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Jerr-Dan Receives Award for Marketing Excellence

Oct 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Jerr-Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation Company (NYSE:OSK), and their advertising agency were recently awarded the Platinum level “Hermes Award” for creativity in print media for Jerr-Dan’s “Towmance” marketing campaign. “Towmance,” a play on the slang term “bromance,” is designed to show the close relationship that […]

Catch that Call

Oct 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

From the gitgo, T & R was never intended to be a stand-alone business. In our early history, towing equipment was often skid mounted and stored in the corner of the garage. When a tow call came in the driver would hoist the skid onto […]

Learn Love Commit

Oct 9th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and ladies, it’s a good reminder to learn about your breast cancer risks. Love your body and commit to regular preventive health screenings. Breast self-examination( (BSE) performed at the same time each month, takes little time, costs nothing and […]

Wisconsin Passes “Towing Industry Awareness Week”

Oct 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

Kathy Sellner’s two-year effort to gain recognition for the Wisconsin towing and recovery industry has paid off. The Wisconsin Legislature has approved a resolution declaring the second week of September “Towing Industry Awareness Week.” “I believe this is a huge step for our industry,” said […]

Thank You

Oct 5th, 2015 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Thank you — two words packed with a lot of punch and appreciation, but lately it seems it’s so hard for some customers to say. The towing and recovery industry offers the motoring public services they really don’t want but end up needing whether for a […]

Pink Reach-it Tools Support Breast Cancer Research

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: New Products

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in recognition of this Next Generation Tool Company offers the Pink Reach-its tools. With each tool sold, the company makes a donation to Breast Cancer research throughout the year. The Pink Reach-it tools are available in lengths of […]

New Safety Vision Website

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Industry News

Safety Vision has launched a new, responsive website featuring an enhanced staging of its mobile video surveillance products. The new site may be accessed with the original web address: By incorporating a responsive design, customers can browse Safety Vision’s website on any mobile device. […]

Weigh Stations

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Here in Texas we have what I call “part time” weigh stations. Also, we have no Port of Entry stations at the state line. But, there are state troopers who travel with portable scales just to keep everybody honest. When driving a HD wrecker demo […]

Procession of Tow Trucks Honors John Martins

Oct 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Spotlight

A large contingent of tow trucks are expected to fill a procession today in honor of John Martins, who owned Sterry Street Towing in Providence, Rhode Island and a number of other businesses in the New England area. Martins died on September 27th from injuries […]

Rhode Island Towing Operator Succumbs to Injuries Received in Crash

Sep 29th, 2015 | By | Category: National News

It has been reported to Tow Times that John Martins, owner of Sterry Street Towing of Providence, Rhode Island, has died of injuries received when the heavy-duty tow truck he was driving crashed on I-95 in Connecticut. He died on September 27. Martins, 52, was […]