The Hulk – The Coolest 50-ton Rotator in Los Angeles

The Hulk

Meet the Hulk

The heavy-duty towing industry is full of amazing tow truck drivers and machinery. We may be a bit biased, but we think our machinery is a little bit cooler than everyone else’s. in 2019, we had the pleasure of adding the Hulk to our fleet, a 50-ton rotator, that has increased our ability to accommodate the most difficult roll-overs and recoveries. In fact, since we added this rotator to our fleet, we’ve accomplished some incredible saves. Read more about our 50-ton rotator inspired by the Hulk and all the fun we’ve had since adding him to our heavy-duty towing fleet.

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Most Dangerous Recoveries by Pepe’s Towing in Los Angeles

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Dangerous Recoveries – One of Our Specialties

As a company that specializes in heavy-duty towing and recovery, we’ve seen some incredible things. From overturned containers and big rigs to cranes almost falling off freeway overpasses, we’ve made it our business to not only respond to these calls but carry them out with the utmost care and safety. This is in no way a one-man job, we wouldn’t be able to complete these difficult jobs if it wasn’t for our robust fleet and amazing team of tow truck drivers. Here are some of our most dangerous recoveries to date and a little insight into how we were able to complete these jobs safely.

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Why We’re Passionate About Towing and Recovery

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Towing and Recovery – Why We Do What We Do

As heavy-duty towing professionals, you never know what you’re going to see when you come to work. That’s part of why we are so passionate about towing and recovery. No two jobs are the same. We get to see a lot while we’re out on the road, so we thought we would share with you why we do what we do. Here are some of the reasons why we’re so passionate about the heavy-duty towing industry.

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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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