New Truck Owner? Be Aware of Your Truck's Limits

New Truck Owner? Be Aware of Your Truck's Limits

How Semi-Truck Drivers Can Effectively Use Heavy-Duty Towing Services

Christine Brooks

If you drive a semi-truck and it breaks down, you may need to have it towed to a repair shop that's close by. In this case, heavy-duty towing services are appropriate because of the extra weight of your rig. You can use these services with ease if you do a couple of things early on. 

Choose a Repair Shop Beforehand

Before you contact a heavy-duty towing company and they send out a tow truck driver, you want to find a repair shop to work with. Then you can get your semi-truck quickly towed to this destination and repaired before long. 

You might want to go with a repair shop that's close to where your semi-truck broke down because then you can expedite the towing experience. If you're not sure what repair options you have access to, you can always consult with your heavy-duty towing company. They take rigs to repair shops all the time, so they can easily give you a couple of solid recommendations. 

Find a Driver Well-Versed in Towing Large Commercial Vehicles

Your semi-truck is big and weighs a lot, and you want to make sure it's well-supported when towed to a repair shop. In that case, take your time seeing what heavy-duty towing companies service your area and go through their drivers' credentials.

You want a driver that has hauled these large commercial vehicles before and hasn't had any negative incidents. Then you can put faith in their towing services and navigation capabilities, regardless of how big your semi-truck is.

Give Towing Company Specific Details on Semi-Truck

After reaching out to a heavy-duty towing company, they'll want to get information on your specific semi-truck. These details will include its dimensions and total weight. They acquire these details prior to sending out a driver because they want to make sure your rig can be properly supported once they arrive.

You just need to be as specific as you can be so that the right tow truck is brought out the first time. Then your semi-truck will be secured to the tow truck smoothly and be transported in a controlled, safe manner.

Having problems with your semi-truck can be stressful, especially if they're so bad to where you can't drive this rig anymore. In this situation, you can move forward by using heavy-duty towing services. They're specifically designed for these bigger vehicles and they'll be easy to use if you take the proper actions.


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New Truck Owner? Be Aware of Your Truck's Limits

My father had a pickup truck as I was growing up, and I loved riding in it. When I was finally old enough to drive, I found a great deal on a compact car that was too good to pass up on my part-time job budget. When I finally made enough cash to trade in my car for a pickup truck, I was excited to drive that baby around town. I went driving out in the country immediately to see what my new truck could do, but I got into trouble fast and got stuck in the mud. A tow truck was able to get me out, but my friends never forgot about that day and still tease me about it. I wanted to make a blog to share my automobile tips and what I have learned about tow trucks since then. I hope you enjoy my posts!