When your heavy-duty towing vehicle breaks down, it can sometimes be a wait before the special towing services arrive. Instead of sitting on the side of the road and waiting for help to come, there are several things you can do to prepare for when the heavy-duty roadside recovery services do arrive.
Bring a Survival Kit
Sometimes, you can break down in the middle of nowhere. It’s important to have brought a supply kit with some of the necessities in case you’re stuck for a while. You never know where you might break down, and having the essentials can help when you’re in a pinch.
Your emergency kit should include items such as:
- Mobile phone chargers
- Tire jacks
- Spare tire
These are some of the basics, but you can add more as you see fit.
Seek an Emergency Shoulder
Whether you’re on the side of the road or stuck on a highway, you should always find a safe spot to pull into. If you can’t fit your vehicle into a safe space, at least get yourself into one. Seek safety on the side of the road, or on a highway shoulder. That way, you’ll be able to steer clear of oncoming traffic.
You can also attach a white piece of cloth to your antennae or handle of your heavy-duty vehicle. This will let other drivers on the road know that you are in need of assistance and that you are waiting for help to arrive.
Stay in the Car During Bad Weather
If you happen to break down during a bout of bad weather, you can seek shelter in the safety of your vehicle. While typically you would want to remove yourself from your vehicle and get to the side of the road, you should remain indoors if the weather is too bad. You should, however, get out of your vehicle so that you can set up emergency reflectors.
You can once again rely on your emergency supplies to keep you safe, warm, and fully prepared until professional help arrives. But don’t worry; you typically don’t have to wait that long until the heavy-duty roadside recovery services are there.
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