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    Enter Your Tow Trucks in the 2016 Shine ‘n Star Contest

    shnstar logo 25yrsThe time is now to enter the Tow Times 2016 Shine ‘n Star contest — the industry’s largest tow truck photo beauty contest.

    Entry is free, courtesy of contest sponsor Ford Trucks.

    There are four easy ways to enter, five categories (light-duty, medium-duty, heavy-duty, car carrier and working truck) and 16 great prizes:

    Grand Prize: The Grand Prize Winner receives $1,000, a commemorative plaque and their winning entry’s photo will appear on the cover of the  Tow Times November 2016 issue.

    First Place: Five winners (one from each category) will each receive $500, a commemorative plaque and a photo of their winning truck on the cover of Tow Times magazine.  (more…)

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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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    JJ

    JJThis is JJ, a 14-year old lab that has been on 24-hr tow call since he was six weeks old.

    In 2012 JJ was attacked by coyotes and lost a foot due to the injuries, but that has not slowed him down. He loves to go so much his owner made a brace for his leg so he could get around and still make the tow calls. He’s always ready to go on a good tow.

    Our repeat customers and local law enforcement always want to know if JJ is in the truck when we arrive on the scene. Best buddy ever.

    EP Motorsports & Towing

    Dover, Tenn.

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Safe Fleet Acquires Rear View Safety

Safe Fleet has announced the acquisition of Rear View Safety (RVS). Based in Brooklyn NY, Rear View Safety provides back up camera systems and video-based road safety solutions.

“We are delighted to welcome the Rear View Safety business into the Safe Fleet family. This acquisition supports our vision to build the leading global provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles,” said John R. Knox, President & CEO of Safe Fleet. “The addition of Rear View Safety expands Safe Fleet’s leadership position in specialty video products for fleet vehicles in North America and one of the top suppliers worldwide. The RVS product line is complementary to Safe Fleet’s existing video products and positions Safe Fleet as a leading video supplier in all of its fleet end markets.”

RVS’s headquarters and operations will remain in Brooklyn, NY and Joseph Schechter will continue leading RVS as Vice President. “Customers will continue to interact with their existing RVS contacts and locations,” Schechter said. “We’re very excited about joining the Safe Fleet family and working together to provide comprehensive solutions for the safety and security needs of the fleets worldwide.”

The RVS acquisition is the sixth for Safe Fleet which was formed in September 2013 when ROM Corporation and SMI Corporation merged.

Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.


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