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From TowTimes.com - Towing Companies Take Steps Toward Prevention in Coronavirus Outbreak


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As the American public takes precautions against the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, towing
companies report taking steps in-line with measures offered by the Centers for Disease Control and

• Cleaning hands often
• Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
• Covering coughs and sneezes
• Staying home if sick
• Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces (tow trucks and offices.)

To limit exposure, tow companies may also offer alternatives to vehicle owners or passengers to riding in
the tow truck as their vehicles are towed.

From a business perspective, in this time of health and financial concern and impacts to personal
and commercial transportation, trucking, delivery, etc., towing companies may want to
implement some new strategies or double down on existing ones to tamp down on operating
costs. Here are suggestions from Verizon on steps tow company owners can take today:

7 Things to Do to Control Costs in a Crisis
By Tow Times Staff

Stop unauthorized vehicle usage.
This could be adding wear and tear to your vehicles as well as adding to your fuel bills.

Monitor fuel consumption.
Without the ability to monitor use of company fuel cards, unauthorized use may result. Integrate fuel card use with GPS tracking to get an accurate reading of fuel costs.

Train drivers to stop bad habits.
No tailgating, hard braking and cornering, etc.

Maintain Your Vehicles.
Stay up-to-date with your fleet’s maintenance schedule and you’ll be ready to roll when things
return to normal.

Take Advantage of New Technology.
Cut paper and manual processing to grow your business. Implement new technology to
improve billing, maintenance, payroll and more.

Optimize Routes
Make sure tow truck drivers know the shortest routes from job to job. This can save money and
improve response times.


View the full article and more on TowTimes.com

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