TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION:
Safety is a high priority at Whitey's Towing, Inc. We hold monthly safety meetings where we reinforce practices to keep our drivers and customers safe.
Studies have shown the longer a road hazard exists the chance of a secondary accident increases at a staggering rate, not to mention the traffic delays and costs associated with such. This is why at Whitey's Towing, Inc. we believe in clearing the roadway as quickly and safely as possible. During our monthly meetings, we review our own past recoveries as well as recoveries by other companies to brainstorm ways the job could have been done differently to make it safer or quicker. If necessary, we practice these ideas in a controlled area so we can put them to use with confidence during the high stress environment of a traffic accident.
There are some excellent associations that offer commercial training programs for tow truck drivers. These classes use proven methods to safely recover and transport disabled vehicles. We believe these classes enforce safe and efficient working within our staff. This is why we encourage our drivers to attend these classes. We currently have drivers that are WreckMaster, and TRAA certified.
One of the biggest concerns Whitey’s Towing, Inc. has, concerning the towing and recovery of motor vehicles, is the safety of our staff, the safety of police and fire officials on a scene, and the safety of the general motoring public surrounding a scene. Police officials are trained in scene control, including traffic control, and crowd management. Fire and rescue officials are trained in fire control, and medical treatment of injuries. They go through this training to insure the safety of the whole scene and everyone involved with it. It is equally important for the responding tower to be trained in the safe recovery of any vehicles on scene. Lack of experience/ training can cause an extremely dangerous situation for everyone involved with the scene. Without knowing the safe limitations of their equipment and the itchiness required, there is a great chance for failure. Whitey’s Towing Inc. takes all precautions to keep a safe working environment and to make sure every job is handled in a quick but safe manner.
Whitey's Towing is also a member of "Professional Towing and Recovery Operators of Illinois" (PTROI). PTROI encourages safe and legal towing practices, as well as working to protect the rights of the tow truck driver