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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Freeway Service Patrol expands coverage in San Joaquin County

white tow truck from Mike's Towing Company

Whether its a flat tire, an empty gas tank, an overheated radiator, or a disabled vehicle that needs towing; chances are that one day you'll need help on the freeway. When that happens, simply dial 5-1-1 from your cell phone and say 'Roadside Assistance'. Thanks to the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP), help is on the way! 

FSP service currently covers the Tracy area from the I-5 connector to Grant Line Road on I-205 in Alameda County and the Stockton area on State Route 120 between between I-5 and Hwy 99; on Highway 99 from Yosemite Avenue to Jack Tone Road; and on I-5 from French Camp Road to the I-205 connector.

Effective November 19, 2018, FSP service now includes the Lodi area on Highway 99 from Harney Lane in Lodi to Jahant Road in Acampo. FSP drivers patrol continuously Monday - Friday from 6-10 a.m. and 3-7 pm. The Lodi area service is provided by Mike's Towing.   

SJCOG operates the FSP program in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP). All costs of operating the FSP program are provided through state and local public funding allocations. The goal of the program is to remove impediments to traffic to expedite the flow of traffic in the most critical areas and times in San Joaquin County.

The service is absolutely FREE to motorists. As a reminder, If you get stuck on the freeway, FSP will:

  • Offer you a gallon of gas
  • "Jump start" your car
  • Refill your radiator and tape leaky hoses
  • Even change a flat tire (if you have a spare)

If they cannot get your car going in a short period of time, they will tow it off the freeway (free of charge) to a safe drop location approved by the CHP.  FSP service area map


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