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10.

The first wrecker on the list shall have a choice of wrecked vehicles. If the first listed wrecker does not arrive on the scene within a reasonable time, the investigating member will assign vehicles to available wrecker operators. The first wrecker on the scene may be required to move the vehicles from the roadway, and such movement will not affect the choice of wrecked vehicles. No fee shall be charged for such service.

11.

Wrecker operators shall be on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wrecker operators may request to be taken temporarily off the list once within a 90-day period (HSMV 60312). The wrecker operator is to be placed on the bottom of the wrecker rotation list upon return to service.

12.

An answering service or pager shall not be permitted except as provided in this section. The Troop Commander or his/her designee may approve the use of an answering service by a wrecker operator if, due to the limited number of operators in a zone, no undue burden is placed on the Division. The wrecker operator must acknowledge the rotation call by contacting the RCC within five minutes after the rotation call was received by the

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8.

The member shall use sound judgment when requesting Slide- Back or Roll-Back Carriers as there is not a separate classification (class) or rotation list for these type wreckers. A request for a carrier wrecker may necessitate calling a wrecker operator out of the rotation from the list and this procedure, if used, must be justified and documented. In most instances, a typical wrecker with a wheel-lift or dollies will be able to accomplish most removal tasks for their class of wrecker.

9.

For multiple car crashes involving multiple disabled vehicles, the

B.

1.

Wrecker operators will be called in succession from the top of the list. Following each call, a wrecker operator will be rotated to the bottom of the list, unless it is an owner’s request call. Owner’s

advise

him/her

of

the

total

number

of

Division

approved

wreckers

needed wrecker remove

from that operator to accomplish the removal.

If the

rotation

ROTATION OF WRECKER OPERATORS

member shall advise the RDO of the total needed to separately remove each vehicle shall call the wrecker operator on top of

number of wreckers The RCC personnel the rotation list and

capacity within the zone to nevertheless be called and

the

answering

service.

If

the

wrecker

operator

does

not

acknowledge

operator all of the

in the zone lacks the vehicles, he/she shall

from

the call as required, the RDO shall cancel wrecker operator to the bottom of the list and of the next available wrecker operator.

the call, rotate the request the services

needed,

as

called,

operators

additional list.

wrecker

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