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k.

One pair of bolt cutters with a minimum opening of one- half inch;

    • l.

      One set of jumper cables;

    • m.

      One four-way lug wrench;

    • n.

      One operative flashlight;

    • o.

      Five 30-minute fusees;

    • p.

      At least three safety cones or triangle reflectors;

    • q.

      50 pounds of sand or equivalent;

    • r.

      One snatch block for each winch with manufacturer’s rating to match winch; and,

    • s.

      Extra towing chain six to eight feet in length with hooks.

  • B.

    WRECKER ZONES

All Division approved wreckers shall be placed on the wrecker rotation list according to the zone in which the business is located. For the purpose of investigation/inspection as specified above in (A), each Florida Highway Patrol RCC shall maintain a separate wrecker rotation list for each wrecker zone within the appropriate district(s).

C.

WRECKER CLASSIFICATION (CLASS)

Each Florida Highway Patrol RCC shall maintain a

rotation

list

for

each

classification

of

wrecker.

The

separate wrecker only classification

(classes) of wreckers are “A”, “B”, and “C”. There are wrecker approved to be utilized by the RCCs. RCC create a “Class __” wrecker with a new rotation list.

no other classes of personnel shall not

The classification of each wrecker is governed by manufacturer's rated capacities of the tow truck and the weight of the vehicle to be towed. The following specifications and requirements shall apply:

1.

Class “A” Wrecker - (To be used for the removal of cars, light duty trucks or vehicles weighing 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight - GVW or less.) It shall consist of a truck chassis with a manufacturer's rated capacity of at least 10,000 pounds GVW with a boom and winch(es) having a manufacturer's combined

rating of at least 4 ton capacity mounted addition, operators who wish to remove cars use Roll-Back or Slide-Back carriers.

on the chassis.

In

and light

trucks

may

2.

Class “B” Wrecker - (To be used for the removal of medium duty trucks or vehicles weighing 20,000 pounds GVW or less.) It shall consist of a truck chassis with a manufacturer's rated capacity of at least 20,000 pounds GVW with a boom and twin winches

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