A-1 Towing is a locally owned business by Paul and Wendy Hays. Full Tow service
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One of those weekends that every person who’s ever been a tow truck operator will sympathize with me a little. Yesterday, I popped down in my easy chair, snack on my night stand, to watch my beloved MSU Bulldawgs play a game that I believe they can win. The phone hasn’t rung all day. Dawgs are in the huddle after the first play of the game. Wrecker phone rings. Grrrrrr. Lady needs me to tow her car because it’s “stripped out an axle”. Any wrecker driver reading this is mumbling to himself, “Broken ball joint....”. Yep. Grrrrrr again. Broken ball joints (usually) are a real pain. Get it done. Get home in time to see most of the second half. This afternoon, same scenario, except it’s a NASCAR race. Between “Drivers start your engines” and the cars heading onto the track, the wrecker phone rings. Grrrrr. Nice family is at the Ford place. They’ve driven quite a distance and now they’ve discovered that there’s a kitten somewhere in the suspension of their automobile and they would like for me to come see if I can help them get it out. My first order of business was to make sure they’re not going to give me this kitten when we get it out. They assured me that they would keep it. While we were trying to locate the kitten, he came pimping out from under the car. Good deal. I hustle back to Casa de Hays to watch the race. It’s about 25 laps in. I see about 7 laps. Wrecker phone rings again. GRRRRRR!! Our other driver letting me know there’s a wreck in town. It’s his weekend off, so I take care of that. Hustle home and see the last fourth of the race. That’s how it be sometimes. I love what I do and I’m not complaining about getting business that allows us to eat hot food and sleep in a warm bed, so I’m gonna get up and roll every time the phone rings. It’s just that, sometimes, it can rough you up a little....
We had a great turnout today to es**rt and say goodbye to our friend and fellow tow truck operator, Sammy Coleman, from Starkville to Morgantown. It did our hearts good to do this and I know that Beth, Justin and the rest of Sammy’s family appreciated it, too. Thanks to everyone who joined us. RIP Sammy! We’re gonna miss you, man.
Just worked a two car wreck in which a young man had the misfortune of colliding with a patrol car. That has to suck. On the other hand, he didn’t have to wait for an officer to arrive..... Best part is that everyone walked away.
It never ceases to amaze me how much a person, who got arrested the night before, knows about the legal system. I recently towed a vehicle whose driver was arrested by one of the local law enforcement agencies. When the driver came to pick up his vehicle he told me they locked him up on bogus charges and he was going to beat the rap. I hear this a lot. It’s usually things like, “He didn’t have probable cause to stop me.” or “The breathalyzer hasn’t been calibrated...”. Things like that. I guess they think that if their story is good for the tow man, it might work for the judge, too. 😜. I always let them talk, because sometimes I hear a good one. This one was good. He got pulled over for a light being out and locked up for suspended driver’s license. He said he was going to beat it and they would pay back his tow bill. His exact words, “They can’t charge me for driving with a suspended license, because I ain’t never had no driver’s license. How the hell can they suspend something I ain’t never had?” I told him that was a about as good of a defense as I’d ever heard and to let me know how it worked out. Still waiting to hear from him.
We really love this type of letter. We’ve been blessed with some good and some really good drivers over the years and Brandon Fowler has kept that streak alive.
Young lady gets arrested for DUI last night and her car is towed. . She calls this morning to find out how much it will cost to get it back. I give her the amount. She says her mom is paying it and will call with the credit card info. I already know what she’s going to say next, because I’ve heard it so many times.
Her: “Please don’t tell my mom why my car was towed”
Me: “I won’t volunteer the info, but if your mom ask why, I’ll have to tell her that police had it towed”
Her: “Oh, 💩. Uhhhhh, I’ll get the number from her and call you back”
Me: “Is the car in your mom’s name? Because, if it is, she’s going to find out when the insurance goes through the roof “
Her: “I don’t think so, because I pay my own insurance bill....”
Me: “Well, alrighty then...”
As I said, I’ve had this conversation many times. DUI laws have made the crime a money maker for a lot of different people. Not many drivers get off scot free. As a police buddy told me one time, you stand a better chance of beating a murder charge even if they catch you with the smoking gun. Keep doing it and you’ll eventually get caught. Mom and Dad will find out. Get a DD.
You're driving down the freeway and your car suddenly starts shaking. You immediately pull over and your car shuts off. You call for a tow truck. The tow truck arrives and starts loading your vehicle. During this, traffic keeps flying by you at speeds up to if not over 65mph. There's only inches between you and the speeding traffic. All of a sudden a car slams into the back of your car and the tow truck. You didn't have enough time to move out of the way. You are pinned between the speeding car and your vehicle. The tow truck operator is trapped under your vehicle. A passerby stops to help and calls 911. Now you wait. You're bleeding, your seriously hurt, you hear from the person who stopped to help that the tow truck operator is not responding. Fear and anxiety steps in. The police, firemen and paramedics get there. Suddenly you feel like you're going to pass out. You awake in the hospital to find out you have several broken bones, a concussion and possibly worse. You also hear that the tow truck operator didn't make it. The driver of the speeding car escaped with a few bruises and cuts. You start to get angry. If only they had slowed down, moved over and gave the tow truck operator enough room to work safely. Now the tow truck operator has lost his life, you have several months of recovery ahead of you and the family of the tow truck operator has the rest of their lives without their loved one. Again, if only the other car had slowed down and moved over.
Think about this story the next time you are traveling down the road and you see an emergency vehicle, tow truck, or construction vehicles on the side of the road. It only takes a few seconds out of your time to slow down and move over. They are people just like you. With families, loved ones, just trying to do their job and come home at the end of their day. Be a responsible, careful, considerate driver! ⬅️⬅️⬅️⬅️⬅️MOVE OVER⬅️⬅️⬅️⬅️ ⬇️⬇️⬇️SLOW DOWN ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
Credit to: Ken's Towing & Collision Center
Towing business getting dangerous- look at those bullet holes!!!!! LOL.
Okay, peeps, A-1 Towing is going strong! Paul Hays is now operating the whole shebang! - of course with his wonderful wife, Wendy, handling the paperwork! lol
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