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Alcohol, Rams & Boulders...


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Had this one a while back where a lady came out of the bar, possibly "altered" slightly...and hit a large boulder in the parking lot. Then the fun started...

 

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That was the exit marks...she pushed the rock a little over a mile (through an intersection, over the railroad tracks) and crashed in front of the Army Depot. Apparently it wouldn't go forward anymore but she kept trying...

 

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My guys picked her up about another 2 miles down the road where she crashed a 3rd time. Towed it back @ 2:30 am and she got a "Lift" from the officer...

We went back in the morning with the Skid Steer & rollback and traffic control...

 

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Sign said No Parking but not sure if that counted for the rock?

 

Loaded back up and took it back to the Bar to repair their parking lot...

 

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Surprisingly the truck wasn't hurt much. We actually got the body job to repair it as well so all together it was a nice little job for like 5G!

 

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So was the boulder heavy enough for medium duty tow rates?? Lol 

Nice work. It is always a good day when you can get the whole job and get paid for it start to finish like that.

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Hey Mr. Ed ... for the towing side and the initial call, how did you bill to remove the rock, or was that a free gratis service to your community? Was that an hourly rate based on your law enforcement contract? Things are different in the "big city" and vary from agency to agency ... just curious.   R.

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The initial call out was 145hr/2hr min. The rock was off the road so we chose to go out in the AM to finish. The second call was hourly for the machine, the rollback & the Recovery Van, all on 2 hr min. The traffic arrow board gets billed individually at a set fee. All together with the admin fee it came out around 2300 if I recall. This billed under their Property Damage coverage but the repair was covered under a collision policy.

 

As for the "Free gratis service", honestly I would of did the same job weather it had insurance or not. I believe you have to set a precedent of doing the job completely and then work on getting paid. I want the organizations sharing the scene (police/fire) being used to see me do our "thing".... Sometimes I take it on the chin...but usually we do ok. Not saying I am Santa Clause or anything...I'm cautious with obvious POS vehicles but won't leave a mess or any "dirty laundry" for someone to judge me on.

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11 hours ago, EdsTowing said:

The initial call out was 145hr/2hr min. The rock was off the road so we chose to go out in the AM to finish. The second call was hourly for the machine, the rollback & the Recovery Van, all on 2 hr min. The traffic arrow board gets billed individually at a set fee. All together with the admin fee it came out around 2300 if I recall. This billed under their Property Damage coverage but the repair was covered under a collision policy.

 

As for the "Free gratis service", honestly I would of did the same job weather it had insurance or not. I believe you have to set a precedent of doing the job completely and then work on getting paid. I want the organizations sharing the scene (police/fire) being used to see me do our "thing".... Sometimes I take it on the chin...but usually we do ok. Not saying I am Santa Clause or anything...I'm cautious with obvious POS vehicles but won't leave a mess or any "dirty laundry" for someone to judge me on.

This is fantastic!!  The more companies that get on board with this sort of thing, the easier it becomes.  We have been working at it the last few years and have had great luck.  So many customers are amazed at how far we go to clean things up that most would just leave for the insurance company to deal weeks or months later.  We struggle with manpower and time to do some of the cleanups being a small company.  I sure wish our workload and volume with bigger clean up jobs was higher.

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On 7/7/2020 at 9:53 AM, ESC said:

I sure wish our workload and volume with bigger clean up jobs was higher.

Yea that's the truth. Ours go in spurts sometimes too. But regardless, we have been able to supplement our services substantially doing these jobs.

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