Wreckmaster Blog

WreckMaster challenge: october

Posted by Team WreckMaster on October 29, 2019

When the driver of a semi pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with a steel coil that weighs 23,348 lb, he discovered the axles on the semi were overweight. You have been contacted to lift the coil high enough off the deck of the trailer to allow the driver to pull the unit forward to re-position it. 

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Instructor Insight: Michael Severson

Posted by Team WreckMaster on October 25, 2019
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Topics: WreckMaster Blog, Instructor Insights, Tow Truck Blog

WreckMaster Challenge: september

Posted by Team WreckMaster on September 27, 2019

You have been dispatched to use your winches to lower a 40-yard roll-off dumpster into driveway that has a tree line down both sides creating a canopy over it preventing the roll-off truck from unloading it at the bottom without damaging the trees. The truck you are in is a 16 ton wrecker equipped with dual 15,000 lbs winches that has 150 feet of 1/2 steel core wire rope.

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Topics: WreckMaster Blog, WreckMaster Challenge, Tow Truck Blog

Instructor insight: Bruce Campbell

Posted by Team WreckMaster on September 25, 2019

Is it worth it for a company to create a traffic management plan, or are they able to just wing it on scene?

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Topics: Instructor Insights

5 Tips for Towing in the Fall

Posted by Team WreckMaster on September 13, 2019

Keep a light jacket with your gear

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Topics: Light duty towing, Useful towing tips, Tow truck safety, WreckMaster Blog

WreckMaster Challenge

Posted by Team WreckMaster on August 12, 2019

While traveling down the interstate a driver of a full size dually 4x4 pick up pulling an enclosed 24-foot cargo trailer hit a piece of debris in the road, causing their right front steer tire to blow out and pull the pickup and trailer into the right-side ditch.

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Topics: Tow truck safety, WreckMaster Blog, WreckMaster Challenge, Tow Truck Blog

Instructor Insight: Having the Right Attitude at Work

Posted by Team WreckMaster on August 12, 2019

When you talk about having the right “attitude” at work, what does that mean to you?

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Boosting with a portable jump starter

Posted by Team WreckMaster on August 7, 2019

You'd be hard pressed to find a towing operator that doesn't know how to jump a dead battery or has never jumped on for a job. 

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Topics: Light duty towing, Useful towing tips, Tow truck safety, Inside Wreckmaster, WreckMaster Blog

wreckmaster challenge

Posted by Team WreckMaster on June 27, 2019

You have been dispatched to use your winches to lower a 40-yard roll-off dumpster into driveway that has a tree line down both sides creating a canopy over it preventing the roll-off truck from unloading it at the bottom without damaging the trees. The truck you are in is a 16 ton wrecker equipped with dual 15,000 lbs winches that have 150 feet of 1/2 steel core wire rope.

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TAKE CARE OF THE CUSTOMER FIRST

Posted by Team WreckMaster on June 14, 2019

As towers, it can sometimes be hard to remember that the casualty isn’t the most important thing on scene. Yes, what you are there to do is tow a vehicle. But why you are there is to help someone in need.

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Topics: Useful towing tips, Tow truck safety, WreckMaster Blog, customer service

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