11/13/10 62 W, 1 I - + 9 - 2 Why Many Police Departments Use Rotation Wreckers

From a reader, here's a clip from the Discovery Channel television series Wreck Chasers. Tow trucks operators racing to be the first on scene at a reported vehicle accident Philly. And while we're on the subject, who has stories share of local services, before the days of rotation wreckers in Raleigh? Click to watch:

It is a wonder that they do not create most of the accidents up there. Imagine 6 wreckers showing up trying to tow 1 car, insane! No wonder most went to rotation.
2redline - 11/13/10 - 19:51

I remember getting rotation wreckers when I was a cop in Washington (NC). With all the wrecker services in Beaufort Co., I can just see if it had been a free-for-all like in Philly. It *is a wonder they don’t create more trouble than the take care of.”
Duda - 11/14/10 - 08:42

And even with rotations, it gets a little crazy sometimes. We’ve actually had some wreckers hear the call for a rotation on the scanner, and then show up acting like they were the rotation wrecker. If you’re busy with other aspects of the wreck scene, that could easily slip past you.
rfburns - 11/14/10 - 09:39

@rfburns I have actually heard that happen a few times over the RPD LE OPS/TAC TGs. One officer to another “Did you call for another rotation?” Second LEO: “No”. First LEO: “Why the heck do we have 4 Tows on scene?” :-) I happens more than people think even with rotation wreckers. Tow truck drivers are just as vicious here as they are in Philly.
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR (Email) (Web Site) - 11/14/10 - 19:54

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