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Give ‘Em a Brake

Aug 31st, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I found the Safety Meeting 2015 #8 – Safety in Construction Zones by Patrick Gratzianna in the August issue of Tow Times to be right on. According to the National Safety Council, each year over 100 road construction workers are killed in construction zones and […]



Shine ‘n Star Public Gallery Now Open for Voting

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

The 2015 Shine ‘n Star public gallery is now open for voting. Remember you can vote on only one entry so choose wisely (one vote per IP Address). Once you cast your vote, you cannot change it. All votes must be cast by midnight on […]



Afflicted Drivers

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

The other evening we were driving through our neighborhood at the speed limit of 20 mph, which is appropriate given the children at play and golf carts which are now street legal here. Here comes a whiz-bang pickup truck that started tailgating us so close […]



100,000th PACCAR MX-13 engine produced in North America

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

The 100,000th PACCAR MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group (KAG) which will operate the engine in a Peterbilt Model 579, Peterbilt Motors Company announced. The engine was presented to KAG President Bruce Blaise and Vice President – Fleet […]



Triple Threat Lockout Kit

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

Next Generation Tool Co. introduces the Triple Threat Lockout Kit designed for fast, damage-free door unlocking. It’s equipped with the 58-inch basic Reach-It tool, the Original Inflatable Wedge (with a 1 year warranty) and the Rhino Pry Wedge. All are housed in a 60-inch, durable […]



What Are You Doing the Weekend of September 10th?

Aug 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It’s hard to believe the International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It took a lot of hard work, many fundraisers, some tears and many generous people in the towing industry to make […]



SteelTow Insurance, LLC Announces Opening

Aug 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

SteelTow Insurance, LLC, announced their agency’s opening on August 1, 2015. The family-owned-and-operated team with 25 years of experience specializes in tow truck, repossession and trucking insurance. SteelTow currently writes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Texas […]



BFGoodrich® Tires Safety Recall For Certain Commercial Light Truck Tires

Aug 21st, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

BFGoodrich® tires announced today it is recalling approximately 129,000 tires that were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Approximately 6,400 of the recalled tires were sold in the Canadian market. These tires are primarily found on commercial light trucks, as well as full-sized heavy-duty […]



Holmes D.T.U. Gen II

Aug 21st, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

2016 will mark the 100-year anniversary of the first tow truck built by Ernest Holmes and Miller Industries is marking this milestone with the introduction of the next generation of the Holmes D.T.U. (Detachable Towing Unit). Holmes’ original hydraulic 5th wheel towing attachment, the FW-20, […]



Reasonable Time

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

I once asked an attorney friend to define the term “reasonable time” because it seemed to mean different things to different people. He explained that “waiting a reasonable time” depended entirely on the circumstances. He went on to illustrate by saying that a ten minute […]