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truck consider what equipment you need that is standard equipment as well as optional equipment available. Work with your local towing equipment distributor to help you make these decisions.

EQUIPMENT PLACEMENT

When making decisions on where to place equipment on your new truck take into consideration traffic safety. Whenever possible, place equipment so it can be retrieved from either side of the truck. When this is not possible place commonly used equipment on the passenger side of the truck. Try to be consistent with equipment placement on each of your trucks. It saves time during pre-trip inspections and when retrieving equipment at the roadside call when the tow truck operator knows exactly where each piece of equipment is located regardless of which truck they are operating. Having brackets for each piece of equipment keeps toolboxes organized and neat as well as reduces damages to the equipment. Keep in mind ergonomics when deciding where to store towing dollies. Towing dolly components can be fairly heavy so you want to make it as easy as possible for the tow truck operator to remove them safely. Avoid placing dollies in a position that requires the operator to climb on the truck. Dolly bunkers under the wrecker bed are a great option.

Rear view cameras.

Work lights.

MOTORCYCLE ATTACHMENTS

If you tow or transport a significant number of motorcycles it may be worth the investment to properly equip your wrecker or car carrier with equipment specifically designed for this type of work. Damaging a motorcycle or having an employee or customer

Work the non-traffic side - Stay Safe!

Under bed dolly bunker.

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