Picture this. You’re in your car, driving like any other day, and all of a sudden, you see lights flashing on the rear end of the vehicle in front of you. Realistically, you only have three options — pull into the barrier on the left, go right into the opposite lane, or hit the person in front of you from the rear. None of them are perfect, but let’s say you choose the third option. With everyone okay, you’re left in the middle of a busy road and with no chance of moving your car. Luckily, one of the drivers in this car accident calls Titan Towing. A flatbed truck arrives in a matter of minutes and loads the vehicles on its bed, and off they go. Simple, right? Well, that’s how flatbed towing at Titan Towing works.
Let’s Go Over the Basics
The flatbed name comes from the trucks’ appearance — they have a flat back that’s perfect for roadside assistance. However, it’s not just about the way they look. The design of tow trucks provides both safety and security, making them perfect for extreme situations like accidents when vehicles can’t run properly anymore.
Flatbed trucks can also tow, if they’re long enough, multiple cars with ease. These types are perfect in scenarios when more vehicles break down or crash against each other on the interstate. It’s a cost-efficient option, allowing customers to split the cost if they find themselves in trouble together.
What the Process Looks Like
Flatbed tow trucks have a special bed that rolls down at an angle. This way, we can winch the vehicle onto the bed, or it can use its own power to drive up if it’s in a drivable condition. Once the vehicle is aboard the bed, the team will lock it, and it will be ready to go to your desired destination. With a flatbed, the vehicle is entirely above the ground during transport.
The design of flatbed trucks is all about being practical in extreme situations. Unlike with some other towing techniques, the bed doesn’t allow for the vehicle to get damaged. It’s also great for pricey, classic models that you can’t afford to keep on the road. But we can tow almost any other type of vehicle you can think of, such as:
- Forklifts and other equipment
- Vehicles without one or more wheels
- SUVs and trailer containers
In Trouble? Choose Titan Towing!
With more than a decade-worth of experience, we at Titan Towing offer all kinds of towing and roadside assistance. We provide service to the Arlington, Mansfield, and Fort Worth areas, and our drivers and technicians are available 24/7 throughout the whole year. No matter if you’re looking for flatbed towing after an accident or your pricey old-timer can’t get out on the road, we’ll be by your side as quickly as possible. All you need to do is give us a call, and we’ll do all the heavy lifting for you.