People rent moving trucks all the time. They rent other kinds of commercial vehicles too, each with its own purpose, but what happens when these vehicles get stuck somewhere? It is a complicated situation, considering what it will ultimately cost you. Here is how emergency towing services save the day.
Some Commercial Vehicle Rental Companies Do Not Supply "Roadside Assistance"
This may come as quite a surprise, but there are commercial vehicle rental chains that do not supply you with any sort of roadside help if the vehicle you rented becomes stuck, gets a flat, or dies on the side of the road. You have to read the fine print in the contract to see if the rental company expects you to call them when the vehicle is stuck, or call a wrecker yourself. If you have to call a tow truck yourself, an emergency towing company will come right away to help you avoid losing time and money on your rental.
You Will Not Have to Rent the Commercial Vehicle Longer Than You Intended
Let's say that the commercial truck you rented slides into a ditch. When you try to pull out, the weight of the truck and everything you have inside it only causes the tires to spin and dig into the mud in the ditch. This is not one of those situations where you can simply leave the vehicle overnight, alert the police, and try again tomorrow. If you did that, you would be forced to pay for another day of renting the truck, and you are not even using it for what it was intended! Instead, the emergency towing truck pulls the truck from the ditch, and you go on your way to complete the tasks you had intended to do for the single day of rental fees you were initially charged.
You Will Not Damage the Truck Further
Trying to get your rental truck out of a ditch (or any other stuck situation) means that you could possibly damage the vehicle, or damage it more than you want to. Then you have to pay the rental company for the damage you did, and the cost could be in the thousands. Rather than try desperately to get the vehicle moving on the road again, a tow truck will use a power winch to pull the commercial vehicle until it is safely on the road and you are able to return it to the rental company.