Nobody wants to think about having an accident, but whether you run one truck or a fleet, having a recovery plan can help reduce the stress of an accident recovery.
For some clients the plan is as simple as telephoning our 24 hour number, 08 8268 6666. Many clients however also have an Recovery Plan in place with us. These agreements also take into account the requirements of the Accident Towing Roster Scheme. Please contact us if you would like further information.
Accident Towing Roster Scheme (ATRS)
In South Australia, accidents within the metropolitan area come under the ATRS, this covers both passenger vehicles and heavy transport vehicles. We can be called for advice and assistance, however the owner is responsible for contacting ATRS on 08 8231 5555. Or if your vehicle is blocking traffic, call the police on 131 444. Towing directions are then issued via a roster system, but importantly you retain control on where you choose to have your vehicle towed, and repaired.
The ATRS has special provision giving heavy vehicle owners the right to register a preferred towing company. This agreement must be in place before an accident occurs. If you do not register a preferred towing company, your vehicle will be towed according to the roster.
Remember in the event of an accident, the onus is still on you to advise the police that you have registered a preferred towing company.