If you have a truck that you use for towing, you want to make sure that your truck stands out when you are attaching loads to your truck and when you are hauling loads. Your truck and trailer are going to take up extra space on the road, and you want to make sure that your truck and trailer are visible.
Add A Light Bar
One of the first things that you should do is add a light bar to your tow truck. A light bar goes across the top of your tow truck. It is equipped with extra lights that run across the length of the entire bar. The lights on the bar can be adjusted so that they point in different directions. The lights on a tow truck light bar are generally very bright and intense.
One purpose of the lights on a tow truck light bar is to enable you to see as you hook up a vehicle to your tow truck. For example, if you have to hook-up a car that is in the ditch on a dark road, a light bar can help you see what you are doing. A light bar will allow you to see your work area and will also make your vehicle more visible to anyone approaching your work area.
Add Reflective Lights
When you drive a tow truck, you want to make sure that anyone approaching your truck, no matter what angle you are located at, can see you. One way to do that is by adding reflective lights to the side and back of your tow truck. Reflective bars reflect when the light from another vehicle hits them, making your vehicle more visible.
Adding some reflective lights to the side and back of your truck is another way to make your tow truck stand out as a tow truck to other drivers. All vehicles have driving lights and brake lights; having reflective lights helps establish that you are a construction or safety vehicle, not just another personal vehicle on the road.
Add A Flashing Light
In some states, towing vehicles are allow to have flashing lights. These flashing lights can be used to alert drivers that there is a tow truck on the side of the road, or they can be used to alert drivers that the tow truck is driving slower than other vehicles on the road due to the load that it is pulling. Check with your Secretary of State (SOS) or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to learn the regulations and rules of flashing lights for your state. There are different regulations from one state to the next, so you want to make sure that your flashing lights meet state rules.
Make sure that your tow truck stands out by installing a light bar, a flashing light, and reflective lights to your vehicles. The more lights you have, the easier it will be for approaching drivers to see your vehicle.