Learning the tricks of the towing trade

Tow truck operators from across B.C. gather in Clearwater for top-level training course

A large tow truck gets in position to upright a concrete truck that is laying on its side. The Level 6/7 course held in Clearwater is the highest level course available.

A large tow truck gets in position to upright a concrete truck that is laying on its side. The Level 6/7 course held in Clearwater is the highest level course available.

A large tow truck gets in position to upright a concrete truck that is laying on its side. The Wreckmaster Level 6/7 course held in Clearwater is the highest level course available.

 

WreckShackleDan Beaumont of Courtenay adjusts a shackle on a rigging that will be used to roll the concrete truck upright. Although no certification is needed to operate a tow truck in B.C., nine students from across the province took advantage of the training opportunity in Clearwater.

 

The tow truck successfully rolls the concrete truck upright. Key elements include getting close enough and WreckLiftingusing enough cables, the students were told.