Center for Local Government Technology
5202 N. Richmond Hill Drive
Stillwater, OK 74078

Basic Wrecker Operations

"Basic Wrecker Operations" training is a 16-hour, centralized method of receiving mandatory training per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 595:25-3-1 for wrecker owners, drivers, and operators. Wrecker operators use machinery on the truck to recover and transport vehicles, but they have other duties as well. They are incident responders! And to perform this job safely, effectively, and professionally, an operator must know how to do more than drive a truck.

The first day of the 2-day "Basic Wrecker Operations" training will begin with Traffic Incident Management (TIMS). TIMS is essential for everyone to be able to go home safely each night and will be held during the first 4 hours of the 16-hour Basic Wrecker Operations training.

The next 4-hours, on the first day, will include fundamental knowledge of required equipment and operating skills that will provide training to prepare an employee to offer minor repairs, emergency roadside towing service when dealing with large repair problems, and regular equipment maintenance. Wrecker operators are "Professionals"! Customer Service includes responding in a timely fashion, showing empathy when customers are upset, speaking professionally, using active listening skills, and showing expertise with a variety of vehicles, maintenance and repairs. In addition to all of the above, operators are required to complete a variety of paperwork, such as a daily log of tow truck inspections, repair activity, travel, mileage logs, and a services rendered report.

The second day of the 2-day "Basic Wrecker Operation" will be hands-on training, in the field, with practical application. Students are required to bring their own tow/wrecker vehicles for skills training as this will enhance their understanding of correct and safe operational skills on equipment that they use daily.

Dates:June 15-16, 2018    Check for other dates
Meets:F and Sa from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location:Elk City - Western Technology Center Rooms #103-104
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There is no registration fee.

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Center for Local Government Technology | 5202 N. Richmond Hill Dr. | Stillwater, OK 74078-8088
Phone: 405.744.6049 | Fax: 405.744.7268 |