Freeway Service Patrol

The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is a no-cost emergency roadside service for San Joaquin County motorists. The San Joaquin FSP service began in 1996. The current service provider is Stanislaus Towing.    

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What is FSP?

FSP is a roving team of tow trucks that travel on selected San Joaquin County freeways during peak commute hours to assist motorists with car trouble. The stretch of highway in which the driver patrols is referred to as a "Beat". FSP provides help at no cost in a variety of services from a flat tire change to minor mechanical assistance. If the repair cannot be made within a short period of time, the FSP driver will tow the vehicle off of the freeway to a location designated by the CHP.

SJCOG, the California Highway Patrol, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) provide this service through state and local funds. The goal of this partnership and the statewide FSP program, is to keep the freeways moving, reduce the chance of secondary accidents, and to help make the freeways safer and less congested.

Hours of Operation

FSP services are provided in the following locations and times:
  • Interstate 205 - Tracy
    • Weekdays from 5:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
    • Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • No Saturday services.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


SJCOG appreciates your feedback. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the FSP program, please fill out our online survey or call (800) 52-SHARE (74273).

Please note: FSP drivers patrol continuously during the hours listed above. For immediate assistance, please use a freeway call box. Always remain near your vehicle in an area where you feel safe. FSP drivers cannot provide assistance to unattended vehicles.