  33. 1 GEICO 2 URGENTLY 3 ALL-STATE 4 SWOOP 5 AGERO 6 AAA
    1 point
  34. 1- nation safe driver ( NSD ) 2- fleet net 3- quest 4 - Allstate 5- honk 6- amazon 7- Gerber life
    1 point
  35. 1. Geico 4. Road America 5. Honk 6. Allstate 9. AAA 10. Agero For us there is no comparison to Geico. Geico goes above and beyond to take care of their customers and providers! When you work with Geico you are part of a team that values the services provided. Geico makes sure we are able to give their customers top notch service and care!
    1 point
  36. List Top 10 Clubs 1. Geico- Best pay and always increasing volume 2. AAA-benefit to be a back up not a primary for increased pay with some volume 3. Allstate- average 4. Nation Safe Drivers- average 5. Urgently-pay was good but recently changed price structure 6. Quest - low volume 7. Agero- has volume only, low pay 8. Swoop- has volume only, low pay 9. Honk- pay is good but low volume 10. Allied- pay is ok but low volume
    1 point
  37. 1. Geico #1 keeping in 100 2.Allstate 3. Pinnacle
    1 point
  38. 1: Geico 2: Allstate 3: Agero 4: Nsd 5: Quest
    1 point
  39. 1. NSD 2. Urgently 3. Quest 4. Allstate 5. Agero 6. Swoop 7. Allied Dispatch 8. Road America 9. Pinnacle 10. Honk
    1 point
  40. I used to say NSD was # 1 for me but they are kinda dead now they lost most of there contracts. Urgently would have been my new #1 but last months or so they started there Bull Shit rates and cut things about 40% so I sit home. We have a contract but now they say they have the right to change is if and when they wish. If I would have asked for extra on a job they said it is not my contracted rate Agero and Swoop are the same but right now Swoop has been doing me OK Allstate is almost as dead as NSD. And Quest owes me for almost a year. Don't answer the phone , don't
    1 point
  41. 1. NSD 2.AGERO/SWOOP 3.URGENTLY 4.QUEST 5.HONK
    1 point
  42. 1. NSD 2. Geico 3. Allstate 4. Agero 5. Swoop 6. Urgent.ly 7. Quest 8. Allied Dispatch Solutions 9. NAC 10. Honk This list takes into account rates offered and support from reps. It does not take into account Volume. We value all clubs and couldn't be more thankful for the opportunities giving to us.
    1 point
  43. List Top 10 Clubs 1. NSD 2. Honk 3. Agero 4.Urgently
    1 point
  44. 1 point
  45. 1. NSD 2. AllState 3. Urgently 4. Agero 5. Road America 6. Honk 7. Quest 8. 9. 10.
    1 point
  46. List Top 10 Clubs 1 .NSD 2 Allstate 3.Urgently 4. Agero 5.Road America 6.Geico 7.honk 8. Quest 9. 10
    1 point
  47. I just got good equipment this year and signed up with Allstate Agero AAA and honk. I submitted my info to all and the only one that finished the process was Honk. That being said in 4 months I got one Honk call and that was when I had 2 already loaded up. I don't understand these clubs. Customers in my area say they don't call because the wait times are 2 hours minimum. When I applied to be a provider they said they have enough coverage in the area. Seems like if a guy has to wait 4 hours on the side of the interstate on a Sunday for a tow truck they don't have enough coverage. I
    1 point
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