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Lloyd Evans

May 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Lloud grew up in New Orleans where he learned to be a wrecker driver working for the master, Paul Lezana. Lloyd respected Paul so much he and his wife Patsy named their first born son Paul. Lloyd served in the Marine Corps on active duty […]



REDiJack from B/A Products

May 20th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

Introducing the new REDiJack from B/A Products. This ready-for-anything auto positioning dolly makes moving disabled vehicles and wrecks into position simple and easy. Features and benefits: • 1,600 lb. maximum load capacity per unit (up to 6,400 lbs. with four units) • 36-inch maximum tire height […]



Safe Fleet Acquires Rear View Safety

May 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

Safe Fleet has announced the acquisition of Rear View Safety (RVS). Based in Brooklyn NY, Rear View Safety provides back up camera systems and video-based road safety solutions. “We are delighted to welcome the Rear View Safety business into the Safe Fleet family. This acquisition supports […]



Enter Your Tow Trucks in the 2016 Shine ‘n Star Contest

May 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Spotlight

The time is now to enter the Tow Times 2016 Shine ‘n Star contest — the industry’s largest tow truck photo beauty contest. Entry is free, courtesy of contest sponsor Ford Trucks. There are four easy ways to enter, five categories (light-duty, medium-duty, heavy-duty, car […]



We Are Family

May 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

After hearing — again — of another tow truck driver killed on the side of the road and reading comments of how many tow companies came to show their respects (even though they were competitors), the lyrics to the song “We Are Family” by the […]



Fleet Owner Dozen

May 16th, 2016 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

At the last meeting of WTRAA – the Women of the Towing & Recovery Association of America – there was a lot of discussion of how to bring in more members — especially younger women involved in the towing industry from dispatchers, to drivers to […]



JJ

May 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Tow Dogs

This is JJ, a 14-year old lab that has been on 24-hr tow call since he was six weeks old. In 2012 JJ was attacked by coyotes and lost a foot due to the injuries, but that has not slowed him down. He loves to […]



Troubleshooting Push Bumpers

May 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Tow Tip

Push bumpers made specifically for tow trucks are made strongly of thick metal, are much sturdier than other types of bumpers, and almost never develop a problem. Where problems do occur, they tend to be in the joint where the installer mounted the push bumper […]



TRAA Meets, Presents Awards at the Florida Tow Show

May 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Industry News

The Towing and Recovery Association of America (TRAA) drew 22 state associations, up from 19 the year before, to a meeting at the Florida Tow Show in Orlando that addressed the need for state and local groups to become more active. Joanne Blyton, first vice […]



New S.M.A.R.T Rider Tow Light from Custer Products

May 6th, 2016 | By | Category: New Products

The S.M.A.R.T. Rider from Custer Products Limited is lightweight, has full functionality (stop, tail, turn and side indicators), connects easily via a wireless transmitter — and with 42 LEDs — has the best visibility of any tow light of similar size. “We’ve created a tow […]