4 Things To Do While Waiting For A Tow Truck In Brisbane

Posted on June 21st, 2017

When you drive a commercial truck the massive power makes you feel like a king of the open roads. All that horsepower, extra wheels that give you extra grip which helps you glide through massive storms without a second thought, paired with blind trust in your company’s mechanics you rarely worry about broken parts or worn out brakes.

But even the best maintained TRUCKS can slide of the roads, with disastrous consequences. Fortunately, no one else was around and you are safe, your truck didn’t tip over or leak out any perilous content over the road. It would be difficult to pull out your massive truck out of a ditch and you will need help, call us at Towing Brisbane to let us know how we can help you with your incident. The tow will take few minutes before reaching to you, so what should you while you wait?

1. Report the Incident

In such emergency situations even though no one was hurt, it’s better to inform the authorities and let them decide if any measures need to be taken like diversion of traffic or deal with hazardous material on the road. This information can also help local authorities to identify any improvements they can make to avoid any future accidents.

2. Alert Other Drivers

Even though the road is secluded at the time, you may never know when someone else can drive on the same path. To be certain that no one else makes the same mistake it’s better to alert others of your presence, especially at night time through emergency lights, flares, triangles or cones. A general practice is to position the first triangle 200 metres in front and back of your truck. Next, the third triangle is placed 10 metres of the Cars or the place where any load has fallen. These distance provide other drivers enough time to see and take action like slowing down or changing lanes. This is essential to ensure the safety of others using the same road.

3. Organise Your Personal Items

Most trucks have constrained spaces but usually, have a space for passengers, chances are if your truck needs to be towed you will need to hitch a ride. Before you leave, make sure you have all your essentials on hand. Although you may not have space to carry your sleeping gear and toiletries make sure you have all your cash, electronics and any other important items with you. Keep your insurance and registration at hand and photo ID which will help you make the transition from your Car to the Tow Truck.

4. Stay in Your Truck if Possible

Unless your truck is in a debilitated position it’s better to stay in your truck unless there is a fuel leak or any other hazardous content has been spilled, you should keep substantial distance in case of a fire. But in most cases its best to stay in your truck. It is better to shield yourself from the elements and avoid entering the busy traffic area.

These tips will keep you safe while you wait for your tow truck and don’t be afraid to ask for help from the authorities if you believe in a slight chance of worsening the situation. Call ‘Towing Brisbane’ at 0450 517 864 for more details.