Construction and Machine Lift Towing

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Never-ending Construction Towing in LA

There is never a point in time when Los Angeles is not under construction. New freeway bridges and off-ramps, constant development, new homes, big or small LA is a constant work in progress. With all this constant construction and the need for heavy materials and machinery, there’s bound to be a need for a lift. Whether that be a rollover, winch-out, or simply just transporting large equipment to and from, you’re going to need a heavy-duty tow specialist for the job. Enter Pepe’s Towing. Read more to see what it takes to tackle construction and machine lift towing in Los Angeles.  

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5 Common Reasons Semi-Trucks Overheat

The Dangers of an Overheating Semi-Trucks

The heat is on and temperatures are rapidly rising here in Los Angeles! This year has brought some of the hottest temperatures to Los Angeles County, and its surrounding areas, and it hasn’t been easy on anyone, especially semi-truck and big rig drivers. The last thing you want is for your truck to overheat on route to a delivery. Among other dangers, being stranded on the side of the road and even long-term damage to your rig are just part of why semi-trucks overheat. It’s imperative as a truck driver to take extra precautions and maintenance to ensure the safety of you and your truck on the road. 

Can’t escape the triple-digit heat? Find out the most common reasons why your Semi-Truck is overheating in this month’s blog. 

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What is recovery towing?

Recovery Towing is More Than Roadside Assistance 

When you think about calling for a tow, your mind probably goes straight to a broken-down car or a flat tire. However, in the towing industry, there are a number of reasons to call a tow company. And choosing the right one to handle the job is crucial when you are in a bind. Every towing company can handle roadside assistance, but not every company is equipped to handle heavy-duty towing jobs like recovery towing. 

So what is recovery towing exactly? Recovery towing involves saving a vehicle that has gone off-road and needs special equipment to retrieve. A situation involving recovery requires higher levels of expertise, proper equipment, and oftentimes creativity to properly retrieve the vehicle without causing further damage. 

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Types of Tow Trucks

One Size Does NOT Fit All 

From lifting to towing, to transporting, there is no uni-sex version of tow trucks here! For instance, a tow truck lifting a passenger car is not the same truck you would use for towing bigger loads like an airplane. Trucks used for rollovers and recoveries are even more complex. In our last blog, we brought you back to the creation of the first tow truck. Now, we can dive deeper into why there are so many different types of tow trucks. Keep reading to find out what makes every tow truck unique and what they are designed for in this month’s blog.

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History of the Tow Truck

Tow Truck History

Tow Truck History 

Where would we be if it weren’t for the tow truck? Probably still stuck in that mud pit off the side of the road. After more than 40 years in the towing industry, we decided it was time to take it all the way back to the beginning time. Who created the first tow truck? How was it made? And why? Find out how one invention was created and the industry of saving us from ever being stranded ever again right here!

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Heavy-Duty Towing Checklist

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The Importance of Towing Safety  

Time to strap in everyone! As we covered in our last blog, towing can be a pretty dangerous profession. With an added level of danger, there has to be an equal amount of safety protocols to protect us on every job, no matter how small. Like any heavy-duty towing company, our crew operates with precision on a regular basis and safety is our highest priority. Just how safe do you ask? Take a look at our heavy-duty towing checklist to find out for yourself.  

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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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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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The Differences Between Wheel-lift and Flatbed Tow Trucks

Wheel Lift Tow Trucks

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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