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    Dave's Towing Metro Tow Trucks RTR-50-SL all dressed up and ready to get work.
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    Njsss

    Harley

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    Njsss

    NY Tow

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    KY Nick

    Wrecker Gold

    Acquired some items a few weeks back. Just sitting prevented from going to scrap. 2 525's- 1 515, couple bodies and drag winches. Would like to see some good pics of the transmission and controls of the 515 as that is my project after my 525. Enjoy. Questions and comments welcome. .
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    Njsss

    Wide Load~Somewhat

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    luigi

    Adding some goodies to our wrecker

    We got this truck at the end of last year. Our last wrecker had 2 tunnel boxes and this one only has 1, so we were a little short on storage. We added 3 additional boxes. My boss has also let me add stuff to make things more efficient. Simple stuff first, 2 buckets for floor dry/debris 2 Boxes have been placed on each side of the bed, which did make it difficult to watch the winches. So mirrors were added to aid with that. Again, the boxes make backing up to a car difficult to see it. All of our trucks have on board dvr, with 4 cameras. I added a monitor to be able to see. This truck has a compressor and tank, but no gauge, or air hook ups. We do alot of ppi's, and have to call another company to remove any trailers with air. I added an air hook up so we can move empty trailers, or equipment trailers. Also added a psi gauge, I ended up changing the fitting on the back of the gauge so it would fit though. Now my personal favorite addition. The flood lights in the back were......lacking. I had a 42" curved light bar at home that I wasn't using and added to the truck. I also got some smaller led spot/flood lights to add under the tunnel box to aid with nighttime reversing. Before After (That is also just the upper lights. Lowers were not turned on) Lower lights
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    Great topic … HUGE liability. If I remember correctly, Grumps was a military corpsman trained-in sucking chest wounds, blow-out packs and Narcan events. He was specifically TRAINED in field-recognition and symptoms of injured person’s down. But, most towers aren’t typically trained to recognize these kinds of events as it's not required of the job description. Towers, can you tell the difference between a person having a massive heart attack, a grand mall seizure, an opioid episode, or if they’re just passed-out drunk? I believe Narcan is a good choice for self-carry if it’s for that right-now emergency use on one’s self or that of your team, but there’s huge “vicarious liability” where seven states won’t protect the untrained person if there were an unintended accidental death. What if the product was stored in a tow truck's interior and exposed to temps over 77-degrees? What if the product was expired beyond two-years? In today’s litigious society, it’s really sad to even have to consider trying to help save someone else’s life, but part of initiating lifesaving procedures means you may have to enter an already compromised environment like a garage or a car’s interior. Going forward, and for safety's sake, I recommend tower's wear industrial grade N95 masks and/or respirators on calls. Since ya' hafta' wear masks for the Covid anyhow, that's a process that's easy to follow. Don't simply wade into any vehicle's interior if you don't have to. And, as an added level of personnel protection, ionce you're trained, why not carry Narcan in your shirt pocket for those unannounced emergency exposures? This is a decision that tow owners should understand all complications and liabilities of emergency care for their personnel or if administered to another individual during a right-now emergency. If it’s your intent to carry Narcan, I suggest getting trained by some recognized source. For insight as to recognition and leads toward training, Google the words, “Narcan video training” and choose any of the many videos. Another good source of training, perhaps your company could host a class for first responders asking your local fire-department's trainer, paramedic supervisor, or hospital emergency room to teach a class? It's only a matter of time before you're exposed. Don't hesitate ... Get Trained. R.
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    Wes Wilburn

    Class number 846 is complete

    Thanks to everyone who made it a success!
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    This is exactly why I have been carrying Narcan in my in-cab first aid kit for over 2 years now. As if our occupation isnt dangerous enough, Now we have to deal with this..
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    Stubborn66

    Honk call

    So, I get a call from Honk the other day and this is what I picked up. In the garage, stuck in park.
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    New study report about the effectiveness of fluorescent pink road signs w/black text. Do drivers really pay attention to Emergency Scene Ahead signs? https://www.respondersafety.com/News/Move-Over-Signage-Study-West-Chester-PA.aspx
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    That smell of a burn job is terrible.... but getting a few cars out of the job sure made deal I. With the smell a little easier. [emoji385][emoji383][emoji385] As with my last job, I’m curious to hear how you guys are billing something like this. One bill or three separate? My plan is to put them all on one in hope that the at fault insurance will deal with all three at the same time under liability/property damage. We had a scene supervisor, our cleanup trailer, and three flatbeds. Three hours from the time of call until we were back home and cleaned up. Used a power broom, Spill tackle, 2 disposal drums full of waste. My total is around 3 G’s for the job. The best part is, we know at least two of the vehicles will be covered under liability without any problem. I’ll go into more detail in my description when I have more time. _____________________________________ Today just after 4 pm we were called to the parking lot of the Lionville Giant for three vehicles after a fire. We were advised that one vehicle had caught fire while parked, also catching two others on fire. No one was injured. We were able to get the parking lot cleaned up using our power broom. Each vehicle was loaded into a flatbed truck. All of the loose debris was swept and placed into disposal drums. Our crew worked together to scrape all of the melted plastic and aluminum from the area. Spill Tackle was used to absorb any hazardous fluids from the area. All three vehicles were transported to our storage lot. All remaining debris was washed from our flatbeds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    goodmichael

    Re: What? No A/C? I QUIT ! ! !

    Hot day, fatigued driver who worked two or three calls the previous night and further added to his sleep debt. Now it is 4pm on a hot day, the operator is fatigued. A hot cab here in South Texas could be the difference between an alert driver and a crash. Also a hot cab for a customer waiting on the side of the road on 35 Ssouth is not going to get you accolades from a client.
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    2016 Freightliner Ext Cab Cummins 260 hp Allison Auto. Air Brake/ Air Ride Alum Wheels Century 21' Series 12 LCG Steel carrier Frame Mounted Pylon 12,000 lb Winch with Dual Air Free Spool Releases 2-60" Tool Boxes w/ Top Trays 243,000 Miles, well Maintained Clean Texas Truck Located in San Antonio,TX
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    TowZone

    Re: What? No A/C? I QUIT ! ! !

    Oddly enough It's often like trying to common sense. Some folks have it and some don't.
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    Moose

    Wrecker Gold

    Randy, I just said that in reply to a Hino chassis forum video Micko starred in. Seems few really are really chasing a desire to fully retire these days. Of course some of us actually can't afford to totally retire.
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    Now with better details available I can see the operators frustration. Its different for me if the guy comes in, sees the a/c crapped out and walks off the job.I mean, give me a day or two to get things around and get the truck out of service. But If a guy is writing up a truck for a defect for over a month and not even getting an idea of when it will be repaired, Then Yeah, I see a real problem with that. What else is getting written up and just kicked aside? As most of you know, I am a little guy. 2 trucks, 2 guys. so when 1 goes down, I am halfway out of business. ( totally closed for wrecker or roll back work depending on the truck thats down ). So when something like the a/c going out happens, It has to roll for me untill I have time to get at it. Normally I will do a diagnostic on the issue, order parts/materials and when all comes in, get her back up and running ( usually at night when things quiet down for me ).
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    TowZone

    Re: What? No A/C? I QUIT ! ! !

    "Why do a truck inspection if nothing's gonna' get fixed?" The majority of companies have drivers write up daily inspection sheets to satisfy OSHA requirements. Those seem to often be filed away and not reviewed. I may be wrong but going further than an OSHA requirement. This is a daily inspection report, should it not be reviewed for any issues that require attention. And should those issues not be prioritized with the highest priority receiving immediate service and the lowest scheduled within a week. If there was an accident OSHA would review the reports on that unit. Even though many of us came up through an industry without such luxuries. It is likely a safety review could attribute a non functional A/C to driver fatigue. A month was a bit excessive and it seems the driver simply ran out of patience. I likely would have within a few days and without a date scheduled for repair become aggravated. In the end it is seems each party involved walked away a resolve.
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    It is complacency combined with the "shield of invincibility" there lights and blocker vehicles provide. I suppose it is the same for other highway workers, as I often see construction and maintenance crews doing the same thing with only a line of traffic cones separating them from traffic flowing at 55+ MPH. I imagine we all become comfortable with danger to some extent which leads to letting our guard down and injury or death. As for your CHP Sgt., sadly so many agencies share his sentiment -the official training protocols are just that, official protocols not how things are done "in the real world". It is this mindset that must change to affect the other mindset of becoming comfortable (read complacent) being in close proximity to traffic. I liken it to the DOT regulatory compliance training I provide where my clients often comment "that's nice and all but how do I get around those rules?" whereas they are really just looking for the grey area (shortcut zone) to play in rather than being truly safe and compliant. Yes, I realize that compliance does not always equal safety but it is a great place to start!
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    Here in the big city, I drove past two traffic collisions and one motor cop on a vehicle stop ... all on two area highways some 80-miles apart. On each incident were first-responders with highway patrol, fire and paramedic vehicles blocking or positioned for patient care or motorist contact. In each of these locations, I watched LE and rescue personnel walking with backs to traffic and dangerously close to flowing traffic. In no disrespect to responders working highway incidents, I have to ask if there's a mindset that suggests, once blocker trucks or police vehicles are situated; is there no danger of being struck? I’m curious … what good is TIM training if the message of on-scene safety isn’t applied? And, from my TIM instructor course, I remember a CHP sergeant who commented about TIM, ... "We don't do it that way." R.
  23. 1 point
    brian991219

    Re: What? No A/C? I QUIT ! ! !

    As others have stated there is most likely more to this story. That said, to address your direct question I would not have let it get to that point. The air conditioning would have been repaired as soon as it was reported and an alternate truck made available (if possible). If the truck with the defective a/c had to be used because it is the only one of it's kind in the fleet then use would be limited and a repair plan implemented as soon as possible. So, yes it is a legitimate complaint from the driver about inoperative air conditioning. CalOSHA requires employers to protect their workers from environmental exposure such as extreme heat or cold, going so far as to require cooling stations for outdoor workers exposed to temperatures above a certain level for a period of time. The same applies to truck drivers, working climate control systems and other mitigation measures are not optional items -they must function well enough to keep the driver from facing heat stress or frost bite among other environmental factors. Being fatigued from heat is a very real possibility. CalOSHA specifically mentions air conditioned trucks in their standard although a/c isn't mandatory if it is not available other measures must be taken to assure workers safety. https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/3395.html specifically mentions transportation in air conditioned vehicles, or the absence of air conditioning. For states other than Washington, Minnesota and California (which have specific state level rules) US OSHA relies on the general duty clause to impose environmental exposure controls for hot or cold working conditions. They generally follow the same guidelines as CalOSHA does. Further, FMCSA prohibits a driver from driving if they are ill or fatigued so all a driver needs to do is claim the heat is fatiguing them and the employer must remove them from service without retaliation. Yes I understand the sentiment of "in my days we didn't have any air conditioning" as I am old enough to have worked back then as well. I did not have working air conditioning in many of my early tow trucks and spent many hot summer days sitting in snarled traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway (what a misnomer...there isn't anything express about the Cross Bronx) or other New York City roadways just baking inside my cab. That said, since we have a reasonable means to prevent this type of exposure we as employers have a duty to maintain the system. I also didn't have air ride seats with good ergonomics (my back feels it today) nor did I have window defrosters that could keep my glass clear during those cold winter days...neither of which I will drive a truck without today unless I am playing with an antique for a short period of time.
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    Now that i have some time I am gonna try to get some job pics posted. This is one we did back in January. Around 11:30 pm on a saturday I got a call from one of the local farmers that he had a truck " stuck" Across from the entrance of one of his barns. Being just a mile or so from my partners house, I called him and asked him to go pull him out. About 20 mins later My partner called me back and asked me to come down there with my backup wrecker. This is what the customer claims is "stuck" It is a 1993 International 4x4 that had a load of 6 round bales in it. All but 1 of the bales fell out and rolled down the ravine when the truck rolled over. Using my partners 2012 ram 3500 4x4 / chevron self loader on the rear and my "old bessey" a 1997 ford f350 4x4/ jerr-dann twin line wrecker on the front we were able to upright the truck in short order. I used a two part line from the ford to the frame at the spring hanger and used my second line to secure myself using a "holmes tree on the opposite side. My partner had enough room to get perpendicular with the rear of the casualty for maximum pulling power from his Ram. We then cleaned up all the oil and fluids that leaked out of the truck while it was on its side while the customer got more engine oil from his barn so he could fire it up and drive it into the entrance of his property right across the street. This was on a public road but way out in the country and is not regularly used. We did have my oldest son and my partners daughter ( both 18 years old ) posted at the tops of the roadway for traffic control should anyone try to come through.We did notify the local town due to some damage to the guard rail. My partner returned the next day to assist the customer with retrieving the 5 round bales that rolled down the 50-60' ravine. Other than significant damage to the passenger side of the cab, the truck was otherwise unscathed. We were able to assist the customer further by selling him a cab my partner had lying around from an old truck. ( He is a bit of a pack-rat )
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    Wow. I am sorry to hear that there is another spike of this mess going on over there Mr. Coupland. It is still a disaster over here as well as all the other crap going on over here. Sounds like you were well on your way to setting up an awesome display of vintage gear at your show over there. You are one of the people I was hoping to meet in person from Tow Force at one of this years state side tow shows. ( If you had planned to jump the pond this year for any of them ). Maybe next year. Stay safe Sir.
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    2020 Ford XLT F-450 PowerStroke Diesel Automatic Alum. Wheels Back-Up Camera Vulcan 810 Intruder w/ Power Tilt and Limiter Switches 8,000 lb Planetary Winch In Cab Lanyard Controls 2 Locking Tool Boxes Modular Body 10 Head LED Light Bar Lower LED Work Lights
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    yoBdaBenO

    Customer Struck - 09.11.20 (OH)

    NO Customers near the roadway period. Everyone here knows that upon arrival not only is their safety a priority, but the customers as well. It's almost like you have to be a parent and direct the children. The customers are not always making good decisions as they are focused on their vehicle. If both driver and customer are focused on the vehicle and not aware of their surroundings bad things can happen quickly.
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    Last night at 5:45 pm, just as everyone was about to leave for the holiday weekend we got a call for an overturned, loaded 3 car hauler. I was nearby in my personal car as I had left early to pickup my daughter from school. We went direct to the scene. From the look of things, the fifth wheel hitch may have broken causing the overturn but police are working to find the actual cause. I am a little curious to hear feedback on billing for this recovery. Do you out everything on one bill? Or each vin a different bill? We had two mpl40 wreckers, two flatbeds, our 896 and myself on scene. Time of call until we cleaned up the trucks and headed home was just shy of 4 hours total. After the police finished and gave us permission to get to work, the first thing we did was disconnect the dodge from the trailer. It was still held together by one safety chain. The front of the trailer was winched tight to the truck so we could take tension off the chain so it could be cut. Then the truck was winched onto our flatbed while a wrecker winched the back away from the trailer. Next we stabilized the trailer with two wreckers so our crew could disconnect the straps from the vehicles. Some of which had been compromised during the rollover. The trailer was uprighted using two wreckers. Our fifth wheel plate was used on an mpl40 and the trailer was moved out of the area. A wrecker uprighted the pickup and another hauled it away on dollies. The wrecker uprighted the suv which was hauled away on a flatbed. We swept the roadway and used spill tackle to cleanup and fluids. Each unit was transported to our storage facility. All broken windows were covered. We did find out the hauler has coverage from Progressive, so now we wait to find out about coverage limits and all. We are very familiar with recovery billing and have attended the Big Whee class. But it’s a first for me having multiple vehicles all on the same trailer so I’d love to get some feedback from others. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Everyone needs to be on their TOE'S when coming in contact with anything now days..... Y'ALL BSAFE.
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    Good news! Today the commercial truck & equipment adjuster came out from Progressive. He was awesome to deal with. He didn't have any issues with our invoice. I showed him our pictures and he asked to forward a few of them over to him as well as the invoice. The entire recovery and all on one invoice. The only thing he asked that I change was to move the storage for the two "cargo" to separate invoices. He is supposed to be having a check mailed to us for the truck, trailer and entire recovery. He said the auto claims side of progressive will contact us about paying the storage on the two cars. He also approved our quote, without any hesitation, to deliver the white dodge 3500 to Vineland NJ for repair. Maybe I quoted too low... haha.
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    That is my main reason and intention for carrying it. Self preservation from a accidental exposure. And while I certainly agree there has to be a level of training in regards to carrying and using it, The real nice thing about Narcan is even if it is administered during a false overdose, It does not cause any adverse effects other than slight sinus pressure, headache and nausea. It is a real good "safe, not sorry" product. As far as blasting some complete stranger with a dose because you think they are in an overdose situation, I really feel that if you are not sure about what might be ailing them, You should best leave it to the professionals and call 911. And yes Mr. Resch, I was trained as a combat medic.
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    I worked a wreck 2 weeks back that had a Covid Positive driver that did not follow orders and stay in place for 14 days . Before we got out of the truck I ask the Question about Covid and got a Yes Answer. We staged until the Driver was gone. No One else was in the vehicle... I sprayed the vehicle with some Disinfectant that we use No one entered the vehicle Hook and Book Stored it away from the normal storage ........We all have been ok .........
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    Moose

    Customer Struck - 09.11.20 (OH)

    I never allow the customer to stand or walk near the roadway. I always direct them away from traffic as soon as I arrive on scene and our drivers are taught to do the same for everyone's safety. There had to be a breakdown in standard precautions someplace. Obviously we do not have all the details and we may never have them. Everyone reading this should go over this with your drivers NOW. Do Not Wait...
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    Everyone should be watching those they live and work with for the sign of depression. The change of seasons can make this much worse and you could be their life line. Don't know what to say, just talk. They'll tell you they are fine, but they often are not and it's a face they put on. They are really hurting inside... I don't like to talk about it but I lost an employee to suicide. Sadly he took his life in the rear of our stock room one day. Didn't leave a note, we didn't notice the signs until we reflected and the last couple of weeks. He was working long hours and his wife said he wasn't sleeping when he did come home. He thought he might be drinking again but there weren't any clues of alcohol and he never did drugs. We think it might have been PTSD as he had served in the military when he was much younger. His wife said his mom and close relatives said he just wasn't the same after he was honorably discharged. Have you known or do you currently know someone like this who might be suffering. Pick Up The Phone and Call Them! Even if you don't think they are at risk. It was too quiet and not much going on. We always think about, If only one of us in the office had stepped out in the shop that day!
  39. 1 point
    I was thinking ... at some point, the west coast might stop burning. For each county withing the burn's footprint, there eventually will be clean-up efforts and contracts to remove and transport burned hulks in a similar manner that happens after every major flood and hurricane on the eastern seaboard. If your tow company has equipment and personnel to dedicate to a city or county contact, it may be worth your while. What works best is a winch truck to drag the burn to an accessible location, carriers to load and transport, a Landoll type transporter for stacked vehicles, and a large forklift for the loading tasks. If the contact allows you to work at your pace ... better yet. We worked with the city to bring cars to a staging location where they were ultimately loaded and delivered directly to a scrapyard. If the vehicles weren't handled by an insurance company, the city provided abatement paperwork for immediate disposal. If you're motivated and interested in these kinds of salvage contracts, you might lay some groundwork by contacting the county where you're located to serve. And, unless the contracts are via the major insurance companies, their not overly easy to find. Good luck. R.
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    I like the Move Over It's The Law Sign because it is more of a directive than a warning.
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    rreschran

    Harley

    Njsss ... Thanks for sharing a great example of loading with a Condor type cycle-loader, and, employing a well-placed, six-point tie-down. When it comes to big bikes, I'm a firm believe MORE IS BETTER when securing a motorcyle for transport. I've used the Condor loader on all my carrier with great results. I feel the loader provides better stability, single operator load capability AND no customers on the deck. For the cost of a Condor, it'll pay for itself time over time versus an operator trying to wrastle a #400-pound fat bob or a #950-pound Goldwing. Plus, what you get from a tipped over motorcycle is typically a driver injured having wrenched their back trying to keep a #900-pounder +/- from falling. I, like Grumps, tend to positioned the bike as far forward (to the winch) as possible to prevent potential tip-over from a really bumpy ride. It's an unproved tale that suggests the bumpiest ride on an empty truck is behind the rear axle. I don't think it's an OCD thing, but perhaps how one was initially trained? I also think it depends on the overall length of the rear ratchet straps? If you have 8-foot straps, there's not be enough length to load way forward (buy the 12-long straps to allow forward pull). Adding a Condor to the mix is money well spent over the long-run. R.
  42. 1 point
    KY Nick

    Dietz 211

    I have restored a Federal Model 17. Found this out on an old International fire apparatus. Purchased it along with a Federal siren and red light. Beacon was like new inside 6V works like a dream. Have 2 more in the refurb process.
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    KY Nick

    Dietz 211

    Found Dad's old 211s. He bought these 2 2 ligjts in 1974 for our 30 ton Weld-Built. Got them back inside and did total refurb and ready to install on my 66 Ford. Coming soon are the 6v and 12v Federal model 17's, used back in the 50's
  44. 1 point
    I was scheduled for four tow shows and the Wall of the Fallen Memorial, but realized this Covid thingy was just too dangerous to risk. We're on hold waiting to see what the future brings and we'll jump off that bridge if the time comes. I'm trying to stay in-touch on TowForce and the other means. Accordingly, I've got too much time on my hands. R.
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  46. 1 point
    A new to be tow business owner called and asked me what equipment should be on a tow truck or carrier when applying to the highway patrol and law enforcement? The California Highway Patrol is quite specific regarding what basic equipment should be on the truck for tow trucks serving their contract. I find their list quite extensive and specific to law enforcement towing. I recommend towers download the CHP’s, Form 234B, Tow Truck Inspection Guide; Link: https://www.chp.ca.gov/ResearchAndPlanningSectionSite/Documents/Chp234B_052017.pdf The equipment requirements for law enforcement, FSP, highway patrol providers and LE towers is extensive; these requirements are what most California law enforcement agencies require as they refer back to the CHP being the expert entity for police towing. Keep in-mind, if an item is listed on 234B, it must be in maintained and operable condition i.e., all lights work, a broom has to have a handle, a flashlight has to have working batteries, a fire-extinguisher has to be, “in-the-green”, mounted with safety pin and an inspection tag, chain must be rated with a tag, winch-controls have to be labeled, 100-feet of cable must measure 100-feet or more, etc. Go to the provided link and download the two-page 234B and see what a well-equipped tow truck and wrecker should have based on the class towing and recovery it serves. Obviously, these are basic requirements and don’t be afraid to add specialty tools, equipment and accessories to the truck as you choose and afford. Happy shopping. R.
  47. 1 point
    EdsTowing

    Updating The Support Trucks....

    My shop truck was looking a little tattered from a rough winter so we figured we would run it through our body shop for a new "suite" and then put our new logo on it... She came out pretty nice for a 300,000mi truck! Then off to the wrap shop.... I was happy with the results. My team did a good job on her & she's ready for another 10 years of service.
  48. 1 point
    Ed Barker

    It went in then it will come out!

    I can still hear Dad saying that,,,this lexus jumped the bridge hitting a tree in mid air,,,Thank the Lord the driver survived,,, We had to bring it up and over do to drainage pipes coming out of the banks,,,BARKER"S TOWING put it in the books. I love these type of jobs.
  49. 1 point
    In December, 2016, NY tow operator, Sal Brescia, was struck and killed by a hit and run motorist. From evidence collection left at that scene. only three small fragments of plastic were collected by evidence techs. But, from those three small pieces of plastic, detectives did a reverse investigation and ultimately back-tracked to a suspect. I followed this case really carefully and wanted to share the outcome of what good investigative work means. There's real value in the careful and thorough collection of forensic evidence that suggests, any crash you work can have solid evidence as part of the crash scene. The Brescia case is an example of good police work. The suspect, Anthony Mangano (51) of Queens, was arrested and since charged with Brescia's death. Here's the link: https://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2017/05/04/i-95-tow-driver-death-arrest/101287164/
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    luigi

    Adding some goodies to our wrecker

    This is the only picture i have of it on my computer. This picture has the upper light bar installed but not the ones under the tunnel boxes.
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