Understanding Emergency Protocol
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Understanding Emergency Protocol

A few weeks ago when my car died while I was driving, I didn't really know how to handle the situation. After things went south, I pulled over as quickly as I could to wait for the tow truck driver. Unfortunately, my car was basically sitting in the middle of a busy intersection, which made it really hard for my tow truck driver to do his job. After police closed off the intersection, I was finally able to have my car towed to a shop. On my website, you might learn how to follow basic emergency protocol so that you can stay safe and expedite repairs.


Understanding Emergency Protocol

5 Uses Of Flatbed Tow Trucks

Eevi Annala

Flatbed towing has different benefits than other towing methods. Your car's entire body is placed on the rear surface of the tow truck. As a result, your vehicle's tires won't touch the ground, preventing damage to your vehicle. Also, flatbed towing doesn't require some parts of your car to be removed, which is convenient and helps save time.  

Additionally, flatbed towing is much safer compared to other methods like hook-and-chain because the cargo is secured in place with strong straps. Here are ways flatbed towing can be used.

Transporting Luxury Vehicles

Luxury vehicles require the utmost care when being transported from one place to another. Flatbed towing is the ideal option as it prevents any damage to the cargo. Also, the method helps the car avoid unnecessary mileage, thereby maintaining its integrity and value.

Moving Large Belongings 

If you have a large cargo, you may need to transport it to a different destination. For example, you may be moving to a new home, but are unable to drive your car there. The towing professionals will help haul the car and allow you to concentrate on packing and other moving activities. Also, if you have a boat and you want to use it in a lake or a river that's far from your home, you can use a flatbed tow truck to transport it there.

Transporting Machinery

Heavy machinery like excavators, generators, motor graders, and wheel loaders can safely be transported using flatbed tow trucks. The trucks have powerful engines that enable them to handle heavy cargo. Also, towing professionals have the skills to load and unload such complex loads. Mishandling such machinery can cause serious accidents.

Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are used for storing different items. For instance, if you are shifting your business location, you can load your merchandise and other items in containers and use flatbed tow trucks to transport them. Also, flatbed towing is ideal for long-distance transportation. If you export goods to other neighboring countries or other states, flatbed tow trucks will be of great help. Manufacturers of these kinds of trucks usually install enough space in the chassis to allow the driver ample space to rest and sleep. 

Hauling an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Vehicle

You should haul your AWD using flatbed towing to avoid damaging the transmission. This issue is because these vehicles' wheels are all connected to the drive train. So, you can't lift either the front or rear wheels when towing, like in wheel-lift towing. A damaged transmission can lead to costly repairs and other engine complications.

Contact a local towing service to learn more about towing cars.