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  1. Is this even a Training Video or is it a Good, Bad & Ugly. Most certainly UGLY...
  2. Grumps, the story goes the Tow Company which recovered the Van was called by the vehicle owner. 3) Because their preferred Tow Company was not available and the vehicle was at risk of being towed, they contacted another tow company they say was going to go out and give them a quote to recover the vehicle and tow it. According to the vehicle owners and those with him. The company was in the process of recovering the van without providing a quote or authorization when they arrived on scene. They had called this tow company, however they had not agreed on the cost of the recovery. The Police did not authorized the recovery & tow. Would any Tow Company respond to an accident scene such as this one based on a phone call? What would happen were you to find out the owner of the vehicle did not call for service? Seriously, what if it were not the vehicles owner that called for the service and you did not have any other authorization for service. While the odds maybe low, as a prank anyone could call a tow company and say they ran their vehicle off the road would you send a tow out before the police tow it and take it to your lot. Every Company I have known have asked 20 questions and given a price based on the information provided which is subject to change. As well, they have gotten some form of payment and/or authorization prior to service being provided. Keep in mind there are two sides to every story and we have not heard from the towing company.
  3. The person who posted this video did include a story. However, I am not going to post their side of the story at this time. If you have read it fine, if not I will make some points following the video. 1) The Van in the Video was wrecked into a ravine. 2) A Police Officer was at the scene and told them either they need to get a tow or the Police would have it towed. 3) Because their preferred Tow Company was not available and the vehicle was at risk of being towed, they contacted another tow company they say was going to go out and give them a quote to recover the vehicle and tow it. 4) They say they were not contacted the company was at the vehicle. When they went to check on the vehicle the company was using a rotator to recover it. They demanded money even though there was no service agreement. 5) In the end they paid the company $300 and the company left the vehicle in the roadway. You form your own opinion and post it in reply. Seriously this is a good Learning & Training Video. Here are a few questions to start: Would any Tow Company respond to an accident scene such as this one based on a phone call? What would happen were you to find out the owner of the vehicle did not call for service? Any thought's on the Recovery from what can be seen and how about the Safety Procedures.
  4. These cyclist were Westbound on 35th Street just west of Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota The YouTube Video description states: illegal/unsignaled pass + red light runner by cedar towing truck + attempted education Cedar Towing vehicle, Minnesota license YBT2147, passed illegally closely without a signal, then ran a red light at Bloomington Avenue. At the next red light, I caught up to the driver and made a few pointed inquiries as to their legal knowledge, decision-making process, and moral values. TowForce Note: As much as some drivers become aggravated at a large number of cyclists riding in the roadway. It is legal in most every community and we share the road with them. These cyclists were moving at a decent pace and the tow truck driver should have just chilled out. Instead this video has gone viral and the message will cost some business as nearly every cyclist also drives a personal vehicle, some could even drive a company. That company vehicle could be an account with a towing company. That towing company could be the company that was involved in this incident. Then there's the local law enforcement that will see this image and the company may be targeted. So, if you were a driver in one of the towing company trucks could pay a cost for the actions of a co-worker. It would be advisable for this tow company to get out in front of this thing with the local cycling community. The door is open to make things right and create a huge marketing opportunity. Now, only about 10% of the industry would agee and seize the moment. A huge percentage would simply blow it off. Let's hear your thoughts.... this hits to close to those who fail to Slow Down Move Over!
  5. February Patron Recognition Month Starts 02/02/2020 Each year throughout Month of February we conduct our Annual Patron Recognition. We ask that current Tow411/TowForce Patrons reply to this topic. The names will then be added to a running list as our Patron Supporters check in at the post. Those just registering from the old system will have their Patron Bars added. If you find that yours is missing please speak up. There is much to do around here and we do not want to miss anyone. Your continued support is very much valued and while it would have been preferred to no longer have a need to ask for support from valued members. The new message board has more demands for resources, much of which is our time. I know each and everyone of you place a value on your time. We put the time in to this new community with a hope we can save you time when searching for answers to Towing & Recovery related topics. As well as asking questions of members that will respond in a professional manner. Not a current supporter please look into our supporter levels which allow a various number of Equipment Listings in a year. as well as access to at least one additional supporter level forum. Thank you! http://www.towforce.net/store/category/1-subscriptions/ Patrons Responding: JimB - Chuckud - GrRUMPS the Towman - bigiron - Protower - SURRYTOWER - MARob - Chad Yarbrough - ESC - 5Towman p- Moose - Old Tow
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