Many don't think about it, but tow truck driving can be a very dangerous job. You're operating heavy machinery (on wheels), often in the midst of oncoming traffic, while trying to navigate stressed out clients, dispatch, often police and other conflicts, as well as battle road conditions, accident investigations and inclement weather. When tow truck drivers are injured, it's often due to being struck by oncoming traffic. We urge you, please slow down when you see the flashing beacon of a tow truck! It's a dangerous job that deserves our respect and caution.
Here, we report two very recent and sad stories. The first story features a tow truck driver who just lost his life in Miami, FL when he accidentally fell off an overpass while trying to recover an overturned semi truck. Our hearts go out to him and his family. Here is an excerpt of that story:
'Sketchy' $6,000 bill leads to call for more tow truck regulations