James David Jones 1934 – 2013
As William Shakespeare said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.” We are not sure which occurred for James David Jones — because all seem to embrace who he was — but we do know that he was great in many ways.
He was a great leader for a young industry striving to organize and prosper. He was a great storyteller and entertainer. He was a great businessman who always had his eye to the future. And he was a great friend to many in the towing and recovery industry.
Although his passing will be mourned by many, he will be missed most by his immediate family. The family has elected to grieve their loss privately now, instead inviting all to a Celebration of Dave’s Life to be held at a future date.
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“This [truck] was the first of its size in Columbus, Ga.,” writes Clifton Knotts of Knotts Towing & Recovery in Phenix City, Ala. “I was at my Uncle Joe’s tow lot when it was delivered in the early 70s. Uncle Joe used it for rotation with Columbus in 2002. I helped him paint and restore the interior of the Mack. Later I purchased it from him and I use it on rotation with Phenix City, and any calls I need. It gets the job done. Uncle Joe has since passed away, but in our hearts the Mack will always be known as Uncle Joe’s.”[continue reading this article...]
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Heavy Blanket Can Reduce Risk of Wire Rope Injury
When winching a vehicle, if a heavy blanket (such as those used by moving companies) is folded over the center area of the wire rope during winching, there is much less risk of injury if the wire rope breaks. The blanket serves to absorb much […][continue reading this article...]
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Winch is the official greeter dog at Buddy’s Wrecker Service, Inc. in Union City, Tenn. He is a 12-year-old border collie and my companion. We go on wrecker calls and run errands around town together. Quite famous in our small town, he is on our t-shirts and is pictured on all our local ads.
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For its Year-End Savings Sales Event, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. has announced that, effective October 1, 2013, any new 2012-2014 model year Canter FE Series medium-duty work truck will be available for purchase by qualified buyers at a low 1.6% APR financing rate for 36 months. The program also includes an option to delay the first payment for up to 90 days. For those buyers who don’t qualify for the lowest rate, a number of other financing options are available. (Finance programs in Canada differ; consult your local dealer.)
“With the economy rebounding in many sectors,” says Mike Rumsey, MFTA’s vice president, sales operations, “interest rates have been rising in recent months. We are pleased that we’ve been able to maintain a very attractive financing package. FUSO buyers can also expect great deals from their authorized FUSO dealer, as we strive to finish the year with strong commercial truck sales.”
According to Mitsubishi Fuso, the low financing rates available through its financing partners serve to reinforce the lower cost-of-ownership that is the focus of all Canter models, manifested through consistently high fuel efficiency, higher payloads, and longer service intervals.
“One other note,” adds Rumsey. “Whether or not customers take advantage of our financing package, provisions of the Internal Revenue Code Section 179 for tax year 2013 can offer significant tax savings on new truck purchases.”
IRC-179 allows a company to deduct up to $500,000 in qualifying capital expenditures as an expense on its 2013 tax returns, rather than depreciating the cost over time. Commercial work trucks like the FUSO Canter qualify for this tax provision. Certain restrictions and qualifications apply, so buyers should consult their own tax counsel to determine their savings.
Financing is underwritten by Daimler Truck Financial or by Hitachi Capital America, with a number of financing options available. The Year-End Savings sales event, and all associated financing offers, end at midnight on December 31, 2013. For complete details, visit www.mitfuso.com/en-US/Promotions or your nearest Mitsubishi Fuso dealer.
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