The freedom that driving on the open road can give you is unbeatable but at the same time, dangerous like anything else in life if you’re not prepared for it. Anytime we get a new truck, our first thought are the journeys we wanna make and how far we plan to go, not necessarily what we need to get on top of our truck to ensure our safety.
Sadly, way too often we hear about truck drivers crashing and not surviving such a quick collision. An example of that is an accident that happened late at night in Henrietta Township, Ohio, only a few months ago. Tow truck operator Eric Akerman was out on the road assisting a disabled vehicle by loading two jet skis from the vehicle of the disabled driver onto the wrecker.
They were standing outside of their respective vehicles, wearing reflective vests and with overhead emergency lights in full beam, but that wasn’t enough to stop the oncoming pickup truck from hitting them. That pickup truck went airborne and ended up landing on its roof, its driver survived the crash with only a few injuries but sadly the same can’t be said for the two drivers standing outside in the open road.
Way too often we hear of dangerous towing situations in which the drivers followed protocols but still ended up getting involved in an accident. We all focus on the towing power of the truck but not on what’s protecting the truck itself from getting hit and not surviving. That’s always more important, a good protective armor for your beast of a towing truck can make a huge difference. Even if you’re lucky and never get involved in an accident, at least you can drive anywhere knowing that you are doing all that you can to protect yourself and your vehicle. Investing in your safety always pays off, even if you're an amazing driver that is always careful on the road, you can't predict what's coming your way. That's sadly what happened in that story we just mentioned and in many other instances.
Not only a good heavy duty armor keeps you safe from all unexpected things that life on the road can throw at you, it also makes your truck look even more badass. When you first get your truck, it's bound to look exactly like any other truck of a similar model. By adding extra features that not only have a cool appearance but also protect you, you're turning your towing truck into something truly unique that no one else has. So why not take the time to look after yourself and your stunning truck?
BumperOnly always has the safety of its customers at heart, if you want any assistance to further protect your truck or have some questions about products you can get to add some extra protection to your vehicle, contact us today either via live chat or by calling us on 281-404-2124. It’s always a good time to start thinking about protecting yourself and your vehicle.
(Source of the story from Rochesterfirst.com, https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/national-news/two-killed-in-ohio-when-pickup-truck-hits-tow-truck-operator-and-driver-he-was-trying-to-help/ )