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Bitter Cold Keeps Tow Truck Drivers Busy

The bitter cold was hard on cars, hard on homes and hard on people who were trying to get where they needed to go.
January 7, 2014 - Today was one of the coldest days in recent memory, and it was a difficult day in so many ways.

The bitter cold was hard on cars, hard on homes and hard on people who were trying to get where they needed to go.

If your car wouldn't start, you weren't alone.

It was one of the busiest days in a long time for local towing companies.

Tow truck drivers all over the region have been going non-stop today.

AAA was back logged with calls, dealing with car battery issues and cars that simply wouldn't start.

We hit the road with Eddie Whiteman from Eddie's Collectibles who was answering calls since 5:30 this morning.

He had between forty and sixty calls to answer today, so he brought Danny Burhenn out of the office to work from the road.

Assistance from the road leads to a more efficient business with issues entered into a system on an iPad right from the truck.

A color code system makes it easy to dispatch the other drivers.

Although Eddie was battling bitter temperatures, he says it's better than a combination of snow and cold temperatures.

The trucks on Eddie's fleet average 6.9 miles a gallon, so he says it's helpful to make sure you cancel if you get the problem fixed before the tow truck shows up.
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