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Colorado Tow Matters: A Guide to Preparedness

Accidents happen, and when they do, tow trucks are nearly always on the scene. Your job as a Colorado tow truck driver is to help others in distress. The last thing you want is to make a bad situation worse with another accident or mishap. At Southern Colorado Insurance Center, we not only sell insurance. We also work with Colorado business owners like yourself to provide safety tips and prevention training.

Helmets and Vests and Gloves, Oh My!

Whether you are first or last to the scene of an accident, your responsibility is safety first. By keeping yourself and your truck out of harm’s way, you put yourself and your towing business in the best position to help others. That means having the right clothing and personal safety gear with you at all times. Never arrive to a call without

  • A reflective helmet
  • A reflective vest
  • Safety gloves
  • Solid-toe work boots

While a simple breakdown in a suburban neighborhood may not require as many precautions as an accident on I-80, you never know what you will encounter on a call. As the saying goes, “better safe than sorry.”

Prepared to Be Safe in This Skyline

Many times, tow drivers arrive at accidents before other emergency responders. You and your team need to know what to do in order to secure the scene without getting in the way of medical personnel or law enforcement that arrive later. Take measures to ensure that no company truck arrives at a site without properly loaded and maintained equipment. Most important, be sure to carefully follow state and federal requirements for lights, flares and directional signs.

In your industry, licensing and safety certification are required for continued viability. At Southern Colorado Insurance Center, we also offer refresher courses and continuing safety education programs to keep you and your drivers safe both day and night. On the road, you can never let down your guard. Let our insurance and risk-management experts help you maintain a great safety record.


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