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Safe Towing Capacity & limits.

As i was out towing in Santa Rosa the other day, one of the calls i was on was for a Dodge BR3500 dually truck that had a utility bed on it. As i was talking to the company driver of that truck while i was hooking up to it with my Medium Duty Tow Truck, the driver stated that he was "glad you guys could do this tow cuz the road club said it was too big".

TIRE PRESSURE and your safety

Earlier this week I was in the Lobby of a Dealership that we tow for and I came across some informational literature that we here at Yarbrough Bros Towing felt would be beneficial to our friends and customers. So here it is;

"Proper tire inflation pressure is the specified air pressure given by a carmaker for a certain tire on a specific vehicle. This pressure specification should not be confused with a tire's maimum pressure, which is usually listed on the tire's sidewall"...Car Care Council.

Recovery on Markwest Springs Rd

Hello there Santa Rosa. I mentioned yesterday about a recovery I did several months ago where the CHP called us out to get it as the first responding company, Santa Rosa Towing, according the the customer, could not find it the day before under AAA. Now this could have been due to bad weather, maybe it was dark out, I do not know, I do know that this time, CHP & the vehicle owner were going to meet me at the corner of Old Redwood Highway to have me follow them up to the loss scene.

Responding to an accident

One of my friends the other day asked me "i bet you see all kinds of crashes in your business" which got me thinking about the topic of today's blog. Accident response in the Towing world.

Have a Plan!

You often hear about having a Plan. Whether it's a disaster plan (a very good idea by the way), fire plan or plan of attack, being prepared with a plan can eliminate confusion, delay in achieving a goal or simply not being able to complete a task that you set out to do. This is my topic this afternoon; having a plan of attack for a successful work day in the Towing business.

Facts regarding Driving Distracted

The following information can be found at http://www.distraction.gov/. Whether you drive a company vehicle, commute to and from work or just jot around Santa Rosa, this issue is very important. Driving while distracted has become a dangerous practice Nationally as well as Locally.

What Is Distracted Driving?

There are three main types of distraction:

• Visual — taking your eyes off the road
• Manual — taking your hands off the wheel
• Cognitive — taking your mind off what you’re doing

Tips to help avoid distracted driving.

This is a youtube video put out by the motorclub with some very helpful information.  Check it out.

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Cold Weather Expected to Hit North Bay.

As you know, the cold weather is still here and News Stations are predicting snow at Sea level. As such, black ice, slippery when wet and wet road advisories will be in place for the roadways of Sonoma County. Anticipate the unexpected and give yourself and other drivers an extra cushion. Adhere to the wet road advisory of decreasing your speeds on the roads and highways, increasing your following distances between vehicles and drive extra cautious to give yourself more reaction time.

Dead Battery

Signs that your vehicles Battery may be in need of replacement or getting close too. The most common sound you will hear when trying to start your car when you have a dead battery is "click click click click" in rapid succession. This is typically when the battery has just enough juice to turn the starter cylinoid over but not the starter. The often heard "CLICK......" once & then nothing is usually when the battery does not have enough power to even turn the cylinoid more than once OR the starter is going bad.

Safe Driving & Towing Practices

Earlier this Month I blogged about a 3 car accident that Yarbrough Bros Towing responded to while Towing in Santa Rosa. Another topic came to mind as a result of witnessing this crash scene. Safe Driving Practices in accord with driving a commercial vehicle. Obviously, the people involved in this accident were recipients of a failure to adhere to safe driving practices. The most common vehicle accident is a rear-ender. These are more likely caused by inattention or distraction than speed.

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