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    Tow Times Coloring Contest Winners

    Tow Times Coloring Contest WinnersAt the Florida Tow Show in April, kids picked up a coloring page and crayons at the Tow Times booth, colored their masterpieces and brought them back to the booth for judging in three age groups: 2-5, 6-9 and 10-12.

    On Saturday, April 9, the winners from over 100 entries were announced and presented special beach-themed “grab bags” as prizes. The winners of the Tow Times Coloring Contest were Briley Dube, 4 (left), Freedom Smith, 8 (top right) and Calvin Vealey, 11.

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    Equipped to Perform

    Truck of the Month“Here’s my 2011 Ford F-550 with a Chevron Renegade twin-line. It has a bunch of LED running lights as well as LED warning lights front and rear and cones to set up a safe scene. Additionally, it has plenty of rigging to recover even the heaviest vehicles from the toughest spots, dollies, a back up camera and tow bar adapters to make sure I can bring in even the worse wreck after I recover it.

    “Six pair of work lights light up even the darkest blizzard conditions and the tunnel box gives me room to carry all of my tools of the trade.”

    Dave Perone Jr.

    Lakeview Garage Inc.

    Hammonton, NJ.

    Editor’s Note: Lakeview Garage was started in 1948 by Nick Perone Sr. and serves South Jersey’s towing, road service and repair needs from light to heavy vehicles. The company provides towing and road service for AAA, the law enforcement and private accounts in the Tri-State area.

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    MiaThis is Mia, a blue nose pitbull that livens thing up at Zuccala Wrecker Service in Boynton Beach, Fla., Lindsey Zuccala discovered her in February 2015. She reports: “I was walking out of the office one night to close down the shop and here comes this cute little pit bull out from under one of my tow trucks. I took her home that night and fell in love with her. She was about four months old and is growing fast.

    “She comes to work with me every day and loves to run in the yard. Her favorite thing to do is to sit in a desk chair and watch everyone come in and out of the yard. She always wants to know what’s going on, and everyone loves to see her when they come into the office.”

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Ninth Annual USAC/MD Charity Golf Classic
Golf Tournament Winners

A golf team headed by (from left to right) Mike Inman of Inman’s Auto Rescue of Lewisville, Texas, and his associates Kip Koch, Jamie Jones and Larry Abney, won this year’s USAC/MD Golf Tournament at the Florida Tow Show in Orlando.

This year’s 9th Annual USAC/MD Charity Golf Classic raised an amazing $13,200 for The International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum’s Survivor Fund thanks to the generosity of sponsors, players and others in attendance.

United States Auto Club, Motoring Division, Inc. hosted its 9th Annual USAC/MD Charity Golf Classic on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Celebration Golf Club in Celebration, FL. The event was in conjunction with the PWOF Tow Show in Orlando, Florida.

The event drew well over 100 players and a large list of sponsors and other participants. The day was perfect for a four person scramble and the teams had a blast playing and winning prizes as well as bragging rights all while raising money for the International Towing and Recovery Museum’s Survivor Fund. (more…)

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    Industry Topics

    The Tow Times April issue addresses a variety of towing industry topics including hiring practices, training trends, recovering vehicles from water and how to use the law to help you make more money.
    There’s even a forecast by industry leaders asked to give their opinions on what the industry will be like in 10 years.

    And on the cover, the Tow Times 2015 Shine ‘n Star Working Truck winner — a 1999 Kenworth T800 with a 2000 Challenger 5030 owned by Jim and Ron’s Towing of Sioux Falls, S.D. — takes center-stage.

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