When your semitruck breaks down, you can't just leave it on the side of the road. You'll need the help of a semitruck towing service to transport the truck to a place where it can be repaired. Here are a few questions to ask when hiring a tow company to help rescue your semitruck after a break down:
How Many Pounds Can Be Towed?
You should know the weight of your semitruck in addition to the weight of products you happen to be carrying when calling a tow company for help. Some tow trucks can't handle the weight of a semitruck, let alone the extra weight of goods that are being transported. If you know the weight you're driving around with, you can quickly determine whether a towing company can accommodate your needs. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until the tow truck arrives to find out whether they can tow you. If they can't, you will have wasted lots of time and some money.
To be sure that your towing needs can be met, it's a good idea to look for a towing company to call that specializes in semitruck transportation. Doing so will ensure that you don't waste time or money and that you have a good experience overall.
Where Can the Truck Be Taken?
Not all tow truck companies are willing to travel the same distance. Some might be willing only to take your semitruck to the closest repair facility, while others are willing to take your truck wherever you need it to go. Be clear about where you want your semitruck towed when you call in for help to ensure that they are willing to go the distance.
If you don't know where to take your truck, ask the towing company for a list of recommended repair facilities to choose from. Choosing from a list that is provided to you ensures that the towing company is willing to transport your truck to your chosen facility.
Is a Service Plan Available?
You should also consider inquiring about a service plan when you call a tow company for transport service. Buying a service plan upfront that includes a set number of tows and a variety of services throughout the year may cost you more than the tow you need, but if you need a tow again in the future, you won't have to pay for it out-of-pocket because your service plan will cover it. So, you could end up saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars on tows when all is said and done.