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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

How to jump start, recover and tow a hybrid vehicle

Posted by David Bouvia on August 10, 2017

As our appetite for fossil fuels continues to increase, the automobile industry has recognized the need for alternative fuels. Let's explore how to tow hybrid vehicles, the most popular type of vehicle in North America that uses an alternative fuel.

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Topics: Useful towing tips

SLOW DOWN... MOVE OVER.... THIS IS OUR WORKPLACE!

Posted by Justin Cruse on July 28, 2017
Over the past few years the Ontario towing market has undergone dramatic changes in the operational landscape which the Government introduced under the umbrella of Bill 15. 

 

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Topics: Useful towing tips

How to calculate your tow truck's towing capacity: One simple formula

Posted by Justin Cruse on July 6, 2017

We're going to teach you how to find out the towing capacity of your tow truck. (Hint: It's a formula. But don't worry. We've put it all into 7 easy steps.)

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Topics: Useful towing tips