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What is Recovery Towing?

What Is Recovery Towing?

Sometimes vehicles end up in off-the-road circumstances that require special equipment and training to recover. Recreational vehicles, buses,  and heavily loaded trucks may be well off the roadbed or inverted as a result of their mass and momentum.

In other circumstances, overzealous off-road vehicle drivers find themselves stuck and isolated and have no way of extricating themselves without help.

Passenger Safety

The first responsibility of a Recovery tow truck driver is to ensure the safety of the vehicle occupants. If they are still present at the scene, the passengers will be directed away from the recovery scene in order to protect them during the recovery process and from oncoming traffic.

What is Required for Recovery Towing?

Semi trucks and RVs that have ended up in a ditch or some distance from the roadway require a true heavy-duty tow vehicle with extended wheelbase, winches and cables, and maximum towing capacity.

Some vehicle recovery companies, such as Alpine Towing & Recovery in Colorado, are fully trained in accident scene management and hazardous material handling. Securing the scene and keeping onlookers away are important elements of the process.

In some cases, particularly with tractor trailer overturns, more than one recovery vehicle may be needed to turn the rig over. From there, heavy duty tow trucks can return an inoperable truck to a safe location. Experienced drivers understand the angles and the necessary cables and accessories and power required to put those vehicles upright.

Recovering a Vehicle in the Backcountry

In the front range of the Rockies where Alpine Towing & Recovery operates, individuals have driven their four-wheel and even two-wheel drive vehicles into ravines, unpaved roads, and mountain pathways where they become stuck. Only a recovery company with the appropriate vehicles and backcountry knowledge to access even the wildest areas have the capability for those circumstances.

In a few cases, small airplanes have come down in remote areas. Recovery companies like Alpine Towing & Recovery with special equipment have been called upon to recover the aircraft.

Contact Alpine Towing & Recovery

In Colorado’s Front Range, Alpine Towing & Recovery in Salida, Woodland Park, and Buena Vista, Colorado, is the principal resource for accidents and breakdowns. The Colorado Highway Patrol often calls upon Alpine to assist in many vehicle and other situations. With over 20 years of experience and prepared for any emergency, Alpine’s professionals are available for a wide range of emergency and routine situations. Available 24 hours per day, all year, Alpine is prepared to assist.

It is a great idea to enter the Alpine Towing & Recovery number, 1-800-869-2869, into your phonebook for future reference.

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