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Urgently CEO Chris Spanos Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Region

Spanos’ award in the Technology category is a reflection of Urgently’s success in transforming mobility and roadside assistance through its seamless, end-to-end digital platform.

Urgently Launches Collision Logistics Management™ to Improve the Overall Experience of Insurers and Their Customers

Powered by Urgently’s global mobility and roadside assistance platform, Urgently Collision Logistics Management provides a more efficient, transparent and cost-saving solution to existing accident scene and secondary towing processes.

Urgently Introduces First Roadside Assistance Skill for Amazon Alexa

‍The new skill enables drivers to request help for a flat tire using the latest voice technology, eliminating the need to find or remember a phone number, demonstrating how Urgently is driving innovation and transformation in roadside and mobility assistance.

How to Join the Urgent.ly Service Provider Network

Urgent.ly works with you to grow your business, treating every service provider like a true partner. It’s easy to join the Urgent.ly Service Provider Network and start earning more jobs, more money, and more respect.

Uber Drivers Now Get Urgent.ly Roadside Assistance Through Uber Pro Rewards

With industry-leading response times powered by a digitally connected nationwide service network, Urgent.ly can help Uber drivers hit the road with confidence.

Porsche Highlights Urgent.ly as Strategic Partner in Its Digital Future

How to Stay Safe on the Road this Holiday Season

While the holidays are a joyous time, they are also some of the busiest and perilous on the road.

Breakdown Shakeup

A New White Paper from Urgent.ly Reimagines Roadside Assistance in the Era of New Mobility

Infographic: The Future of Mobility & Roadside Assistance

Traditional roadside assistance gives way to mobility assistance, servicing an expanding world of transportation options.

Leading Global Automotive Brands Invest $21M in Urgent.ly’s Fast Growing Mobility and Roadside Assistance Services

BMW i Ventures, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover back Urgent.ly to fuel world-class customer experience for present and future mobility; Urgent.ly wins BMW U.S. business

Infographic: 10 Bizarre Driving Laws from Around the World

Check out the infographic for unusual driving laws from around the world

Urgent.ly Roadside Assistance Partners with Tredit Tire and Wheel

Tredit Advantage, Powered by Urgent.ly, Delivers Premium, Digital Roadside Coverage for Tredit Tire Purchasers

Infographic: Where next for future car technology?

From autopilot to holographic windscreens. Find out where automakers are going with future car technology.

Driving Tips By Age

Driving is great freedom at any age. With these safety driving tips, we can all enjoy that freedom even more.

How to Drive Safely: 7 Ways to Drive Safely That Can Help Avoid Accidents

Here are 7 great safe driving tips which will help you to prevent accidents

Urgent.ly Attends American Towman's Tow Expo Dallas

Check Out Photos From Tow Expo Dallas

Urgent.ly Attends the Pacific Northwest Tow Show

Check Out Photos From The Pacific Northwest Tow Show

The Evolution of Safe Driving

Fight Distracted Driving & #EvolveYourDrive

Infographic: To Drive or Be Driven

A look at the impact of autonomous cars

Drivemode and Urgent.ly Partner to Bring Connected Car Services to Your Smartphone

Together, the companies offer a premium driving experience to anyone with a smartphone.

Infographic: Is Distracted Driving the New Drunk Driving?

This Dangerous Driving Habit Is On The Rise

Urgent.ly Day 2017

The Team Celebrates 4 Years of Urgent.ly!

100 Best Things To Do In Las Vegas

The Top Attractions In Sin City

Teacher Appreciation Day

How To Show Appreciation For The Educators In Your Life

Infographic: The Growth of Autonomous Car Market

The Past, Present, and Future of Self-Driving Vehicles

Urgent.ly Selected to Join INFINITI LAB Smart Mobility in Singapore

Only Global Digital Roadside Assistance Platform Recognized As Technology Thought Leader

Top 10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles

Top 10 Best Hotels in Los Angeles | Urgent.ly

Top 10 Best Bars in Los Angeles

Top 10 Best Bars in Los Angeles | Urgent.ly

Top 10 Best Things To Do in Los Angeles

Top 10 Best Things To Do in Los Angeles | Urgent.ly

Top 10 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

Looking for your new favorite restaurant in Los Angeles? Here’s our top 10 list!

Top 10 Best Hotels in New York City

Looking for the perfect hotel in New York City?

Top 10 Best Bars in New York City

Find your new favorite bar in New York City!

Top 10 Best Restaurants in New York City

Here’s our top 10 list of best restaurants in NYC.

Top 10 Best Things To Do in New York City

Here are the top 10 things to do in New York City.

Check Your Tire Pressure Day 2017

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure?

Urgent.ly Attends Mercedes-Benz National Parts & Service Managers Meeting

Check out photos from the show and see what the team had to say about their time in Phoenix!

Infographic: Drunk Driving vs. High Driving

Learn More About Driving Under The Influence

8 Tips: How to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Tips to keep your car safe and in good condition even during the harshest winter weather.

Urgent.ly, the Leading Global Digital Roadside Assistance Platform, Continues Rapid Expansion; Adds Three to Senior Team

Urgent.ly continues its rapid growth and expansion with the addition of three new senior members to its team.

Service Provider Feature: Meet JD & Autosmith Towing

Meet JD & Autosmith Towing - Serving "New England and Beyond" 24/7

Infographic: The Deadly Truth About Distracted Driving

Stats & Facts on the Dangers of Driving Distracted

Urgent.ly Attends the American Towman Exposition

Meeting with Towers at The Baltimore Tow Show

Urgent.ly Attends Automobility LA

The LA Auto Show Experience

How To Jump Start A Car

Bring Your Dead Battery Back to Life

Infographic: Car Safety

Buying A Car To Keep Your Loved Ones Safe

Autumn Car Care Tips

5 Ways To Spruce Up Your Car For Fall

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Make It To The Dinner Table On Time And Reduce The Travel Stress

Jessie Wins the iPhone 7!

Life since the upgrade.

Win a DrinkMate from Urgent.ly!

Stay safe on the road with Urgent.ly and DrinkMate.

Spooky Road Trips to Take for Halloween

Drive Down These Dark Roads - If You Dare…

Four Wheels of Fright: Decorate Your Automobile for Halloween

Let your vehicle celebrate Halloween this year, too.

Uber or Lyft Driver? Why You Need Rideshare Insurance

There is one extra hurdle you should go through before picking up your first passenger: getting the right rideshare insurance.

Earn Rewards for Helping Your Friends

Refer Your Friends & Get Free Stuff

Greg Sees The Redskins

Urgent.ly sent a Redskins fan and his son to watch their team kick off the season!

Meet JR Garage!

Win a Trip to DC & a Ride in the Viper!

Big Apple Road Trips

5 Tips for Driving to New York City

40 Labor Day Road Trips You Can Take for Less Than $50 in Gas

Drive off into the last summer sunset this weekend.

Kickoff Football Season From The 50 Yard Line

Urgent.ly is sending football fans to their favorite team’s first game!

5 Incredible National Park Scenic Drives

A Ride With The Switchback Kids

On-Demand is the New Black

Why Pay For It If You Don’t Use It?

Sarah Sees Hamilton

A Hamilfan Enters "The Room Where It Happens"

What Does Bad Traffic Cost Us?

How much are consumers really paying for bad traffic?

National Ice Cream Day: Urgent.ly's Favorite Ice Cream Parlors

These Ice Cream Shops Across The U.S. Are Offering Free Ice Cream to Urgent.ly Users

The Dangers of Pokemon GO and Driving

Travel across the land searching far and wide - just not behind the wheel.

8 Things to Keep in the Trunk That Will Get You Back on the Road in No Time

Keep These Tools Handy Just In Case

When You Get Pulled Over

How to Get Through the Dreaded Traffic Stop

Road Trip Meta Playlist: Songs About Cars & Driving

A playlist for those who just can’t get enough of the ride.

Independence Day: America’s Best 4th of July Celebrations

Here’s where to celebrate the birth of our nation.

Sun, Shades, and Steering Wheels

The Summer Road Trip Checklist

Broadway Showtunes to Belt Behind the Wheel

Ease on down, ease on down the road

Service Provider Feature: Meet Rick of Blair’s Towing & Recovery

Meet the heroes who make our wheels turn!

Urgent.ly’s Perfect Summer 2K16 Road Trip Playlist

Welcome to summer. Here’s your soundtrack.

What To Do When You’ve Been In An Accident

A step-by-step guide for handling one of the most stressful driving events.

National Go Fishing Day

Go Fish! Awesome Places to Fish Across the U.S.

The National Park to Park Highway - The Ultimate Roadtrip

An epic roadtrip to visit the nation's playgrounds

Juneteenth Independence Day Celebrations

How to celebrate America’s second Independence Day

Ideas for Celebrating International Picnic Day

It's picnic season! Here are some ideas to liven up your outdoor feast on International Picnic Day

Father's Day Travel Ideas

Treat Dad to a special getaway this Father's Day

Best Flag Day Parades in the U.S.

Honor the Stars and Stripes at a Flag Day parade

Celebrate World Environment Day at the Most Beautiful Places in America

You don't have to travel too far to see some amazing places

Best Places to Watch the Sunset in America

The summer solstice is here! Read on to find out where to catch the most spectacular sunsets in the United States

The Destination: Washington, DC

A whirlwind tour of our nation's capital

The Harriet Tubman Scenic Byway

A drive through history to honor an American hero

The Destination: San Francisco, CA

The romantic city by the Bay is a visitor's paradise

The Destination: Charleston, SC

This charming, historic southern city makes for the perfect weekend escape

6 Amazing Pizza Places to Visit on a Road Trip

Who doesn't love a great pie? We've got just the fix for you

The Destination: Philadelphia, PA

Spend a long weekend in the City of Brotherly Love and learn about the roots of American Independence

Hamilton: On the Road to the Tony’s

We've got all your Hamilton Tony nominations!

The Destination: Annapolis, MD

Why not spend Memorial Day on the water? The historic harbor town of Annapolis boasts great local cuisine, shopping, and recreational activities

The Destination: Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg is a charming town that's chock-full of history, and it's the perfect destination for a spring getaway

The Destination: Arlington, VA

Road trip season is upon us. First stop - our own backyard in Arlington, VA

Reasons Mom Deserves A Road Trip Vacation This Mother's Day

Fresh memories for your mom

Top Memorial Day Road Trip Destinations

Coast to coast spots to visit for Memorial Day

The Journey: Big Bend National Park, Texas

In our recurring feature "The Journey," we highlight scenic and interesting drives that can be made in a weekend

5 Horror Movie Locations You Can Visit on a Road Trip

If you love scary movies, here are five of the most iconic horror film locations you can visit on a road trip

The Run for the Roses

Get ready for the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports"

The Road to the Kentucky Derby

Making the trek to the Derby? We've got some tips!

Best Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.

We've got your roundup of where to be for Cinco de Mayo

10 Worst U.S. Cities for Traffic

Traffic, traffic everywhere

The Journey: Overseas Highway, Miami to Key West

In our recurring feature "The Journey," we highlight scenic and interesting drives that can be made in a weekend.