Free Help for Stranded Motorists!


Whether its a flat tire, an empty gas tank, or an overheated radiator; chances are that one day you'll need help on the freeway. Thanks to the Freeway Service Patrol, help is on the way! 

The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is a free service that provides motorist aid on major freeways in the San Joaquin region. A team of tow trucks patrol select local freeways to provide help to stranded motorists and remove disabled vehicles to keep traffic moving. This service is free of charge!

On average, FSP drivers assist more than 5,911 stranded motorists per year. The professional FSP drivers are trained, certified, and supervised by the CHP.

If you get stuck on the freeway, they will:
  • Offer you a gallon of gas, if you run out
  • "Jump start" your car, if the battery is dead
  • Refill your radiator and tape leaky hoses
  • Even change a flat tire, if you have a spare
If FSP 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. 

Please note, 
the FSP driver...
  • Cannot tow your vehicle to a private repair service or residence
  • Does not recommend tow service companies, repair or body shops
  • Does not tow motorcycles
  • Does not assist vehicles which have been involved in accidents, unless directed by CHP
  • Will report any accident to the CHP

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FSP services are provided on the following San Joaquin Freeways: 


  • Interstate 205 - Tracy 
    Monday - Friday: 5:15 - 8:45 a.m. and 2:15 - 6:45 p.m.
    Sundays from 1 - 8 p.m.
Starting in September 2018, the following routes will be added:
  • Interstate 5 - French Camp Road to Mossdale Road/Manthey Road
    Monday - Friday: 6 - 10 a.m. and 3 - 7 p.m. 
  • Highway 120 - Hwy 99/120 Interchange to the I-5/120 Interchange
    Monday - Friday: 6 - 10 a.m. and 3 - 7 p.m. 
  • Highway 99 - North and south between Yosemite Avenue and Jack Tone Road 
    Monday - Friday: 6 - 10 a.m. and 3 - 7 p.m. 
  • Highway 99 - North and south between Jahant Road and Harney Lane 
    Monday - Friday: 6 - 10 a.m. and 3 - 7 p.m. 
FSP drivers patrol continuously during the hours listed above. For immediate assistance, please call 5-1-1. Always remain near your vehicle in an area where you feel safe. FSP drivers cannot provide assistance to unattended vehicles.