Semi-Truck Towing Mississippi

Transporting equipment, goods, and sometimes even vehicles across the country, semi-trailer trucks, or simply “semi-trucks,” are an important part of everyday life. These vehicles and their drivers spend hours on the roads and highways moving heavy material and just like any other vehicle on the road they are not immune from the inevitable traffic accident.

Due in no small part to their massive weight and size, semi-trucks and heavy-duty can create serious damage when involved in accidents. Although these crashes aren’t always the fault of the driver. Studies have shown that while thirty percent of accidents involving heavy-duty vehicles are the result of the truck driver’s fatigue, an overwhelming seventy-five percent of crashes are caused by motorists in small passenger vehicles.

This isn’t very surprising considering that most view semi-trucks and other large vehicles as just a nuisance when encountering them on highways. Little do these drivers realize that these seemingly slow moving vehicles are usually restricted by the companies they travel for to drive at a certain speed and not beyond. Additional, when it comes to accelerating and decelerating, the semi-trucks bulky size makes both acts difficult, meaning that when a driver cuts in front of a semi-truck the time that it would usually take to hit the brakes and stop is not the same as it would be for an average sedan.

Yet no matter which person is at fault when collisions happen the main concern becomes what can be done about the recovery of such large-scale vehicles. To put it simply, it takes a heavy-duty vehicle to lift a heavy-duty vehicle. The average tow company may have trucks equipped to tow and haul the standard sedan after a breakdown, but when semi-trucks need help these small-scale vehicles simply will not do the job.

Ward’s Wrecker Service has been a part of the Jackson, MS community for over fifty years and is usually the first responder after a vehicle accident. That is why Ward’s recognizes the importance of being equipped to handle any type of tow emergency, even the large-scale ones. Available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, Ward’s fleet includes wreckers that are capable of handling commercial hauls, even when those hauls are for crashed or broken down semi-trucks and trailers. Drivers of these commercial vehicles will receive the same attention and care as that any other motorist on the road receives from Ward’s staff of professional operators and owners of these commercial trucks will rest easier knowing that their fleet is in good hands with Ward’s on their sides.

The next time you see a semi-truck on the highway, remember that taking risks with their mobility can lead to potentially disastrous results. However, if you spend your time behind the wheel of a semi-truck, just rest easier knowing that Ward’s Wrecker Service will always go above and beyond to lend a hand when you’re in need. Give us a call…We’ll help you out!

Wrecker Services

As an auto wrecker, Ward’s Wrecker Service is the first respondent after a vehicular accident. We assist in the cleanup efforts of the wrecked car parts, and even the entire car itself.

Roadside Assistance

We help drivers just like you with personal automotive and heavy duty commercial roadside assistance and mobile mechanical services for commercial vehicles. That includes tire changes and boost-offs for vehicles of any kind, and more.

What’s the Lowdown on Lowboy Lugging?

If done correctly, a heavy-duty tow job should appear seamless at a distance. However, there are several moving parts involved in executing everything successfully, pun intended. So much goes into the process that trained professionals have dedicated entire courses just to truck transportation. In fact, experts estimate the curriculum reflects about 10 years’ worth of firsthand hands-on towing experience. On average, these kinds of classes include lessons on compound layups, advanced winching, how mechanical advantage can impact line load, and so much more.

If done correctly, a heavy-duty tow job should appear seamless at a distance. However, there are several moving parts involved in executing everything successfully, pun intended. So much goes into the process that trained professionals have dedicated entire courses just to truck transportation. In fact, experts estimate the curriculum reflects about 10 years’ worth of firsthand hands-on towing experience. On average, these kinds of classes include lessons on compound layups, advanced winching, how mechanical advantage can impact line load, and so much more.

Regardless of the specific technique or procedure at hand, though, safety should always take the top priority. And we’ve broken that down into the following three components:

  • Survey the Scene

Realistically, it’s not possible to sit down and learn everything about tow safety in one go – but, you absolutely can strive to account for as much as possible before acting. As an operator, each call you receive will be unique and surrounded by different circumstances. So, it’s likely you might encounter curveballs and foreign territory on a regular basis– but, that’s why it’s vital to keep a clear head and think on your feet at all times.

As soon as you arrive at the scene of a roadway incident, you should park on the shoulder and survey the scene. Try to keep a written record of all your observations and, if possible, you should reference a pre-printed checklist for added reassurance and security. This way you don’t accidentally overlook or forget something and have something to consult when requesting the appropriate equipment and personnel for the job.

  • Calculate Resistance

It’s incredibly crucial to calculate the correct level of resistance of the load, so you can determine the level of force you need to employ when towing. Luckily, you can access various resistance calculators online and through the App Store. However, you should know how to differentiate and add together each type of resistance. Rolling resistance is the force required to move a rolling object, while mire resistance involves wheels lodged or sunken into the mud. Gradient resistance refers to the force of gravity and damage resistanceconsiders the force of resistance from impaired vehicles. When working out the total resistance, you should first figure out the load’s static weight, then calculate the surface resistance (which varies depending on whichever resistance value is the highest). Afterward, you have to decide whether you need to add or subtract the gradient resistance.

  • Brush up on Operational ‘Musts’

Once you’ve completed the above steps, you’re on your way. Now, all that’s left to do is communicate with your team. You should work out who’s in charge at the scene and delegate responsibilities accordingly – who all needs to be informed? What will you tell fellow operators at the scene or the folks back at the shop? Don’t forget to assign someone the task of contacting the customer. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to admit you don’t know something. In this business, there are always risks and margins of error—so, avoid speaking authoritatively about unknown factors or questions. The last thing you want to do is make false promises to the customer.

In the end, all you need to do is call Ward’s Wrecker Service. For over 50 years, Ward’s has been around the block, over the bridge, and down the road more than a few times. We strive to offer the lowest rates possible while giving the highest standards you can find on the local service market. We augment our low-cost, high-end service with fast response, 24-hour customer support, and a team of dedicated and well-versed specialists for your needs. Call Ward’s Wrecker Service today at (601) 948-1310 or, if you prefer, use our Contact form https://wardswreckerservice.com/contact/.

Wrecker Services

As an auto wrecker, Ward’s Wrecker Service is the first respondent after a vehicular accident. We assist in the cleanup efforts of the wrecked car parts, and even the entire car itself.

Roadside Assistance

We help drivers just like you with personal automotive and heavy duty commercial roadside assistance and mobile mechanical services for commercial vehicles. That includes tire changes and boost-offs for vehicles of any kind, and more.

Why Wards Wrecker Service Wins at Heavy-Duty Hauling

Your truck embodies so much more than the thing to get you from point A to B – it’s one of the most substantial investments you’ll make within your lifetime. So, it’s only natural you should treat any decision regarding its treatment or handling with the utmost care and highest level of consideration. Fortunately, Wards Wrecker Service measures up on all counts; we blend carefully crafted expertise with an unmatched level of professionalism and punctuality, providing you with the quickest response time for towing in all of Jackson, Mississippi. To help you understand just how capable we are of handling your heavy-duty trucks, we’ve compiled a list of qualities we believe every towing company should adhere to when servicing your vehicle.

THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT
There’s no question about it. Every tow company is only as good as its fleet – and we bring the right amount of brawns and brains to the table. Our wreckers can support significant weights with ease, affording your vehicle the best in safety measures and secure transportation modes. We operate on both an individual and commercial basis – never downplaying the importance of fast and efficient service. If you run a business entirely dependent on pick-ups and deliveries, then you don’t want to gamble your schedule on an amateur towing company, which brings us to our next point.

THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE
We wouldn’t get very far on our state-of-the-art trucks without the right drivers, so we go out of our way to ensure all of ours are trained and up for the job. Over the years, we’ve amassed almost half a century’s worth of experience, fine-tuning, and progression. We learned case by case and improved accordingly, updating our trucks at every opportunity and imparting accumulated knowledge onto every new driver that joins our team.

THE RIGHT ATTITUDE
At any given point of the day, you’re pretty much guaranteed to reach a friendly operator, should you dial our line. Our staff understands the frustration behind most transportation or roadside issues, so we do our best to accommodate your every need. We try to keep you comfortable and completely reassured throughout the entire process, always open for answering questions or addressing potential concerns.

If you aren’t already convinced that Wards Wrecker Service ticks all the boxes when it comes to hauling, just browse our testimonials and hear from our satisfied customers themselves: https://wardswreckerservice.com/reviews/

Wrecker Services

As an auto wrecker, Ward’s Wrecker Service is the first respondent after a vehicular accident. We assist in the cleanup efforts of the wrecked car parts, and even the entire car itself.

Roadside Assistance

We help drivers just like you with personal automotive and heavy duty commercial roadside assistance and mobile mechanical services for commercial vehicles. That includes tire changes and boost-offs for vehicles of any kind, and more.