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The Human Cost of the Internet of Things

Feb 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The Internet of Things starts with your things — the devices you come to depend on to store and transmit data in real time. We are becoming smarter as more and more devices become networked. But, this does come at a cost: cyber-attacks — which […]



Mia

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

This is Mia, a blue nose pitbull that livens thing up at Zuccala Wrecker Service in Boynton Beach, Fla., Lindsey Zuccala discovered her in February 2015. She reports: “I was walking out of the office one night to close down the shop and here comes […]



Ghost Rider

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Truck of the Month

Ghost Rider is a 2015 International Terrastar with a Maxxforce 7, 6.5L 300 HP engine. The custom paint and decals are by Chet Maura Custom Creations from Killingworth Conn. The truck’s owner, William Genovese of Arite Auto Parts in New Britain, Conn., had Maura custom […]



Battery Charging

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Older, heavy-duty, roll-around battery chargers are only suitable for use with flooded lead-acid batteries, never on valve-regulated, lead-acid batteries. If you do not have one of the newer “smart” chargers, consider purchasing one. Many of these chargers can sense the type of battery as well […]



Tipsy Tow Can be the Right Call for Super Bowl Fans

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

While football fans celebrate Super Bowl 50 featuring the Panthers versus the Broncos, those who celebrate too much have the option of calling for a free local tow home from towing companies participating in programs such as AAA’s Tipsy Tow. The program, available to the […]



Purpose

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Years back the original John Hawkins asked me to help a new start up business that had an interesting new product. Their firm name is immaterial but they had a talented group that had developed a new “gizmo” for T & R. Within the first […]



Eaton Names Stephen Noble Vice President, Manufacturing, Vehicle Group

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Power management company Eaton announced that Stephen Noble has been named vice president, Manufacturing, Vehicle Group, reporting to Ken Davis, president, Vehicle Group, effective January 1, 2016. Noble most recently served as vice president, Operations, for Eaton’s Hydraulics business in Istanbul, Turkey. He will be […]



Polybody Option for Vulcan and Century Autoloaders

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

Miller Industries debuts the optional polybody available on both Vulcan and Century autoloaders. The advantages of the polybody include its lightweight and its resistance to corrosion, dents and high impacts. Design features include patent-pending integrated storage in the rear slope for dollies as well as […]



Ford Ohio Assembly Plant Adds All-New Ford F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab to Truck Lineup

Jan 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Ford has announced that its Ohio Assembly Plant will support additional production of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis cab. “Super Duty chassis cabs are the number one trusted choice of tradespeople and fleet customers, from utility companies to construction firms,” said Kevin […]



Jerr-Dan Introduces an Interactive Tow Performance Calculator

Jan 29th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

Jerr‐Dan Corporation, an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK), has introduced the Tow Performance Calculator. Located on the Jerr‐Dan website, the Tow Performance Calculator is designed to help tow professionals optimize their vehicles to meet the specific performance and application demands of their business. The tool guides […]