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  1. We have 5 questions that you should ask your financing partner before you work with them. These are questions that aren't being asked that you should consider before moving forward. Hopefully these help you out, let us know what you think! https://blog.beaconfunding.com/equipment-financing
  2. Being a tow truck operator has its ups and downs. It can often be a tough job that can be extremely dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions. Whether you are new to the industry or are an experienced professional operator, consider the following tips to keep safe so you can keep others on the road safe. Maintain Your Tow Truck Dress Appropriately Safety on the Scene Carry These Items Tip 1: Maintain Your Tow Truck Tow truck operator safety starts by regularly inspecting your tow truck and equipment. There are several things you can do to maintain your tow truck. Here are just a few: Give your tow truck a thorough inspection. Check the engine, coolants, battery, and brakes. If something needs fixing you want to know about it sooner than later. Check your tires. From the tire pressure to the tread. Worn out and bald tires will not have the traction you need to stay steady while on the road. Don’t forget to check your spare tires, too. You’ll want them to be ready for action when you need them most. Other important things to check. Take a look at all cables, connectors, and winches to see if they are in good condition. You can create a checklist to ensure you check what’s important and that you have everything you’ll need while on the job. Tip 2: Dress Appropriately Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a key part of keeping tow truck operators safe on the job. Here are a few key items that you should wear: High-visibility clothing. Stay safe while you work by wearing bright colored clothing or a yellow fluorescent safety vest that meets the American National Standards Institute Appropriate footwear. Foot injuries are one of the most common injuries among tow truck operators. Your footwear should be protective, warm, and have good traction. Invest in a good pair of steel-toed boots to minimize the possibility of foot injuries. Weather appropriate gear. In extreme seasons, whether you are in freezing temperatures or hot temperatures, being prepared with the right clothes can keep you protected. Tip 3: Safety on the Scene Be visible. Increasing the visibility of your tow truck and most importantly yourself. Make sure you are us­­­ing flashing lights and reflectors on your tow truck. Drive cautiously. Drive slowly when heading to the scene and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Always maintain safe distances from other vehicles on the road to minimize the chance of an accident. Stop, look, and listen. In the perfect scenario, you would only work from the passenger side, but this isn’t always the case. If you have to work on the traffic side stay safe by using cones, flares, Tip 4: Carry these Items The change in season means the sun is going down earlier and earlier every night. Keep a battery or crank operated flashlight with your gear in your truck. Road flares/reflectors. Always carry extra road flares and reflectors. These help you be seen by other vehicles on the road. Communication devices. Always keep a phone or a radio on you at all times when on the job. These are essential in requesting assistance if an incident where to happen Extra safety apparel. Have extra safety apparel for backup in case of an emergency. Include an extra safety vest, work gloves, and safety helmet. Whether you are a new tow truck operator or an experienced one, your safety should be top priority. With these tips you can won’t have a doubt or concern about your safety. Drive safe and have fun! Check out these other articles for more tips: Gearing Up for Winter: Tips for Towing During the Winter Months Keeping Tow Trucks Tidy: 6 Tips and Tricks Top 5 Tow Tips for Making Your Workday Better The post 4 Tow Truck Operator Safety Tips appeared first on Beacon Funding. View the full article on Beacon Fundings Blog
  3. 2011 Dodge 5500 w/ Chevron Rollback 6.7L Diesel w/ Automatic Transmission rear wheel drive 377,500 miles / 18,128 hours Two new front tires (new aluminum wheel on left front) Back Tires in good shape - look new, but are all recaps New Rear Brakes w/ New Calipers, and front brakes are good. Chevron Rollback Bed SN: 10183105 Steel 19.5 deck w/ two front aluminum rails Wheel Lift w/ Wheel Grids and Scoops Winch (does not free-spool)) Whelen 55 LED Light Bar Driver and Passenger Side 48 Tool Boxes (a little scratched and dented but still function fine) Trash Can holder Starts, Runs, Drives, and Operates as it should
  4. 2014 Ford - F450 w/ Century Self Loader 6.8L V10 Gas Engine w/ Automatic Transmission and Rear Wheel Drive 152,668 miles Motor swapped at 93k so has 69k on this new motor (see Jasper Tag in Photo) 4 new tires (two front and two rear) and other two are 70% Cold A/C New Windshield Century Miller Wrecker/ Self Loader SN: 480-0200-L13 7,500lb Tow rating 4,000lb Wheel Lift 8,000 Winch w/ New Cable In-Cab Remote New spring in Self Loader Brand new straps with it. No Body Damage, Runs and Drives Well. Ready to Work Clean CarFax
  5. Attending a tradeshow can be fun and exciting, from the equipment demos to the informative seminars, there’s always so much to do and see. The best part is that you get to be in a giant room full of people and equipment related to the industry you love. That’s why it’s so important to make the most of every show you attend. Here are a few tips that can help guide you as you prepare for your next tradeshow. https://blog.beaconfunding.com/business/attending-tradeshow-guide/
  6. Getting ready to expand with a new tow truck, but don’t know where to begin? Before you start shopping, consider getting pre-approved for financing. Find out exactly how much you can afford so you can budget and be prepared. The best part is that its commitment free! Ready to learn everything you need to know about equipment financing pre-approvals? Read about it in this article: https://blog.beaconfunding.com/equipment-financing/equipment-financing-pre-approval/
  7. With so many types of tow trucks on the market, it can be challenging to choose the type that will make the biggest impact on your fleet. Before you pick just any truck, you’ll want to take into consideration several factors. The following overview will help guide you as you look for the best tow truck for your business. Type Flatbed Tow Trucks Hook & Chain Tow Trucks Wheel-Lift Tow Trucks New or Used Financing Opportunities Read more here: https://blog.beaconfunding.com/business/3-things-to-consider-when-choosing-the-right-tow-truck-for-you-business/
  8. Getting ready to expand your business with a new tow truck, but don’t know where to begin? Before you start shopping, consider getting pre-approved for financing. Find out exactly how much you can afford so you can budget and be prepared. The best part is that its commitment free! Learn more in our latest blog post: https://blog.beaconfunding.com/equipment-financing/equipment-financing-pre-approval/ Don’t let feeling intimidated by equipment costs stop you from financing a tow truck for your business. When you are ready, head to our easy application to start the pre-approval process.
  9. If you answered yes, then you've come to the right place! From simply picking a name to deciding which services to offer, starting your own business can be overwhelming. Luckily, getting the equipment you need to succeed doesn’t have to add to the stress. With a good understanding of the process and a little bit of foresight, you’ll be all set to get your dream off the ground. Read more at: https://blog.beaconfunding.com/equipment-financing/guide-start-financing-tips-getting-new-business-equipment-needs/
  10. Adding another revenue stream to your towing business could be just what you need to take things up a notch. Whether you’ve been in business for years or you’re just starting out, there’s bound to be a market you can tap into relatively easily. To get started on finding your next niche, take a look at the pros and cons of these four towing markets you might not have considered. Keep reading at: https://blog.beaconfunding.com/business/new-markets-break-towing-edition/
  11. We will be there to answer all of your tow truck financing questions, along with a YETI giveaway! In the meantime here are some tips to make the most out of the tow expo: 1. Start planning early 2. Keep an eye on the website 3. Set a few goals Read more here: https://blog.beaconfunding.com/business/7-easy-ways-make-tradeshow/
  12. It’s no secret that used tow trucks are more affordable than those that are brand new, but the process of hunting down the perfect truck can seem daunting enough to scare even the biggest penny-pincher away. Luckily, it isn’t nearly as hard as you’d think, especially if you use these four tips: 1. Know Your Stuff 2. Shop Around 3. Find the Right Financing Prtner 4. Adjust Your Timeline Head over to https://blog.beaconfunding.com/equipment-financing/4-tips-getting-used-tow-truck/ to read more. What other tips do you have?
  13. Most trucks in this forum can be financed through us at Beacon Funding. We have flexible payment plans including no money down and can even finance startups! Email me or PM me if you have a truck in mind.
  14. It’s no secret that used tow trucks are more affordable than those that are brand new, but the process of hunting down the perfect truck can seem daunting enough to scare even the biggest penny-pincher away. Luckily, it isn’t nearly as hard as you’d think, especially if you use these four tips! 1. Know Your Stuff 2. Shop Around 3. Find the Right Financing Partner 4. Adjust Your Timeline https://blog.beaconfunding.com/equipment-financing/4-tips-getting-used-tow-truck/
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