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Titan Towing News: Year in Review

Titan Towing News: Year in Review

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Uncategorized

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Titan Towing has had a great year serving our customers and we hope our blogs have provided you with helpful information as you drive throughout DFW and beyond. As the year is coming to a close, we look back on the topics covered by Titan Towing News from safe driving, to technology, to ethical towing practices.

Safe Driving

Factors such as vehicle maintenance, driver well-being, and inclement weather can quickly affect driving, especially in higher populated areas. We covered all of these topics to help you drive safer.

When bad weather occurs, it has the potential to create more accidents and Titan Towing ends up having many more calls for help. We provided the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDOT)  map for road conditions at DriveTexas as well as tips on how to stay safe when inclement weather conditions affect the roads.

Vehicle maintenance can lead to unsafe driving as well, and DMV.org gave us some car maintenance tips such as checking your lights, windshield wipers, and car battery prior to taking a road trip. If your car needs maintenance, it’s important to address it as soon as possible to keep yourself and others safe on the road.

In addition to weather and car maintenance, one of the most important factors for safe driving is ensuring you are not distracted. In previous articles, we looked at different factors which can cause distracted driving including texts and calls, driving under the influence, grooming, eating and talking.

No matter what the issue, the key to keeping safe and avoiding the need for a tow, is staying aware and prepared.

Right Wrong Ethical UnethicalTechnology

While technology can distract us whether we are driving or not, there are some good aspects to technology which can help keep us safe on the road. These include apps for location and safety as well as automatic vehicle safety features.

In Location and safety apps, we covered how to use Google as well as Apple maps to provide your location. This article also provided information on apps such as FamilyLocator2 and bSafe to easily notify friends and family when you are stranded on the side of the road.

Technology such as automatic safety features, as provided by Consumer Reports Magazine, offered high-tech ways to avoid collisions such as automatic emergency braking, forward collision warnings and blind spot warnings.

All of these technological advances, when used correctly and responsibly, have proved beneficial in reducing accidents and keeping us safe as we travel.

Ethical Towing Practices

Unethical towing stands out as one of the most significant topics we covered as a towing company. This affects not only our business and drivers in our area, but those in other areas of the U.S. as well. That is why Titan’s business is built on the highest ethical standards to provide our customers with the best possible service. This is clearly reflected in our customer feedback through the years.

As the year comes to an end, Titan Towing would like to wish you and yours safe traveling during the holidays as well as the new year. If you need us, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for towing and roadside assistance.

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For Titan Towing drivers, safety is the highest priority as they work in precarious situations to move vehicles out of traffic on busy Dallas-Fort Worth freeways. The tow truck operators depend on other drivers to follow laws that keep them, and other motorists, safe.

Titan Does More Than Towing

If an accident occurs on the roadway, most people know that a tow truck driver can help by moving a damaged vehicle off the road or to another location. However, full-service professionals like Titan Towing do much more.

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Drowsy Drivers After Daylight Saving Time

There are certain times of year when tow truck drivers are busier and one of those times has to do with time itself. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), forty percent more drivers are involved in automobile accidents during Daylight Saving Time which results in about 100,000 more accidents across the country. With many more drivers on the road, heavily populated areas such as Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth, can make the demand for a tow truck go up each spring and fall when Daylight Saving Time occurs.

Avoid the Need for a Tow During the Winter Months

Winter weather is just around the corner in DFW bringing the possibility of snow, ice, and increased calls to Titan Towing. During prior winters, we have seen how severe weather can create an unintended ice rink on the roadways of Fort Worth, Arlington, the Mid-Cities, and everywhere in-between. However, that does not mean you will be the one who may need a tow if you take some simple precautions.

One Hundred Years of Tow Truck History

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Your Vehicle’s Towing Capacity

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It’s the time of year when people get out on the road to enjoy a vacation or to take advantage of the warmer weather for the weekend. For many in the DFW area, this involves everything from visiting the area lakes, to camping, to car shows, and rodeos. Many of these activities include towing a boat, trailer, camper, or other recreational vehicles. So, it’s always important to know your vehicle’s towing capacity.

Stay Safe While Waiting for a Tow

Some safety tips that many people are aware of while waiting for a tow truck to arrive are to turn on their hazard lights and to make sure their vehicle is out of the way of traffic. There are also several other precautions for drivers in the Dallas Fort Worth area that can ensure you are doing everything possible to keep yourself out of harm’s way until help arrives.