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  1. Remember these 10 Tips to stay safe while on the job: Click here to download and print this poster View the full article on WreckMaster.com...
  2. Remember these 10 Tips to stay safe while on the job: Click here to download and print this poster View the full article on WreckMaster.com...
  3. You have been dispatch to recover a vehicle that has become stuck while traveling down a gravel road. It has rained for the last week causing the road to wash out the gravel. The driver was traveling at night which limited their visibility of the road condition. The car has a gross vehicle weight of 2749 lbs. The rear axle weighing 1,347 lbs is mired to the axle with the front axle mired to tires with a weight of 1,402 lbs. You have access to the front of the vehicle. QUESTIONS: View the full article on WreckMaster.com...
  4. You have been dispatch to recover a vehicle that has become stuck while traveling down a gravel road. It has rained for the last week causing the road to wash out the gravel. The driver was traveling at night which limited their visibility of the road condition. The car has a gross vehicle weight of 2749 lbs. The rear axle weighing 1,347 lbs is mired to the axle with the front axle mired to tires with a weight of 1,402 lbs. You have access to the front of the vehicle. QUESTIONS: View the full article on WreckMaster.com...
  5. The phone rings. “Bob and Tom’s Towing, this is Bob, how can I help you?” Different names, different places, but every day, thousands of conversations start just like this and end with something along the lines of: “Thanks for choosing us,” “Hope you have a better day,” or “Good luck!” But the middle is where all the interesting stuff is. That’s where we live, in muck and the mud, the bad day that just got worse. That’s what we’re there for, the chaos! The trick is to not let the chaos rattle and consume you. The words of the poet come to mind: “to keep your wits about you when all ab
  6. The phone rings. “Bob and Tom’s Towing, this is Bob, how can I help you?” Different names, different places, but every day, thousands of conversations start just like this and end with something along the lines of: “Thanks for choosing us,” “Hope you have a better day,” or “Good luck!” But the middle is where all the interesting stuff is. That’s where we live, in muck and the mud, the bad day that just got worse. That’s what we’re there for, the chaos! The trick is to not let the chaos rattle and consume you. The words of the poet come to mind: “to keep your wits about you when all ab
  7. PRO TIPS: 1. Store your V-Bridle on the right sight of your carrier bed to make it easier to access. 2. Store your towing and service equipment on the right (non-traffic) side of your truck. 3. Store your recovery equipment on the left side of your truck. View the full article on WreckMaster.com...
  8. PRO TIPS: 1. Store your V-Bridle on the right sight of your carrier bed to make it easier to access. 2. Store your towing and service equipment on the right (non-traffic) side of your truck. 3. Store your recovery equipment on the left side of your truck. View the full article on WreckMaster.com...
  9. A stripped bolt can cause frustration for any operator. Luckily WreckMaster Lead Instructor Casey Burrows has some tips on how to quickly and efficiently address the issue. Source Link
  10. You have been dispatched to recover a skid steer that has become stuck at the bottom of a 15° grade. Due to the location of the skid steer, you have to back down the grade to get close enough to perform the recovery. The tow truck you are operating has a gross vehicle weight of 13,260 lb. With the front axle weighing 5,860 lb while the rear axle weighs 7,400 lb. After successfully winching the wheeled skid steer out, the wrecker's rear axle has become mired to tire depth. The front axle is on a soft surface. On the scene, there is a dump truck at the top of the hi
  11. You have been dispatched to recover a skid steer that has become stuck at the bottom of a 15° grade. Due to the location of the skid steer, you have to back down the grade to get close enough to perform the recovery. The tow truck you are operating has a gross vehicle weight of 13,260 lb. With the front axle weighing 5,860 lb while the rear axle weighs 7,400 lb. After successfully winching the wheeled skid steer out, the wrecker's rear axle has become mired to tire depth. The front axle is on a soft surface. On the scene, there is a dump truck at the top of the h
  12. You started in towing long before ever attending a WreckMaster class. How did you get your start in the industry? I was born into the industry. My family’s business has evolved over the course of its 103 year history. Beginning as a blacksmith shop in 1917, the generations of Burrows Heavy Wrecker men have adapted to the changing needs of transportation. I began watching my father and grandfather work their Holmes 750’s and W-45’s at a very early age. When I was seven years old, my father allowed me to run the controls of a wrecker to upright an upset tractor and trailer. That event cemented
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