Knowing When to Call a Heavy-Duty Towing Service

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Los Angeles is one of the busiest and most traffic-ridden areas in the whole United States. With large amounts of traffic coming in and out of the ports as well as interstate travel, there are bound to be accidents, rollovers, breakdowns and other situations that happen on the road with vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Some require light or medium-duty towing. But if you drive a large truck, bus or machinery, you can avoid damage to your vehicle and extra stress by calling on the help of a heavy-duty towing company. Here are some situations and vehicles that require heavy-duty towing.

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Biggest Recoveries of 2019

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The Biggest and Best Recoveries This Year

Over the years, Pepe’s Towing Service has made a name for us as one of the most reliable and experienced heavy-duty towing companies in the Greater Los Angeles area. We get called to the scene of all kinds of crazy recoveries, accidents and roll-overs almost every day, and most of the time, our crew can record the process and share the videos with our loyal fans and other people in the towing industry. We were called to the scene of many epic recoveries throughout 2019, but we chose three of our biggest recoveries to highlight for you as we look back at the year.

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Safe Truck Driving in the Rain

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Tips to Drive Your Truck Safely in the Rain

Rainy season is almost upon us here in Los Angeles. And with the first drop of rain will come the people that don’t know how to drive in the rain. Rain causes the most accidents of all weather-related collisions. As tow truck drivers and operators of heavy-duty vehicles, we know there are certain precautions you can and should take during the rainy season to help with safe truck driving. Here are some of our suggestions to help you drive your truck or heavy-duty vehicle more safely in the rain.

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Partnering with the City of Los Angeles to be an Official Police Garage

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What It Means to be an Official Police Garage

In Los Angeles, people are dependent upon cars to get around. But most people don’t think about what happens when their car gets impounded or they get into an accident. Why would you want to? In the City of Los Angeles, towing and impound is strictly regulated and enforced. Currently, the Official Police Garage is decentralized, meaning the LAPD uses various locations across the city to accommodate their need for the storage of the vehicles that are towed. As mentioned before, this is highly regulated, and there are certain certifications you need and regulations you must adhere to in order to become an Official Police Garage. Keep reading for more details on what it means to be an OPG.

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How to Choose the Right Commercial Towing Company to Support Your Business

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Tips to Choose a Commercial Towing Company

If you’re a business owner that utilizes trucks, delivery vehicles or other equipment to run your business, there are things you have to do to ensure your products get from one place to another smoothly. There are logistics to worry about and delivery times to meet. But what if something happens to one of your trucks or delivery vehicles when one of your drivers is out on the road? If you don’t have a towing company that you can call when things don’t go as planned, your business isn’t going to run as smoothly. Here are some tips to choose the right commercial towing company to support your business.

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Essential Gear for Tow Truck Drivers

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Essential Equipment for Tow Truck Drivers

As a tow truck driver, you encounter many different situations on the road and you always want to be prepared. Light-duty tow truck drivers will have different experiences than heavy-duty tow truck drivers. Because of this, tow truck drivers carry different tools and gear with them to handle even the toughest, most unexpected jobs on the road. This essential gear while seemingly small, can make a big impact on the success and fluidity of the job at hand. While every tow truck driver has differing personal preferences, here’s the gear our tow truck drivers don’t leave the dispatch office without.

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The Differences Between Wheel-lift and Flatbed Tow Trucks

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Different Trucks for Different Jobs 

When there’s an accident or rollover recovery, the driver that’s dispatched to the scene needs to know what kind of truck they need to bring to handle the job. There are different types of equipment needed for different jobs. There are so many different types of tow trucks and equipment that we have available to us here at Pepe’s. But not every truck is equipped to handle every job. Different trucks are better for different towing situations. Traditionally, towing is usually done by lifting one end of the vehicle or having the vehicle rest on the platform of the truck. The two most common types of tow trucks used in towing situations are wheel-lift and flatbed tow trucks. Here is some information about wheel-lift and flatbed tow trucks and some of the differences between the them. 

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Stay Awake on the Road

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Tips for Truck Drivers to Stay Awake on the Road 

Being a truck driver is a difficult job. Whether you’re a tow truck driver, a semi-truck driver or somewhere in between, you have tons of responsibilities when you’re on the road. And when you’re an overnight truck driver of any sort, your responsibility stays the same but your risk increases exponentially. You can never be too cautious, especially when you’re a truck driver. That’s why we thought it was important for you to know some tips to stay awake on the road at night. Here are some tips from our team of professional tow truck drivers.

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Common Causes of Accidents

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Most Common Causes of Accidents in Southern California 

With so many cars on the roads, it’s no surprise accidents happen daily. From high speed collisions to accidents involving pedestrians or even inanimate objects, there’s always something to look out for when you’re out on the road. If you’ve ever thought that maybe some accidents are preventable, you’re not alone. Actually, we believe many accidents can be prevented by just following the rules of the road and driving with patience. But this is Los Angeles, and we understand that patience is hard to come by, but sometimes one mistake could be very costly. Keep reading to learn more about the most common causes of accidents on Southern California roads. Hopefully, we can persuade you to slow down and drive a little more safely.

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Vehicle Rollovers 101

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Vehicle rollovers are often glamorized in the movies and television, showing crazy scenes of cars flipping and rolling over, and passengers exiting the vehicles unscathed. These scenes aren’t very realistic, and most of the time, they don’t focus on the aftermath of the rollover. When an actual vehicle rollover happens, your reaction could dictate your survival. 

Rollovers are scary and jarring, but they don’t happen as often as you’d think, as they account for only 3 percent of all serious crashes. But the thing about rollovers is they make up 30 percent of people killed while riding in a passenger vehicle. This blog is going to dive in depth about vehicle rollovers and some information that could potentially save your life, even though you may not need it right now. 

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