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Towing & Recovery Management Summit — Thanks for Attending

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Thanks to attendees and vendors for attending the 2015 Towing & Recovery Management Summit. The reviews and feedback have been great for this year’s Summit, held July 15-17 in New Orleans, La. There will soon be a follow-up Summit review on and information about […]

Kenworth Launches New Technology To Improve Vehicle Diagnostics and Productivity

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Kenworth has announced two new technology products to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity on the road – KENWORTH TruckTech+ and KENWORTH NAV+ HD. KENWORTH TruckTech+ will be available for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks specified with the PACCAR MX-13 engine starting this summer. Kenworth customers […]

Jerr-Dan Twin Steer Rotator In Production

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company has announced the completion of the first production twin steer JFB rotator at the factory in McConnellsburg, Pa. The twin steer rotator chassis option is now in full production. The company also announces that it has obtained a Purple Permit in the State […]

Reducing Weight

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Over the years this writer has spoken of how weight often works against a HD wrecker which must be stretched to maximize performance. This “stretching” adds lots of space so manufacturers gladly install various sized body boxes, some double tunnels being large enough to accommodate […]

A Rug That Says “Safety First”

Jul 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

As you enter the door to my shop, you will cross a rug that says “Safety First”. While the purpose of the rug is to catch dirt and grime, the saying is a reminder to all who enter to think safety first. Safety first is […]

Flying Squirrels

Jul 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Now and then we hear about critters that fly through the air without wings. Squirrels, cats, even brave young men jumping from a high cliff. They turn, seem to float and then they all invariably land on something far below their take-off point. These flying […]

New VP of Sales and Marketing for Talbert Manufacturing

Jul 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Features, Industry News

Troy Geisler is the new vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert Manufacturing. “I have more than 10 years of trailer sales and marketing experience, including the last two years as Talbert’s Great Lakes’ area sales manager,” said Geisler in a Talbert Manufacturing press release. […]

Truck in a Tree

Jul 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

According to a news report, on April 22 this truck was sideswiped while traveling on Interstate 95 near Jacksonville, Fla. The truck left the roadway, became airborne and landed in a tree. Rescuers were able to extricate the driver, who had minor injuries. A recovery […]

Technology, the Internet and New “Things”

Jul 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m the first to admit I’m still not connected to all the new Internet technology “things” that are constantly being upgraded or invented for phones, fitness trackers, cars, home appliances, etc. There’s so many devices and applications I feel overwhelmed. The good thing is I’m […]

Down and Dirty

Jul 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I’m in pain — aching all over, but I’m not complaining because I accomplished a lot of cleaning and sorting in a storage building we have. Good thing I changed into work clothes — I was filthy from head to toe. I didn’t mind getting […]