stuck on the freeway? dial “#399”


The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) is a joint program provided by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the local transportation agency. The FSP program is a free service of privately owned tow trucks that patrol designated routes on congested urban California freeways.  read more >>>


If you get stuck on the freeway
because your automobile stops running, FPS can help.


FSP 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 hoses.
  • Even change a flat tire.

FSP will not:

  • 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.
  • Does report any accident to the CHP.

If FSP cannot get your car going, it will be towed free of charge to a location approved by the CHP. The FSP will also contact additional assistance for you. The CHP will notify an auto club or towing service.

The FSP serves the following areas:

  • Valley Division – Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado and San Joaquin counties
  • Golden Gate Division – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma counties
  • Central Division – Fresno county
  • Southern Division – Los Angeles county
  • Border Division – San Diego and Orange counties
  • Coastal Division – Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara counties
  • Inland Division – Riverside and San Bernardino counties