Keep the Number of a Tow Truck in Your Car
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 Keep the Number of a Tow Truck in Your Car

I drive an older car that I always knew would break down some day in a bad place and need towed. I figured I could always easily look up the number of a towing company using my phone's internet service if I ever needed to. Recently, my car started making an alarming sound that led to me pulling off the road while driving down the highway. It then wouldn't start back up. I grabbed my cell phone and went to do a web search to find a local towing company, and I realized I had used up all of my data plan for the month! It was late at night, so I had to call and awaken friends until someone answered who could help. I created this blog to help others avoid the same embarrassment as me. Always keep the number of a tow truck company in your car.

Keep the Number of a Tow Truck in Your Car

Exciting Towing Technological Advancements

Terri Carroll

Since motorists will always experience accidents and car breakdowns, towing services will continue to be necessary. This is why towing companies are constantly making advancements to ensure that they are exceeding the needs of their customers. Here are some of the latest technological advancements that can increase tow truck companies' chances of providing the absolute best service:

Rotating rollback car carriers

Aside from arriving in a timely fashion, one of the most difficult aspects of a tow truck driver's job is maneuvering vehicles on the back of the truck in a manner that is easy, quick and safe. Depending on the type and size of the vehicle, it can take an exceedingly long time to accomplish this. Thanks to the introduction of rotating rollback car carriers, tow truck drivers are able to not only situate your car on the tow truck quicker, but they can do so with very little effort. This can enable you to have your vehicle diagnosed and repaired sooner, as it can be delivered to the mechanic more quickly than in the past.

Robot tow truck replacements

Sometimes, vehicles break down in areas where there isn't enough room for tow trucks to fit. This is often a serious problem, making reaching these vehicles nearly impossible. However, by as soon as 2016, a robotic system will be available that can make this challenge a thing of the past. The system will consist of 8 small robots that can quickly and easily retrieve a vehicle from any area. The robots will then safely transport the vehicle to the mechanic, or any other destination. The towing robots will have "eyes" that will enable them to seek out the safest paths, and they can move vehicles in any direction, even sideways.

Telematics GPS-enabled software

A major area that is problematic for tow truck drivers is time management, especially when multiple customers require assistance simultaneously. However, with better communication, drivers are able to work more efficiently, saving time in the process. Luckily, there is a communication software that connects directly to tow trucks, called telematics. With a telematics communication system, company owners can track drivers at all times via the handy embedded GPS system. It can also improve dispatch, ensuring a seamless process. There are many other benefits of telematics, as well, including the ability to inform towing companies the instant an accident occurs. 

Tow truck drivers are always looking for easier ways to transport vehicles from one location to another. Due to this fact, if you're ever in the need of towing services, you will likely have a positive experience as a result of the many advancements that are being introduced. The more innovations that are developed within the industry, the more stress-free and trouble-free your entire experience can be. To find out more about towing, speak to a business like AA Action Towing Inc.