Most people have had to call a tow truck at some point, as there are a variety of situations that can make outside assistance necessary. Whether you were in a car accident that rendered your vehicle unsafe or inoperable, you got a flat tire, or you simply ran out of gas, you have almost certainly needed to call a tow truck at least once in your driving career.
In our experience here at Dean’s Robinhood Towing, we find that most people tend not to think about towing until they need it. This is unfortunate, as there are actually several different kinds of towing, and which one is best for you will depend on your situation. In this article, we’ll provide more information on one kind of towing, namely long distance towing, and tell you some key information you should know in order to tell if this is the right option for your needs.
As the name implies, long distance towing is distinguished by the longer distance travelled. In other words, you wouldn’t call a long distance towing company if you just needed to get your car to your local mechanic shop, but would only call them if you needed to transport your car much farther away. DOT regulations define long distance towing as any job of over 100 air miles for CDL drivers.
Another thing that distinguishes long distance towing from local towing is the circumstances in which you might need it. Specifically, you might need to transport your car over a long distance even if it’s in perfect working condition–for example, if you are moving to a new city and don’t want to drive it there yourself.
Lastly, because of the greater distance involved, a long distance tow job will take longer than a local one. Although our team will make every effort to get your vehicle to its destination as quickly as possible, you should be prepared for it to take a while.