Members will advise the RDO of the nature of the wrecker request and any subsequent changes in or cancellation of the request for documentation in the CAD and wrecker log.
Wrecker operators located within a zone, as defined herein, shall be called by RCC personnel for the removal of a wrecked, disabled, stolen, or abandoned vehicle according to the operator’s placement on the wrecker rotation list for that zone and according to the wrecker classification for the size of the vehicle to be towed. An operator shall respond to a call with a tow truck classified to meet or exceed the size of the vehicle to be towed.
Companies included on the Florida Highway Patrol Wrecker Rotation list are expected to respond to every type of call, including but not limited to the following:
All service calls;
Disabled, stolen or abandoned vehicle calls;
Wrecked vehicle calls; and/or
Vehicle calls resulting from arrests.
Wrecker operators may not choose which type of call they wish to respond to once contacted by the FHP.
In instances where wrecker operators opt not to take a call and the question arises as to whether the company should be rotated or not, the Regional Duty Officer shall not delay the call for service, but shall instead, call the next rotation wrecker available.
The RDO shall then notify the Duty Officer Supervisor (DOS) who will make note of those operators opting not to take specific calls. The DOS, in turn, will forward this information to the Troop Commander or his/her designee for follow-up with the wrecker company.
Companies who opt not to take specific types of calls shall be put on notice by the Troop Commander or his/her designee that removal from the FHP Rotation list may occur unless this practice is not amended.
A member shall not advise the RDO to tell a wrecker operator to respond “10-18” (emergency) to a scene.
The investigating member may call for specialized recovery equipment on a nearest available basis, in the event of specialized recovery requirements not otherwise met by the
The member shall for documentation in
wrecker operators within the advise the RDO the reason for the CAD and wrecker log.
given zone. such request