Stolen Tow Truck?

Chuck Yager
August 16, 2017

Sometimes Things Get Exciting Around the Race Track

You cannot claim to be a towing company if you don’t have access to a tow truck or two. The trucks may be yours or they may be leased from other companies in Jacksonville or beyond. The number of tow trucks at your disposal is one of the greatest determinants of the success of your towing company. The trucks come in different types and choosing the most suitable one for your towing business is a very demanding activity. They have different features, each intended to reduce the difficulty in towing.

I was quite young then and I was just starting out in life. I considered venturing into the towing business as a friend of mine had suggested. To be honest, I didn’t have the slightest of ideas on how to go about this business. I, therefore, dedicated my time and resources to heavy research to raise my awareness on the pros and cons of the towing industry. After spending a few weeks evaluating the idea and accumulating the required resources, I decided to test these waters. The problem is that I used both feet.

After setting up a garage, my next project was acquiring a tow truck. I spent a lot of time here as I had very limited resources. I had to make sure that the vehicle I bought met all the requirements of an ideal tow truck. I will never regret the decision I made in the end. The truck was everything a towing company in Jacksonville could dream of. It had mouth-watering features and I knew that nothing could stand in my way to success with such a resource in my possession.

The vehicle had an integrated boom and wheel lift as a feature. The engine was tow-capable and very efficient for economic fuel usage. The truck had also been installed with a downhill braking system to minimize the risk of losing the ability to brake. As if that was not enough, its coolant systems were heavy-duty. This beast could not have its engine or transmission damaged by high temperatures.

After overseeing the transfer of the vehicle to my garage premises, I left in high spirits eager to begin work on the following day. I had already secured a contract with a company in Jacksonville to help in repossessing vehicles that had defaulted in payments. The next day, I was up and running very early in the morning. I had exhausted my personal savings as well as my family’s treasury and therefore our survival depended on this business.

When I got to the garage, I had to punch my face severally to confirm that I was not actually in a dream. The tow truck I had acquired the previous day in Jacksonville had been stolen! How could this have happened? I was really shocked at how the human race has become merciless. Couldn’t they have waited until we established ourselves a little? All the efforts of searching for the vehicle proved futile and I had to accept the fact that it had gone. You have just discovered how I lost interest in the towing business. I knew all the theories about not giving up but this was a big blow and I could not think of any other option.