Towing a Medium Duty Truck in Santa Rosa

The other day we here at Yarbrough Bros Towing received a a call to Tow a Isuzu box truck from Cloverdale up north to Santa Rosa. Now a bit of back ground on types of towing. There is Light Duty Towing which is any passenger car or light truck (gross vehicle weight of up to 10,000 lbs), Medium Duty Towing which covers most 1 ton trucks, box trucks, delivery vans and trucks (gross vehicle weight rating between 10,001 lbs up to 26,000 lbs) and then there is Heavy Duty Towing which would cover the bigger trucks up to Semi tractor trailer combos (gross vehicle weight ratings from 26,001 lbs up to 80,000 lbs or more). Each type of towing requires a different size and type of truck as well as a high class of drivers license. For instance, a class C license in California (majority of drivers) can legally drive a truck with a GVWR up to 26,000lbs and LEGALLY tow a vehicle/load up to 10,000 lbs GVWR. With a class B license, a driver can legally drive a vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 lbs but still ONLY TOW up to a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. Now, with a class A (Commercial) drivers license, a driver can legally drive any of the combination of vehicles listed above AND tow any single vehicle with a GVWR of more than 10,000 lbs (barring any restrictions on the Class A). So, we get the call in the morning for this Isuzu box truck that has a GVWR of 15,000 lbs (requires the medium duty truck with a class A licensed driver) and the owner has decided to leave the keys in it for us to pick up and deliver unattended. It was up near the Saw Mill just off hwy 101 & hwy 128. Well i get out there and as i proceed to hook up to it using frame forks and getting ready to pull the drive line ( as i will be towing it on the freeway from the front) i find that there is tension on the drive line. As ALL towers know, if you ever feel tension on a drive line, you DO NOT attempt to remove it until that tension is released. If you do try to take it out under pressure, it could (WILL) hurt or kill you. Anyway, i could not find why there was tension so i had to change my tow plan. I turned around and frame forked it from the rear, kept it pretty close to my tail board and proceeded from Cloverdale Towing it back to Santa Rosa. Come to find out, the rear end (3rd member) had seized up on the customer and locked up where they left it at. It took a bit of time to safely tow it from Cloverdale down to Peterson's but no one was hurt while trying it. So for any and ALL your Light Duty or Medium Duty towing in Santa Rosa or ANY and ALL CITY Towing's in Sonoma County, give us at Yarbrough Bros Towing a call.

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