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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Dangers of Heavy-Duty Towing

The Dangers of Heavy-Duty Towing

Towing is a Risky Business

Sometimes towing can feel like a scene out of Mission Impossible, except I don’t think Tom Cruise can save us from the dangers of heavy-duty towing. Jumpstarting your battery or helping with a flat tire is not all tow truck drivers do. It takes someone who is a great multitasker, clever, strong, and incredibly focused person to be a heavy-duty tow truck operator. And on top of all this, you have to be willing to take a lot of risks to get the toughest jobs done. Even though it may not seem like it, heavy-duty towing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. But what makes towing such a tough profession to pursue?

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Pepe’s Messiest Towing Recoveries

Messiest Towing Recoveries of 2020

Pepe’s Towing Services can get Messy

One of the best parts of this job is the unpredictability of each day. Every day is a different day and we love it. We never really  know just how normal or unexpected the calls for the day will be, and during our 40+ years on the job, we’ve had our fair share of surprises. Sometimes these surprises bring with them a big mess, but no job is too messy for Pepe’s Towing. Looking back over this past year, we’ve handled a number of messy towing recoveries. Here are a few that made our messiest recovery list. 

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Best Towing Videos of 2020

Best Towing Videos on YouTube

Pepe’s Towing Services Has Some of the Best Towing Videos on YouTube  

As this year comes to close, we can’t help but look back at all the crazy jobs we’ve worked on this past year. 2020 has been another great year of tough jobs, tons of recoveries, new challenges, lots of rollovers and a plethora of amazing content to share with our community. Growing our YouTube following more than 19K subscribers this year is just an added bonus. Here at Pepe’s Towing we love what we do, and we love bringing you along with us for the ride. As we look back over this year, join us in reminiscing over our most viewed towing videos on our YouTube Channel. 

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Heavy-Duty All-Weather Towing Company

Heavy Duty Recovery in Los Angeles

Los Angeles’s Go-To Heavy-Duty Towing Company 

Pepe’s Towing operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and there’s a reason for that: we love what we do, and we will do it no matter what the day, time or weather may be. To put it bluntly, our team and our fleet is pretty badass and we love a good challenge. It’s why we are the trusted source for heavy-duty calls that involve intense recoveries, inconvenient roll overs and everything in between. And while we may be Southern California based, we encounter unimaginable conditions while we are out on the road doing what we do best. If you’re looking for a towing company that can do it all, look no further. Wondering how we do it? Keep reading for more on this heavy-duty all-weather towing company. 

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Trailer and Machine Lifts in Los Angeles

Pepe’s Does More Than Heavy-Duty Towing

Here at Pepe’s Towing, we’re known for our high profile heavy-duty towing jobs. When a McLaren plunges 300 feet down the side of a mountain, we’ll retrieve it. If a trailer rolls over underneath a freeway overpass with limited space, our team can work miracles with Big Flipper and Hulk. But we are a well-rounded towing company. And while we may specialize in heavy-duty towing jobs, we offer a variety of other towing services like machine lifts, equipment towing and trailer lifts.

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Pepe’s Towing Summertime Fishing Highlights

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Pepe’s Towing Has Been Busy Fishing

Some parks and recreational areas may be closed right now, but that hasn’t stopped us from going fishing. All summer long we’ve been reeling in some interesting catches. From Beamers to brand new Honda’s, we’ve been trolling mountainsides and storm drains just to find these guys. Here are some of our summer fishing highlights.

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Pepe’s Towing Service Newest Additions

Pepe’s Towing is Poppin’

Here at Pepe’s Towing Service, we’re not your average heavy-duty towing company. We use state of the art technology, have a diverse, top of the line fleet and we focus on tackling some of the toughest jobs in the industry all while bringing our audience along for the ride. We take pride in what we do, and we love giving our viewers an inside look at the action from every job we receive. And our newest additions really have us excited.

We’ve come a long way since we were founded more than 40 years ago, and as a family-owned and operated business, that’s quite an accomplishment. We figured it would be a great time to update you on some new additions and all the good that’s still going on with Pepe’s Towing Service during this pandemic.

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Using Technology to Bring Towing to You

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Technology and the Towing Industry

Have you ever driven passed a gnarly accident on the freeway and wondered how it was going to get cleaned up? Well at Pepe’s, Towing Service, we make it a point to bring you along for the fun. We don’t just want to go on calls, we want you to be part of the experience. Which is why we use some of the best technology available to bring you along with us on some of our craziest calls. Not only are we known for our heavy-duty towing services throughout Los Angeles, but we provide a different perspective utilizing the newest camera technology, setting us apart from the rest of the towing industry.

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