Towing companies are called upon to handle drivers’ worst nightmares. Your drivers are often on the road at all hours of the night and in all kinds of weather and other conditions. It takes a special kind of person to embrace the life of a tow truck driver and business leader to operate these types of businesses.
Despite all the perils you face on the road, push to talk two-way radios are the ideal tools for modern tow truck service companies. These are just a few great reasons why.
Massive Safety Upgrade Over Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are risky business for modern drivers. In fact, most states have laws prohibiting or severely restricting their use. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has strict limits against using mobile phones while driving due to safety concerns — citing research that states CMV drivers using mobile phones while driving are six times more likely to experience safety-critical events. Mobile push to talk two-way radios, however, allow safe communication between drivers and dispatch, helping to improve safety for all on the road in the process and maintain DOT compliance.
Keep Drivers Updated and Informed on the Roads
Because tow truck services operate in all kinds of conditions, it’s a good idea to keep drivers up-to-date with the latest news and weather. Dispatch can easily convey messages about road closures, road conditions, and even weather fronts so drivers know what to expect when en route to their next service call.
It’s yet another way that push to talk two-way radios can help keep your tow truck drivers safer on the road while improving driving conditions for everyone.
Fast Access to Help When Needed
Not only do tow trucks themselves sometimes need assistance for breakdowns, accidents, etc. Because they travel so extensively in conditions ripe for accidents, they can be instrumental in calling in accidents, injuries, and assistance other stranded drivers may experience or require.
The ease of use makes calling for help a simple matter and generates a lot of good will from drivers they help along the way. It can also help them drum up new customers for your business by calling your other tow trucks to respond.
Peak PTT understands the unique needs tow truck service companies face when it comes to communication and the risks your drivers take any time they are on the road. We have a wide selection of radios, accessories, and more to keep your drivers safer while helping you improve your bottom line. Contact us today to learn more.