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5 Common Roadside Incidents and How to Handle Them

Getting stuck on the side of the road is a rough deal whether you’re commuting to work or you’re on a long-haul trucking stint. There are many things that can, and do, go wrong every day. Here are some of the most common incidents that happen to weary travelers out on the highway and how you should handle them. 

  1. Flats
    Getting a flat tire is a frustrating part of life. This goes double for truckers, as they have deadlines for their hauling jobs. There were 3.5 million truck drivers working in America in 2015 and more than a handful have suffered the frustration of getting a flat tire. To make their lives easier, they should be aware of any 24/7 towing services and tractor trailer repair services in the area. 
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  3. Jackknifing
    Speaking of emergency trailer repair, when you jackknife your truck, you will absolutely need professionals to tackle fixing the damage. As long as the accident didn’t damage engine components, you should be up and running in no time. 
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  5. Mechanical Failure
    If your car or truck has suffered a major mechanical malfunction, the first step to take is calling a heavy duty towing service. Next, learn if your vehicle is covered under warranty. Truck companies generally have a policy that covers their vehicles. 
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  7. Accidents
    No matter how serious your accident was, you should immediately call the police. This ensures that a proper unbiased report of the accident is on file, giving you documented evidence for your insurance company. Afterward, you will need to have your vehicle towed and repaired. 
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  9. Pile Ups
    This will require a road clearing service and typically the city or town in which the accident happened will call a company that is equipped to handle the incident. This goes far beyond roadside assistance and requires heavy duty equipment. 

Being stuck on the side of the road is never a fun way to spend your time. To get yourself out of that situation as soon as possible, you should learn everything you need to know about the proper steps to take in the event of any of the above incidents.