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AAA Launches Dedicated Roadside Assistance Fleet in Milwaukee

Additional crews will help keep members and traffic moving, create jobs in region

MADISON, Wisc. (February 24, 2021) – Milwaukee area roads are likely to have more cars on them in 2021, and AAA – The Auto Club Group is adding more service trucks to get them back on the go if and when trouble strikes. A new fleet of service vehicles exclusively dedicated to roadside assistance calls from AAA members will supplement existing local service contractors in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

"AAA – The Auto Club Group is committed to providing reliable service wherever and whenever it is needed," said Scott VerBracken, Vice President of Automotive Services for AAA – The Auto Club Group. "This fleet will help us provide greater peace of mind to members in, or traveling through, this growing market."

AAA membership in the state has increased by over 40,000 in the last 3 years, and approximately 40 percent of Wisconsin roadside service calls occur in the Milwaukee area. The new fleet is strategically based near the critical Zoo Interchange and provides comprehensive service to AAA members during peak travel times. Services provided include battery boosts, fuel delivery, flat tire repair, lockout assistance, and if necessary, towing. AAA members can request service through their AAA Mobile App, by texting "HELP" to 800-222-6424, using Alexa or Google Assistant, or going online to aaa.com/service.

AAA is still recruiting qualified technicians for the Milwaukee fleet. You can learn more and apply by clicking here.

AAA also urges all motorists to remember and comply with Wisconsin's "Move Over" law, which requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down to provide a "safety zone" for a tow truck or service vehicle, squad car, ambulance, fire truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of the road with its warning lights flashing.

All AAA service providers are following extra safety protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support the health and well-being of both our crews and members. In order to maintain social distancing recommendations, passengers are currently not allowed to ride in service vehicles. In light of this current safety measure, The Auto Club Group will arrange for unattended tows and will assist members with securing alternate transportation.

About AAA - The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with more than 14 million members across 14 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories. ACG and its affiliates provide members with roadside assistance, insurance products, banking and financial services, travel offerings and more. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA's mission is to protect and advance freedom of mobility and improve traffic safety. For more information, get the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.