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Justin Cruse

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9 gifts on every tow operator's wish list

Posted by Justin Cruse on December 22, 2017

There's always a thing or two you may need—or just want—even after the holidays are over. Whether you're picking them up for yourself or (subtly) sharing them with a loved one as a reminder, we have nine items every tow operator will definitely appreciate!

 

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Be safe out there Part 1: How to survey the scene

Posted by Justin Cruse on November 22, 2017

The tow life is not for the light hearted. Quality operators must be quick in their thinking, sound in their judgment, and able to predict, anticipate, and act in a timely and appropriate manner to the changes that can occur on every call. In this five-part article series, we share the WreckMaster approach to minimizing risk and increasing efficiency and effectiveness. We've taught these techniques to law enforcement agencies, fire fighters, DOT, and all four branches of the U.S. military. And now we're sharing them with you—because we want all tow operators to be safe out there.

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Topics: Useful towing tips, Tow truck safety

Our Top 5 winter driving mishap videos

Posted by Justin Cruse on October 27, 2017

We've barely said hello to fall but we all know what's around the corner—the dollar store will fill its shelves with festive items, Starbucks will change its cups to red and white, and the tow truck calls will start to come in fast and furious. Here are five winter driving fail videos to remind us 'tis the season to be safe out there!

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9 ways to get your tow business ready for another wacky winter

Posted by Justin Cruse on October 26, 2017

These aren't your grandpa's winters. Grandpa used to be able to count on some predictability, but today's weather is all about freak events like Snowmageddon, ice storms, flash floods and tornadoes. Unpredictable, extreme winter weather creates opportunities for tow truck companies—but you need to be prepared. Use our 9-point checklist to make sure you are.

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Topics: Growing your business, Tow truck safety

How to increase your prices without hurting your towing business

Posted by Justin Cruse on September 26, 2017

I receive calls at the office weekly from towing and recovery company owners struggling to make a living wage. Operating costs keep going up. And so do customer expectations. It's impossible to keep up with both without increasing your prices. Here's how to raise your towing and recovery rates without losing good customers.

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Topics: Growing your business