Drivers can rarely prepared for a flat tire or dead battery, but these things happen. When an event like this does occur, it’s important for drivers to have 24/7 roadside maintenance to help get them back up and running no matter what time of day or night it is. Being stranded because of an engine malfunction or blown tire can, not only disrupt a trip, but also can be flat out dangerous.
Tractor-trailer drivers drive all day and all night across states and even the country. It is their job to get goods or products from one place to another as efficiently as possible. On-the-road occurrences like overheating or running out of gas can trigger even more unfortunate events.
Having to spend hours on the side of the road, waiting for a tow truck or mechanic means that the current delivery is going to be late. And deliveries scheduled after that will be pushed back. A 24/7 roadside assistance company can fix a flat tire in less than half an hour. Without one, drivers could be waiting on the side of the road for hours on end.
Waiting on the side of the road is another danger in itself. Drivers that get out of their trucks to check damage or try to fix the problem are vulnerable to weather and other drivers. Rain could cause physical injury and potentially cause another driver to hit the driver. Other cars can still hit the truck instead of the driver if they remain in the vehicle.
Roadside maintenance costs an annual fee that many drivers don’t want to pay. However, the cost of one on the road problem can cost more than the annual payment. Calling a mechanics in the middle of the night on a weekend is not cheap, not to mention the cost of the supplies and repair.
Having roadside maintenance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week can save drivers and their companies’ time and money. To keep deliveries on time, drivers’ safe and expensive fixes eliminated, roadside service is key. Just think about how much damage could be done is a tractor-trailer driver is stranded in the middle of nowhere with no one to help them get back on track and to their destinations.